Kassel attractions

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 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 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…
Palace in Kassel

Schloss Wilhelmsthal

About 15km northwest of Kassel you'll find one of Germany's best-preserved and most beautiful rococo palaces, built by Landgrave Wilhelm VIII as a leisure palace between 1747 and 1761. The magnificent baroque Schlos…
Museum in Kassel

Fridericianum

This excellent contemporary art museum hosts temporary exhibitions and symposia exploring relevant, topical themes such as the re-emergence of fascism in Europe. Dating to 1779, it is thought to be the world's first…
Castle in Kassel

Löwenburg

Situated within Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, the faux-ruined 'Lion's Castle' was built between 1793 and 1801 in a 'medieval' style so ornately romantic it's almost comical. Tours take in the Rüstkammer (Museum of Armament…
Museum in Kassel

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Billed as ‘a meditative space for funerary art’, this atypical museum examines attitudes to death and burial practices, and challenges western reluctance to discuss it. The permanent collection includes headstones, …
Gallery in Kassel

Documenta Halle

Built expressly to augment the Museum Fridericianum as the primary exhibition space for Kassel's quinquennial art extravaganza Documenta, the Halle hosts changing exhibitions on modern art, plus readings, screenings…
Gallery in Kassel

Neue Galerie

The restored Neue Galerie, once the town residence of Napoleon's little brother Jérôme but sadly damaged in WWII, showcases paintings and sculptures by German artists from 1750 to the present, as well as pieces from…