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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in the Kassel area, Germany your home away from home

Kassel is a large town of around 195,000 inhabitants in northern Hesse. It has a modern post-war city centre with delightful historic architecture in the suburbs. It was once the home of the brothers Grimm, whose fairytales still delight children everywhere.

Things to Do in the Kassel area, Germany

Shopping, beer gardens, bistros and international restaurants offer plenty of treats for visitors. Sightseeing in this lovely area of Germany is the main activity for those staying in holiday rentals in the Kessel area. The Natural History Museum is in the first ever German observatory which was built in 1558. The city offers many other museums for visitors including the Marmorbad (Marble Bath) in the Orangerie, the Tram Museum, the Brother Grimm Museum and the Museum of Local History. Visitors can relax in the Karlsaue, a large park on the banks of the Fulda River. This lovely park includes the 16th century Orangerie and a planetarium. Gardeners will enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Park Schonfeld while sports fans may catch a football match at the Auestadion or a hockey match as part of the Hessenliga. The city hosts many international fairs and exhibitions such as the Documenta exhibition of modern and contemporary art.

Places to Visit Around Kassel, Germany

Situated on the hillside above the city, the Wilhelmshohe Palace dates back to 1786 and has a splendid collection of Greek and Roman antiques and a gallery of Old Masters including many Rembrandts. The surrounding Bergpark has many attractions including a staircase cascade of water. The water feature runs through the Bergpark to eventually reach the large lake which has a fountain in the centre. Look for the Hercules Monument and the ruins of the neo-Gothic Lowenburg (Lion’s Castle). It has a moat and drawbridge and is filled with mediaeval objects. It is always a popular attraction for those staying in holiday rentals in the Kassel area.

Weather in Kassel, Germany

Kassel holiday rentals enjoy cool sunny summers and cold snowy winters. Temperatures in July reach an average 18°C (65°F) while winters drop below freezing from December to March. The area has moderate rainfall throughout the year which falls as snow in the winter months. The area enjoys 7 hours of sunshine on average per day in the summer.

Travel to Kassel, Germany

The nearest international airport serving holiday rentals in Kassel is Paderborn Lippstadt (PAD) Airport which is about 84 km away. The airport is served by British Airways, Air Berlin and Lufthansa Airlines among several others with direct flights from Manchester and London Stansted. Kassel is very easy to drive to by hire car along the E331/44 highway.

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