14 Sights in Kassel, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Kassel, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Kassel, Germany.

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1. New Gallery

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The Neue Galerie is an art museum in Kassel in the state of Hesse, in Germany. The building was constructed between 1871 and 1877 as a museum for works of the Old Masters. The building was damaged and burned out on 22 October 1943 in a devastating air raid carried out on the orders of Winston Churchill. The 60 most important works were brought to Vienna, and were returned in 1956. The building and large parts of the collection were lost. The museum was reopened with its present name in 1976, and a large renovation was completed in 2011.

Wikipedia: New Gallery (Kassel) (EN)

2. Obelisk

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The Obelisk is a monument designed for documenta 14 by Nigerian-American artist Olu Oguibe. It was placed at K ö nigsplatz in Kassel in June 2017; The obelisk has been standing at Treppenstraße since April 2019. The 16.20-metre-tall monument, called the Das Fremflinge und Flüchtlinge Monument, reads "Ich war ein Fremfling und Ihr habt mich beh ö rbergt" in the four most commonly used languages of Kassel-Arabic, German, English and Turkish, quoting a passage from the Gospel of Matthew.

Wikipedia: Obelisk (Olu Oguibe) (DE)

3. Martinskirche

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St Martin's Church is a Protestant parish church in Kassel, Hesse, Germany. It is also the preaching-church of the bishop of the Evangelical Church of Hesse Electorate-Waldeck. It is in the Gothic style and was begun in 1364 and completed in 1462, dedicated to St. Martin of Tours. It became a Protestant church in 1524, when Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse converted to Protestantism. From the 16th century until the end of the 18th century it was the burial place for the landgraves of Hesse.

Wikipedia: St Martin's Church, Kassel (EN)

4. Museum für Sepulkralkultur

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The Museum für Sepulkralkultur (Museum of Sepulchral Culture) is a museum on Weinbergstraße in Kassel, Germany. Opened in 1992, the Museum of Sepulchral Culture is dedicated to the theme of dying, death, burial, mourning and commemoration. It is supported by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e. V. It belongs to the working group of independent cultural institutes.

Wikipedia: Museum für Sepulkralkultur (DE)

5. Grimmwelt

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Grimm World Castle is an exhibition venue showing the works, work and life of the Grimm Brothers. The gallery offers interactive presentations on German dictionaries, children's and family fairy tales, and the lives of Jacob and William Green. It is divided into 25 areas and named after words in German dictionaries. In addition, Green World also holds temporary exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Grimmwelt Kassel (DE)

6. Man walking to the sky

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Man walking to the sky is a sculpture by American artist Jonathan Borofsky. The figure stands on the forecourt of the Kulturbahnhof Kassel. The "Himmelsstürmer", as the sculpture is called by the citizens of Kassel, was designed by Borofsky for documenta IX in 1992. The production costs amounted to about 70,000 Deutschmarks.

Wikipedia: Man walking to the sky (DE)

7. Ich

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An ego monument is a sculpture that was first erected in the city of Frankfurt am Main. The work of the artist Hans Traxler in collaboration with the stonemason Reiner Uhl has been on display since 24 March 2005 in the Oberrad district, in the Mainuferanlage between Rudererdorf and Gerbermühle in Frankfurt's green belt.

Wikipedia: Ich-Denkmal (DE)

8. Lutherkirche

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The Luther Church in Kassel's city centre, named after Martin Luther, is the tallest building in the city at 76 metres. The Protestant church, consecrated in 1897, was severely damaged in the Second World War and then demolished except for the tower. In 1970, a new building was built in the immediate vicinity.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Kassel) (DE)

9. Blue Dancer

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Blue Dancer Eigenes Werk / CC BY-SA 4.0

Blue Dancer, a light sculpture by Japanese artist Kazuo Katase, is located on the east side of the Walter-Lübcke Bridge in Kassel, parallel to the bridge. The artwork, which connects the Mitte and Unterneustadt areas, consists of a blue-illuminated crossbar and two barrel-shaped structures beneath a rope.

Wikipedia: Blue Dancer (DE)

10. Torwache

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Torwache is located in Brüder-Grimm-Platz in Kassel and consists of two buildings opposite Wilhelmshöher Allee. The buildings were part of an unfinished gate complex designed in 1805 by architect Heinrich Christopher Yusso, who was also involved in the construction of William Castle and Lion Castle.

Wikipedia: Torwache (Kassel) (DE)

11. Fridericianum

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The Fridericianum is a museum in Kassel, Germany. Built in 1779, it is one of the oldest public museums in Europe. Since 1955 the quinquennial art festival documenta has been centred on the site, with some artworks displayed on Friedrichsplatz, in front of the building.

Wikipedia: Fridericianum (EN)

12. Rahmenbau

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Rahmenbau oder Landschaft im Dia is a work of art by the former architect and artist group Haus-Rucker-Co. The installation was designed in 1977 for documenta 6 in Kassel and has since stood on the east side of Friedrichsplatz above the Karlsaue and the Orangery.

Wikipedia: Rahmenbau (DE)

13. Orangerie

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The Orangerie is an Orangery in Kassel, Hesse, Germany. It was built under Landgrave Charles between 1703 and 1711. Since then, it forms the northern corner of the Karlsaue park. Today it is used as an astronomy and physical cabinet.

Wikipedia: Orangerie (Kassel) (EN)

14. Karlsaue

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The Karlsaue Park is a public and inner-city park of 1.50 km2 (0.58 sq mi) in Kassel. It was redesigned as a landscape garden in 1785 and consists of a mixture of visible Baroque garden elements and arranged “natural areas”.

Wikipedia: Karlsaue (EN)

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