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Schloss Wilhelmshohe, Kassel

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One of Germany’s most beautiful Rococo palaces--and the site of one of the world's largest Rembrandt collections--Schloss Wilhelmshohe was built between 1786 and 1798 among extensive gardens that are typical to the late Baroque period. Tour the palace to see the fully furnished imperial apartments, or spend some time exploring the grounds. The middle section of the castle, mostly destroyed during World War II, was rebuilt as an art museum in the early 1970s. Examine the antiquities and graphic arts collections, as well as the Gallery of the Old Masters. If you have time, hike to the top of the hill, where a statue of Hercules presides over the city below. Using our custom trip planner, Kassel attractions like Schloss Wilhelmshohe can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The huge lock to see, if you go with the tram in the direction of Wilhelmshöhe. After a short climb is it there, big and overwhelming. Beautiful garden with huge fountain, which was put on in place of the water-riven restoration in working at Hercules, a giant sculpture on which even an exhibit was created. Overwhelming amount of Dutch masters, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Of more than twenty Miereveldt, Vasquez, you name it. Fantastic collection. Park is very fine and perfect for hiking.
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  • August 15, 2017
    You visit the museum, only one wing of the building (floors and ceiling are originally) (this section is not burned down) but the Interior is not originally, but in good faith in accordance with what is known is decorated and beautifully with much grandeur. You can only visit the wing through a guided tour on the hour, this is only German spoken! You see, among other things, the men and the women departure floor, enthusiastically explained. Do you want to shoot than cost you that 5,-but that you can arrange on site if you find it worthwhile (make for a bright lens),
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  • August 4, 2017
    The palace itself is not that impressive architecturally, but fits the landscape very well. On one side is the natural parkland with walking trails, on the other side is the vast lawns and gardens, wi...  more »

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