At Hotel Gude you reside far away from everyday life – and yet close to home, as Kassel is located in the middle of Germany, where the important North/South and East/West connections for railway and motor traffic intersect. It is never really far to here from anywhere.

Distance to Kassel or travel time

City Kilometres Hours by DB train [*without changing]
Berlin 367 km *2.42 h
Essen 188 km *2.39 h
Frankfurt Main 190 km *1.22 h
Hamburg 312 km *2.22 h
Cologne 243 km 2.55 h
Munich 482 km *3.23 h
Stuttgart 283 km *2.52 h

The well-developed local transport network (and a stop in front of our hotel) invites guests to explore Kassel by bus and tram. Numerous parking possibilities, even in the inner city area (Hotel Gude has its own parking garage and many free parking spaces), also enable relaxed arrival with your own car.

If you are not sure which means of transport is suitable for you, the German Railway Company (Deutsche Bahn; offers a CO2 calculator that compares the emissions output of different means of transport. The CO2 calculator is available at: »Aktuelle Angebote & Tipps für Sie« (“Current offers & tips for you”) –> »Vergleich Bahn-Flug-PKW« (“Compare railway/flight/car”).

Hotel Gude is located on the edge of the historic district Niederzwehren, which is to be explored by foot. But the tram will also bring you to the city centre with its multifaceted offers in 11 minutes (without changing).

Please address questions regarding arrival to the reception desk:
Telephone +49.(0)561.4805-0

Arrival by car

If you arrive by car, you will be guided directly to our hotel via the A 49 motorway exit Kassel-Niederzwehren: it could not be easier.

Click on the map if you would like a PDF file with the directions in A4 format for yourself or for your guests.

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Arrival by train

Arriving by train ( at the Kassel Wilhelmshöhe railway station you have the choice: at the station forecourt taxis are waiting which will bring you to Hotel Gude in approx. 10–15 minutes. You can also reach the Kassel “Taxizentrale” switchboard by dialling (0561)88111.

The trams (timetables are available at of the Lines 1 (direction Holländische Straße or Vellmar Nord) and 3 (direction Ihringhäuser Straße), which will take you to the Rathaus (City Hall) stop in 10 minutes, also depart from the station forecourt. There you can change to Line 5 (direction Baunatal) or 6 (direction Schulzentrum Brückenhof) and get off after 11 minutes at the Dennhäuser Straße stop. From the stop, walk 100 metres towards Hotel Gude on the left side of the street. Trams run regularly until 11 pm. The North Hessen Transport Association (NVV) service telephone for telephonic information is accessible daily from 5 am – 10 pm and Fridays and Saturdays until midnight (6 cents / call from a fixed network and max. 42 cents/min. from a mobile network) at (0180)2340180.

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We will do everything to ensure that you have a nice stay at Hotel Gude: it’s even nicer if you can also step outside! Hotel Gude is located in the historic Niederzwehren district that invites visitors to enjoy short walks and longer scouting expeditions.

Dorothea Viehmann (1755–1815), one of the most important provider of tales for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale collection, lived here with her family: her lovingly restored home is located in the so-called “Fairy Tale Quarter”. Search for clues: find the bust which is reminiscent of the famous Niederzwehren resident or her gravestone in the Niederzwehren cemetery or her commemorative stone in St. Matthew’s Church.

In the Dorothea Viehmann Park you’ll ding peace & quite, whereas the Dorothea Viehmann Trail promises exercise. It connects the Brothers Grimm Museum with the Brauhaus Knallhütte (brew-house) by means of an approx. three-hour hike. (A hiking guide is available at the reception desk.) The Knallhütte is famous for its beer specialities. A hearty lunchtime will fortify you for the way back if you do not choose public transport (with Bus 63 or 64, direction Baunatal-Altenbauna Stadtmitte; there you change to Tram Line 5, direction Holländische Straße – a total of 30 minutes).

Incidentally: I also live in Niederzwehren with my family and have very strong ties with this district.

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Connection into the city

The Kassel inner city is accessible from Rathausplatz (City Hall Square) which you can reach – starting from the tram stop in front of our hotel – with Line 5 (direction Holländische Straße) or 6 (direction Wolfsanger) in 11 minutes.

In the inner city you will find a variety of shopping facilities, cultural offers (Brothers Grimm Museum, Fridericianum Museum, Ottoneum Museum of Natural History, Kassel State Theatre and others) as well as gastronomic offers.

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Public parks & sports

Kassel is a green city located on the Fulda River. The hillside park known as Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe with Wilhelmshöhe Palace and the Karlsaue Park with Orangerie Palace are the most important works of garden design in the municipal area.

The Dönche Nature Reserve, which is traversed by numerous footpaths and hiking trails, is reachable in the west by foot from Hotel Gude. Towards the northeast, you can reach the Fuldaaue floodplain recreation area (if you do not want to ride 3 tram stops to Schönfeld Park), which together with the Dönche and the Karlsaue constitutes the inner city landscape conservation area. Via charming footpaths in the Fuldaaue you will reach Karlsaue, an original baroque garden park. After passing Orangerie Palace you will reach Friedrichsplatz in the centre of Kassel via the Gustav Mahler Stairs. Please ask at the reception desk for trail descriptions and jogging routes.

In addition to the swimming lake in the Fuldaaue with beaches and a large playground and the Auebad swimming & sauna facilities, the ice sports hall invites visitors to enjoy sports activities. In the surrounding region you can play golf or enjoy paddling, bicycling or hiking. We will gladly advise you.

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Kassel & surrounding region

This year the City of Kassel is celebrating a double anniversary: 1,100 years of the City of Kassel and 200 years of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale collection.

The rich and chequered history of the former royal seat of the landgraves of Hessen-Kassel (and later summer residence of the German emperors) becomes visible in numerous architectural monuments, works of garden design and art collections. Today, Kassel is the administrative, economic and culture centre of North Hessen – and a university city with almost 20,000 students.

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Theatre, opera, ballet

Excursion destinations in the region

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