The Stadtmuseum Kassel
The Stadtmuseum Kassel presents the varied history of the city and offers a forum for discussing the past, presence and future of Kassel. Join us on an exciting journey throughout the more than 1100-year old history of the city and discover Kassel with historical objects and documents, photographs, films and models.
The permanent exhibition is split into three main parts: the residence city, the advancement of the civic society in the nineteenth century and thirdly, peace and war in the twentieth century.
Starting with the first documented reference to “Chassalla” in 913, the time travel begins. Walk through a village made of models, where the oldest city map of 1547 is brought to life, towards the typical cityscape of the eighteenth century. Meet the landgraves, the rulers of the area who shaped everyday life for more than 600 years.
The second area “The advancement of the civic society” focusses on the struggle of Kassel’s citizens for civil rights and political participation in the nineteenth century. Experience constitutional battles, the Prussian annexation and the industrialisation, encounter emperors, electors and influential persons of society. Interiors allow glimpses in the private life of the townspeople; an oversized wall newspaper documents the political events of these days.
The twentieth century is presented in terms of war and peace. Learn about the aftermath of World War I, the Weimar Republic and Kassel’s way into National Socialism. Dramatic midpoint is a model of the bombed city of May 1945.
Afterwards you pass through the hard years of reconstruction towards the colourful 1950s and 60s. The exhibition ends with the Fall of the Wall 1989 and German unification in 1990, transforming Kassel from a town near the border to the German Democratic Republic to a city in the middle of Germany.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Stadtmuseum Kassel presents particular aspects of Kassel’s past and present in special exhibitions.
Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 8 pm
Closed on 24. and 31. December. On public holidays open from 10 am to 5 pm, even on Mondays.
Adults: 4 Euro
Concessions*: 3 Euro
Free entrance: Children up to 18 years, students of the University of Kassel, members of Freunde des Stadtmuseums Kassel e.V., members of Bundesverband der Gästeführer Deutschlands, owners of ICOM-card, Museumsbund-Karte, Kulturticket and MeineCard+
Groups of 10+: 3 Euro per person
Groups of disabled persons of 4+: 2 Euro per person
*Concessions apply for students, apprentices, Freiwillige Wehrdienstleistende, Bundesfreiwilligendienstleistende, owner of Service-Card, NVV-Jahreskarte or Ehrenamtskarte, pensioners, welfare recipient, disabled persons (with degree of disability of 50%+ in line with German GdB scale) and the unemployed (with identification)
Free admission during the special exhibtion "Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU crimes", 12 June - 8 September 2019.
Phone: +49 561 787 4405
Our visitor service will be more than happy to advise you when booking group guided tours (max. 20 persons).
Our museum shop is located in the KasselFoyer. Here, in addition to our museum publications, you will also find gift ideas related to our museum and the city. The shop also offers a wide range of post cards and souvenirs.