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Top Choice Statue in Kassel

Herkules

Erected between 1707 and 1717 by Landgrave Karl and declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2013, the 8.25m-high copper Herkules statue stands atop a towering stone pyramid, atop an octagonal amphitheatre, atop an …
Top Choice Area in Marburg

Altstadt

One of the joys of Marburg is simply strolling around its steeply winding medieval core. Its focal point is the Marktplatz; on the southern side is the historic Rathaus (1512). From there it’s a steep climb to the L…
Top Choice Park in Kassel

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Situated 6.5km west of Kassel Hauptbahnhof, and 3km west of Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station, in the enchanting Habichtswald nature park, this spectacular 560-hectare, Unesco-listed baroque parkland takes its name from S…
Top Choice National Park in Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee

Nationalpark Kellerwald-Edersee

Hesse's first national park encompasses the Kellerwald, one of the largest extant red-beech forests in Central Europe and a rare survivor of the last Ice Age, and the Edersee, a serpentine artificial reservoir 55km …
Top Choice Palace in Kassel

Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Erstwhile home to Kaiser Wilhelm II, Wilhelmshöhe Palace (1786–98) at the foot of Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, today houses one of Germany’s greatest art collections, especially of Flemish and Dutch baroque painting. The …
Top Choice Museum in Kassel

Grimmwelt

Occupying a prime position atop the Weinberg bunker in the scenic Weinbergpark, the fabulous Grimmwelt could be described as an architect-designed walk-in sculpture housing the most significant collection of Brother…
Top Choice Church in Fulda

Michaelskirche

A living kernel of Fulda's long history, this early-9th-century church was once the cemetery chapel for the Benedictine monastery around which the town grew. Considered one of the most important early-medieval churc…
Top Choice European in Kassel

Renthof

The classy in-house restaurant of the stylish Renthof hotel (single/double €7/115) manages the balancing act of satisfying both those seeking something hearty and traditional (Wiener schnitzel, naturally) and those …
Top Choice Castle in Fulda

Stadtschloss

Fulda's spectacular Stadtschloss (town castle) was built from 1706 to 1721 as the prince-abbots' residence. Designed by famed baroque architect Johann Dientzenhofer (also responsible for the nearby cathedral), it no…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Kassel

Pho Vang

Spotless Pho Vang is a great alternative to heavy German fare, delivering authentic Vietnamese pho (noodle soup) and other traditional dishes that aren't altered too drastically to suit the European palate (exceptin…