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Welcome to Kassel!

Kassel is a city full of exciting contrasts. In architecture. In the contrast between classic and modern. In the field of tension of urbanity and nature. Always open for new things, eager to experiment and unconventional. A city for people who seek new impressions and want to be inspired. The international university city greets the ancient residence of kings and landgraves. And she greets your visitors - with a winning and mischievous smile: Here you can experience something!

soki: Sustainable for the bottom

01 soki: Sustainable for the bottom

Colourful boxer shorts made from old bed linen: where can you find such a thing? In Kassel of course! Since 2015, the green fashion label soki has done its tailoring in a spirit of sustainability in Kassel’s Vorderer Westen district. Here, the trained tailor Kira Kamm and her team transform old bed linen into colourful boxer shorts and bring out casual collections for the whole family twice a year. Upcycling at its best – made in Kassel!
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KolorCubes: Colorful walls for Kassel!

02 KolorCubes: Colorful walls for Kassel!

Since 2015, the Kassel art project KolorCubes has produced large-format murals in the streets of the city - together with artists from all over the world and mainly in the Schiller district of Kassel. The KolorCubes WorkSpace is also located here, an open art studio with a culture office, in which workshops are offered and guided tours of the Public Art Gallery start.
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The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (DOKFEST) takes place annually for six days in November. The program includes around 250 national and international films each year, including many premieres. There is also a diverse accompanying program, ranging from a media art exhibition and an interdisciplinary symposium to the DokfestLounge with VJs and DJs, performances and parties.
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Kulturzelt Kassel: Music and summer air at the Fulda river

04 Kulturzelt Kassel: Music and summer air at the Fulda river

Every summer for over 30 years the culture tent at the Fulda river has been attracting music lovers from all over the region, who can experience rich sounds from a wide variety of popular music – in a very special atmosphere and in an excellent, studio-like sound. In addition to well-known bands and artists, talented young acts are always on stage here.
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What the heart desires: shopping in Kassel

05 What the heart desires: shopping in Kassel

Whether you are looking for the latest styles of your favourite labels, inspiring home and lifestyle trends, handmade unique pieces of jewellery or original Kassel products, you are guaranteed to make fantastic discoveries on a shopping trip through Kassel. Whilst you can find all kinds of specialist stores and attractive shopping centres with a wide range of branded products in the city centre, there are a number of original concept stores awaiting you in the districts. These offer original and sustainable products made in the region, lovingly selected furniture and accessories, and much more.
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No two are the same: Kassel’s districts

06 No two are the same: Kassel’s districts

When you come to Kassel, you should definitely also acquaint yourself with the districts of the documenta city. Each of them has its own unique atmosphere and is waiting to be discovered by you. The trendy Vorderer Westen district, for example, is dominated by imposing Wilhelminian-style buildings and invites you to go shopping in its concept stores. Nordholland is diverse and multicultural – this is where you will find the Public Art Gallery with colourful graffiti and murals. Kassel’s Südstadt district with its galleries also has a creative flair, and glamorous Bad Wilhelmshöhe and the urban east of the city are also worth a visit.
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You are guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep here: wonderful accommodation in Kassel

07 You are guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep here: wonderful accommodation in Kassel

The accommodation options that are available to you are just as varied as Kassel itself. For example, you can spend magical nights at Grimm’s Living, whilst extraordinary hotels such as the Renthof or the Schlosshotel will spoil you with a hint of luxury and a very special ambience. Anyone who likes going camping or caravanning can sleep under the stars in our camping and caravan site in an idyllic location right by the Fulda. So you can relax and sink into your pillows (or your sleeping bag) after an eventful day in Kassel.
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Everything is so wonderfully green here: Kassel’s parks and gardens

08 Everything is so wonderfully green here: Kassel’s parks and gardens

Romantic walks or extended runs, summer picnics or the blaze of colour of old giant trees in the autumn: you have the choice – and you can look forward to a wide variety of idyllic parks and gardens in Kassel, which will constantly provide you with new perspectives on the city and its highlights. And in case you are wondering why there is a conspicuous basalt column next to so many trees in Kassel: they are part of the documenta artwork “7000 Oaks”, with which the world-famous artist Joseph Beuys provided a number of green accents in Kassel!
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