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The Museum for Sepulchral Culture at the Weinbergstraße in Kassel , the topics of dying, death and commemoration of the dead in the center. It was opened in 1992, support is the Association Cemetery and Memorial e. V. (AFD). The director of the museum was the theologian Reiner Sörries until 2015; The two-tier museum includes an earlier Henschel farm buildings – the coach house – and a new building of 1992

The Fridericianum is a museum in Kassel, Germany.  It is one of the oldest public museums in Europe. Since 1955 the quinquennial art festival documenta is centred on the site. The exhibition building itself was fully renovated by 1982. Ever since 1988, Fridericianum has continually hosted changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Since June 2013 Susanne Pfeffer has been director of the Fridericianum.

The Ottoneum in Kassel, Germany was the first theater building built in Germany and is now a museum of natural history. The Ottoneum is currently home to the Goethe Elephant Skeleton, which was lent to Goethe by Soemmerring for his anatomical research of the premaxilla. The elephant’s skin that was preserved by Soemmerring was one of the casualties of the museum’s fire in World War II.

The Neue Galerie is an art museum in Kassel in the state of Hesse, in Germany. The building was constructed between 1871 and 1877 as a museum for works of the Old Masters. In World War II the building was damaged and burned out in 1943. The 60 most important works were brought to Vienna, and were returned in 1956. The building and large parts of the collection were lost.

Grimmwelt is an exhibition center on the works, to work and to life of the Brothers Grimm . The exhibition hall offers interactive presentations to German Dictionary to the fairy tales and the life of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm . It is divided into 25 areas, which are named with terms from the German dictionary. In addition, the Grimm world shows temporary exhibitions.

The Hercules Monument is an important landmark in the German city of Kassel. It is located in the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in northern Hesse, Germany. Hercules is a copper statue depicting the ancient Greek demigod Heracles. The statue is located at the top of a Pyramid, which stands on top of the Octagon; the statue and the other parts of the monument were constructed at different times.

The Löwenburg is from 1793 built pleasure palace in Kassel Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe . The as artificial ruins erected castle stands above the Wilhelmshöhe Palace in the southern part of the mountain parks and so south of the line of sight Schloss Wilhelmshöhe – Hercules at about 350 m above sea level. NN on the eastern edge of the High Habichtswald . The Löwenburg served its owner Landgrave Wilhelm IX. of Hessen Kassel as a private retreat and is also his tomb.

Schloss Wilhelmshöhe is a Neoclassical palace located in Bad Wilhelmshöhe, a part of Kassel, Germany. It was built for Landgrave Wilhelm IX of Hesse in the late 18th century. Emperor Wilhelm II made extensive use of it as a summer residence and personal retreat. Today, the palace houses the art gallery Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, part of Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel. Since 2013, Schloss Wilhelmshöhe has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe.