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"Explore The Karlsaue And Fuldaaue!" Top 5 Page for this destination Karlsaue / Fuldaaue Tip by King_Golo

Karlsaue / Fuldaaue, Kassel: 1 reviews and 3 photos

  Orangery and swans - mirrored in the Küchengraben
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  • Explore The Karlsaue And Fuldaaue!
      Orangery and swans - mirrored in the Küchengraben
    by King_Golo
  • Explore The Karlsaue And Fuldaaue!
      Lovely autumn colours in the Karlsaue
    by King_Golo
  • Explore The Karlsaue And Fuldaaue!
      Küchengraben once more
    by King_Golo

Kassel is well-known to be one of the greenest cities in Germany. 62 % of its area are parks, forests or gardens! If you are in the centre of Kassel (i.e. the Königsstraße), you should not miss exploring the nearby baroque park Karlsaue. It's only some 300m away.

Cross the Friedrichsplatz and pass the Museum Fridericianum, cross the Steinweg and follow the paths towards what looks like a giant picture frame - Hans Rucker-Co's "Rahmenbau" from the 1977 documenta. From this frame, you can get a first glimpse on the Karlsaue. Go down the stairs and you'll see a big yellow building, Kassel's orangery. Next to the building is the marble bath. Inside, you'll find a planetarium, which is really interesting. If you stand in front of the orangery, you'll see a vast meadow, the so-called Karlswiese. In summertime, it's full of people playing football or badminton, or just having a picnic. Concerts take place there regularly. From the Karlswiese, two long ditches extend towards a beautiful lake. Stroll along these ditches, it's a nice walk. When you've reached the lake, go on further until you come to another lake with an island in the middle. The island is called Siebenbergen, and it's especially beautiful in spring, when it's full of flowers.

Now turn to the left and cross the street until you reach the river Fulda. Look for the bridge and cross it. You now reach the Fuldaaue, another big park. It was the main site of the 1981 Bundesgartenschau (National Garden Show). Today, it's a good place to spend your evening with a barbecue or a swim in one of the lakes. There's also a sports area on the river, where rowing and other water sports are possible.

Address: Auedamm, Kassel
Directions: Karlsaue and Fuldaaue, appr. 0.5-1.5 km away from the centre; in summer accessible by bus no. 16

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