Alte Drusel

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  • Day290

    Day 291: Bergpark Wilhelmshohe

    December 2, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ -3 °C

    Time to go and visit the World Heritage site here, the only reason we actually came to town! It's a huge park area on the edge of town, known as Bergpark Wilhelmshohe, or literally "Mountain Park". It's a moderate-sized English garden park on the side of a mountain, decorated with some interesting follies to see.

    Headed out and grabbed some supermarket croissants for breakfast, then walked the 20 minutes over to the park entrance. Very cold, hovering around zero, but thankfully it at least wasn't snowing - though there was plenty piled around on the ground.

    The one problem with a mountain-side park is that it tends to require a lot of hill climbing. A lot, as it turned out. We wandered around for a while looking at the various objects, including a fake ruined castle, a fake ruined aqueduct, several ponds and waterfalls, a replica bridge of somewhere in Switzerland, and on top of everything at the peak of the park - a 5 metre statue of Hercules. Standing on a 30 metre pyramid, atop a 40 metre octagonal building. Very strange, but very impressive.

    This whole area has huge water features as it runs downhill (reckoned to be among the most impressive in Europe), but sadly they only run twice a week and only during the summer. So we definitely weren't going to see anything, but even the non-flowing features looked impressive; it's tempting to come back when the features are operational!

    By mid-afternoon we were done, so we grabbed a quick hot chocolate in the cafe and then headed back to the hotel on the tram rather than walking. Spent the rest of the day in our hotel room, aside from venturing out briefly to grab a currywurst for dinner.
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  • Day10

    Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

    August 10, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Kurz zur Post und Paket abgeschickt - jetzt 6Kg weniger und kein Kochgeschirr mehr.
    Zu Fuss dann Richtung Wilhelmshöh und den Bergpark nebst Herkules erkundet. Eigentlich war heute Regeneration ohne Fahrrad aber anstrengend war es trotzdem (13 Km).

  • Day1

    From Kassel to Jerez... Let's go!

    June 5, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Our one month travel break is over now. With lots of new energy we start our second part of our trip around the world today. It was great to be back, but we are very excited to see more from this world.

    We spent the last hours in the "Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe" and visited the Hercules Monument. The "Bergpark" is part of the UNESCO world culture heritage and the largest park of its kind in Europe.

    Now we are in the ICE on our way to Frankfurt Airport. From there we will take the plane at 4:45am to Jerez to start a 6 week roadtrip through Spain, Portugal and Madeira.

    Unsere Reisepause endet heute schon wieder. Es war schön wieder einmal in Deutschland zu sein, aber genauso sehr freuen wir uns jetzt wieder unterwegs zu sein.

    Die letzten Stunden in Kassel haben wir im schönen Bergpark verbracht und die Aussicht vom Herkules über die Stadt genossen. Der Bergpark ist übrigens der größte Bergpark in Europa und ein UNESCO Weltkulturerbe.

    Jetzt sitzen wir im ICE auf dem Weg zum Flughafen nach Frankfurt. Morgen früh um 4:45 Uhr geht es dann nach Jerez, wo wir unseren Roadtrip durch Andalusien, Portugal und Madeira starten.
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  • Day2

    Herkules Denkmal

    May 13, 2017 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Wandern im Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. Natur, Fotos machen, Bierchen trinken und weiter spazieren.
    Sehr schöne Landschaft hier.
    Danach gemütlich noch ein/ zwei Stunden in dir Sauna und ein super leckeres Essen in der "alten Wache"
    Spruch des Tages
    Linda: Boah ich hab schon nen Ring Abdruck von der Sonne
    Sandra: Hast ja auch den ganzen Tag gebrutzelt
    Linda: Ja, bin ich nen Hähnchen oder was
    Nina: Cool gibt's dich auch bei KFC
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