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Hercules Monument

Herkules in Kassel; © Foto: mhk

Landgrave Carl of Hesse-Cassel had the Italian architect Giovanni Francesco Guerniero erect the Octagon ('Colossal Palace') from 1700 to 1717 with the figure of Hercules as the crowning conclusion to the 1.5 kilometre long cascade complex.

The octagonal substructure thrusts a steep pyramid crowned with an 8.20 meters high statue of Hercules into the sky. The work of the Augsburg gold smith Johann Jakob Anthoni is a replica of the antique Hercules Farnese. A staircase leads up to a visitor platform 28.5 m above the ground that offers a spectacular view of the entire Baroque park grounds and the City of Kassel.

Please note
Though it is recommended you access the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe by foot, there is of course also the possibility of reaching it by public transport. Take the lines 3 or 7 to the final stop "Druseltal", change there to the bus line 23 to the Hercules. For detailed information on public transportation use link on the right side

The parking lots near the Hercules may be overfilled on days with high visitor volumes such as during the waterfeatures presentation on Wednesdays and Sundays! We therefore urgently recommend the use of public transport

Opening hours (15. March till 5. October)

Monday: 10 am till 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am till 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am till 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am till 5 pm
Friday: 10 am till 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am till 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am till 5 pm
Last entrance at 4.30 pm.

Entrance fee

Adults: 3,00 €
Reduced: 2,00 €
Free entrance: Children up to 18 years of age
Group ticket: From 10 people on 25% reduced


Institution: Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel mhk
Phone: +49 561 312456
E-Mail: info@museum-kassel.de
Address: Schlosspark 22
34131 Kassel
Public transport: Timetable
City map: Location in city map
Internet: www.museum-kassel.de
Veröffentlicht am:   02. 03. 2017  


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