Art, culture and fairy tales
Culture has many faces. Kassel's landmark, the Herkules, is one of them. He overlooks Europe's biggest mountain park in Wilhelmshöhe,
an UNESCO world heritage. The castle and the historical landscape garden at his feet build a synthesis of the arts and are rightly a tourist magnet.
Less famous, but equally beautiful, is the baroque Orangerie with the spacious Karlsaue right in the middle of the city. Castle Wilhelmsthal in Calden
is said to be a masterpiece of rococo art. Together with the mountain park and the Karlsaue, it builds a triumvirate of landgrave-Hesse castle parks.
There is hardly any other city with such a comparable concentration of museums. The collection of antiques 'Alte Meister' from Dürer to Tizian is world-famous. olely Rembrandt's Saskia is worth visiting Castle Wilhelmshöhe. The facets of this town and region are going from the technology museum over the cultural heritage of the Huguenots to the gallery of comic art and the ecomuseum.
Kassel is in the heart of the German 'Fairy Tale Road' and the whole region is scene of the Grimm fairy tales, for example with 'Dornräschens Sababurg' and 'Rapunzels Trendelburg'. The 'Grimmwelt' Kassel, a museum world of experience, is honouring the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and is transferring their life and work into the present time.