A gigantic Hercules has since 1717 gazed over the German city of Kassel. From a height of 526 meters above the sea, he keeps constantly an eye over the city of Kassel with 193,000 inhabitants.
The monument is located in a large park called Mountain Park (Bergpark) Wilhelmshöhe. The park was established in 1697 and between 1701 and 1717 the gigantic Hercules was built. From the park’s lower part leads a staircase with over 200 steps to the top. Up there, the view is very nice.
Mountain Park with the Hercules is since 2013 added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.