If you like a stroll in a park or watching bats and raccoons the Lac at the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe at Kassel, Germany might be the right place for you. It is an artifical lake that belongs to the Schloss Wilhelmshöhe and was used by the different inhabitants of the castle. It was created in 1785 by connecting five former lakes and building small waterfalls and paths around the lakes. By that time it was normal to give French names to buildings and lakes (le lac = the lake).

The Lac receives its water from the lake of the great fountain. Later it leaves the lake as a small river running towards the city. In contrast to earlier days it now goes into a canal which brings the water down to river Fulda. Next to the Lac you can find the Roseninsel – an island with different roses on it. In winter times the Lac is sometimes used for ice skating, if the ice gets thick enough.

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

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