Friday, 14 April 2017

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel

The Gesamtkunstwerk Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe was recognized as World Cultural Heritage on 23 June 2013 by the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO.

The c. 560-hectare Welterbestätte extends from the famous landmark of Kassel - the statue of Hercules - over the 350-meter-long cascades down to the Wilhelmshöhe Castle and beyond. The baroque waterworks of the have been preserved to this day and have been extended with waterfalls, aqueduct and a large fountain.  There are 12 further surprises to find within the grounds including a witch-house, pyramid and rock gardens.

There are four restaurants and much, but not all of the site, is wheelchair or buggy friendly.