Kassel

Kassel In Your Pocket

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The central German city of Kassel is internationally famous for the five-yearly documenta art exhibition - next in 2022 - but there are plenty of other reasons to visit. There's the rebuilt city centre with a few intriguing historical corners, some excellent museums, the lush parks and great shopping. We highly recommend visiting Kassel's crowning glory; the magnificent Bergpark that spills downhill from the Hercules monument, west of the city centre. Spend a few hours or a fine day wandering around there, or combine it with a trip to one of the fairy-tale towns around Kassel that inspired the Grimm Brothers when they lived here.

In late 2017 the 14th edition of the renowned 100-day documenta art exhibition ended, leaving Kassel to return the exhibition venues to their original purpose. Every documenta leaves behind new works of art in the public space and it's fun to stroll around Kassel to discover these. Although opinions are divided on the artistic success of documenta 2017, around 850,000 people had visited, looking for inspiration, enlightenment and a bit of magic among the many artworks and events. The next documenta takes place in 2022... until then, read our documenta exhibition and documenta city walk features.

It's time to kiss that frog - enjoy Kassel.

Special Athens city guide editions - the Kassel In Your Pocket guide also contains a miniguide about Athens, and the Athens In Your Pocket PDF guide download includes a full Kassel guide, so you can enjoy documenta's Greek adventures like a local.
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