Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe

Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, Kassel: Address, Phone Number, Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe Reviews: 4.5/5

Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe
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Am 23. Juni 2013 hat die Kommission der UNESCO in Phnom Penh, Kambodscha, entschieden, den Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in die Liste des Kultur- und Naturerbes der Welt aufzunehmen. Die circa 560 Hektar große Welterbestätte ist der erste Bergpark weltweit, dem diese Ehre zuteil wird. Die UNESCO zeichnet die Anlage damit als herausragendes und einzigartiges Zeugnis europäischer Bau- und Gartenkunst aus. Die Anfänge der Gestaltung gehen auf die 1680er Jahre zurück. Der Park erstreckt sich vom monumentalen Herkulesbauwerk über die 350 Meter lange Kaskadenanlage hinunter zum Schloss Wilhelmshöhe und darüber hinaus. Die gartenkünstlerisch gestaltete Anlage gilt als eine der größten Europas und bildet ein einzigartiges Kulturdenkmal. Das Schloss Wilhelmshöhe im Park diente bis 1866 den Landgrafen und Kurfürsten von Hessen-Kassel, später den preußischen Königen und deutschen Kaisern als Sommerresidenz.
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Stefan G
Brussels, Belgium825 contributions
Outstanding park and attractions
Aug 2020
What a wonderful park, full of things to do and see. The park is very hilly and it's going to take some effort to work your way to the top (unless, of course, you start at the top and work your way down). Many ponds, streams, forests, flower gardens, etc., throughout the park, with well maintained trails. I started out at the bottom of the park, having alighted from the tram after leaving the city center. There's a visitor center at the tram stop, which was helpful for getting oriented and looking at maps.

The park itself is free to explore, but I bought the combo ticket and visited a few of the attractions in the park. First stop was the Schloss (including the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister), which contains excellent paintings and artifacts inside. Next was the Löwenburg, a very cool castle built to look like a castle from the medieval days (though while I was there, it was in a state of renovation and so couldn't see much). Lastly, the giant Hercules statue at the top of the park. You can go inside and climb up to the top of the statue, which affords fantastic views of the park and the city of Kassel.

There is a water display that starts from the Hercules statue and works its way down several levels in the park, but unfortunately this was not in operation due to the circumstances (COVID). Otherwise, apparently the display occurs several times a day (check the website).

I did stop at the Herkules Terrassen cafe near the top of the park. Food was good, service was awful.

Overall, a must see while visiting Kassel. You can easily spend an entire day here, especially if you visit all the attractions within the park.
Written 8 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jae L
Long Island, NY5,384 contributions
Beautiful and Spacious Park in the Capital City of German Fairy Tale Route
Sep 2019
During our stay in Frankfurt, we took an excursion to Kassel, the charming city of Grimm Brothers, famous German fairytale writers. After about 1.4 hour train ride from Frankfurt Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Bhf and a short taxi ride from the station, we arrived at the road side of Schloss Wilhelmshöhe (Wilhelmshohe Castle) inside Bergpark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a short walk, we arrived at the majestic Schloss Wilhelmshöhe. The castle was facing a breathtaking view of the vast and beautiful Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe with the tall Hercules Monument and its cascading water fall. After looking at the castle and admiring the beautiful view of the park from the castle front, we started walking toward the direction of Hercules Monument and Schloss Lowenberg (Lowenberg Castle). We spent about 2 hours walking around the beautiful park before returning to the place where our taxi dropped us off. Since there was no taxi stand around, we crossed the road and walked to the beautiful “SchlossHotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe”. The hotel’s receptionist kindly called a taxi for us. So, we took the taxi to return to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Bahnhof for our train to Eisnach for our visits to J.S. Bach’s Birth House and Schloss Wartburg where Martin Luther was hiding and translating New Testament. [Notes: (1) Kassel train station to visit Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is not Kassel Hauptbahnhof. (2) My review of Schloss Lowenberg would appear on Tripadvisor site as a separate review]
Written 21 August 2020
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Peter Polar
3 contributions
Wonderful Schloßpark created by the Kurfürst Wilhelm I.
Aug 2020
Large terrain with hills, vallies and lakes, fine Rose Garden and above all a superb collection of ancient paintings zo be visited in de Schloß itself
Written 8 August 2020
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David B
Cambridge, UK62 contributions
Beautiful country park
Feb 2020 • Couples
A beautiful country park with a large lake and waterfall. Visit was in February so it was almost deserted, can imagine it being packed in good weather. Beautiful building housing a gallery on 4 floors. There were other buildings and a cafe but everything was cliosed unfortunately. The climb to the Hercules monument is long and steep towards the end, beware.
Written 18 February 2020
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LiLaLisaLilli
Regensburg, Germany11 contributions
great for long walks, awesome view of the city, super zum ausgiebigen Spazierengehen
Mar 2019
Absolutely lovely park. There are several fountains and mini lakes, it's very romantic. You can bring kids or dogs, there's lots of space. On top of the hill (and on the way up, too) you have a great view of the city of Kassel. It's gorgeous during all seasons.
Public transport brings you right to the start of the trail/park.
Written 2 December 2019
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Barrie G
2 contributions
Just a Wonderful Park for a Long Stroll!
Aug 2019
My wife and I were on vacation and had a wonderful time strolling in these gardens for a couple of hours. There are all types of flowers, plants and trees. Plenty of shade on a hot day and loungers and seats on the lawns if you just want to sit and enjoy the scenery or meditate. Very peaceful!
Written 13 September 2019
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Tereza V
14 contributions
Perfect time with friends
Apr 2019
Long time, I didn't see place like this. It was qreat time here.This place was very nice and calm, a lot of families but it was ok. We were there April 2019. The castle was in the reconstruction, without the scaffolding must be very nice. Very very nice huge park around with trees, historical aqueduct etc.
Written 2 September 2019
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João S
Lisbon, Portugal18 contributions
Nice park
Aug 2019 • Solo
A very large park on the mountainside with several fountains with scheduled water shows. At the top you can find the Hercules monument which is also worth visiting.
Written 31 August 2019
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Barbara G
5 contributions
Bergpark
Aug 2019 • Couples
Water show is totally worth visiting!! A little bit crowded on Sundays but nothing that would ruin your experience
Written 19 August 2019
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Jonas Collet
Stockholm, Sweden45 contributions
Beyond expectations
Aug 2019 • Family
We expected a large park with a few interesting buildings, but we got a whole world to explore. Sadly, we only planned one full day to explore it and in the evening, after walking from the hotel to the top of the Herkules statue (this is many hundreds steps of stairs), our 5-year-old-daughter said that she really wanted to stay another day to see all the things we didn’t have time to see. We loved the Löwensburg castle, the woods, the endless stairs up to the statue. I hope to get a chance one day to come back for more.
Written 12 August 2019
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