Close to Calden, Germany you can find the rococo-style castle Wilhelmsthal within the Schloßpark Wilhelmsthal. It completes the historical triumvirate of castles and landscape gardens of the Kassel region – formed together with the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and the Staatspark Karlsaue at Kassel. Therefore this castle and park is also maintained and preserved by the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel (mhk). It is a nice place and always good for a relaxed walk through the fields and the forest.
The Schloßpark Wilhelmsthal was created between 1743 and 1761 for William VIII, landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. Architects of the buildings were François de Cuvilliés and Simon Louis du Ry. Within the park you can find different lakes, a tower, a grotto with a canal in front of it and water games. You can visit the landscape garden free of charge and you can also take your dog for a walk here – that makes the garden quite full of dogs. By paying a small fee you can also visit the castle from the inside on a guided tour. Sometimes special events like garden feasts are held here. Then this landscape garden gets pretty crowded.