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Bergpark, Kassel

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Described by art historian Georg Dehio as "possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere," Kassel's Bergpark 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 Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • You can park very well in the car park Wilhelmshöhe, near the visitors centre. From there, a nice walk through the Fontainenteich, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Löwenburg Castle, Heather Sanial waterfall, the Neptune Grotto, the Hercules, the Devil's bridge and the aqueduct is recommended. On the way you can dine beside the Neptune Grotto in the Kaskadenwirtschft. The scenery is gorgeous and varied. It must be due to the slope quite well on foot.
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  • If you're nearby, you should the park watch, you should plan a but at least 3-4 hours
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  • This place is awesome. We were there in early March and the stairs were covered in ice and snow. Better to wait for warmer weather. I would definitely go here for sure. Beautiful!!  more »
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  • Very scenic historical landmarks like palace, castles, Hercules monument inside large cultivated park. Highly recommended ❤
  • An amazing experience. Visit Wednesday or Sunday at 2:30 May- Oct 3rd (2017) to experience the water exhibit. Well worth the time.
  • Gorgeous surroundings. If you visit, make sure to be there for the daily water streams which start from 2:30pm. Then follow along throughout the various water streams. The water fizzles out around 4pm.
  • It's beautiful and great local hang out but not so great for the lonely outsiders it's full of couples and loving friends
  • Can say with confidence that this was one of the best places I have ever been in the world. Some might disagree with me, but then I would not be able to see why. I went in the early morning; around 5:30AM. The sun was already up and it was beautiful. When I got to the schloss, I thought it was great but the view of the statue of the Hercules from there was breathtaking. I had to climb all the way to the top. And when I got to the top, Kassel was covered with fog. Amazing view.

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