Kassel

Kassel travel basics

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Basic travel information that's simply good to know.

Statistics
Population of Germany (2015): 82,175,684
Kassel: 197,984 (2015)
Longest river in Germany: Rhine, 1,319km
Highest point of Germany: Zugspitze, 2,962m
Highest point in Kassel: Hercules monument in the Wilhelmshöhe park, 515m
Lowest point in Kassel: Fulda river at Niederzwehren, 170m
Kassel's territory: 107 square kilometres
Green Kassel: 75% of the city territory is parks and greenery
Tourism in Kassel: 903.719 hotel nights, 506.324 hotel guests in 2015

Climate
Kassel enjoys a continental climate, with average temperatures between 12 and 22°C in summer and -2 to 2°C in winter. Rainfall is quite constant at about 5-8cm per month, so don't forget that umbrella.

Crime & Safety
Kassel is a calm and safe city. Instances of petty crimes are low, though you should still always keep an eye on your valuables and never leave bags, wallets and mobile phones unattended. Just like anywhere else, be careful when walking in unlit streets late at night.

Disabled travellers
Kassel is increasingly geared towards disabled visitors, though many restaurants and bars are still difficult to access. The tram system is increasingly friendly with low thresholds. When confused, ask a young mother with a pram for tips.

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