Top things to do in Kassel

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…
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 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…
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…
Art in Kassel

dOCUMENTA

One of Europe's most important contemporary art exhibitions, dOCUMENTA is held every five years in Kassel (sometimes in collaboration with other cities, such as Athens in 2017), and lasts 100 days. Popping up next i…
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…
Spanish in Kassel

El Erni

Satisfying the locals' cravings for quality modern Spanish cuisine in an upmarket setting since 1994, this refined restaurant forces you to choose between a selection of delicious tapas to share and the main menu co…