Who'd have thought that Kassel
has this much variety to offer!
Visiting a museum is something you only do on a rainy day? Oh no it isn't! There are more than 20 museums in Kassel that focus on a huge variety of themes. All of them promise to be a super experience in any weather! They invite you to laugh out loud, swear like a trooper, explore the world's funeral customs, discover nature and technology and, of course, also admire fascinating works of art from many periods. Obviously, you'll also be able to enjoy numerous exhibits from the international art exhibition documenta. By the way: you'll also find many impressive works of art created for the documenta dotted around Kassel, including thousands of oaks planted as an installation by the famous artist Joseph Beuys. They are easy to spot, as a striking basalt stela was erected next to each tree...
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GRIMMWELT: Fairy tales and more...
Most people probably know who the Grimm brothers were – and will be familiar with their world-famous fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Mother Hulda and so on. However, very few people are aware of the fact that their collection of fairy tales, for the most part compiled in Kassel, was only one aspect of their work. Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm were also renowned linguists who also "collected" words. With works such as their dictionary of the German language, they laid the foundations for the study of Germanic linguistics and philology. GRIMMWELT brings the way the scholarly brothers lived and worked to life with various exciting interactive exhibits and is also home to the Grimm brothers' personal copies of the Children's and Household Tales, which have been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
Museum for Sepulchral Culture: Remarkably lively!
A tour of the Museum for Sepulchral Culture in Kassel is also a very interesting experience. There is no other museum like it in Germany: it is dedicated to death in all of its facets. The permanent exhibits explore the cultural history of funeral, cemetery and mourning customs in the German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present. Special exhibitions focus on important cultural heritage aspects of the topics of death and funerals, and also address current issues. You can also learn here that there is sometimes a funny side to death and that it is often linked to love and Eros.
Neue Galerie: Modern art collection
Whether Lovis Corinth or Max Ernst, Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys or Andy Warhol: the list of artists whose works are exhibited at the Neue Galerie reads like a who's who of our more recent art history. Look forward to a varied journey through the different periods of modern art – from romantic landscape paintings to contemporary works. The collection particularly focuses on the international art exhibition documenta: besides a fascinating presentation about the history of the exhibition series on the top floor, you will also find numerous documenta works from the past decades here. The collection centrepiece is a room on the ground floor furnished by none other than Joseph Beuys himself, where the installation "The Pack" and numerous smaller works provide some insights into the artist's work.
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister: Famous painters and opulent colours
The Alte Meister art gallery in Schloss Wilhelmshöhe palace is considered to be one of Germany's most important art collections. Here, you can admire more than 500 masterpieces dating from the Late Gothic to the early Classicist periods. The collection particularly focuses on 17th century Dutch and Flemish art. One of the most famous artists of this period was Rembrandt. Some of his best-known works, such as "Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph" or his portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh, are on display here. Numerous masterpieces by Rubens, Frans Hals, Van Dyck and Jordaens never fail to impress. The German, Italian, French and Spanish Old Masters are also represented, with works by Dürer, Titian, Poussin and Murillo.
WowKassel in a day
At the Palmenbad, you are far from the madding crowds and can, in an informal feel-good atmosphere, enjoy the newly designed rooms and suites (in different sizes from S to XL) and the very best of North Hessian cuisine – fresh, healthy and delicious.
- 1 night incl. breakfast and “MeineCard“
- Small picnic basket containing North Hessian specialities (city honey, a miniature bottle of Palmenbad gin, a small Ahle Wurst from the butcher Landfleischerei Koch, a small jar of homemade jam and a small cheese from the Kirchhof Oberellenbach farm, Steckenpferd pilsner
- “Kassel an einem Tag” (Kassel in a day) city guide
- ... and lots more!
from EUR 80.00 p.P.
WowIn harmony with nature
The Renthof invites you to take a luxurious journey through time – in a number of ways at once: the hotel is located in the historic walls of a monastery built in 1298 and delights guests with a stylish design that provides constant surprises.
- Two nights in the desired category of room
- Extensive breakfast buffet
- A bottle of Kiefer’s non-alcoholic Hummeln im Hintern, or a bottle of Krämer’s Pudelwohl wine.
- A hiking map
- A picnic blanket
- A picnic basket or hiking rucksack containing delicious regional delicacies
- Late check-out until 2 p.m.
- The “MeineCardKassel+” (for 72 hours of free use of the local public transport and all sorts of discounts on entry tickets in the city area)
- ... and lots more!
from EUR 159 p.P.
WowWellness – fit and healthy
Situated right in the middle of Kassel´s UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergparkhöhe, the Schlosshotel Bad Wilhelmshöhe Conference & SPA leaves nothing to be desired in terms of sophistication.
- 2 nights in a Comfort double room with late check-out on Sundays until 2 p.m. (on request and depending on availability; we are also happy to check other days of the week)
- 2 x palace breakfast from the extensive buffet with live cooking
- 1 x 3-course vital menu chosen by the chef (on the day of arrival)
- Daily entry to the wellness and spa oasis including the indoor pool and the natural swimming pond
- 1 x healthy VIP welcome when you arrive in the room
- ... and lots more!
from EUR 225.00 per person
WowE-biking in Kassel
A fairytale adventure in the heart of the city? In the Hotel Gude and the neighbouring Niederzwehren fairytale district, you will meet the spirit of the Brothers Grimm wherever you go.
- 2 nights in an L double room with late check-out on Sundays until 2 p.m. (on request and depending on a availability)
- 2 x breakfast from the extensive breakfast buffet
- Free use of an e-bike with a cycling tour recommendation starting from the hotel
- 1 x 3-course meal in the Pfeffermühle restaurant on the day of arrival
- Free parking space on the hotel site during the stay
- 1 bottle of mineral water in the room
- Free WiFi in the hotel
- ... and lots more!
from EUR 199.00 p.P.