Masterpieces of garden art: romantic waterfalls and exotic plants
The Renaissance awakened a passion for ordered nature in Germany. Exotic plants and extensive gardens brought a slice of Italy to the homes of kings and princes, whose romantic landscaped parks turned wilderness into paradise.
Bad Pyrmont Park
This gem of garden art in the Weserbergland hills is considered one of Europe's five most beautiful parks. With an arrangement of baroque boulevards interspersed with classic English garden features, it never fails to inspire. The 17-hectare park is home to woodland of rare diversity with around 300 species.
Kassel is home to the 38th UNESCO World Heritage site in Germany: Wilhelmshöhe Park was added to the famous list of world cultural and natural heritage sites on 23 June 2013. The UNESCO World Heritage committee paid tribute to Wilhelmshöhe Park as a unique baroque fusion of art , technology and architecture.
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