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Trips per day8,873
train lines8
Stations4
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Located in central Germany, Kassel is a city with roots dating to the 10th century. These days, Kassel is perhaps best known for hosting documenta, a remarkable contemporary art exhibition that takes place every five years. However, if you're visiting outside of a documenta year, Kassel has many other exciting experiences to offer.

One of the most popular sites in Kassel is the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park covering over 2.5 square kilometers of hillside. Construction of the park began in 1689, and the Baroque style of the Bergpark took 150 years to complete. The park's defining feature is a giant statue of Hercules, surrounded by a system of fountains and waterworks.

Kassel is also famed for being near the hometown of the legendary writers, the Brothers Grimm, and Grimm World is the newest attraction in the city. It commemorates the brothers’ legacy through interactive and multimedia exhibits inspired by their iconic works, such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, and Snow White. The museum is not just for children, though. Prepare your worst insults to shout into the swear word generator, which translates modern German curse words into older linguistic versions.

The easiest way to reach Kassel is via one of the ICE (Inter-City Express) trains that run throughout Europe. Rail service is convenient and affordable from nearby destinations like Berlin, Leipzig, and Hamburg. Buses also provide easy travel into Kassel, and FlixBus and Sindbad operate most bus routes.

What train companies travel to Kassel, Germany?

Located in Germany, Kassel is accessible by train from 620 other cities. You can choose from 8873 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Kassel on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Kassel are also available..

Train companies serving Kassel

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn5584h 19m€63.14
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company4595h 11m€64.43
DB Intercity-Express1902h 47m€50.73
Non-federally owned railway company543h 26m€40.79
DB Intercity352h 51m€38.65
National Express233h 36m€43.77
metronom52h 7m€24.43
FlixTrain32h 16m€15.18

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Kassel?

€4.93 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Kassel, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Kassel. In the last month, trains from Frankfurt to Kassel had the lowest average price at €10.92.

Where is the train station in Kassel, Germany?

The busiest train station in Kassel is Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Kassel are:

  • Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
  • Train Station
  • Train Station (tief)

What is the closest airport to Kassel, HE?

The closest airport to Kassel is Kassel-Calden Airport (KSF), it is located 8.3 miles from the city center of Kassel.

Is Kassel a popular train travel destination?

Kassel ranks number 219 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2965 in Germany. Kassel has the second most number of destinations in Hesse that are connected to Kassel by train service. Each day 473 direct train schedules arrive in the Kassel.

What is the population of Kassel?

The population of Kassel is 194501. Kassel ranks number 46 in terms of population in Hesse and number 558 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Kassel cost?

Train tickets to Kassel range from €14 for a short trip to Kassel, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Kassel starts at , and a longer trip by train to Kassel can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €10 .

What train station is located closest to the city center of Kassel?

The closest train station to the city center of Kassel is Train Station, located just 0.6 miles away. Select Train Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Kassel. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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