Cul­tu­ral Life

Kassel

Kassel is a city of cultural wealth and diversity with more than 1000 years of history. “Documenta", an exhibition of contemporary art, takes place every five years in the city. Kassel is also the "Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route". The Grimm Brothers spent the most significant period of their lives here devoted to gathering and consolidating fairy tales and researching on German linguistics. Even today there are many sights to visit in Kassel. Magnificent parks, world famous art works, historical monuments and cultural institutions attract millions of visitors every year. The most notable places of interest are the hillside park around the Castle of Wilhelmshöhe, the Orangerie, and the Habichtswald nature reserve. Get an impression of the rich cultural life of the city on the following websites (unfortunately, many are available in German only):

Tourism

Theatre

Museums

Music and Concerts

Cinemas

Further Information on Events:

Wit­zen­hau­sen

Witzenhausen, which obtained town rights as early as 1225, is located near Kassel in the romantic Werra valley, surrounded by the Kaufunger Forest. The small town is also known as the city of cherries because it lies within the largest single cherry-growing area in Europe. Every year, the tradition of growing cherries is celebrated at the so-called Kesperkirmes (cherry fair). The historic city centre is dominated by half-timber houses and they make visiting the old part of town particularly attractive. The Werra valley, which surrounds Witzenhausen, is also worth a visit: numerous castles and medieval towns are proof that the area was part of the home region of the Brothers Grimm.


 

Tourism

Landmarks

Museums

Cinemas