Zebra at the zoo Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria

Zoo Hellbrunn in Salzburg
Spectacular living at the rock

Salzburg/Austria (2015). –  If you don't want your camera to catch some dust but you're not really on a photo safari, a mountain tour, a city stroll, at a wedding or at any other event, where you could make use of it, then check out the zoo close to your location. Whenever I am in Salzburg I try to visit "Hellbrunn", the local zoo, located on the outskirt of the city, almost reaching into the neighboring city Anif. Hellbrunn is home to more than a thousand animals and well known for its very beautiful location right next to the famous Hellbrunn Palace. 
Rhino with baby at the zoo in Hellbrunn, Salzburg/Austria
Salzburg's zoo neighbors the famous park and palace Hellbrunn
Long before one sees a single animal in Hellbrunn, the eyes already had their first treat. The beauty of the zoo, in particular it's gorgeous setting, is stunning. The zoo was designed and built alongside the remarkable rock formation belonging to the little mountain within the Palace park next to it. Speaking of the Palace Hellbrunn: Salzburg has to be thankful to one of its former leaders, Archbishop Markus Sittikus, to be in possession of this magnificent beauty today. Sittikus had given the order to build the Hellbrunn Park and the Hellbrunn Palace in the early years of the 17th century. And with his exceptional work, the contracted Italian architect Santino Solari had made the Archbishop's dream come true.

More than thousand animals and 140 species call Hellbrunn their home
Because it neighbors the famous park, Hellbrunn's walkways between the animal habitats are similar to nature trails. The walk through the zoo feels like a walk through the park.You'll be amazed what cool motive you'll find there. In Salzburg the zoo is not only exciting because there is no way to know what to expect around every corner, but also because of its beauty every step you go. All the habitats are masterfully blended into existing nature, nothing looks out of place. About 140 species call the spacious zoological landscape Hellbrunn their home. And after a visit the feeling remains these animal love where they are.
  
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