A magnificent residence filled with artistic treasures
Simply picturesque: this is how Wilhelmshöhe Palace, situated in the Bergpark, presents itself. Landgrave Wilhelm IX had the palace built at the end of the 18th century according to plans by the architect Simon Louis Du Ry. While romantic walks can be enjoyed in the fairytale park surrounding the castle, the interior of the palace is equally "picturesque". Once the residence of the Hessian Landgraves, the museum now houses one of the most important collections of paintings in Germany. Outstanding artistic treasures from the distant past can be discovered in the Collection of Antiquities, where visitors can admire miniature versions of Hercules and the Colosseum. We also offer a "house viewing" with a difference, which allows you to immerse yourself in the fascinating lifestyle of a prince.