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“Wonderful and off the beaten tourist track”
Review of Bergpark

Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Kassel
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My friend and I made our way up here for hiking and photo taking. It was beautiful! We did not get to go in the museum or see the well known water show but even without those is was still worth the trip. Amazing!

1  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

quite far from the city. It is a park with full of nature, one advise- please wear shoes to avoid any injury because the park itself is in a hill. Better experience it from top to bottom of the hill. it got really nice castle but open till 5 o'clock. really need to visit when taking a holiday in Kassel.

2  Thank naza93
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We live not far from Kassel. We had some visitors. As the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe has recently become listed at Unesco's World Heritage list, we propose our guests to make a 4 hour trip to the Park. Very exciting. We parked our car at the edge of Kassel near the Tram Station Drusetal. For EUR 11.50 you can buy in the bus a Group Day Pass for Kassel public travel (max 5 persons). We took the bus 22 to the top of the park, The Herkules.Here is the Besucherszentrum. Good free maps are available at the centre. Entrance to the park is free. We walked down the stairs and the beautiful lanes in a few hours. We visit many spots in the park which are very well documented. The park's objects give a nice overview from different European building style periods from Baroque around 1700 until Romantic in the 19th Centry.The stairs and the walking ways are very well maintained. You need good foodwear, e.g. sport shoes, but not heavy walking stuff. Good restaurants and cafes are present. And you are in Germany, so not expensive. Finally we reached the tram station at the bottom of the park; 300 meters below where we commenced. A beautiful station building. We took the tram to the ICE station Kassel Wilhelmshöhe and from there on the tram 3 to the Drusetal back.
For sure we will go a next time to see the 'Wasserspiele'. A word of thanks to Ministerin Eva Kühne-Höhrman from Hesse who gave much efforts to restauration work and Unesco listing.

3  Thank Pieter H
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

From Frankfurt we made a day trip to Kassel Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe.
Since the "water plays" are only on Wednesday and Sundays and Public Holidays, we went on a Wednesday, because we wanted to see the "water plays".

Unfortunately, we were not the only ones...it was really crowded! And well, I do understand this (but it kind of "ruins" my pictures): right now there are a view little constructions sites...
(These two points are the reason why I only gave 4 instead of 5 stars).

The park is really easy to reach by public transportation.
We started our tour at "Herkules", at the top. From here you have a really amazing view of Kassel. We went down along the cascades and had a little something to eat and took a rest at the "Neptun fountain", before the "water plays" started. They start 14.30 at the top, just below the "Herkules" and have their highlight with the big fountain near the Palace (15.45).
We kind of went down with the water, so we could also see the other stops of the "water plays": Steinhöfer Wasserfall, Teufelsbrücke, Aquädukt.
It is really impressive!

Although the park (a big part of it) is accessible with the baby stroller, we decided to use a baby carrier, since we wanted to walk along the cascades (stairs); you can also take the dog with you (on a short leasdh and you have to clean after it).

I can really recommend a day trip to this park.
If you travel in a smaller group, you can use the so called Hessenticket. That's what we did; with this ticket you can use the public transportation in Frankfurt and Kassel (but check before you get the ticket, in case they changed the conditions of the ticket).
The park itself is free; but to go up to Herkules you pay a fee of right now 3,00 Euro.

7  Thank PecositaHermosa
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

After we had seen that the Bergpark had become awarded world cultural heritage status, we wanted to see this amazing garden/park. Went there on a Thursday afternoon and enjoyed it very much. After driving a few hundred kilometers by park, it was a perfect stop to walk and at the same time enjoy the park. Definitely something we would recommend!

2  Thank Rune69
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