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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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  • When the weather wonderful views of Kassel. You must have been times easy. It must be even more beautiful with the fountains in the summer.
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  • That in the world heritage Mountain Park Wilhelmshöhe, Hercules monument is a landmark of Kassel. From here, the waterworks, which are very popular especially among children start in the summer. The refurbished statue depicts the demigod Hercules based on his leg. Psssst! When she asks someone what the Hercules holds in his right hand, they say apples. (Can not see from below) Has it first climbed the steps to the platform, an unforgettable panoramic views over Kassel and surroundings is one.
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  • It is a very impressive work as he raised it says facing down to Kassel. Definitely visit.
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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.