Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2013
Size of heritage: 559 ha
- Buffer zone: 2,666 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 9,393°
Latitude: 51,316°

About

Descending a long hill dominated by a giant statue of Hercules, the monumental water displays of Wilhelmshöhe were begun by Landgrave Carl of Hesse-Kassel in 1689 around an east-west axis and were developed further into the 19th century. Reservoirs and channels behind the Hercules Monument supply water to a complex system of hydro-pneumatic devices that supply the site’s large Baroque water theatre, grotto, fountains and 350-metre long Grand Cascade. Beyond this, channels and waterways wind across the axis, feeding a series of dramatic waterfalls and wild rapids, the geyser-like Grand Fountain which leaps 50m high, the lake and secluded ponds that enliven the Romantic garden created in the 18th century by Carl’s great-grandson, Elector Wilhelm I. The great size of the park and its waterworks along with the towering Hercules statue constitute an expression of the ideals of absolutist Monarchy while the ensemble is a remarkable testimony to the aesthetics of the Baroque and Romantic periods.


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Hotels and places to stay

Waldhotel Elfbuchen

Address
Distance: 1,0 mi
Aussichtsturm Elfbuchen 1 (Richtung Herkules)
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 20:00
Weekend: 7:00 - 20:00


Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe Conference & Spa

Address
Distance: 1,0 mi
Schloßpark 8
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Palmenbad

Address
Distance: 1,4 mi
Kurhausstr. 25
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 20:30
Weekend: 8:00 - 20:00


Zum Steinernen Schweinchen

Address
Distance: 2,2 mi
Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 117
34132 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 6:00 - 22:00


Hotel am Herkules

Address
Distance: 0,4 mi
Hüttenbergstr. 14 - 16
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 5:30 - 22:00
Weekend: 5:30 - 15:00 (lunchbreak: 22:00 - 5:30)


MountainPark Hotel

Address
Distance: 0,6 mi
Im Druseltal 93
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 6:00 - 23:00


Am Bergpark Neue Drusel

Address
Distance: 0,8 mi
Im Druseltal 42
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 6:30 - 22:00
Weekend: 6:30 - 22:00


Villa Andante Apartmenthotel garni

Address
Distance: 1,5 mi
Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 11
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 7:00 - 18:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 14:00


Am Sonnenhang

Address
Distance: 1,7 mi
Am Sonnenhang 4
34128 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 20:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 18:00


Neu-Holland

Address
Distance: 0,5 mi
Hüttenbergstr. 6
34131 Kassel
Germany

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 8:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 8:00 - 22:00


Videos from the area

Waterspelen Kassel 01

Published: June 26, 2007
Length: 20:42 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: pepperepee

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Wilhelmshöhe

Published: July 18, 2007
Length: 41:43 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: gwkassel

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe.

Singletrail Kassel, Herkules - Dönche, 10042015

Published: April 18, 2015
Length: 20:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: AMCooper AMC

Abfahrt, mit SR Suntour Epicon Federgabel (120mm)

Downhill in Kassel am Herkules am 01.06.14

Published: June 02, 2014
Length: 06:40 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Yolo People

Hi Leute ich hoffe euch Gefält dieses Video und wenn es so sein sollte dann last doch bitte eine Positive Bewertung da. Wir würden uns auch über ein Abo freuen. LG: YoloPeople.

Downhill Herkules in Kassel

Published: October 06, 2014
Length: 18:58 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Race King

Giant Glory 2 Modell 2013 new jumps...

Downhill KS Herkules

Published: March 15, 2012
Length: 02:19 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Jeff Unknown

Kassels Herkules mal von der Sportlichen seite zu sehen (: 885 Stufen; 526,2 m über NormalNull.

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