Places of Interest nearby
Location address: Deutschland, Kassel
Number of texts: 2
Waterworks in the Unesco World Heritage “Mountain Park Wilhelmshoehe” in Kassel, Germany. They have fascinated visitors since 300 years. The park’s water displays are an outstanding and unique example of the art of monumental water engineering practiced in the era of European Absolutism. There could be no doubt that the Hercules statue represents the finest monumental sculpture of early modern times both technically and artistically. Nowhere else in the world has there ever been a hillside park layout like this, of comparable size and featuring a “water architecture” as accomplished as the one created under Landgrave Karl in the years since 1691.
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is a unique landscape park in Kassel, Germany. Art historian Georg Dehio (1850–1932), inspirator of the modern discipline of historic preservation, described the park as “possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere” (“vielleicht das Grandioseste, was irgendwo der Barock in Verbindung von Architektur und Landschaft gewagt hat.”).
Linked characteristics: Child friendly, Peculiar, Did you know..., Car free, Romantic, Spring recommended, Spectacular, Autumn recommended
Linked themes: Top things to do, Geography, Architecture, Nature