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Palace Wilhelmshöhe, palace garden

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.

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.

Covering 240 hectares in the north Hessen city of Kassel, baroque Wilhelmshöhe Park is designed in the style of an English landscape garden and is Europe's largest hillside park. Together with Wilhelmshöhe Palace, it forms a unique whole that combines culture, nature and landscape architecture in perfect harmony. read more »