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Kassel is a city at the heart of Germany, characterised by its contradictions. Even though, at first glance, the city on the River Fulda might appear quiet, it offers visitors all kinds of entertainment.
Many come to Kassel in search of relaxation. Visitors who would like to treat themselves to a rejuvenating spa treatment should head to the Kurhessen Therme or the Habichtswald Clinic. Almost two thirds of the city is made up of parkland, creating a relaxed atmosphere in this otherwise busy urban centre, which is home to nearly 200 000 people. A popular recreational area is the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, a castle with grounds dating to the baroque era lying at the foot of the Habichtswald Nature Park.
Kassel once played an important literary role. During the 19th century the Brothers Grimm lived in Kassel, where they worked on their world-famous fairytales. An historic and nostalgic trip to the Brothers Grimm Museum is, at any rate, a must during your travels in Kassel.
Explore the city a little and you will not be surprised to discover that Kassel has the highest number of museums per head in the whole of Germany. Every five years, dOCUMENTA takes place here, a festival renowned around the globe for its exhibitions of contemporary art. If, however, you are not visiting the city during the time of the festival, there is no need to worry. There are still more than enough impressive art museums to visit during your travels in the city: The Fridericianum and the Schloss Wilhelmshöhe are both home to wonderful exhibitions, paling in comparison only to the buildings' own breathtaking architecture.
Although a large part of the city was destroyed in bombings during the Second World War, Kassel has managed to create a cityscape with a good mix of traditional and modern elements.
Thanks to numerous transport options, it is absolutely no problem to get from one area to the next in Kassel. The tram network can deliver you to practically every corner within the city limits. The Kassel-Calden Airport is only ten minutes from the city zone and the busy hub is also connected to the German rail and Autobahn networks. Kassel is only two hours from both Cologne and Frankfurt, so a short trip to this Hessian town is always worthwhile.
Located in Mitte, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Natural History and Documenta-Halle. Astronomy and Physics Exhibition at the Orangerie and Brothers Grimm Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wilhelmshoehe Park, Loewenburg Castle, and Karlsaue Park. Museum of Natural History and Astronomy and Physics Exhibition at the Orangerie are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Waldau, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Messe Kassel Exhibition Centre, Karlsaue Park, and Astronomy and Physics Exhibition at the Orangerie. Museum of Natural History and Documenta-Halle are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Kassel, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kassel Congress Center, Wilhelmshoehe Park, and Schloss Wilhelmshoehe. Museum for Sepulkralkultur and Brothers Grimm Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Waldau, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Messe Kassel Exhibition Centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Astronomy and Physics Exhibition at the Orangerie and Brothers Grimm Museum. University of Kassel and Karlsaue Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Bad Wilhelmshoehe, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wilhelmshoehe Park and Schloss Wilhelmshoehe. Loewenburg Castle and Kassel Congress Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Vorderer Westen, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kassel Congress Center, Museum for Sepulkralkultur, and Brothers Grimm Museum. Museum of Natural History and Documenta-Halle are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Vorderer Westen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kassel Congress Center and Museum for Sepulkralkultur. Brothers Grimm Museum and Documenta-Halle are also within 2 mi (3 km).