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Bergpark, Blick über das Bowlinggreen vor Schloss Wilhelmshöhe in Richtung Herkules The following awaits you in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe:

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

The Baroque grounds with the striking palace, the Hercules Monument and the 250 metre long cascade were created at the beginning of the 18th century. After the Seven Year’s War, the grounds were then redesigned into a landscape park. An expansive, idealised natural landscape with waterfalls, aqueduct and fountain integrating the natural surroundings were created around the cascade axis.

The landscape garden that stretches along the slope of the Habichtswald is the largest mountain park in Europe and represents a unique cultural heritage site. Until 1866, the palace and palace park served as the summer residence of the landgraves and prince electors of Hesse-Cassel and later the Prussian kings and German emperors. Today, this one-of-a-kind park attracts more than two million visitors from around the world every year. Apart from Cassel's landmarkthe Herculesthe Waterfeatures flow through 12 kilometres of waterways, several ponds and waterfalls and then culminate in the stunning fountain over Palace Wilhelmshöhe. The entire Bergpark grounds with the Hercules and the Baroque axis extending across the cascades, the Bergpark and far down into the city are unique in the world.

Please support us in our efforts to protect this one-of-a-kind heritage garden by observing and following the mandatory park rules during your visit.

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The Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe offers architectural and artistic delights ...

Jussow-Tempel, am großen Fontänenteich, erbaut 1817-18Neptungrotte: Der Meeresgott auf dem MuschelthronWeißensteiner Pyramide, auch Grabmal des Homer genannt, um 1775Merkurtempel, um 1780Pagode in Mulang, erbaut in den 1790er Jahren

… and has many “faces” depending on the time of day and year.

Der vom Aquädukt herabstürzende Wasserfall im HochsommerSonnenaufgang über dem GewächshausVerschneite Bäume rechts der KaskadenanlageDas Bowlinggreen mit Blutbuche in der SommersonneMorgendämmerung: Blick auf den Jussow-Tempel und die Halle des Sokrates

Visit our photo galleries for more impressions from the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe or pictures of the unique Waterfeatures.


Kassel, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
Opening hours:   Open year round
    Waterfeatures in the season: 1 May to 3 October
Phone:   +49 (561) 31680-781


Tours of the Bergpark can be booked at or by calling +49 (561) 31680-123,
Mon.–Fri. 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Access to the Bergpark

Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel urgently recommends that you explore the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe by foot. This is the only way of experiencing the one-of-a-kind appeal of the grounds. However, there is also the possibility of reaching the most important stations with the so-called Bergparkbus (Mountain Park Bus – line 23) of the KVG (local public transit provider).
Large parking lots on the edge of the Bergpark are available for private passenger vehicles. You can park your car by the Hercules Monument or below Palace Wilhelmshöhe. Parking lot signs can be seen from the road.

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