Wirtschaftsförderung Region Kassel



The Treasures of the Region

Unbelievable variety

Every 5 years, friends of modern art visit the documenta and transform the city itself into a vibrant piece of art. In 2017, the world's largest exhibition of modern art attracted more than one million visitors. Numerous exhibits in the cityscape remind of the 14 exhibitions since 1955 so far.

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.


The Lightness of Being

Strolling, shopping and enjoyment

When strolling round the Königsstraße, you find everything your heart desires - cool sneakers, the latest bestseller and the most modern mobile phone.

Promenades in districts like Bad Wilhelmshöhe as well as in the surrounding mediaeval towns like Dörnröschen-City Hofgeismar, the three-river town Hannoversch Münden and the Huguenot city Bad Karlshafen invite you to shopping tours in pittoresque atmosphere. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can buy regional products and delicacies in the market hall in Kassel and it is a popular venue as well.

A Break in the Sun

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