From Rembrandt to Graffiti (Art)
From the Old Masters gallery Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister to the graffiti art in trendy Schillerviertel and the galleries in Südstadt: art is at home in Kassel – not least also in its streetscape, where the international art exhibition documenta's outdoor works continuously open up new and fascinating perspectives. Plus, according to UK newspaper The Guardian, GRIMMWELT in Kassel is one of the world's ten best new museums. A must-see? We think so!
The Neue Galerie near the Karlsaue has always been closely linked to the documenta: not only exhibits from the current exhibition are on display every five years, but also documenta works from the past decades have a permanent place here. Since 2019, the new presentation 'about:documenta' on the entire upper floor invites you to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the internationally important exhibition series.
02 Fairy tale world heritage
Thanks to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Kassel holds not just one but two World Heritage titles, as the Grimm brothers' personal copies of the Children's and Household Tales have been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. They can be admired in the GRIMMWELT museum, which brings the lives and work of the Grimm brothers to life.
03 You can see here something!
Particularly charming in the landscape: a title that Kassel has earned not only because of its magical parks and gardens. Because the Kassel museum landscape is extremely diverse and always opens up new perspectives. Whether technology, history, satire, contemporary art or princely life: Look forward to over 20 museums, in which there is a lot to discover!
04 Europe's biggest formal hillside park
Around 300 years ago, Landgraf Carl delighted visitors with the attractions of "his" mountain park – ranging from the Hercules Monument to the impressive Baroque water features down to the Wilhelmshöhe Palace with its collection of antiques and paintings. Today, Europe's biggest formal hillside park is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts many thousands of visitors every year, who are just as fascinated as the Landgrave's guests were at the time...