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opening hours and ticket prices


 

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Open daily all year round and free of charge
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Visitor Centre Wilhelmshöhe

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun 10 am–5 pm
1 November–31 March: Fri–Sun and  public holidays 10 am–4 pm                                                    
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Hercules Monument and Octagon (platform and Pyramid)

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun10 am–5 pm

Please note: tickets available until 4.20 pm, last entrance 4.30 pm

Subject to weather-related changes
Closed during winter months

Admission: 3 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission (free tickets available at the Visitor Centre Hercules)
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Visitor Centre Hercules

1 April–31 October: daily 10 am–5 pm
1 November–31 March: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm

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Wilhelmshöhe Palace

Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Wed until 8 pm

Admission: 6 € • Reduced rate 4 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission
Audio guide Old Masters Picture Gallery / Antiquities Collection (German/English): 3 €
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Library

Tue, Wed and Thu 9 am–1 pm
(closed on public holidays)

The reading room is located in the Church Wing (Kirchflügel) of Wilhelmshöhe Palace. Please contact the administration at the main entrance.

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Weissenstein Wing

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm (last tour at 4 pm)
1 November–31 March: Fri–Sun 10 am–4 pm (last tour at 3 pm)

Admission to Weißenstein Wing is by guided tour only (offered hourly).

Admission including tour: 4 € • Reduced rate 3 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission

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Great Greenhouse

Season: 1 November–31 March: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm (last admission at 4.30 pm)

Closed during summer months

Admission: 3 € • Reduced rate 2 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission • Season ticket: 20 €

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Ballroom

The Ballroom is only open for special events or guided tours.

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Löwenburg Castle

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm (last tour at 4 pm)
1 November–31 March: Fri–Sun and public holidays 10 am–4 pm (last tour at 3 pm)

Admission to Löwenburg Castle is by guided tour only (offered hourly).

Current note
Due to the large-scale restoration work in progress, only the Armoury and the Chapel are open to visitors. The living quarters of the Prince's Wing and the Bower Wing are closed. The entrance is currently at the side of Löwenburg Castle. Visitors are able to get in through the Marstall. Ticket prices are reduced.

Admission including tour: 2 € • reduced 1 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission
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New Gallery

Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Thu until 8 pm

From 1 January 2019
Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Fri until 8 pm

Admission: 6 € • Reduced rate 4 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission
Audioguide (German/English/Sign Language): 3 €
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Karlsaue Park

Open all year
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Island of Siebenbergen

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am – 6 pm

Closed during the winter months

Admission: 3 € • Reduced rate 2 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission • Season ticket: 20 € 
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Marble Bathhouse

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm

Closed during the winter months

Admission including audio guide (German/English): 4 € • Reduced rate 3 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission
Admissions and audio guides available at the Orangery entrance desk.
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Orangery (Cabinet of Astronomy and Physics)

Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Thu until 8 pm

From 1 January 2019
Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Fri until 8 pm

Admission: 3 € • Reduced rate 2 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission

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Planetarium

Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Thue until 8 pm

From 1 January 2019
Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Fri until 8 pm

Admission to the Planetarium for shows only. For current shows, see our Calendar.

Advance booking is essential! Book by phoning 0561 316 80-500.

Admission: 6 € • Reduced rate 4 € • Children and young people under 18 years 2 €
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Guardhouse

The Guardhouse is currently closed.

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German Wallpaper Museum

The collection is currently closed to visitors due to planning for a new exhibition building that is underway.
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Museum of Hessian History (Hessisches Landesmuseum)

Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
Thu until 8 pm

Admission: 6 € • Reduced rate 4 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission

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Wilhelmsthal Palace and Park (Calden)

The park is open all year free of charge.

Palace

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm (last tour at 4 pm)
1 November–31 March: Fri–Sun and public holidays 10 am–4 pm (last tour at 3 pm)

Admission to the Palace is by guided tour only (offered hourly).

Admission including tour: 4 € • reduced 3 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission 

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Friedrichstein Palace (Bad Wildungen)

1 April–31 October: Tue–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm
1 November–31 March: Fri–Sun and public holidays 10 am–5 pm

Admission: 3 € • Reduced rate 2 € • Children and young people under 18 free admission

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Annual and season tickets

An annual ticket allowing entry to all attractions (with the sole exception of the Planetarium) is available for 60 € at the visitor centres and museum ticket desks. Specific season tickets are also available for the Island of Siebenbergen and the Greenhouse at 20 € each.

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Concessions and free admission

Reduced rates apply for students, those in training, severely disabled visitors, persons drawing benefit, KasselCard and KurKulturCard holders, parties of 10 and more, and those visiting another MHK site on the same day. Familienkarte Hessen holders will gain free entry to Hessisches Landesmuseum Kassel, Wilhelmshöhe Palace, Weissenstein Wing, Greenhouse, Löwenburg, and Hercules Monument, and will get a discount of 10 % on the Holiday Programme.

Entry is free for students of Kassel University as well as members of ICOM, DMB, VDK e.V., DArV, Hessischer Museumsverband, Museumsverein Kassel, for members of artists' professional associations, and for expert staff of our museums.