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destination bergpark - wilhelmshöhe palace - water features

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is situated to the west of Kassel's city centre at the end of the 6-km Wilhelmshöher Allee. It encompasses Wilhelmshöhe Palace (with the Weissenstein Wing, Ballroom, and Greenhouse).

There are two main routes to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe: via Wilhelmshöhe Palace in the lower part of the park, or via the Hercules Monument and Cascades in the upper part. There are bus stops and car parks at both the main entrances. This year, owing to large-scale construction work in progress, we highly recommend using the public transport systems.

Destination Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe - Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

– by car

Arriving on the A 44, take the exit for Kassel Bad Wilhelmshöhe (68) and follow the inner-city signage for »Herkules«. Once you are offered a choice between »Herkules« and »Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe« please follow the signs for »Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe«. Likewise, if you arrive in the city from other directions, follow the signs for »Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe«. If you are arriving on the A 49, we recommend taking the exit for Kassel-Auestadion (5) and proceeding via the B3 (Frankfurter Straße) and Wilhelmshöher Allee.

– by public transport (OPNV)

From the city centre, take the No. 1 tram via the ICE railway station of Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to the final stop of »Wilhelmshöhe/Park«. From there, a walk of approximately 5–10 minutes will take you uphill to Wilhelmshöhe Palace.

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Destination Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe - Herkules

– by car

Arriving on the A44, take the exit for Kassel Bad Wilhelmshöhe (68) and follow the inner-city signage for »Herkules«. Arriving in the city from other directions, follow the signs for »Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe«. Once you are offered a choice between »Herkules« and »Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe« please follow the signs for »Herkules«.
During times of high attendance, for example for the water displays on Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays, the Hercules Monument car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

There is a public car park next to the Herkules Visitor Centre. On water-displays days, fees apply from 9.30 am to 3 pm (tickets are available from 9 am). Your parking ticket on these days doubles as a bus ticket for up to 5 passengers on the Line 23 buses shuttling between the Herkules and Wilhelmshöhe visitor centres.

Your parking ticket will also provide reduced-rate entry to MHK museums and facilities, doubling as a »two for one« voucher.

Parking fee: car 7 Euro, motorcycle 5 Euro, minivan/camper van 10 Euro

On busy days the car parks may be full to capacity. In this case please follow the directions of the parking attendants or on display boards, or alternatively use public transport.

Additional information:

Vehicles parked before 9.30 am also require a ticket from 9.30 am onwards!
Moving your car is possible, however a parking space cannot be guaranteed.

– by public transport (ÖPNV)

The Hercules Monument is within walking distance of Wilhelmshöhe Palace, although it is an uphill walk. Alternatively, public transport will take you directly and comfortably to the monument.

For visitors arriving by train, the ICE railway station of Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe is very convenient. From the station, it is just four stops of the Line 1 tram to the final stop of »Wilhelmshöhe/Park«. Alternatively, seven stops of the Line 4 tram will take you to the terminal of »Druseltal«. Arriving at Kassel Main Station in the city centre, take the Line 7 tram to »Bhf. Wilhelmshöhe« and change to Line 1 or 4.

On water-displays days (Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays), Line 23 buses run at 15-minute intervals between the »Schloss Wilhelmshöhe« car park next to the Line 1 tram terminal of »Wilhelmshöhe Park« and the Hercules Monument. (Please also take note of the timetables posted at bus and tram stops).

From the Line 4 terminal of "Druseltal", the Line 22 bus goes to the Hercules Monument. (Please take note of the timetables posted at stops.) On water-displays days, additional Line 23 buses are in operation, calling at »Druseltal« and terminating at the Hercules Monument.