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!
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!
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. For the summer of 2019, an exchange with the Romanian street art festival FISART is planned, which will make Kassel richer by other works of art in public space.
The Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (DOKFEST) takes place annually for six days in November – and this year for the 36th time. 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.
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. This year's program focuses on the broad scene of the German-speaking acts – from poetic sounds to harsh big-city chansons to modern soul.