Interesting Facts about Kassel
In June 2013 Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe was named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located in the west of Kassel and is the home of the castle and Hercules statue, two of Kassel’s most well known attractions and landmarks. The park which is in the English landscape garden style is also a very popular tourist attraction. In the evenings the parks impressive water features are lit up creating a special ambience through Habichtswald, Kassel’s most striking forest. The Karlswiese is a multiple-acre lawn which lies in front of the Orangerie Museum north of the Hessian town. It is one of the largest recreational areas in Germany. When you travel by bus to Kassel you will not only be fascinated by the unique architecture of the Orangery itself , but also mesmerized by the beauty of the surrounding gardens, perfect for taking a stroll in the spring or summer months.