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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Kassel Christmas Market

A town in northern Hesse, located near the border with Lower Saxony, Kassel, it was founded in the 10th century as a castle guarding a bridge along the Fulda river, later granted city rights. In the 16th century it became the capital of the landgraviate (or county) of Hesse-Kassel.

The city is famous for being the place where the Brothers Grimm lived part of their life and wrote most of their fairy tales. Kessel suffered considerable damage from the Second World War, only a few old buildings remain in its center such as the Druselturm, the Brüderkirche and the church of St. Martin. Outside the center is the 18th century Wilhelmshöhe Palace with the famous Hercules monument (Herkules).


1) Kassel Christmas Market (Märchenweihnachtsmarkt Kassel). The market usually takes place in the city center, and fills the Königsplatz, the Friedrichsplatz, the Opernplatz and the Karlsplatz. The Kassel market is dedicated to a different fairy tale every year, children will find Santa Claus waiting for them, there will also be lots of games and entertainment. The Advent calendar can be found in the Friedrichsplatz, while a large Christmas tree is at the Königsplatz.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.


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