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Schloss Wilhelmshoehe

Examine Mediterranean antiques and inspect one of the world’s largest collections of Rembrandt paintings in this palace in a park. 

The Schloss Wilhelmshoehe is a majestic castle of neoclassical design that was constructed in the early 1800s for Wilhelm I. It contains the Gallery of the Old Masters, a graphic arts collection and an array of antiquities. Photograph the building with its imposing columns that decorate the front and hold up the vast pediment at the center of the palace. 

Admire the clusters of lush trees that rise on hills behind the enormous palace. Enjoy the serenity as you stroll along the paths that run through the landscape garden in front of the building. See it in the evening, when its pillars are illuminated in artificial light. 

Enter the building and browse the works of art displayed in the Gallery of the Old Masters. It has roughly 500 paintings spread across three floors, including special works by Rubens and Van Dyck. Take a look through one of the world’s largest collections of Rembrandt works, including the acclaimed painting The Blessing of Jacob.

Make your way to the antiquities section to view a range of artifacts excavated from the Mediterranean region. See Egyptian, Greek and Roman relics among other cultures from centuries ago. Another intriguing part of the palace is the graphics collection, where you’ll find countless pencil sketches and watercolors. Call ahead to book a tour of the graphics section, whose art pieces are sensitive to light. 

Get a sense of the sheer size of the building with a trip to the library and the separate ballroom building, the Ballhaus. This structure served as the summer residence of Emperor Wilhelm II. Relax with snacks and refreshments in the museum’s Café Jérôme, which is located in the basement.

The site opens Tuesday through Sunday from morning until late afternoon. There is a fee to enter; entrance is free for those under 18. 

The Schloss Wilhelmshoehe is in the magnificent Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe overlooking the city of Kassel from its western suburbs. Ride the tram to a nearby stop and walk through the park to find the castle. Visit other sights in the area, such as Neptungrotte, Loewenburg Castle and the Hercules monument. 


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Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe ¥14,227
Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe

Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe

Schlosspark 8, Kassel, HE
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wilhelmshoehe Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Brothers Grimm Museum and Karlsaue Park. University of Kassel and Messe Kassel Exhibition Centre are also within 12 mi (20 km). Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Station is 27 minutes by foot.

    Mountainpark Kassel ¥5,923
    Mountainpark Kassel

    Mountainpark Kassel

    Im Druseltal 93, Kassel
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Loewenburg Castle, Schloss Wilhelmshoehe, and Wilhelmshoehe Park. Kassel Congress Center and Museum for Sepulkralkultur are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Biohotel Wilhelmshöher Tor ¥9,674
      Biohotel Wilhelmshöher Tor

      Biohotel Wilhelmshöher Tor

      Heinrich-Schuetz-Allee 24, Kassel
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Brasselsberg, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Loewenburg Castle, Wilhelmshoehe Park, and Schloss Wilhelmshoehe. Kassel Congress Center and Museum for Sepulkralkultur are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Station is 26 minutes by foot.

        Hotel Palmenbad
        Hotel Palmenbad

        Hotel Palmenbad

        Kurhausstraße 25, Kassel
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Schloss Wilhelmshoehe, Wilhelmshoehe Park, and Loewenburg Castle. Kassel Congress Center and Museum for Sepulkralkultur are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Station is 22 minutes by foot.

          Limehome Kassel ¥6,800
          Limehome Kassel

          Limehome Kassel

          Motzstraße 13, Kassel
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Mitte, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum for Sepulkralkultur, Brothers Grimm Museum, and Fridericianum. Documenta-Halle and Kassel Congress Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kassel Central Station is 12 minutes by foot.

            pentahotel Kassel ¥7,568
            pentahotel Kassel

            pentahotel Kassel

            Bertha-von-Suttner Strasse 15, Kassel, HE
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wilhelmshoehe Park, Loewenburg Castle, and Museum of Natural History. Karlsaue Park and Astronomy and Physics Exhibition at the Orangerie are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Station is only a 3-minute walk and Kassel-Kirchditmold S-Bahn is 23 minutes.

              Hotel Am Bergpark Neue Drusel
              Hotel Am Bergpark Neue Drusel

              Hotel Am Bergpark Neue Drusel

              Im Druseltal 42, Kassel, HE
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Loewenburg Castle, Schloss Wilhelmshoehe, and Wilhelmshoehe Park. Kassel Congress Center is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

                Hotel Schweizer Hof Kassel ¥10,396
                Hotel Schweizer Hof Kassel

                Hotel Schweizer Hof Kassel

                Wilhelmshöher Allee 288, Kassel, HE
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kassel Congress Center, Wilhelmshoehe Park, and Schloss Wilhelmshoehe. Loewenburg Castle and Museum for Sepulkralkultur are also within 3 mi (5 km). Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Station is only a 5-minute walk and Kassel-Kirchditmold S-Bahn is 22 minutes.