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Traveling to the Extraordinary city of Kassel

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Staying in Kassel for several days would surely be a nice adventure, whether you go with your wife and kids, your buddies, or both. This is due to the fact that this place has a lot to offer to its tourists, from the historical monuments and structures you discover right above the town to the animated bars and old style shops in the center. Kassel will give you a sensation of relaxation and leisure, and it almost seems like it was made for tourism, just as Las Vegas was made for gambling.

The most important things you need to see when going to Kassel are the the Druselturm, the Oktagon, churches Bruderkirche and San Martin and Wilhelmshohe Palace.

The Oktogon (or Monument of Heracles, as they seldom call it) is a very awe inspiring structure. It nearly gives you the sensation it's been copied from something from JR Tolkien's Lord of The Rings book. It is a stone octagon (a characteristic which gave its name) and it shows a large statue of Hercules, the son of Zeus. It is situated on a hill high above the town, which denotes that you could also be granted a beautiful view should you go to the Oktagon. Also, what I personally believe is cool about it is that it has a very long cascading waterfall, made of big stone steps that make it look absolutely fantastic.

The Drusel Tower is the oldest tower in this town. It is a big tower, the sole remainder of the city walls that shielded the settlement hundreds of years ago. For centuries it was used as a prison. The crooks were lowered with a rope under the tower's floor to the prison chambers. Before the world wars though, the Drusel turned into a nice photo studio, and it cast its infamous reputation aside. Today, it is closed to the public, and you can only admire it from the outside.

The couple of aged basilicas, BruderKirche (ie brothers' church) and the Church of Saint Martin are also "Middle Aged" in essence, even if few of their sections (like the two towers of San Martin's Church) were only completed in 1955. They too are some attractive things to see, and tourists are able to tour them from the inside, in the morning and in the afternoon. They will stumble upon magnificent feats of architecture, plus some really impressive and detailed statues of various saints.

The Wilhelmshohe Palace, like the Heralces, is located on a hill outside the city, and is quite a beautiful mansion, raised in 1785 for Wilhelm IX. These days it is an amazing museum, putting on show ancient artifacts, tools and merchandise from Roman times. Also, it holds a large collection of Rembrandt paintings. Actually, this is the home of the country's second best Rembrandt collection.

This is about everything you should know about Kassel's historical and cultural sights. Obviously, it is an animated city that will not let you get bored if you go and visit, thanks to the festivals, concerts, and other events which take place there. If you ever decide to go to Kassel, make sure you stay in style at the marvelous Mark Hotel Hessenland Kassel.



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