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Kassel, Germany

General Information

Founded: About 913 AD

Area of Jurisdiction: 41 sq mi

Population: 200,507 inhabitants

Height: 164 meters above sea level

Location: Located on the Fulda River in northern Hesse, Germany

Twin city agreement signature date: March 20, 1990

Official site of Kassel: http://www.kassel.de

On March 20, 1990, a Sister City agreement was signed between the city of Ramat-Gan and the City of Kassel.

Kassel is a city situated along the Fulda River in northern Hessen, Germany. It is the administrative seat of the Kassel region (Regierungsbezirk) and of the district (Kreis) of the same name. The city has 198,500 inhabitants (2007) and covers an area of 106.77 square kilometres. Kassel is the largest city of the north of Hessen.

Kassel is directly connected to all of Europe through the modern railway system.


The 81 German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) represent the interests of 3.6 million member companies of commerce, industry and the service sector towards public authorities in their region and offer extensive services to them. By means of publications and numerous events as well as individual advice, the member companies receive important orientation for their business activities abroad. This includes particular information about the market in more than 120 countries, questions on market-access, the mediation of international business contacts, import and export regulations, information about custom duties and assistance in setting up business and joint ventures abroad. In addition, the IHK-member companies and individuals receive certificates of origin and other written documents indispensable for the transport of goods in foreign countries from their local Chamber of Industry
and Commerce.

Tourist Information

Kassel has something to suit everybody's taste and mood. Documenta is the most important and traditional exhibition of contemporary art and it takes place in Kassel every five years. But not only during the documenta art festival do visitors from all over the world come to town. Lovers of fairy tales walk in the footsteps of the Brothers Grimm in the capital of the German Road of Fairy Tales, those looking for rest and relaxation find a large number of treatment and wellness facilities in Kassel's spa district of Wilhelmshohe, sport fans are offered a variety of activities from water sport to golfing, from ice skating to skydiving. The countryside around Kassel with its green meadows, dense forests and numerous waterways also invite the visitor to stay for a while.

Tips for art lovers and Kasselenthusiasts:

  • Fridericianum Art Gallery
  • New Gallery
  • Grimm Brother Museum
  • Museum for Astronomy and Technical History with Planetarium
  • Natural History Museum the Ottoneum
  • Museum for Sepulchral Culture
  • German Wallpaper Museum
  • Hessian State Museum
  • Town Museum
  • Former Main Railway Station now the cultural center "Kulturbahnhof"