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About Kassel

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 one other city. You can choose from 2 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Kassel on Wanderu. FlixTrain 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
FlixTrain157h 3m$31.37
  • Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

Frequently Asked Questions

$17.16 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 trains from your city to Kassel. In the last month, trains from Berlin to Kassel had the lowest average price at $23.83.

The busiest train station in Kassel is Central Bus Station. As Kassel's main station, it has the most trains coming and going. However, a popular alternative is Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.

The closest airport to Kassel is Kassel-Calden Airport (KSF), it is located 8.3 miles from the city center of Kassel.
Kassel is the most popular train destination in Hesse. It also ranks number 22 in Germany. Kassel ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Kassel via train service. On average 2 direct daily train trips serve Kassel.
The population of Kassel is 194501. Kassel ranks number 2 in terms of population in Hesse and number 20 in all of Germany.
Train tickets to Kassel range from 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 $17.
The closest train station to the city center of Kassel is Central Bus Station, located just 1.4 miles away. Select Central Bus 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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