Design-Konferenzhotel & Restaurant Steinernes Schweinchen
Stay at the Design-Konferenzhotel & Restaurant Steinernes Schweinchen near the largest mountain park in Europe. The inner city of Kassel and the castle grounds of Wilhelmshöhe can be reached by car in the shortest possible ...
Kassel, the third-largest city in Hesse, is famous not only for its central location in Germany (70km northwest of the geographic center of the Federal Republic), but also because of its cultural diversity. Since the 12th century, Kassel has been the capital of the Landgrafschaft Hesse, as well as the Electorate of Hesse. Numerous castles, palaces and residences still bear witness to this stately period, especially the Wilhelmshöhe Castle, which has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 2013.
Both the central location, as well as the home of the Documenta exhibition, which takes place every 5 years, have made Kassel famous for business guests as well as tourists and cultural lovers beyond the borders of Germany. Many of the 23 districts of Kassel offer the visitors overnight accommodation from the small guesthouse to the large chain hotel. If you want to be centrally located, you will find the best accommodation near the Mitte district with its famous vineyard terrace. For visitors of the Documenta exhibition a hotel in Süsterfeld-Helleböhn, the district with the new nickname documenta urbana is recommended.
If you are exploring Kassel and the surrounding area, you will be transported back to a time full of splendor and splendor in the daily life of castles, palaces and parks. A visit to the Wilhelmshöhe mountain park with its impressive garden architecture is a must. This park is also home to the Löwenburg castle built in 1793 as a pleasure castle, a castle built as an artificial castle ruin in the southern part of the park. To finish the visit of the park, a climb to Hercules is a great highlight. From the hill on which the 70m high statue perched, one has a unique 360Grad panoramic view over the park.
However, the visit of the Fridericianium, the "home of documenta" since the first exhibition in 1955, is a must-see of a visit to the Kassel. This museum building, which was completed in 1779, served as one of the first public museums on the European continent. As an exhibition space for contemporary art and the centerpiece of the documenta, which takes place every 5 years, great art can be felt at every angle of the museum.