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Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Even in winter, the world famous mountain park unfolds its beauty. Snow and Ice enchant the whole landscape. For me, an ideal day for shooting.
I photographed the Devil's Bridge.

"The mountain park of Kassel, the largest mountain park in Europe and a landscaped park of international standing.

The park is internationally known in Kassel particularly through the fountains, the Hercules, the castle and the lion Wilhelmshöhe castle. From 1696 began the construction of the park where the extension lasted for a period of about 150 years ago. The builders were the Landgrave and Elector of Hesse-Kassel.

The mountain park level is unique in the history of European Garden Art: Italian Baroque gardens were also on mountain slopes, in terrace form, created, but never included such a large area and French Baroque park stretched only in the plane. The present shape of the mountain parks Wilhelmshöhe, particularly in the lower range, but is not a Baroque garden, but follows the ideas of the English landscape garden.

Known is the height of mountain park today, especially because of the fountains which flow from Hercules in the park over the Cascades to the east and Castle Wilhelmshöhe, and by the lavish garden art. The castle grounds are a reflection of European art and cultural history through several epochs. Georg Dehio, the doyen of modern conservation, said of the park: "... perhaps the most grandiose of Baroque has ventured somewhere in between architecture and landscape."

Hesse has the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO made ​​the request to include the Mountain Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since 2009, the park is part of the European Garden Heritage Network. "(Wikipedia)

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