Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel - Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel – Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Kassel Germany
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Kassel Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe covers nearly 600 acres and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. It is located in the sunny and spacious Habichtswald hills, west of the city center of Kassel, Germany. Tourists often take the Hannover-Würzburg S-Bahn train to reach the park.

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Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Kassel Germany

The train stop for the park is Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station. A short hike awaits visitors, as well as a short climb to the top of the hill, where the tower topped with the statue of Hercules rises. The planned water show is well worth the effort, while the two baroque castles make the visitor feel like a king. The park is located in Kassel, which is about two hours from Frankfurt.

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Kassel Germany, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe History and Construction

The original building on this site was a monastery built in 1143. In 1606, Maurice of Hesse turned it into a hunting lodge. In 1701, Charles I of Hesse-Kassel commissioned the Italian architect Giovanni Guerniero to begin construction of the Tower of Hercules and a giant waterfall. In 1785, Wilhelm IX added Wilhelmshöhe Castle, a castle that used to be a monastery.

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Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Kassel Germany

Baroque gardens were also redesigned into English gardens. Later, the German architect Heinrich Christoph Yussoff was commissioned to build a Roman aqueduct, Lion’s Castle, a water garden, a devil’s bridge, a hell pond and a pond with a fountain. Then a waterfall was built in the water garden in 1793. Yussov was responsible for the central theme of the park in its current form. (more…)

Hohenschwangau Castle - Germany

Hohenschwangau Castle – Germany

Hohenschwangau Castle – In the small Bavarian village of Schwangau, which is located in a wooded area in southern Germany, there is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe.

Hohenschwangau Castle
Hohenschwangau Castle

Almost every tourist who comes to Germany to get acquainted with the sights of the country dreams of visiting this amazing place, which at one time was the favorite residence of the Bavarian kings . Even the very name of the Hohenschwangau Castle, which literally translates into Russian as “high swan land”, cannot fail to interest the guest of Bavaria. If you look at the photographs of Hohenschwangau Castle, taken from a bird’s eye view, it may seem that the castle has grown in the middle of a dense forest, and there is not a single path that would lead to an architectural masterpiece.

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Hohenschwangau Castle

Naturally, this is not the case, Hohenschwangau Castle, like Neuschwanstein located directly opposite it, is considered one of the main points on tourist routes: numerous excursions are constantly organized to them, and some guests of Bavaria, using tourist avenues, get to architectural masterpieces on their own. Therefore, there are paths, and even roads with high-quality asphalt surfaces, they are simply hidden by architects among the trees in such a way that visitors get the feeling that they are in a fabulous place, where there is no place for the hustle and bustle of large cities.

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Hohenschwangau Castle

Hohenschwangau Castle Facts

By and large, Hohenschwangau Castle was built with the goal of allowing members of royal families to be closer to amazing nature, to enjoy beautiful forests and a magnificent, crystal-clear lake, located near two castles. Of particular interest among tourists is the fact that in Hohenschwangau most of his, alas, short life was spent by the famous “fairy king”, on whose orders the Neuschwanstein Castle was built. (more…)

Azalea and Rhododendron Park - Kromlau

Azalea and Rhododendron Park – Kromlau

Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau The Azalea and Rhododendron Park is a nature reserve, a landscape park in Upper Lusatia, located on the territory of the rural settlement of Kromlau, Gablenz commune, Görlitz district, Saxony federal state. A cultural and historical monument of Saxony. Azalea and Rhododendron Park Kromlau Azalea Read more…

Discover River Loisach - Germany

Discover River Loisach – Germany

River Loisach The River Loisach originates in the province of Tyrol, and near the Bavarian Alps flows into the deep Isar River. The river is 114 kilometers long and the maximum depth is only 140 centimeters. However, despite such a shallow depth, three small power plants have been built on the Read more…

Bürresheim Castle - Germany

Bürresheim Castle – Germany

Bürresheim Castle To the northwest of the town of Mayen, about 4 km, on a mountain overlooking the river Nette, stands the ancient Bürresheim Castle. History spared him – he was never stormed by enemies, robbed and burned. The wars that the castle had to endure took place only in the Read more…