Life and work in Kassel, GermanyDiscover Kassel, an attractive city in the heart of Germany.
Kassel is a medium-sized city with big city flair. The first impression may be somewhat rustic, but anyone who takes a moment to look more closely quickly notices that Kassel is a city with all the advantages of a larger metropolis and the typical comforts and conveniences of a smaller town.
First-class cultural offerings
The city's leisure offerings are very diverse. They range from modern art to classical architecture to wide-ranging cuisine to varied shopping possibilities to a lively night life.
Every five years, the world art community convenes in Kassel for documenta, the most important worldwide exhibition of contemporary art. Beyond the three-month duration of this exhibition, the event shapes the urban landscape of the city. Many installations from previous documentas can be discovered as one walks through the North Hessian metropolis.
Art from previous centuries is also prominently represented in the Wilhelmshöhe Bergpark. This park is the largest of its sort in Europe – and with its unique water features and baroque structures it is a favorite destination of Kassel residents. The Bergpark is also very popular for tourists from further afield. In 2013 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and since that time it is enjoying growing popularity in Germany and around the world.
Local recreation and sport
Nature lovers also do very well in Kassel. In addition to the Wilhelmshöhe Bergpark, the Aue Park also is an inviting place to enjoy green surroundings. Also in close proximity are the Kassel Mountains and their legendary forests, which served as an inspiration for the Brothers Grimm for their fairy tales. And for those who enjoy skiing, the Hohe Meißner is not far away. In summertime, the Twistesee lake offer opportunities for swimming, sailing and pedal boat excursions.
Great connections to the wider world
Last but not least, we should mention Kassel's convenient location within Germany and Europe. Through the A7, A44 and A49 highways, one is well connected in all directions by car. And Kassel is a key hub in the German rail network, with excellent connections to all major cities. In just a few hours with the ICE train one can reach Berlin, Hamburg or Munich. Also worth mentioning: Frankfurt Airport, Germany's largest passenger airport, can be reached by train without changing – giving one access to flights traveling to all regions of the world.