Kassel

Herkules Monument & Wasserkünste

  Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe      +49 561 31 24 56     20 Jan 2020
One of the great landmarks of the city, the monolithic Hercules Monument has stood at the top of the Octagon building since its completion in 1717. This is the highest point of the Wilhelmshöhe Bergpark and rightly so, so you can go ahead and accept that the views are as stunning as you presume, but the majesty doesn’t begin and end with Hercules and his vistas. The Wasserkünste (‘water features’) might just take the cake, a gorgeous cascade that runs from the monument all the to the grand fountain. The water runs in stages, allowing visitors the opportunity to amble down alongside, taking many a picture as they go. The waterfalls are lit up in summer, a stunning image that ranks among the most beautiful in Kassel. Do watch your step though, as the steep walk can creep up on you if you aren’t paying attention. 250 metre long gigantic water stairs, flowing from the foot of a monument paying homage to one of the great divine Greek heroes? Count us in. Do note that the Wasserkünste is only available in the summer on Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 14:30.

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Open

Park open 24hrs. Herkules viewing platform open 10:00-17:00, closed Monday.

Price/Additional Info

Admission Herkules Monument €3/2,25, under 18 free. Admission to the park and Wasserkünste free.

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