28 April 2014

#571 Leipzig, Germany

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is a unique landscape park in KasselGermany. Art historian Georg Dehio (1850–1932), inspirator of the modern discipline of historic preservation, described the park as "possibly the most grandiose combination of landscape and architecture that the Baroque dared anywhere" ("vielleicht das Grandioseste, was irgendwo der Barock in Verbindung von Architektur und Landschaft gewagt hat.").

The area of the park is 2.4 square kilometres (590 acres), making it the largest European hillside park, and second largest park on a mountain slope in the world. Construction of the Bergpark, or "mountain park", began in 1696 at the behest of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel and took about 150 years.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2013

Thank you, Manuela !

Sent on: April 25, 2014
Received on: April 28, 2014

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