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Situated in central Germany on the Fulda river, Kassel is overlooked by its famous landmark, the Hercules.
The Hercules was built in 1713 on top of the so-called 'Oktogon', an octagonal stone structure.

Kassel currently has about 195,000 inhabitants and covers an area of around 107 sq km.

DOCUMENTA 13: go for it in 2012!

One thing Kassel is definitely famous for, is the Documenta, an in- and outdoor exhibition of modern and contemporary art that takes place every five years.

The Documenta 12 took place from June 16 to September 23, 2007 and attracted a record-breaking 754,000 visitors from all around the world.

The next Documenta will take place from June to September 2012. If time permits, try to pay Kassel a visit during that period.

City of the Brothers Grimm

The brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who became famous as the Brothers Grimm through their unique and worldwide renowned fairy tales, moved to Kassel in 1798. Most of their tales were written in Kassel, many of them being told by the storyteller Dorothea Viehmann.
Apart from their stories, the brothers were also renowned for their published works as linguists. The most important one being the German dictionary, "Das Deutsche Woerterbuch".

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  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2011 at 2:38 AM

    Very nice and useful tips. Thanks

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2007 at 9:25 PM

    Very interesting. I think this place has links to Chatsworth House in England inasmuch as the water feature at Kassel inspired theirs. Cheers.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2007 at 10:51 AM

    Very nice page - the castles look great and the Oktagon is a striking image. Thanks for sharing. N.

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2007 at 9:31 PM

    I know where I would LOVE to spend New years next year!!!! Great tips :-)

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2006 at 9:40 PM

    interesting kassel....lots of beautiful architectures and brothers grimm lived here! i'd love to visit the place someday.

  • spitball's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2006 at 10:44 AM

    My friend Claudia Meyer is orig from Kassel, she's now in Munich last I heard. I had no idea just how beautiful it is.

  • globetrekker_airen's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2006 at 12:48 AM

    didnt know about kassel and the story about the brothers Grimm having lived there until ive seen ur page. quite interesting =) wish i can visit it some day ;) greetings from BE

  • Hewer's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2006 at 9:41 PM

    Intersting factoids on Kassel. I passed through there once, but I was too carefree to appreciate it :-) Greetings from Osaka!

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 6:22 AM

    hey, woher hast du die ganzen schönen kassel-pictures?! ich bin ja immer erst auf einen besuch angewiesen... viel spass noch in korea! und komm mal wieder nübbah! golo

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