Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 235 out of 246 hikers


  • Mike 🇪🇺

    The park and the Hercules Monument is one of the landmarks of Kassel. The size of the park is already enormous, which also applies to the Hercules monument. Who wants to climb the Hercules monument from the park should be good on foot. Because ultimately it goes up stairs to the monument. There is of course a rest stop but it is already 220 meters high. Incidentally, the climbing of Hercules is chargeable (but this only applies to the Hercules itself) the way and everything else in the park is free.

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    • April 5, 2018

  • Thomas

    Kassel would not be Kassel without Hercules. Nice view from above, impressive construction.

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    • December 28, 2017

  • Conny

    From the top you have a great view over Kassel

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Hohnebostel 🚔👮🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

    Impressive garden with many stairs. If you have climbed this, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the city

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    • June 26, 2018

  • Sandra 🌻

    Hercules is great monument great park and many stairs

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    • February 11, 2017

  • Susanne

    Especially nice during the water games, 2017 but unfortunately construction work

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    • July 2, 2017

  • JR56

    The Hercules is the symbol of Kassel and crowns in 530 meters height the mountain park with a unique view over the city of Kassel and the surrounding area. Is very impressive and a highly recommended highlight.

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    • December 14, 2018

  • Thomas Grams

    A very impressive statue with a very nice staircase.

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    • June 7, 2017

  • Bergwanderer

    Interesting round trip with refreshments: Parking at Hercules - over the Habichtswald- climb to the autumn cottage - high grass (restaurant) - way H3 to a dip in front of the Silberseegast site (or to get there) - Kassel climb over a hat to the parking lot. Extension possibility: From the Silberseegaststätte to Elfbuchen (hotel) - from there to the parking lot

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Conny

    The coffee next door is worth a visit for delicious cakes and coffee

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    • April 27, 2018

  • Frank Schulze

    Great view of Kassel. You should buy the tickets in the visitor center. Students and pupils as well as children have free admission.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Beata B.

    • July 12, 2018

  • Beata B.

    • July 12, 2018

  • Peter

    The Hercules is also worth a visit in winter. In contrast to summer you have it for yourself shortly after sunrise. From the top a hiking trail leads to the castle Wilhelmshöhe, so that the whole mountain park can be explored. So do not follow the recommendations for the season of Wikipedia, but move as an adventurer in the entire Bergpark. My highlight for all strangers to hike the pearl of the city of Kassel.

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    • February 2, 2019

  • Conny

    The coffee on Hercules I can only recommend delicious cake 🤗

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    • July 14, 2019

  • Jan Ulrich

    I hope and believe urine cf.

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    • June 7, 2018

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Location: Kassel District, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation570 m

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