Kassel classics

City Guide Kassel: the Antikensammlung
Büste des Lucius Verus, ca. 160 v. Chr. (Courtesy MHK/Antikensammlung)


1,400 exhibits from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire are on show in Schloss Wilhelmshöhe.

At Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, in addition to Gemäldegalerie and Graphische Sammlung (prior registration required) the Antikensammlung is also located in stylish lodgings. The 1,400 exhibits extend from the Bronze Age via the heyday of Greece and Athens through to the Roman Empire. The most popular exhibit is the marble "Kassel Apollo", which Roman sculptor Phidias copied in the 5th century B.C. from a Greek bronze statue. It is one of the 120 sculptures on display on the ground floor. The first objects from Classical Antiquity in the collection today arrived in Kassel as long ago as 1688 – with Hessen troops returning from Athen.


Adress: Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, opening hours: Tues. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; please check the museum’s Website for opening hours on holidays.

Gemäldegalerie (1), Neue Galerie (2), Hessisches Landesmusem (3), Antikensammlung (4), Museum für Sepulkralkultur (5), Kunsthalle Fridericianum (6), Kunstverein (7)