Karlsaue Park

Historic Building and Park in Kassel

Karlsaue Park
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Karlsaue Park is a large public park located in the city of Kassel, Germany. It was established in the 16th century as a garden for the nearby Kassel Castle, and was later transformed into a public park during the 18th century. The park covers an area of 1.5 square kilometers and is home to numerous walking and biking paths, lakes, fountains, and sculptures. It is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

One of the main attractions within Karlsaue Park is the Orangerie. Built in the 18th century, the Orangerie is a grand building that was originally used to house orange trees during the winter months. Today, it serves as a museum that houses a collection of paintings and sculptures from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The building is known for its stunning baroque architecture and beautiful gardens, which are filled with fountains, statues, and well-manicured lawns. The Orangerie also hosts a variety of events and concerts throughout the year, including the Kassel Summer Festival.

Another interesting feature is the charming flower-filled Siebenbergen Island (Blumeninsel Siebenbergen), along with the Marble Baths constructed in 1720. Fulda-Aue, a recreational spot popular for swimming, windsurfing, and hosting summer regattas, extends to the east.

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Visiting Karlsaue Park

Address: Karlsaue, Auedamm, Kassel, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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