Wilhelmshöhe Castle and Berg Park

The baroque building complex with the monumental castle, statue of Hercules and ornamental water displays was created in the beginning of the 18th century. After the Seven Years War it was redesigned as a landscape garden. Around the axis of the cascade, an extensive and idealized natural landscape with waterfalls, aqueduct and sprout has been created. The Wilhelmshöhe Berg Park is unique throughout the world. It covers an area of 240 hectares and extends to the Habichtswald nature reserve. Part of the park - 100 hectares - is also an official health resort. The park itself contains over 600 different types of trees and is regarded as Europe's largest hillside park. The palace and the park served as summer residence until 1866, first for the Landgraves and Electors of Hessen-Kassel, later for Prussian Kings and German Emperors.

Opening Hours:

Wilhelmshohe Berg Park:

opened all year around

Wilhelmshöhe Castel:

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

Mondays closed

holidays: 10 am - 5 pm, closed December 24th, 25th and 31st

Weißensteinflügel (wing of the castle complex):

can only be visited within a guided tour which is included in the entrance fee.

Tuesdays - Sundays 10 am - 5 pm, last tour 4 pm

1 Nov. - 28 Feb. 10 am - 4 pm, last tour 3 pm.

In December the museum is only open Saturdays - Sundays 10 am - 4 pm

Guided Tours:

Wilhelmshöhe Castle:

Audioguides in English available.

Weissensteinflügel (wing of the castle complex):

Each on the hour, November - February last tour 3 pm, March - October last tour 4 pm.


Ornamental water displays May 1st - October 3rd, Wednesdays, Sundays, holidays starting at 2:30 pm


Cafè/Restaurant near Hercules

Mondays closed, Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

phone: 0049 5 61/31 24 60


Tuesday - Sunday noon - 8 pm and by appointment

phone: 0049 5 61/2 88 77 44

MuseumsBistro Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

during the opening hours of the museum

phone: 0049 5 61/3 16 55 75

Schlosscafè Alte Wache

Mondays closed, Tuesdays - Sunday noon - 6 pm

phone: 0049 5 61/3 25 43



Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Schlosspark 1
34131 Kassel-Bad Wilhelmshöhe
Phone: +49 561 - 316800

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