When planning your city trips, do you sometimes ask yourself what the best time to travel is? We can answer this question quite clearly for Kassel: Always! In 2024, the documenta city awaits you at any time of year with inspiring experiences in art, culture and nature! Discover our 2024 highlights!

SPRING IN KASSEL
When the first warm rays of sunshine tingle your skin in spring - that's when Kassel blossoms! Just the right time for long walks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, where the world-famous trick fountains will be bubbling again from May. Or plan a detour to the Siebenbergen flower island in the Karlsaue State Park, where many thousands of plants bloom and enchant you with their beguiling scents.

New Gallery, Photo Kassel Marketing GmbH, Florian Trykowski

New Gallery, Photo Kassel Marketing GmbH, Florian Trykowski

Collection presentation "Caspar David Friedrich"
To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), Hessen Kassel Heritage is integrating a spectacular moonlight transparency into the Neue Galerie's permanent exhibition. It provides an authentic experience of how transparent, backlit paintings were presented around 1800.
From May 2, 2024, Neue Galerie

Special exhibition "PLAYMOBIL meets Picture Gallery - Old Masters retold"
What would the Dutch painter Frans Hals have thought about seeing his famous "Man with the floppy hat" as a Playmobil figure? We don't know! But what we do know is this: The original special exhibition is definitely worth a visit!
May 2 to September 1, 2024, Wilhelmshöhe Palace

SUMMER IN KASSEL
Summer in Kassel is perfect for combining a variety of outdoor activities with cultural enjoyment. Follow in the footsteps of world-famous documenta outdoor artworks or experience colorful street art in Kassel's Nordstadt district. In the evening, the legendary Kulturzelt an der Fulda(June 22 to July 20, 2024) provides a variety of cultural enjoyment.

documenta, outdoor artwork "The Strangers" © Kassel Marketing, Florian Trykowski

documenta, outdoor artwork "The Strangers" © Kassel Marketing, Florian Trykowski

Special exhibition "Kassel attracts. Fashion from two centuries"
There's no doubt about it: fashion is an important part of cultural history and can be experienced in a fascinating way in this special exhibition.
May 23 to September 1, 2024, Wilhelmshöhe Palace

Gallery festival in Kassel's Südstadt district
In summer, the galleries and studios in Kassel's Südstadt district open their doors for several days. Discover contemporary art and enjoy culture, performances and live music!
June 14 to 21, 2024, Südstadt

Hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe © Kassel Marketing GmbH, Florian Trykowski

Hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe © Kassel Marketing GmbH, Florian Trykowski

FALL IN KASSEL
Whether extensive museum visits, wellness and culinary delights or relaxed shopping tours: autumn in Kassel offers countless opportunities for a colorful city trip. Enjoy the colorful "Indian Summer" in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and in the Karlsaue State Park or discover the original range of concept stores in the trendy Vorderer Westen district!

Dachshund walk in Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
With the "Great Dachshund Walk", Kassel has a real cultural highlight in store for people and animals: you can follow in the footsteps of "Erdmann", Kaiser Wilhelm II's favorite dachshund, to whom a memorial is dedicated in the Bergpark.
September 14, 2024, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

TOP EVENT: BergparkLeuchten - magical nights in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
In autumn, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is transformed into a magically illuminated dream landscape with light art installations and video projections, an atmospheric supporting program and the illuminated trick fountains.
October 3 to 6, 2024, Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

BergparkLeuchten in Kassel © Kassel Marketing GmbH, Mario Zgoll

BergparkLeuchten in Kassel © Kassel Marketing GmbH, Mario Zgoll

WINTER IN KASSEL
Fairytale romance and breathtaking artistry, heavenly sounds and great emotions: all of this is close together in wintry Kassel. Immerse yourself in an atmospheric winter wonderland at the Kassel Fairytale Christmas Market. In St. Martin's Church, you can listen to one of the most modern church organs in the world - and experience thrilling productions full of emotion in the Kassel State Theatre.

St. Martin's Church in Kassel © Kassel Marketing, Florian Trykowski

St. Martin's Church in Kassel © Kassel Marketing, Florian Trykowski

Special exhibition "What remains?"
This unusual exhibition presents everyday objects from bygone eras that tell the story(s) of the past in a touching way.
November 22, 2024 to March 2, 2025, Wilhelmshöhe Palace

TOP EVENT: Kassel Fairytale Christmas Market
The Fairytale Christmas Market enchants visitors every year and is inextricably linked to the stories of the Brothers Grimm. In 2024, the fairy tale "Sterntaler" will be the focus of the market.
November 25 to December 30, 2024, city center

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Fairytale Christmas Market Kassel © Kassel Marketing GmbH, Can Wagener

Fairytale Christmas Market Kassel © Kassel Marketing GmbH, Can Wagener