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Hercules Monument, Kassel

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Monument · Tourist Spot
Hike up more than 200 steps to reach the base of Hercules Monument, a Kassel landmark depicting the ancient Greek demigod Hercules. From this 28.5 m (93.5 ft) high vantage point, you can admire views of the surrounding park and city. You can grab some food at the cafe at the foot of the stairs before walking up. Or, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park. See Hercules Monument and all Kassel has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kassel trip planning app.
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  • Grandiose 18th century monument, perfectly lined up with the city's main road part of a larger assembly. The monument is governing the hilltop and here is the beginning of the spectacular...  more »
  • Did my best in climbing uphill 2 km which was only half of the way to reach the statue Hercules. Without foot injury and with more day light one physically fit person can easily climb 500 steps...  more »
  • It is being worked on so you can only go into half the monument which I feel should reflect in the ticket price or at least be noted when you buy a ticket. It's a wonderful view but going into the point isn't an added value other than to say you did. The view from the top is behind little dirty glass windows. I loved seeing the fountain and cascade plan but wish I could have been there during the live show. The view is worth stopping in for.
  • A bit of a steep walk all they way up but totally worth it. Lots of good views and a cafe half way up. It cost 6 euros to go up all the way but that ticket also gets you into the castle and museum. Better to buy it at the bottom instead of at the top.

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