Live and work in Kassel

Discover Kassel, the city worth living in in the heart of Germany.

Kassel is a province? Not at all. It is a major centre with big city flair, centrally located and well connected. It is a former residential city that has developed into a popular university location. A place to live and work, which combines all the advantages of a big city - and yet has remained manageable.


First-class cultural offerings

Kassel's cultural life is diverse. It ranges from modern art to classical architecture and a unique museum landscape to established cultural events. The broad culinary offer, the good shopping possibilities and the pulsating nightlife do not have to shy away from comparison with other big cities.

Every five years Kassel is the centre of the art world. Then the art scene meets for documenta, the world's most important exhibition of contemporary art. This major event lasts 100 days and last attracted 900,000 visitors to Kassel. The documenta also shapes the picture between exhibitions. During a stroll through the city, many installations created for the documenta can be discovered.

But Kassel is also known for the art of earlier centuries. The Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe with its unique fountains and baroque buildings is a popular local recreation destination. Europe's largest mountain park is also very popular with tourists from Germany and abroad, especially since it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Another attraction directly adjacent to the city centre is the baroque Orangerie. Here, the extensive Karlsaue invites you to take a walk.

The cultural offerings are rounded off by the three-part State Theatre and an extraordinarily museum landscape. In addition to the state museums, the Grimmwelt - a modern exhibition house on the life and work of the Brothers Grimm - as well as the world's only museum for sepulchral culture can be found.


Local recreation and sports

Kassel and its surroundings are green. Large parks extend throughout the city. The Kassel mountains and their legendary forests, the scene of the Grimm fairy tales, can be reached quickly and offer delightful hiking trails. In summer, bathing lakes and the Fulda invite you to go swimming or boating. There is also a golf course and a climbing forest. Winter sports are possible at the Hohe Meißner, for example. And those who like it more relaxed can relax in the Kurhessentherme from everyday stress.


Great connections to the wider world

Kassel is ideally located in terms of transport: in the middle of Germany and with optimal connections to Europe and the world. The city is located on the A7, A44 and A49 motorways. At the same time, Kassel is a junction of the inner-German rail traffic. Berlin, Hamburg or Munich are only a few hours away by ICE. Without changing trains, you can also get to Frankfurt Airport, Germany's largest commercial airport with destinations all over the world.