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

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Witzenhausen

Witzenhausen, which obtained town rights as early as 1225, is located in the vicinity of 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 being celebrated with the so-called Kesperkirmes (cherry fair). The historic city centre is characterised by half-timber houses, which make visiting the old part of town particularly charming. The already mentioned Werra valley, which encloses Witzenhausen, is also worth a visit: numerous castles and medieval towns are proof that the region is part of the home of the Brothers Grimm.

Tourism

Landmarks

Museums

Cinemas