Day 4: Exploring Kassel

After a lovely breakfast at the Best Western Hotel Ambassador in Baunatal we headed for Kassel city center to meet our guide from Kassel Marketing for the day.

We started out with a visit to the Markthalle, an indoor marked open from Thursday to Saturday every week, with good quality butchers, local specialities and imported delicacies.

This is a place where the locals buy their groceries, enjoy lunch, a snack or a glass of wine or beer. We tasted an organic Ahle wurst called Hercules mallet, that had a funny shape and tasted a bit spicy.

After a stroll in the old part of town, which was totaly destroyed during the second world war, we had lunch at the City Point shopping mall in the Rumpf place.

We where served Koch wurst with a bun on the side. The taste was very similar to the Frankfurter, but the wurst was much thicker.

Next stop on our wurst tasting program for the day was the Barthel Fleischerei where we learned about the history and how to make a traditional Ahle wurst of Kassel.

We also tasted two different types of the wurst, one matured for 6 weeks and for 4 months.

On our way to the new Brothers Grimm museum, Grimmwelt, we had a funny photo shoot at one of the picurluar Documenta art installation in the city.

At the Grimm museum we learned about the work the brothers did collecting fairytales and documenting the German language.

We rounded off the day with a lovely meal at Heimat, a newly opened cozy restaurant serving contemporary German cuisine. They also had a nice selection of international wines.

First we took Kassel....tomorrow we take Berlin! 

Stay tuned!