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!


01 about:documenta

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.
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Fairy tale world heritage

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.
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You can see here something!

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!
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Europe's biggest formal hillside park

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...
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Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

05 Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Schloss Wilhlemshöhe, in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, is a real eye-catcher with its magnificent Neoclassical architecture. And there is a lot to see inside too: the Old Masters Picture Gallery is one of the most important collections of its kind in Germany. Around 500 colourful masterpieces by famous European artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer are waiting here to be discovered by you. The Collection of Antiquities, in which around 800 exhibits from the distant Mediterranean past are brought to life, is also worth seeing. In the palace, you will also find the Collection of Prints and Drawings, which contains more than 60,000 valuable historical works on paper.
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06 Hugenottenhaus

The Hugenottenhaus in Kassel’s city centre, which was built in the early 19th century and briefly used as a hotel, stood empty for a long time, but resumed its use as a venue for exciting exhibitions a few years ago. Here you will also find the café-bar “Perle” with its wonderful beer garden under the leafy canopy of old trees. It was named after the former “Perle” hotel bar, which was designed by documenta founder Arnold Bode. He also left murals behind in some of the rooms, which you can also admire during your tour.
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