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kassel tourist GmbH
Obere Königsstrasse 15
34117 Kassel

documenta art exhibition

Since 1955, Kassel has provided the setting for the world's most important exhibition of contemporary art. New exhibition concepts are showcased alongside current trends that are moving the modern art scene.

Perspectives on contemporary art
For 100 days Kassel becomes the focus of the international art world. Alternating exhibition curators present their perspectives on cutting-edge contemporary art, and how its movements, philosophies and theories mirror modern-day society. It only takes place every five years, so don't miss it.
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Places of interest

Kassel Orangery in Karlsaue park, copyright Kassel Tourist GmbH
There are three parks and three palaces to visit in Kassel. The hilltop Wilhelmshöhe park affords a marvellous panoramic view of the town. Also situated on Wilhelmshöhe hill is Löwenburg Castle, a romantic, neo-Gothic ruin. Karlsaue, a baroque park on the banks of the River Fulda, and Wilhelmsthal Palace, a summer residence and hunting lodge, are also well worth a visit.
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Art & culture

Kassel documenta hall, copyright Kassel Tourist GmbH
Even without the "documenta" exhibition, Kassel would still be one of the leading art locations in Europe. Wilhelmshöhe Palace houses one of the largest and most important Rembrandt collections along with the famous statue of Apollo. However, it is the "documenta" art exhibition that has really put Kassel on the international map.
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