A Rococo gem in idyllic natural surroundings
Picturesquely situated in a valley, this landscape garden completes the historical "big three" of Hessen’s Landgraviate palace parks close to Kassel. The highlight of the park, which was originally designed in Rococo style, is Wilhelmsthal Palace. One of the most beautiful Rococo palaces in Germany, it enthralls visitors with its splendidly furnished rooms.
The three-winged complex was built as a pleasure palace by Landgrave Wilhelm VIII of Hessen-Kassel between 1747 and 1761. With its almost entirely unaltered historical floor plan, it offers insight into what palace life was like at the time. Sumptuous fabrics and elaborate ornaments adorn the ceilings and walls, and each of the royal chambers are radiant in their own individual splendour. Exquisite furniture and valuable porcelain contribute to this, too. During a walk afterwards in the spacious grounds, visitors will find, amongst other things, an observation tower and a grotto with a water feature.
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