Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Museum, Kassel, Germany
The approximately 560-hectare World Heritage Site stretches from the famous landmark of Kassel – the Hercules – on the 350-meter cascade down to Wilhelmshöhe Palace down and beyond the line of sight of the Wilhelmshöher Allee.
A highlight of the worldwide unique ensemble include its Hercules and the fountains , the medieval-looking Löwenburg and the imposing Wilhelmshöhe Palace with adjoining Ballhaus and greenhouse .
The beginnings of the unique baroque facade of European architecture and garden architecture were made by Landgraf Carl (reg. 1677 – 1730) in the late 17th century and were shaped in the late 18th century according to the English model as a romantic landscape park. The baroque waterworks of the founder have been preserved to this day and have been extended by the romantic waterworks with waterfalls, aqueduct and large fountain by his heirs and successors.
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