Relax in the lush green documenta city
Kassel is located in the center of Germany and can easily be reached from all four directions – by car as well as by train.

Kassel is known internationally as the cultural and economic hub of the state of Hesse , also through the mountain park Wilhelmshöhe, which was declared UNESCO world heritage site in 2013. Another major tourist magnet is the art exhibition ” documenta”, which takes place every five years since 1955. It is one of the most important exhibitions of modern art worldwide. The exhibition lends Kassel its official alias since March 1999: “documenta city”.

Kassel is also known as the “green city”. Not only because of its location near Habichtswald forest, but Kassel also has many green areas in the urban sector, which offers visitors of this big city many attractive recreational areas.

a420e7dbd1Kassel is the heart of Germany. The present-day metropolis in northern Hesse was first mentioned in a document in the year 913. Landgrave Heinrich of Hesse built his residence here in 1217. In 1866, the Prussians took over control of the principality from Napoleon’s brother. Industrialisation began, and Kassel became the center of the German railway and aviation industries.