Sunday, August 23, 2015

We visit the World Cultural Heritage "Hercules monument"

 Today we visit the "Hercules
Here is a short information:

Hercules is a copper statue depicting the ancient Greek demigod Heracles. The statue is located at the top of a Pyramid, which stands on top of the Octagon. Today "Hercules" refers not only to the statue, but the whole monument, including the Octagon and Pyramid. The monument is the highest point in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. On 23 June 2013 the Mountainpark and the Hercules were proclaimed as world heritage site during the UNESCO meeting in Phnom Penh.

 We start our day behind the Hercules
 We decided to climb up on the octagon and the pyramid!
Up to the top it takes 305 steps 
The views is stunning 
  And so our new home town looks from above...
 This is the view from the highest window!
  The Hercules is made of very soft stone so it often has to be redeveloped.
  On the way down the Cascades we found this trumpet playing Faun.
  Every Wednesday and Sunday water games take place on the cascades in the Bergpark.
 Here many goldfish lives...
 Here ist the Hercules and the cascade in its full glory

We are convinced! Kassel is a beautiful city...

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