Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park
Drawing impressions of the Unesco World Heritage Site
Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park
The mountain park (German: Bergpark) Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel is a permanent crowd puller due to its unique beauty and attracts many thousands of visitors every year.
I personally know and experience the Bergpark since my childhood with its unique buildings and its special nature. During many visits to this wonderful environment, the idea came up to capture the objects in drawings.
This resulted in my book with many graphic impressions and personal texts.
I invite you to a wonderful nature…
Mountain Park Water Course
If you have always wanted to take the time and explore the Bergpark more intensely, then you can find many interesting and varied places.
Next to the larger, generally comfortable main paths, there are innumerable smaller side-paths, which lead through quieter or wilder areas of the park. On these paths, I found many water courses, and enjoyed the soothing effect of the flowing or trickling water.
There are always new, surprising things to be discovered. For instance, there are special plants growing by the streams, tree roots cling to the banks, and many animals find their ideal homes here. Sometimes, streams will flow into a walled-in inlet, or into one of the many little ponds. And when the water features are on, some of these quiet becks can turn into powerful streams.
Everywhere in the park, water is an important part of the design, and always a special experience for visitors.
BeRGPARK WILHELMSHÖHE KASSEL ANALOGOUSLY.
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HERE YOU WILL FIND THE WILHELMSHÖHE MOUNTAIN PARK
A message from Prof. Dr. Martin Eberle, director of Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
The Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is a unique cultural monument, which was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 2013 for good reason.
Nowhere else in the world will you find a park architecture with comparable dimensions and such technically perfect water architectures as in Kassel since 1691 under Landgrave Carl, says the UNESCO Commission in its assessment.
The demigod Hercules towers over the park, visible from afar, and forms the starting point of the garden’s artistic design. A walk through Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is like a journey through time, where the different epochs of garden design between 1700 and 1903 can be visited. Baroque design elements are complemented by elements of English landscape design.
The different landscapes and historical park architecture offer unique experiences and encourage visitors to engage with the park in an artistic and imaginative way at any time of the year.
This publication shows wonderfully how inspiring a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe can be.
I wish you any enjoyable read.
– Prof. Dr. Martin Eberle, director of Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel