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Current information

Dear Visitors and Friends,

The safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers are always the highest priority at the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (MHK). As a public institution our measures in relation to COVID-19 (Corona Virus) are based on the regulations of the Hessian state government and the recommendations of the municipal health authority:


  • Palaces: Friedrichstein Palace, Wilhelmsthal Palace (from August 1st), Löwenburg Castle (from August 1st)
  • Museums: Old Masters Picture Gallery in Wilhelmshöhe Palace, Museum of Hessian History, New Gallery, Orangery, Marble Bathhouse (Sat–Sun)
  • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Hercules Monument (from August 1st), Visitor Centers around Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  • Karlsaue Park, Siebenbergen Isle, Wilhelmsthal Park
  • Planetarium >> event calendar
  • Library of Wilhelmshöhe Palace
  • There is a limited number of visitors for each house. The general rules on distance and wearing a mouth-nose guard are mandatory during the visit.
  • The evening openings will not be available until further notice.
  • The general hygiene measures were prepared on the basis of a hygiene plan drawn up for the MHK and are based on the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.


  • Weißenstein Wing of Wilhelmshöhe Palace

Guided tours

  • Public tours (in german) in museums and parks are offered: event calendar
  • Private tours are bookable again: visitor service
  • The tours only take place in certain exhibition rooms while sitting and covering mouth and nose, the number of participants is limited to twelve people. Every visitor receives a museum chair at the beginning of a tour, which is cleaned after each tour.
  • A registration stating the personal contact details is necessary. Interested visitors can sign in: Tel 0561 316 80-123 or by email to besucherdienst(at)

Will not take place:

  • Water features in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  • Events
  • Evening Openings

You can reach us by phone:
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm
Our office is not staffed on weekends or public holidays.

Phone: 0561 316 80-123
Fax: 0561 316 80-753
Email: besucherdienst[at]

We are carefully and continually reviewing scheduled programs and events to consider additional postponements or cancellations, updating our website as needed.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.