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

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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 on 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 the then Gesamthochschule and today's University of Kassel. The location was also chosen because the former Henschel site had been located here, where up to 6000 forced labourers 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), Website

3. Großes Gewächshaus

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The large greenhouse is located in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel and was built in 1822/23 by the court architect Johann Conrad Bromeis under Elector Wilhelm II for the cultivation of precious exotic plants. The original dome-like central building was later replaced by a more massive palm house. The filigree iron-glass construction took a pioneering position in Germany. In the large greenhouse, some historical plants are kept. It is managed by the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel and can be visited from the 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. 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)

6. Obelisk

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The Obelisk is a memorial designed for documenta 14 by Nigerian-American artist Olu Oguibe. In June 2017, it was installed at Kassel's Königsplatz; since April 2019, the obelisk has been located in Treppenstraße. The 16.20 m high monument entitled Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument bears the inscription "I was a stranger and you sheltered me", a quotation from the Gospel of Matthew, in the four languages most frequently spoken in Kassel Arabic, German, English and Turkish.

Wikipedia: Obelisk (Olu Oguibe) (DE)

7. Grimmwelt

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The Grimm World 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 on the lives 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

8. Abendtreffen an der Lichtung

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

Wikipedia: Künstler-Nekropole (DE)

9. 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), Website

10. Torwache

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The Torwache is located at Brüder-Grimm-Platz in Kassel and consists of two buildings facing each other on Wilhelmshöher Allee. The buildings are part of an unfinished gate system designed in 1805 by the architect Heinrich Christoph Jussow, who was also involved in the construction of Wilhelmshöhe Palace and the Löwenburg.

Wikipedia: Torwache (Kassel) (DE)

11. 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)

12. Blue Dancer

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Blue Dancer Eigenes Werk / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Blue Dancer, a light sculpture by Japanese artist Kazuo Katase, is located on the east side of the Kaselwalt Lubbke Bridge, parallel to the bridge, and is now permanent. The artwork, which connects the Mitte and Unterneustadt districts, consists of a blue-illuminated crossbar and two bucket-shaped structures under a rope.

Wikipedia: Blue Dancer (DE), Website

13. 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)

14. 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)

15. 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)

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. 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)

18. 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)

19. 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)

20. Versöhnungskirche Kassel

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The Evangelische Versöhnungskirche am Bossental in Kassel is the numerically smallest community in the Stadtkirchenkreis of the North Hesse city. It celebrated its 50th anniversary at the end of 2017.

Wikipedia: Versöhnungskirche (Kassel) (DE), Website

21. Zeughausruine

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The armory in Kassel was planned between 1581 and 1583 under the rule of Landgrave Wilhelm IV of Hessen-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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