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Sightseeing in Kassel - what to see. Complete travel guide

The city is located in the center of Germany. Kassel traditionally attracts tourists by interesting sights, old palaces, spacious parks, numerous museums and wide choice of excursion routes. You will find three ancient forts on the territory of the city. Each fort is surrounded by amazing park zones.
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Wilhelmshoe complex is the most popular tourist destination in the city. Here is located the symbol of this city – the statue of Heracles. Wilhelmshoe contains a palace and a park opened for tourists. While walking in the park you can see magnificent fountains, large number of temples and even ruins of “Chinese village”. However, Wilhelmshoe Palace is still the main architectural sight of this place. Its rooms are decorated in various styles and resemble true royal accommodation. The palace is decorated with valuable interior elements and furniture.
Löwenburg Palace is a wonderful example of neo-gothic architectural style. The palace was built in the end of the 18th century. Its inner decorations are made is best traditions of medieval times. Here you can see unique furniture, bronze statues, several playing rooms and magnificent stained-glass windows. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Karlsaue Park is no less interesting. The palace with the same name was built here in 1701. At that time the facility was used as a hothouse dedicated to growing orange trees.

Museum Fridericianum is the main exhibition center of the city. Here often take place various exhibitions and other cultural events. You can also visit the museum dedicated to Grimm brothers. It will provide you with interesting information about the life and work of famous authors of fairytales. Museums of Artistic Crafts and Sculpture will demonstrate you a collection of works made of glass and china. The museum also exhibits a rich collection of sculptures and silver tableware.
Among the architectural sites, one of the most impressive is the building of the old Town Hall. Its construction lasted 4 years and was finally completed in 1909. The building is built in the best traditions of neo-baroque style. Its facade is decorated with exquisite porticoes and sculptures. In front of the town hall, there is a beautiful square on which there are also many interesting sculptures and other ancient ornaments.
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An excursion to the Hessian State Museum, which is famous for its rich collection of applied art and folklore, promises to be exciting. The opening of the museum took place in 1913; it was timed to celebrate the millennium of the city. Within the walls of the museum, there is a very multifaceted collection. Here, you can see interesting archaeological artifacts from the Neolithic period, and very beautiful jewelry of various eras, as well as unique works of art and iconic accessories. This museum houses one of the largest collections of faience and ivory products in the country.
An outstanding example of Baroque style is the Ottoman building, which was built in 1607. This building is known as the very first in Germany, built specifically to accommodate a theater. In the 18th century a new theater was built in the city, and the old building was used to store valuable city relics. At the end of the 17th century, the historical building housed an art gallery. During the Second World War, the construction was badly damaged. After the restoration of the building, a very interesting Natural History Museum was opened in it, which still works.
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One of the most famous religious sites in Kassel is the Saint Martin’s Church, which was founded in the beginning of the 14th century. For hundreds of years, the church was rebuilt and supplemented with new elements. So now, its appearance is an amazing combination of different architectural styles. The last major reconstruction took place in the 50s of the last century, during which specialists were able to restore many old elements of the church decoration.
Stadthalle Kassel If these attractions are not enough, you can visit the Sababurg Castle located in the outskirts of the city. This castle is one of the oldest in the region. The first fortifications in its place were built during the Roman Empire. The first official mention of the castle dates back to the 14th century. At the present time a small hotel is equipped on the territory of the historic building.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Kassel
♥   Shopping area ' Königsstraße' Kassel, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kassel
♥   Castle 'Burg Ludwigstein' , 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Arolsen' , 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Plesse Castle' , 44.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gleichen' , 45.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Hessenstein' , 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kassel
♥   National Park 'Kellerwald-Edersee' , 41.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hainich' , 70.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Harz' , 87.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Kassel and around
♥   Art museum 'Schloss Wilhelmshöhe' Kassel, 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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