German Baroque Water Park Makes Splash

From the Article, and links(link to park website) to the sight :::

With its Hercules statue towering above a massive water cascade, romantic gardens and castle, Germanys Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe has long been a marvel of baroque landscape design. As of last month, its also a UNESCO world heritage site.

That's Baroque

More from the article :::

The Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe is considered a jewel of the era of absolutism, a grandiose demonstration of man’s control over nature, and a marvel of aquatic engineering which goes on show every Wednesday and Sunday from May to October.

When the spectacle kicks off, 750,000 litres (200,000 gallons) of water tumble down the 350-metre (1,100 feet) long Grand Cascade, run through a complex system of channels, rapids and waterfalls and finally empty into a lake that is overlooked by a castle.

German Baroque

At its centre rises the geyser-like, 50-metre high Grand Fountain that, when it was built, was the tallest in the world.

“Unlike Versailles, this fountain doesn’t use any machine, the jet is created naturally by the water pressure,” enthuses Kassel’s parks and museums director Bernd Kuester.

via German baroque water park makes splash on UNESCO list – Channel NewsAsia.

I found pictures, pictures, pictures and a few really nice ones.

Great stone, great stonework. that’s a great view from the outlook, via Fotki
Look at all that great stone. via Fotki

German baroque water park

German baroque water park

German baroque water park

By Rick Anderson

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