Travel tips Kassel
Kassel for Documenta friends and art lovers
Located in the north of Hesse, Kassel can offer its visitors many attractions. One of the most popular destinations is the Mountain Park Wilhelmshöhe, located to the west of Kassel and is part of the Habicht Forest. It is there, where you will find the Herkules monument, the town’s landmark, as well as Löwenburg and the palace of Wilhelmshöhe, in which the picture gallery Alte Meister and the collection of antiques are exhibited.
Additionally, each summer, the park hosts a magnificent show of trick fountains. The meadows Karlaue and Fuldaaue add two more spacious park areas to Kassel’s landscape and have already acted as venues for nationwide garden exhibitions. Also worth a visit are the Fridericianum, established in 1779 at the Friedrichsplatz, which serves as a museum and art gallery, and the Ottoneum with its natural history museum. On a walk through Kassel, visitors should also be sure to not miss the city’s state theatre, the Brüderkirche, the Martinskirche with its imposing towers, the pedestrian precinct, the Druselturm tower or the orangery which was built in the 18th Century.
The Hessian city of Kassel has a large range of culturally interesting sites. Despite the fact that World War II bombings destroyed much of the city centre, guests can visit the many monuments, churches and museums. And those who enjoy a visit to the theatre or a gallery will find excellent entertainment in Kassel.
Kassel has a number of culinary delights on hand and can offer something for any taste. It doesn’t matter if you’d like to satisfy your appetite in a comfortable German restaurant or if you’d rather enjoy the specialities from around the globe – you are bound to find the right meal in Kassel.
Kassel is not exactly known to be a shopping metropolis, instead it is known for its culture, the Mountain Park Wilhelmshöhe and the documenta art exhibition. Nevertheless, this town has quite a bit to offer shopping fans. In the city centre, between the Martinskirche and the town hall, unfolds a true shopper’s paradise: the Königstraße. Countless speciality stores line up along Kassel’s main road; you will find clothes stores, chemists and bookshops. Located at the Königsplatz, the central square of Kassel, is also the City Point. This gallery has dozens of shops and is a true Mecca for shoppers. And when you take a break in the ice cream parlour inside the gallery, you can enjoy peering over the Königsplatz and Königstrasse and turn your day into a whole new Kassel experience.