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Museums

Brüder-Grimm-Museum in Kassel

Brüder-Grimm-Museum in Kassel, Germany

Another interesting venue of the dOCUMENTA (13) I visited today: The Brüder-Grimm-Museum in Kassel.

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Fridericianum in Kassel

Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany

I started my walk along the venues of the dOCUMENTA (13) at the Fridericianum. The building constructed in 1779 was one of the first houses built for the purpose of a public museum.

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Sculptures

Sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol in Kassel

Sculpture by Stephen Balkenhol in Kassel, Germany

Fun detail seen in Kassel: A figure standing on top of a sphere inside a church tower. Its a sculpture created by the artist Stephan Balkenhol. The traffic lights are not art, I was just standing at a pedestrian crossing and there was no time for a better position.

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Sundials

Sundial at the Fridericianum in Kassel

Sundial at the Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany

Photo of a sundial with zodiac signs seen at the tower of the Fridericianum in Kassel.

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Museums

Ottoneum in Kassel

Ottoneum in Kassel, Germany

One my walk along the venues of the dOCUMENTA (13) I also came across the Museum of Natural History also known as Ottoneum. Outside I was impressed by its lovely architecture. Inside it was big fun to walk through a natural history collection which was one of the first to be established in all of Europe.

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Architecture

Architecture of the 50ties in Kassel

Architecture of the 50ties in Kassel, Germany

After World War II a large part of Kassel was rebuilt in the style of the 50ties. So if you are interested in the architecture of this period a walk through Kassel is a good way to learn more about it.

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Public Art

Diving platform on top of a hotel in Kassel

Diving platform on top of a hotel in Kassel, Germany

Odd detail seen on top of a hotel near Kassel Central Station: A diving platform! The explanation for this strange combination: It’s an artwork.