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Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Schloss Wilhelmshöhe is a palace located in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, Germany.

Beginning in the 12th century the site was used as a monastery. Under Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse 1504-1567 it was secularised and used as a castle. This castle was replaced by a new one from 1606 to 1610 by Landgrave Moritz. Schloss Wilhelmshöhe was designed by the architect Simon Louis du Ry from 1786 to 1798.

As King of Westphalia, Jérôme Bonaparte renamed it Napoleonshöhe and appointed his Head Chamberlain Heinrich von Blumenthal as its governor, with instructions to supervise extensive renovations. After the Franco-Prussian War, the Prussian King offered the defeated Emperor Napoleon III accommodation there. From 1899 to 1918 Wilhelmshöhe was the summer residence of the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II. In 1918, after the defeat of Germany at the end of World War I, Paul von Hindenburg organized and led the withdrawal and demobilization of the German troops there.

The middle tract of the castle was substantially destroyed during the Second World War. The first reconstruction was made in 1968-1974 by the functionalist architect Paul Friedrich Posenenske. He reconstructed completely the exterior but changed the structure of the interior for its new function as an art museum. From 1994 to 2000 a renovation was made to bring it closer to the original structure.

Today the Wilhelmshöhe Castle Museum houses the antiquities collection, the Gallery of the Old Masters and the Graphic Arts Collection. The Gallery of the Old Masters has one of the largest collection of works by Rembrandt.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Wilhelmsh%C3%B6he ]

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"Does anyone live at the Schloss?" (posted 09/02/2016)

No, the castle is a museum, Rembrandt among others https://1drv.ms/b/s!AvzWRdAkMrCghnkhwdFocc9QwH0D Greeting Falk Urlen
Answer provided by Falk Urlen on 09/03/2016
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Wilhelmshöhe Castle is located in the mountain park Wilhelmshöhe of Kassel. The 1786-1798 in classicism style castle was designed for Landgrave Wilhelm IX. (From 1803 Elector Wilhelm I.) built. Now no one lives there. There is a museum (2 museums are located there) used. The museums are internationally known, in which a Musem is among other things the collection of antiques and Old Masters Picture Gallery. Very important is also the museum in Weißensteinflügel with the only authentic remaining rooms of the Landgrave. On June 23, 2013, the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe was recognized with the castle as a World Heritage Site.
Answer provided by Anke Rotzsche on 09/04/2016
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No, on the Castle lives nobody. It includes a well-known art gallery
Answer provided by Thomas Hübel on 09/03/2016
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Good day woman power, if I understand the question correctly, want the tourists to know if you can live in the castle? This is not possible. There is a museum housed, and you can visit it. It hosts also held events and the famous water games (World Heritage Site) of the documenta-city Kassel. Incidentally place next year 2017 (101 days from June to September) again the world-famous art exhibition DOCUMENTA place that runs every five years in Kassel. (Here ask world-renowned artists exhibit their works and draw art lovers from around the world. Accommodations during this time to book early. Sincerely Liesel tooth www.fewo-zahn.de
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