08 September 2013 DOCUmeNtA-HAlle, KASSel - Expedition Grimm

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08 September 2013 DOCUmeNtA-HAlle, KASSel - Expedition Grimm

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CITY WALKING TOUR OF KASSEL – ART – CULTURE

There are reminders around every corner of this

walking tour that confirm Kassel‘s past - and present

- as a city of art and culture. Visitors can follow in the

footsteps of the Brothers Grimm, admire the impressive

historical buildings and discover the many

outdoor documenta works of art that have now become

a permanent feature of the city.

INFO Duration: 2 hours. Tel. +49 (0)561/7077-07

WILHELMSHÖHE HILLSIDE PARK

This Baroque hillside park is one of the most magnificent

landscape gardens in Europe. Stretching between

the Wilhelmshöhe Palace and the statue of Hercules,

this park is a wonderful place for a stroll, or to spend

time admiring the ever-changing wonders of nature.

The principal attraction in the park is an octagonal

building that stands almost 30 metres high and

which is crowned with a statue of Hercules. It has now

become the Kassel city landmark.

HIGHLIGHT Don’t miss the water features being

turned on - a surging mass of water that cascades

from the Hercules statue down to the large fountain

by the palace. (1 May to 3 October, every Wednesday

and on Sundays and bank holidays, from 2.30 pm

to 3.45 pm.) Illuminated water features and entertainment,

every first Saturday in June, July, August

and September. Water feature tour.

INFO Duration: 2 hours. Tel. +49 (0)561/7077-07

CITY TOUR - DISCOVER KASSEL

This interesting tour of the city takes in a large number

of interesting sights as well as Kassel‘s magnificent

parks. During the Brothers Grimm celebratory year,

the city tour will also give visitors a glimpse into the

life and influence of the famous brothers.

INFO Duration: 2 hours. Tel. +49 (0)561/7077-07

WILHELMSHÖHE PALACE MUSEUM, OLD MASTERS

ART GALLERY AND ANTIQUE COLLECTION

Located in the Wilhelmshöhe Palace hillside park,

this museum contains an excellent collection of

16th and 17th century art, with a strong focus on

Dutch and Flemish works.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHT „Jordaens and the Antique“

(1 March – 16 June 2013) Museum Fridericianum

INFO Tel. +49 (0)561/316800,

www.museum-kassel.de

KASSEL STATE THEATRE

The city of Kassel boasts one of the richest theatre

histories in Germany. The Ottoneum was built under

Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse, between 1603 and

1605 and was Germany‘s first theatre building. It‘s

always worth checking out what‘s on!

INFO Friedrichsplatz 15, Tel. +49 (0)561⁄1094-0,

www.staatstheater-kassel.de

CONTACT

Kassel Marketing GmbH

Tourist information office in the city

centre and in Wilhelmshöhe train station.

Tel. +49 (0)561⁄7077-07

Fax +49 (0)561⁄7077-169

www.kassel-marketing.de

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