The Mechanical Theatre of the Hellbrunn Palace: Technology
Behind the Mechanical theatre, there is a door that leads you into its backstage. Here you can see the organ just in front of you, and if you're going a little bit to the left it is possible to see copper wiring, cogwheels, and other technologies, that keeps the figures working.
In June 1753 the organ, which at that time had 35 pipes, was first tuned by the court music director Johann Ernst Eberlin and the organ builder Rochus Egedacher. Originally one could choose between three pieces of music, all of which were from Eberlin's pen, today the three rows of pins on the mighty wooden roller can play the following pieces: a choral by J. E. Eberlin, the "Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben" duet by W. A. Mozart and the "Ohne Rast, angepackt" tradesman's song by D. F. Auber.
Great horologic care and skill in water technology enliven with apparent ease The Mechanical Theatre. That the entire technology with waterwheels, copper wiring and cogwheels is hidden behind the theatre is betrayed only by the deafening noise when the works are set in motion.
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Great horologic care and skill in water technology enliven with apparent ease The Mechanical Theatre.
Bus line 25 from the main train station in Salzburg to Hellbrunn / Untersberg.