Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Train Station

Bahnhof Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, photo: Mathias Völzke

To many visitors to documenta, if not most, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Train Station, constructed to replace what is now known as the KulturBahnhof closer to the city center, affords the first glimpse and impression of Kassel. The modern train station with its distinctive canopy dates back to 1990; though a station was built on this precise location as early as 1849, its railroad tracks crossing the imperious axis that connects Schloss Wilhelmshöhe with Kassel proper.

As a point of arrival and departure, it is a fitting location for a work by David Lamelas—a video triptych encompassing live broadcasts from both the German and Greek parliaments as well as a view of the Acropolis.

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