Since 1717, the symbol of Kassel is enthroned on the summit of Karlsberg at 530 m above the city. The building is the culmination of the 1.5 kilometer cascade complex.
On an octagon with a viewing platform rises a steep pyramid crowned by the monumental statue of Hercules. The entire structure reaches a height of 71 meters and from the observation deck you have a magnificent view over the entire Baroque park, the city and the low mountain range.
Data of the figure
Height of the figure 8.30 m; Base height: 3.00 m; Chest circumference 5.00 m; Waist circumference 4.60 m; Foot 1.50 m and club height 4.70 m.
Source and further information: kassel.de/kultur/sehenswuerdigkeiten/Bergpark/01699/index.html
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