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Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 117, Kassel, Hesse, 34132, Germany
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There are so many things to do in Kassel. It's a place which literally reeks culture. The best way to learn more about Kassel itself and it's phenomenal structures is to stroll through the town, visit the monuments and go to a few museums. I'd be here a couple of days if I would list everything.
You might want to try to go to Kassel.de on the web. I can't guarantee if it is in English. But they have some addresses and phone numbers listed which might interest you if you're ever in the neighborhood. It's very worthwhile going!
Kassel houses the world-famous documenta every five years - that's a well-known fact. What is less known, however, is that the city buys at least one piece of art after each exhibition. Thus, many areas of Kassel have become safe havens for artworks which would otherwise have disappeared. These documenta leftovers can be seen in many places. For instance, there's the "Man walking to the sky" just in front of the train station Kassel-Hauptbahnhof. It's an impressive artwork with a man who walks up a long iron construction which looks like a diagonal lamppost. Btw, an advertisement with this man was used by the Kassel candidate of the German CDU during the election campaing in 2002. Famous, though hardly visible is an artwork on the Freidrichsplatz: the earth kilometre. It's basically a piece of metal on the ground which reminds you of the spectacular drilling of a 1km-hole at this site. All over Kassel, you come across trees (oaks, to be specific) with a block of basalt at their side. They belong to the Beuys artwork "7000 oaks" and have made Kassel's streets a lot greener. One thing I like very much is the "Pickaxe" at the Auedamm in the Karlsaue park. It looks just like a giant's favourite tool which he left for whatever reason at the shore of river Fulda.
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I live in a small town near Kassel, Germany. Kassel is situated geographically in the center of Germany. Kassel has a lot of fine locations, some boring place, but a beautiful surrounding. It's a place for the second view. Of course I like best the house in the town we're living in. Although seeming quite modern to the visitor, Kassel is full of history; it owns great parks founded 250 yrs ago, there are several castles and museums (Wilhelmshöhe and Aue). Kassel has a wonderful public transit network with trams, busses etc. I don't like the inner city, it's not very exciting.
I have to admit the photo above is real but not typical.