Schloß Wilhelmshöhe

Schloß Wilhelmshöhe is a castle in neo-classical style located in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe at Kassel, Germany. It was built for William I between 1786 and 1789 on the grounds of a former cloister and houses today art museums – including the old masters gallery.

Two architects – Simon Louis du Ry and Heinrich Christoph Jussow – designed the building. They imitated Prior Park and Wanstead House – two buildings at England (at London and Bath). The building carries the inscription ‘Wilhelmshoehe‘ which was changed during the reign of Napoleon to ‘Napoléonshöhe‘. During World War II the building was partially destroyed by RAF bombings. Don’t miss to get inside and visit Rembrandt, Rubens and Dürer.

Schloß Wilhelmshöhe
Gemäldesammlung Alter Meister
Schlosspark 1
34131 Kassel
Germany

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