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Hellbrunn and Mirabelle in Salzburg


I have booked a Sound of Music Tour with Fraulein Maria’s bicycle tours. Both Hellbrunn and Mirabelle are included in the tour. Will this be sufficient or do either these warrant a separate visit in my own? I’m kind of thinking “yes” for Hellbrunn and “no” for Mirabelle unless I decide to attend a concert there.

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I did the SOM via HoHo bus, which allows you to get off and spend as much time as you want at these places--I just walked the gardens at Mirabell, so not more than 30 minutes for that. Hellbrunn was beautiful and had a wonderful guided tour of the extensive gardens with their grottos and trick fountains, inside the house, and there was also an interesting folklore museum up a hill. I spent perhaps 2.5 hrs there. I was much more interested in getting back to Salzburg proper and exploring old town and touring Mozart's birthplace.

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Hi Julie,

I did the bicycle tour in 2017 with my spouse and teenage kids and we all loved it. Seeing Hellbrunn and Mirabella during the tour was sufficient for us.

It's a great tour that takes you all over Salzburg. We elected to pay extra for a private booking since there were 6 of us, and some people weren't as interested in the SoM experience as I was. ;)

5 years later, everyone recalls it as one of their favorite experiences.

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If the bicycle tour does not include the tour of the trick fountains at Hellbrunn, then you will want to go back.