3 parks - 3 palaces

Kassel is a documenta city and is considered to be one of the most significant museum locations in Germany. For example, the Wilhelmshöhe Palace hosts one of the world's largest Rembrandt collections.

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

Schlosspark Wilhelmsthal


From Wilhelmshöhe, the path over Rasenallee goes north. After about 9km near Calden, the visitor will come upon a Rococo jewel - a piece of France on Hessian soil.

Karlsaue Park

The oldest of the landgrave's three parks was created beneath the former royal palace outside the medieval town. From the Renaissance pleasure garden Moritzaue, which lay on the tip of a marshy river island between two branches of the Fulda, Landgrave Karl created an extensive Baroque park complex in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, which dates from 1680.

 

Museums


Astrophysical Cabinet with Planetarium

Experience a journey through time about science and technology from ancient times to the present!

Ballhaus


In previous times, a court theatre for King "Funny", now a location for changing exhibitions from April to October.

Museum of the Brothers Grimm

Experience a fairy tale journey through the life and works of the Grimm brothers and family!

CARICATURA - Gallery for Comic Art

Successful exhibitions and events in the fields of caricature and cartoons, criticism and humour make this an important centre for satire in Germany.

Hessian State Museum

Discover art and cultural history from the 12th to the 20th century. It features three large exhibitions "Vor- und Frühgeschichte" (Pre- and early history), "Deutsches Tapetenmuseum" (German wallpaper museum) and "Kunsthandwerk und Plastik" (Arts and crafts and sculpture).

Löwenburg

One special attraction in Schlosspark Wilhelmshöhe is the Löwenburg. Today, it houses a collection of old weapons, armour, and Casseler porcelain. On mild summer evenings, the castle courtyard is used as the backdrop for romantic music—it is simply magical!