About Kassel

The university city of Kassel has about 201,000 inhabitants. It is situated at the River Fulda in the heart of Germany and easily and quickly accessible by train or on the motorway. Kassel, the "Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route", is a city of cultural wealth and variety. Besides historical monuments you can find a theatre, an opera house and a large number of interesting museums. Every five years the documenta exhibition of contemporary art attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. Kassel has many tourist features, most notably the beautiful hillside park around the castle of Wilhelmshöhe, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2013.
Kassel is also the city of the Brothers Grimm, collectors of fairy tales and authors of the first dictionary of the German language.


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