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


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Explore interesting sights in Kassel, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Kassel, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Kassel

1. Die Rampe

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Die Rampe Dietmar Walberg / CC BY-SA 2.5

The ramp is a memorial by the German artist E. R. Nele, which commemorates the deportation and extermination of European Jews during the Nazi era. In the Nazi extermination camps, "ramp" was the name of the platform to which the Jews were driven out of the wagons of the deportation trains. The installation was inaugurated on 8 May 1985, forty years after the end of the Second World War, on the grounds of what was then the University of Kassel and is now the University of Kassel. The location was also chosen because the former Henschel site had been located here, where up to 6000 forced laborers were employed during the war years.

Wikipedia: Die Rampe (Mahnmal) (DE)

2. 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)

3. Großes Gewächshaus

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The Große Greenhouse is located in the Wilhelmshöhe mountain park in Kassel and was built in 1822/23 by the court architect Johann Conrad Bromeis under Elector Wilhelm II for cultivation of precious exotic plants. The original dome-like middle building was later replaced by a more solid palm house. The filigree iron-glass construction took a pioneering position in Germany. In the large greenhouse, historical plants are sometimes stored. It is managed by the Museum Landscape Hessen Kassel and can be visited from 1st Advent to May.

Wikipedia: Großes Gewächshaus (Kassel) (DE)

4. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

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Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe Hendrik Thole / CC BY-SA 3.0

Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is a landscape park in Kassel, Germany. The area of the park is 2.4 square kilometres, making it the largest European hillside park, and second largest park on a hill slope in the world. Construction of the Bergpark, or "mountain park", began in 1689 at the behest of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel and took about 150 years. The park is open to the public today. Since 2013, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its monumental Baroque architecture and its unique fountains and water features.

Wikipedia: Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe (EN), Heritage Website

5. Obelisk

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The obelisk is a monument to the Documenta 14 of the Nigerian-American artist Olu Oguibe. In June 2017 it was set up at Kasseler Königsplatz; The obelisk has been on the stairway since April 2019. The 16.20 m high monument with the title The stranger and refugees Monument in the four most frequently spoken languages Arabic, German, English and Turkish is the inscription: "I was a stranger and you have accommodated me", a quote the Matthew Gospel.

Wikipedia: Obelisk (Olu Oguibe) (DE)

6. Grimmwelt

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The Grimmwelt Kassel is an exhibition house on the works, work and life of the Brothers Grimm. The exhibition house offers interactive presentations on the German dictionary, children's and household fairy tales as well as the life of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It is divided into 25 sections, which are named with words from the German dictionary. In addition, the Grimm World shows changing special exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Grimmwelt Kassel (DE), Website

7. Abendtreffen an der Lichtung

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The Artist's Necropolis is a cemetery, a park and a work of art in public space with a hiking trail in the area of the Harleshausen district of Kassel. The necropolis was created by documenta artists who committed themselves in their wills to be buried there during their lifetime. With it, the documenta artist Harry Kramer initiated a new form of expression of art in public space.

Wikipedia: Künstler-Nekropole (DE)

8. Wimmelbrunnen

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The Wimmel monument in the Kassel Fürstengarten is an unification monument, which was designed by the Kassel sculptor Karl Begas. The Obelisk inaugurated on May 10, 1898 is reminiscent of the German unification of 1871. The monument is named after the monument. Until 1965 it stood centrally on today's Brüder-Grimm-Platz at the gateway to the downtown Kassel.

Wikipedia: Wimmel-Denkmal (DE)

9. Blue Dancer

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Blue Dancer Eigenes Werk / CC BY-SA 4.0

Blue Dancer is a light sculpture by the Japanese artist Katuo Katase, which is located on the east side of the Walter-Lübcke bridge, aligned parallel to the bridge, now in Kassel. The work of art connects the center and lower part of the Lower Neustadt and consists of a blue illuminated crossbar with two bucket -shaped structures below a rope.

Wikipedia: Blue Dancer (DE), Website

10. Man walking to the sky

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Man walking to the sky is a sculpture by the American artist Jonathan Borofsky. The figure stands on the forecourt of the Kulturbahnhof Kassel. The “Heavenly Stormer”, 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 D-marks.

Wikipedia: Man walking to the sky (DE)

11. Ich

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

Wikipedia: Ich-Denkmal (DE)

12. Museum für Sepulkralkultur

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The Museum of Sepulal Culture is a special museum on Weinbergstrasse in Kassel. The Museum of Sepulal Culture, which opened in 1992, is devoted to the topic of death, death, burial, grief and commemoration. The Working Group Cemetery and Monument e. V. It belongs to the working group of independent cultural institutes.

Wikipedia: Museum für Sepulkralkultur (DE), Website

13. Lutherkirche

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Lutherkirche named after Martin Luther in downtown Kassel is the highest building in the city at 76 meters. The Evangelical Church inaugurated in 1897 was badly damaged in the Second World War and then removed to the tower. In 1970 a new building was built in the immediate vicinity.

Wikipedia: Lutherkirche (Kassel) (DE)

14. Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

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Schloss Wilhelmshöhe is a Neoclassical palace located in Bad Wilhelmshöhe, a part of Kassel, Germany. It was built for Landgrave Wilhelm (William) IX of Hesse in the late 18th century. Emperor Wilhelm II made extensive use of it as a summer residence and personal retreat.

Wikipedia: Schloss Wilhelmshöhe (EN)

15. Rahmenbau

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Frame Building or Landscape in the Dia is a work of art by the former architectural 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)

16. 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), Website

17. 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)

18. 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)

19. Versöhnungskirche Kassel

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The Evangelical Church of the Reconciliation on Bossental in Kassel is the smallest municipality in the city church district of the North Hessian city. It celebrated its 50th anniversary at the end of 2017.

Wikipedia: Versöhnungskirche (Kassel) (DE), Website

20. Apollo-Brunnen

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The Renthoffountain is a well built around 1600 on the exterior facade of the Renthof in Kassel. The monument, which is listed in the Renaissance era, is the oldest, still preserved fountain in the city.

Wikipedia: Renthofbrunnen (Kassel) (DE)

21. Zeughausruine

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The armoury in Kassel was planned between 1581 and 1583 under the reign of Landgrave William IV of Hesse-Kassel by Count Rochus zu Lynar and Christoph Müller and built in the style of the Renaissance.

Wikipedia: Zeughaus (Kassel) (DE)


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