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visitor information

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe • Water features

Herkules und Große Fontäne, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Foto Andreas Fischer, MHK

Opening hours

Park, follies and small structures are open daily
all year round and free of charge.

Water Features
From 1 May to 3 October
Wed, Sun and public holiday

Illuminated water features

Getting here

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Schlosspark 1, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-0
e-mail info@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • There are two main routes: via Wilhelmshöhe Palace in the lower part of the park or via the Hercules Monument in the upper part.
  • The Water Features start at Hercules Monument

Public transport and parcing

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking near Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«  »Visitor Centre Herkules«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Conditionally barrier-free
    • Hillside
    • Uneven paths
    • Access to only on foot
    • Access to the upper Cascades only by stairs
    • The small architectures in the park are not barrier-free
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
    Hercules Visitor Centre, Wilhelmshöhe Visitor Centre, Bergpark-Pavillon (next to car park Wilhelmshöhe), Herkules Terrassen
    (Restaurant), Wilhelmshöhe Palace, Schlosshotel

Bergparkshuttle

On water-displays days (Wednesdays, Sundays and public holidays from 1 May to 3 October), two shuttle buses are in use (fees apply), one of them wheelchair-accessible. The buses have no fixed timetable, but they run every 15-20 minutes or less from the Wilhelmshöhe Palace parking lot to Kaskadenwirtschaft restaurant via Steinhöfer Waterfall and Löwenburg Castle. The fare is 2 Euro per person and trip; children under 6 can travel for free. Owners of a disabled person's pass (marked G, aG, H, Gl, or Bl) also travel free of charge. Owners of a B pass are entitled to a carer/companion also travelling for free.


Wilhelmshöhe Palace

Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Foto Andreas Fischer, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

Currently closed
Please check »Current information«
for direct control before your visit.

Tue–Sun and public holidays
10 am–5 pm

4 for 1 • One-day ticket Wilhelmshöhe: 6/4 €
Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
Weißenstein Wing
Löwenburg Castle
Hercules (1 Apr–31 Oct)
or Greenhouse (1 Nov–31 Mar)

Children and young people under 18 free admission

Audio guide: 3 €
Old Masters Picture Gallery /
Antiquities Collection (German/English)

Getting here

Wilhelmshöhe Palace
Schlosspark 1, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-0
e-mail info@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking near Wilhelmshöhe Palace (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Barrier-free
    • Main entrance ramped
    • Level access to all exhibition rooms
    • Wheelchairs are available free of charge
    • Guide dogs are welcome
    • Radio aids/hearing loops for guided tours availeble
  • Parking spaces
    • 100m below Palace plateau
    • Via Kaleschenweg
    • Acces via gate and phone pillar
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets

 

 

Coaches

Parking fee for coaches/tour buses 20 Euro

  • Car park »Herkules« and »Wilhelmshöhe«
  • On water feature days managed by the City of Kassel with staff of Protex (uniforms and high-visibility vests)
  • Toilets and refreshments at the Visitor Centres nearby both car parks
  • Coach drivers are welcome to drop in at the Bergpark Pavilion at the car park »Wilhelmshöhe« for a free coffee

Car park »Herkules«
Hercules Monument
Schlosspark 28
34131 Kassel

Car park »Wilhelmshöhe«
Drop-off/pick-up for all visitors to Wilhelmshöhe Palace/Great Fountain
Wilhelmshöher Allee 380
34131 Kassel

FAQ

  • Boarding or disembarking buses in the immediate vicinity of Wilhelmshöhe Palace (Schlosshotel area) is not possible
  • There are some parking bays for coaches. Once these are occupied, drivers will be directed towards cost-free alternative parking on Ahnatalstraße where coaches can remain until pickup time. (Info leaflets issued will be distributed by our parking attendants.)
  • More bays are available for longer stays. Once these are occupied, drivers will be directed towards cost-free alternative parking at Hohes Gras (»Panzerwaschplatz«) where coaches can remain until pickup time. (Info leaflets issued by the City of Kassel will be distributed by Protex staff.)
  • From the car park, a walk of approximately 15 minutes (uphill, hard surface) will take coach travellers through the Bergpark  to the Palace/Great Fountain.
  • For mobility-impaired visitors there is the option of boarding our Bergpark shuttle bus at the car park.

 


Visitor Centre Wilhelmshöhe

Opening hours

Currently: Thue–Sun, holiday 10am–4pm

1. Apr– 31. Oct
Thue–Sun, holidays10 am–5 pm
1. Nov – 31. Mar                
Fr–Sun, holidays 10 am–4 pm

Getting here

Besucherzentrum Wilhelmshöhe
Wilhelmshöher Allee 380, 34131 Kassel
fon +49 (0) 561 316 80-751
e-mail besucherzentrum@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking (partly chargeable): Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«
  • During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

The Visitor Centre Wilhelmshöhe is fully barrier-free

 

 


Weißenstein Wing of Wilhelmshöhe Palace

Weißensteinflügel im Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Foto Arno Hensmanns, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

Currently closed
Please check »Current information«
for direct control before your visit

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

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)

4 for 1 • One-day ticket Wilhelmshöhe: 6/4 €
Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
Weißenstein Wing
Löwenburg Castle
Herkules Monument (1 Apr–31 Oct) or
Greenhouse (1 Nov–31 Mar)

Children and young people under 18 free admission

 

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking near Wilhelmshöhe Palace (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Not barrier-free
    • Access and exhibition rooms feature stairs

Hercules Monument (Platform)

Herkules, Foto Andreas Fischer, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

Currently closed
Please check »Current information«
for direct control before your visit.

