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Wilhelmshöhe Park, Statue of Hercules and Palace
The Herkules Monument at Wilhelmshöhe Park
Wilhelmshöhe park is a remarkable place and has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its most striking attraction is the statue of Hercules, Kassel's famous landmark. Other highlights include fountains, a miniature temple, the remains of a Chinese village and Wilhelmshöhe Palace. A phenomenal synthesis of the arts featuring natural spectacles, architectural gems, various period styles and curiosities. The area of the park is 2.4 square kilometers (590 acres), making it the largest European hillside park, and second largest park on a mountain slope in the world. Construction of the Bergpark, or "mountain park", began in 1696 and took about 150 years.
The palace in the park now is a museum and houses a world-famous wallpaper collection, an important collection of Graeco-Roman antiques and a fine gallery of paintings comprising the second largest collection of Rembrandts in Germany.
Address: Kassel 34131
Tags: Kassel, Park, Palace, Art, Museum
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With almost 500,000 residents, Kassel is located on the Fulda River in northern Hesse. This city is home to numerous parks and palaces, including Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Having first been mentioned in written sources from…
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