If you come to Kassel, you cannot miss a visit to the mill and a meal in an estaminet, a traditional restaurant serving delicious local dishes. You can enjoy specialities such as the famous ‘potjevleesch’, a dish made from marinated white meat in jelly, or crispy fries accompanied by a delicious beer.

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© Musée des Flandres Cassel-Destination Coeur de Flandre

The Museum of Flanders is also a major attraction in Kassel, where you can discover the history of the region through a collection of artworks and historical objects. The museum houses works by renowned Flemish artists such as Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pieter Pourbus.

Garden of Mont des Recollets Cassel ©Benoît Bonnaillie

If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax, go to the Jardin du Mont des Récollets, which has been classified as a remarkable garden. This park offers a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding countryside, as well as a green setting ideal for a walk or a picnic.

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© Guy Sadet

Finally, if you are in Kassel during the festivities, you may have the chance to meet the Giant of Kassel, an emblematic figure of the city. The Giant is a large puppet who walks the streets of the city during the festive events, accompanied by a joyful band.

All in all, Kassel is a city rich in culture, history and tradition. Whether you are an art lover, a food lover or simply looking for a peaceful getaway in the French Flemish countryside, you will certainly find something to suit you in Kassel.