Discover Kassel

Kassel is the third largest city in Hesse and convinces with location and potential. It is green here, but not boring. Here it is urban, but not overcrowded. Discover the advantages of Kassel as a place to live and work.

It does not get any greener

Orangerie KasselImage: Angela Wöhrmann
Orangery Kassel

Kassel is the second greenest city in Germany and thus offers pure recreation.

With an area of 2.4 km², Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is the largest of its kind in Germany. You can discover the rushing water games, the imposing Hercules, Wilhelmshöhe Castle and the artificial ruin Löwenburg in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also popular are the Karlsauen along the Fulda or the flower island Siebenbergen.

Pure culture

Well located

Kassel misses the geographical center of Germany by about 70 kilometers. Nevertheless, Kassel is very centrally located and thus well situated for visitors from all directions. The city center is accessible both by public transport and by car, so many employees of the University of Kassel allow themselves the wish of living in the countryside: In the morning they go to the interesting university life and in the afternoon they go out again into the countryside.

Affordable living

Kassel offers everything that makes a big city. In a nationwide comparison, the cost of housing is in the lower range . In addition to rental and owner-occupied apartments in traffic-calmed zones, more and more families are taking advantage of the opportunity to purchase property in the Kassel area. Secure employment at the University of Kassel is a good basis for such plans.

To work

The University of Kassel is one of the largest employers in the region. The university is beaten by Volkswagenwerk Kassel in Baunatal with around 17,300 employees and the Klinikumverbund Gesundheit Nordhessen (4,800 employees). We are happy to provide our new employees who are new to Kassel with tips on local employers. That way, all family members can get off to a good start in their new working life in Kassel.


Quickly in the countryside, short distances in the city: The district of Kassel enjoys unbroken popularity and the trend is toward rural life. Jobs are waiting in the city, but you can live in the countryside, which offers plenty of peace, relaxation and space for family. The Ottoneum Natural History Museum, the Climbing Forest or the Kassel Planetarium invite you to excursions and exciting afternoons for young and old.