Regional tastes best!

Smooth craft beer, honey made in Kassel and a sophisticated gin distilled in northern Hesse: numerous regional specialities enjoyed by gourmets from near and far are lovingly hand-made in and around Kassel. Of course, they also include tasty treats that are typical for Kassel and the region, whether the legendary "Ahle Worscht" or the original "Kasseler Hornaffen". You can look forward to some exciting culinary discoveries – you'll see, Kassel tastes good, too! Or, as the Kassel natives put it: "S'schmegged".

Ahle Wurscht

One of the typical regional specialties that you can enjoy in Kassel is the "Ahle Wurscht" – a special dry sausage that is now well-known and popular far beyond Kassel. The long-matured raw sausage, also known as "Stracke" or "Dürre Runde", is anything but old: For the production, fresh meat is processed and refined exclusively with natural spices. Good Appetite!

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Gin made in northern Hesse

"Gin is in" – this call has also been heard in northern Hesse: a small distillery in Liebenau near Kassel has been producing top-quality gin for the past few years that enjoys an excellent reputation amongst connoisseurs. Besides juniper handpicked in the Diemel valley, its strong base also contains selected aromas such as grapefruit, citrus, orange, buckthorn, wakame seaweed and other botanical ingredients. Your health!

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Braumanufaktur Steckenpferd

In a former butchery, two students have set up their brewing company "Steckenpferd" - and since then produce "regional creative beer", which is not only completely vegetarian, but also extremely tasty. You can enjoy the delicious brew on site in a small bar with attached gallery. Well then cheers!

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Honey "Made in Kassel"

"Urban Beekeeping" is very much in fashion – and has long since landed in Kassel. In the middle of the city, busy bees use the abundance of flowers on balconies and traffic islands or in parks and gardens. The result: Delicious "Kasseler Stadthonig", which has already received several gold awards from the Hessian beekeeper association.

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"Kasseler Hornaffe"

If you want to figure out what a Kasseler Hornaffe is, don't be misled by the word "affe" – monkey – and consult an encyclopaedia, as this is not some exotic animal found only in Kassel. In fact, you'd be well-advised to find a copy of the famous dictionary of German compiled by the Grimm brothers. According to Jacob Grimm, a "hornaffe" is "a sweetmeat shaped like two horns turned toward another". It is still popular today and sold by many bakeries in Kassel and the region. The oval, strudel-like Danish pastry dough Christmas treat is filled with raising and candied orange peel, coated in marzipan and covered in chopped almonds. A truly local sweet temptation...

You can get it right in the city of Kassel

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.