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Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is one of Europe's largest mountain parks and represents a unique cultural monument. Until 1886, Schloss und Park served as the summer residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. Since 2013 Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage. In the park there are numerous attractions (museums, castles, etc.) and of course the most famous attractions: the Hercules and the water features.
Distance to the bike path: 6.3 km
Accessible at any time.
The Hercules is a copper statue of the Greek demigod Heracles (LatinHercules, Germanic Hercules) in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel (North Hesse, Germany). The statue, which is considered a landmark of Kassel, is located at the top of a pyramid, which stands on the Oktogon, the giant castle. Today, the name "Hercules" stands not only for the statue, but the entire structure, which is also the starting point of the summer water games in the mountain park. The octagon and the Hercules go back to different stages of construction. Since 23 June 2013, the Herkules - as part of the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe - is an example of absolutist architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage List.Source: Wikipedia
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