Described by art historian Georg Dehio as "possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere," Kassel's Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe is clearly worth a look. The grounds, designed at the beginning of the 18th century, make up the largest mountain park in Europe. Across the grounds, you'll find the striking Wilhelmshöhe Palace, the Lion's Castle, a large greenhouse, and a 250 m (820 ft) waterfall. The most famous monument, however, is the great copper statue of Hercules standing high atop a pyramid. Take the staircase to the 28.5 m (93 ft) high visitor platform, which offers a view of the entire park and city. To plan Kassel vacation without wasting time, ask Klarna Trips to design an itinerary.
Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe reviews
We came to shoot on 8x10 sheet film very nice spot to visit Very nice garden in proper condition one of the best sights we saw during our stay in frankfurt area
We came to shoot on 8x10 sheet film very nice spot to visit Very nice garden in proper condition one of the best sights we saw during our stay in frankfurt area more »
There's a tram ride, then a 20-minute walk straight uphill to reach this lovely schloss/castle-turned-museum which possesses a room full of Rembrandts on the 3rd floor and another full of Greek...
There's a tram ride, then a 20-minute walk straight uphill to reach this lovely schloss/castle-turned-museum which possesses a room full of Rembrandts on the 3rd floor and another full of Greek... more »
Absolutely stunning in every way - if you come on the days where the water is flowing. That is the first thing to understand about this place. The water only flows 2 times every week (wednesdays and..... more
Absolutely stunning in every way - if you come on the days where the water is flowing. That is the first thing to understand about this place. The water only flows 2 times every week (wednesdays and..... more »
What a beautiful park! You can find lots of tracks to follow at your own pace, beautiful buildings such as “old fashioned” castle and the Hercules statue. 520 more stairs to reach the top, if you can make it it will be memorable!
Stunning garden with incredible water features, aqueduct, ruins, lovely bridges and more. It's 1,5km hike up the hill but well worth it. There is no entry fee to the garden but there is a palace that functions as a museum and a small castle that you have pay an entry fee. There is a Cafe near the museum and on top of the hill. The one on top was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays when we visited.
This is a very large park, basically a half to full day event with a wonderful castle, this amazing waterfall and Hercules construction, and more. Not a huge amount of parking so when the water falls are operating it may get very busy. All free, except the parking :)
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is beautiful and it's something that should be on everyone's list. The place is huge so it's advisable to go early so you can spend time walking around the park. Some parts are under renovation as of now but not a show stopper.
Absolutely stunning park! It's like taking a walk back in time. The buildings and nature is truly beautiful. And the view after the climb to the top is totally worth the effort! Highly recommend when in the area
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