Hanging at Hellbrunn and Dinner with Friends.

I honestly tried to sum up Salzburg in my last post- but Hellbrunn is SO special it deserves it’s own page. Let’s review…after visiting Vienna, my hubby took a train back to Salzburg to fly to Montana for work duties.  My parents and I of course traveled to Croatia, and then a day or so to play in Salzburg before they flew home.  A perfect place to play is Hellbrunn Palace!  Yes, another palace- this time a summer palace only a couple of miles from inner-Salzburg.  It was the archibishop, Markus Sittikus’s summer palace he decided to throw together in 1613 to entertain guests during the summer days.  It’s special charm are the trick fountains that are run without electricity and could just spout off unexpectedly at any moment.  It was SO.MUCH.FUN.

Hellbrunn Place, & my lil prince approaching...

Hellbrunn Place, & my lil prince approaching…

I have, of course, blogged about this palace prior, but it was covered in snow and also hosts a 2K cross-country ski loop! See here  and here.

Grandma and G-pa in the gardens near the palace.

Grandma and G-pa in the gardens near the palace.

First stop, near this pool and we all congregate for an explanation of how dinner might commence 17th century style.

First stop, near this pool and we all congregate for an explanation of how dinner might commence 17th century style.

Then, as guest congregate, Markus would turn on the fountains and spray everyone seated.

Then, as guests congregate, Markus would turn on the fountains and spray everyone!? That is one way to win friends and influence people.

Please click on the first picture for a fun slide-show…

Afterwards, we went out for dinner and for dessert, Salzburg Knockerl.

Afterwards, we went out for dinner and for dessert, Salzburg Knockerl.

Salzburg Knockerl is a traditional dessert made of a lot of meringue and apricot filling on the bottom.

Servers in Dirndl's- typical of  Bavaria and Austria.

Servers in Dirndl’s- typical of Bavaria and Austria.

Guten Appetit!

Guten Appetit!

Yours in trick fountains, Kim

Yours in trick fountains, Kim