Wold culture in Kassel. Days with flair.

Kassel Kaskaden

Kultur von Weltrang - im Herzen von Deutschland

World-class culture - in the heart of Germany: the documenta city of Kassel is the ideal location for conventions and congresses. With its enchanted heritage of the Brothers Grimm, the third-highest concentration of museums opportunities for an unforgettable program. This former capital city, located on the Fulda River, also possesses two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and invites people to discover its fascinating palaces, parks and artistic treasures. Every five years, Kassel showcases itself as a metropolis of world art. Convention guests that visit Kassel during documenta will enjoy the most important modern art exhibition in the entire world. 

K+S general assembly 2012
K+S general assembly 2012

An added benefit: the convention's destination, Kassel is located centrally in Germany and in the middle of Europe - Kassel is also popular among Convention guests because it is quick and easy to get to. Add to that that its exceptional infrastructure and short distances within the city itself.

Kassel has also made a name for itself as an economically thriving region. With regard to the renewable energy and mobility industries, as well as the healthcare sector, Kassel domenstrates a high degree of industry competence. Combined with research institutions and the University of Kassel, exceptional conditions and points of reference are already in place to facilitate congresses.

Wheather for cultural enjoyment, experiencing nature, or a shopping tour, Kassel is a lively and pulsating university city that will captivate convention guests in no time.

Kassel Terrace
Kassel Terrace

Did you know?

According to the British newspaper “The Guardian”, the GRIMM WORLD in Kassel is one of the ten best new museums worldwide. Opened in 2015, the multi-award-winning museum brings to life the lives and works of the Brothers Grimm, who penned their world-famous fairy tales in Kassel.

Castle Loewenburg, Kassel

Transport & Location

Airport
Airport
Location in Germany
Location in Germany
Train station
Train station
 

Right in the middle: Transport and Location

Whether travelling by plane, train, or car, Kassel is easily accessible for convention guests from Germany and all throughout Europe. Thanks to its optimal location - in the heart of Germany and in central Europe - travel times remain short. Anyone flying to Kassel Airport can reach the city centre using public transportation in a short amount of time. The fantastic ICE route between the city and Frankfurt International Airport, as well as Kassel's proximity to the Airports in Hannover and Paderborn-Lippstadt, make travelling by airplane even more flexible and convenient.

Thanks to its good connections to the Autobahn network, it is also easy to get to Kassel by car. Short distances and a well-developed public transportation network ensure that people at their destination in Kassel quickly. With the event ticket, wich is offered by Kassel Marketing in cooperation with the Deutsche Bahn, convention guests can travel in a relaxed and an environmentally-friendly way.

MICE Infrastructure

Diverse: Kassel's MICE Infrastructure

The Kongress Palais Kassel creates the ideal framework for conventions, congresses, exhibitions, and events of all kinds with its combination of spectacular architecture and visionary event technology. Whether a prestigious and glamorous major event, or a small, straightforward one - with versatile facilities, the Kongress Palais always provides the desired atmosphere. 

Exciting, unique and professional - Kassel offers a broad range of convention venues, convention hotels, and extraordinary event locations - from Grimm World to the Brüderkirche, all the way to the halls of documenta. Around 50 partner hotels of the Kassel Convention's Bureau, with roughly 3,000 rooms, offer first-class, flexible options accommodating convention and congress participants.

Approximately 30 partners from the local MICE industry are associated with the powerful Kassel Convention network. This enables event planners to receive perfectly tuned offers from a single source. Renowned hotels and locations, convention specialists, and event organisers offer a competent and comprehensive service that combines all aspects of event planning and execution under one roof.

The Kassel Convention Bureau sees itself as a guide through the city's MICE offer and will answer all event organisers' questions with the highest level of industry and location expertise, From the location to the catering, all the way through to the technology, hotel accommodation and a tailored program: the team from the Kassel Convention Bureau will remain by your side during the planning and execution of your event - free of charge.



Gala hall
Gala hall
Hohe Halle Conference
Hohe Halle Conference
Congress Palais
Congress Palais
 

Things to see & do

Kassel Markthalle
Kassel Markthalle
Shopping in Kassel
Shopping in Kassel
GRIMMWELT
GRIMMWELT
 

Sights worth seeing. What you can't miss during your visit in Kassel! 

Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park - an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Pure relaxation: In Europe's largest mountain park, conference guests can re-energise. Visit Kassel's landmark, the Hercules, as well as the breathtaking baroque waterworks. In 2013, Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park received the title of an "UNESCO World Heritage Site" - and impresses guests from all around the world with its unique landscape architecture. For those interested in art, a visit to the Alte Meister art gallery at the Wilhelmshöhe Palace is a must. Further highlights are the Ballhaus, the Löwenburg knight's castle replica, and the big greenhouse with its exotic range of flora.

documenta - World Art Metropolitan Kassel

Every five years, Kassel transforms into a worldwide capital of contemporary art for 100 days: at documenta, renowned international artists present their works. Every documenta has its own unique character that is shaped by the particular curators. Even convention guests who visit outside of documenta pay their own way to experience it, as during the more that 60 years of documenta, numerous works of art have emerged that can be permanently visited in Kassel. Take a discovery tour through the documenta city and combine big-city flair with an enjoyment of art!

Brothers Grimm - from Kassel to the whole world

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm spent a good thirty years in Kassel. They described this time as the most "hard-working and perhaps fruitful" time of their lives. Not only were roughly 200 children's stories and fairytales compiled by the world-famous brothers - additional works such as, "German Grammar" and the "German Dictionary" made their way from Kassel out into the world.

The multi-award-winning GRIMM WORLD is no traditional museum, rather it presents the Brothers Grimm in a unique manner - and it has its very own building designed for this very purpose on the Kassel Vineyard. Interactive exhibits invite visitors to participate, while playful and informative formats, as well as intriguing design provide them with a new gateway to the multifaceted work and life of the Brothers Grimm.

Key Industries

Innovativ: Technical Visits in Kassel und Umgebung

Renewable Energies

Whether it be decentralised energy technologies, environmentally friendly construction, the rational use of energy, or energy-efficient production methods, the Kassel region is excellently positioned. Here, commercial enterprises and the University of Kassel work hand-in-hand with reserach institutions on the development of technologies of the future. Prominent companies in the energy sector, for example, include SMA Solar Technology AG, Wintershall Holding GmbH, Wingas GmbH, or the K+S Aktiengesellschaft. The Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE) is also located in Kassel. It deals with everything surrounding wind power as well as the integration of renewable energies into supply structures.

Mobility

With the core competencies of vehicle production/automotive, railway technology, logistics, and mobility management, mobility is the largest contributor to the economy in Kassel and North Hessen. The reason behind this is the city's central and conveniently situated location in Germany and Europe, along with an exceptional infrastructure. Numerous companies use these geographical advantages to distribute their products from Kassel throughout the entire world.

Important companies have their plants in the Kassel Region - such as Volkswagen AG, Bombardier Transportation GmbH, as well as Daimler AG. Kassel also commands a leading position in research: the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES), among others, conducts research in Kassel on energy system technologies for electromobility, automobiles as a flexible storage in the network, as well as decentralised management in e-vehicles.

Healthcare

Based solely on the high number of clinics alone, Kassel and North Hessen are well positioned in the health sector. With 12 health resorts and therapeutic baths, as well as almost 100 clinics, North Hessen offers a comprehensive spectrum of the medical sector that enjoys national recognition. Companies of tremendous importance include, B. Braun Melsungen AG or Werner Wicker KG with the Habichtswald and Ayurveda clinics.

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Technical Visits

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Kassel Convention Bureau

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