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Herkules-Statue, Kassel
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Hike up more than 200 steps to reach the base of Herkules-Statue, a Kassel landmark depicting the ancient Greek demigod Hercules. From this 28.5 m (93.5 ft) high vantage point, you can admire views of the surrounding park and city. You can grab some food at the cafe at the foot of the stairs before walking up. Or, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park. Using our international travel planner, Kassel attractions like Herkules-Statue can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A visit that there are that do if travel to Kassel, since is impressive them buildings as are in full nature, them staircases and the sources are of stone and is come that have quite time, us said that the monument was of 1700 and peak, it are rehabilitating due to the time, them statues that is come are a last. All very clean and care. There is a castle which you are rehabilitating, but outside it is amazing. The environment is perfectly signposted, forest
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  • We were now visiting Kassel here and can only warmly recommend the visit of Hercules!
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  • Worthwhile historical monument with great views of the surroundings. Should you have seen when you're in Kasel.
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  • This place is very interesting, too although being repaired, wonderful for relaxation. To see the statue of Hercules you have to go up many high steps to reach the top...and see the waterfall at 2 pm everyday. There are two ways to get to the waterfall, 1st way is to go down the steps, the 2nd way is to go through the forest....very romantic and convenient for people who use wheelchairs...
  • The site has been undergoing renovations so several huge ugly cranes mar the view. The fountains and water features were turned off during our visit in July. They don't run continuously so you have to time your visit carefully to catch them. Be prepared for lots of other visitors. From the statue, you have nice views of the town of Kassel. I wouldn't go out of my way to see just the statue or fountains, but the surrounding woods have beautiful hiking, and Löwenburg is a pretty castle down the hill from the statue.
  • Good day out, but wish it hadn't been so warm. When we went the fountains weren't working and there was a lot of tower cranes and builders doing refurbishment. Still a good day and great view from the top
  • Interesting statue and good views of the park and city. Currently being renovated though. Worth the detour if you're passing through.
  • Wonderful view from the top of pyramide! Building itself is nothing special and was under reconstruction when I visited it.