1 April–31 October
Closed during winter months

Tue–Sun and public holidays
10 am–5 pm

4 for 1 • One-day ticket Wilhelmshöhe: 6/4 €
Children and young people under 18 free admission

  • Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
  • Weißenstein Wing
  • Löwenburg Castle,
  • Herkules Monument (1 April–31 October)
  • Greenhouse (1 November–31 March)

Please note
Tickets are available until 4.20 pm,
last entrance 4.30 pm.
Free tickets are available only
at the Visitor Centre Hercules.

Getting here

Hercules Monument
Schlosspark 28, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-0
e-mail info@]museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Visitor Centre Herkules«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Not barrier-free
    • Access via a narrow staircase
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
    • Hercules Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre Herkules

Besucherzentrum Herkules, MHK

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, holydays 10 am–5 pm
Mon closed

Getting here

Besucherzentrum Herkules
Schlosspark 28, 34131 Kassel
fon +49 (0) 561 316 80-781
e-mail bzherkules@museum-kassel.de

Visitors with disabilitys

The Visitor Centre Wilhelmshöhe is fully barrier-free inkl. wheelchair-accessible toilets

 

 


Löwenburg Castle

Löwenburg, Foto Jörg Mielenz-Winter, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

Currently closed
Please check »Current information«
for direct control before your visit

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

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

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

Reduced rate 2 / 1 €
Due to the restoration work only the Armoury and the Chapel are open to visitors.

4 for 1 • One-day ticket Wilhelmshöhe: 6/4 €
Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
Weißenstein Wing
Löwenburg Castle
Herkules Monument (1 Apr–31 Oct) or
Greenhouse (1 Nov–31 Mar)

Children and young people under 18 free admission



 

Getting here

Löwenburg castle
Schlosspark 9, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-244
e-mail info@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

The Löwenburg can only be reached on foot (uphill).

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Not barrier-free
  • Arrivel is possible for mobility-impaired visitors too, please contact our visitor services

Greenhouse

Gewächshaus im Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, Foto Andreas Fischer, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

Currently closed
Please check »Current information«
for direct control before your visit.

1 November–31 March
Closed during summer months

Tue–Sun and public holidays
10 am–5 pm
Last admission at 4.30 pm

4 for 1 • One-day ticket Wilhelmshöhe: 6/4 €
Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
Weißenstein Wing
Löwenburg Castle
Herkules Monument (1 Apr–31 Oct) or
Greenhouse (1 Nov–31 Mar)

Children and young people under 18 free admission

Season ticket: 20 €

Getting here

Greenhouse
Schlosspark 7, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-0
e-mail info@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking near Wilhelmshöhe Palace (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Conditionally barrier-free
    • Narrow uneven paths
    • Access via stairs
  • Guide dogs are welcome

Ballroom

Ballhaus, Foto Falko Behr, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

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

Getting here

Ballroom
Schlosspark 5, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-0
e-mail info@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking near Wilhelmshöhe Palace (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Visitors with disabilitys

  • Barrier-free
    • Access is by flights of stairs, but portable ramps are available

Library of Wilhelmshöhe Palace

Bibliothek im Kirchflügel, Foto Arno Hensmanns, MHK

Opening hours & tickets

Currently closed
Please check »Current information«
for direct control before your visit.

Tue 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.

 

Getting here

Wilhelmshöhe Palace
Schlosspark 1, 34131 Kassel
fon 0561 316 80-0
e-mail info@museum-kassel.de

Getting here

  • Public transport: Please check www.kvg.de
  • Public parking near Wilhelmshöhe Palace (partly chargeable):
    Please check Google Maps Public Parking »Wilhelmshöhe«
    During times of high attendance the car parks may be close to capacity. We strongly recommend using public transport.

Additional Information

Reduced Rates

Reduced rates apply for
• the visit of a 2. MHK-Museum
   on the same day
• students
• those in training
• Guest student
   (University of Kassel)
• severely disabled visitors
• persons drawing benefit
• Groups of 10 or more
   (except Planetarium)

Holders of
• KasselCard
• KurKulturCard
• HNA Abo-BonusCard
   (one discount per card)
• Ehrenamtscard
• NVV-Jahreskarte
   (as a subscription for adults)
• NVV-JobTickets
• Geo-Card: 2 für 1 in Planetarium

Annual and season tickets

An annual ticket allowing entry to all attractions (except Planetarium) is available for 60 € at the visitor centres and museum ticket desks. Specific season tickets are also available for the Island of Siebenbergen (April–October) and the Greenhouse (November–March) at 20 € each.

Free entry

Students of Kassel University

Membes of
• Icom
• DMB
• Verband Deutscher
    Kunsthistoriker e.V.
• DArV
• Hessischer Museumsverband
• Museumsverein Kassel
• Berufsverbände
    bildender Künstler
• Wissenschaftler der Museen

Hessian Family Card in
• Hessischen Landesmuseum
• Schloss Wilhelmshöhe
• Weißensteinflügel
• Gewächshaus
• Herkules
• Löwenburg