Excursions and Cultural Programs

Of course, our advanced education program can't subsitute real cultural experiences, which are a highly important part of every exchange program. Therefore the International Winter University Kassel offers manifold and interesting excursions, cultural programs and leisure activities, likes movie night, sports, game night, etc. All included in the program fee. 


AUTARCON stands for innovative, decentralized, energetically self sufficient drinking water treatment and supply. Worldwide our SuMeWa|SYSTEM supplies sustainably and reliably safe drinking water - especially in developing regions.

Part of the Environmental Engineering - Renewable Energy Sources Seminar

Autarcon Kassel

Grimm World

The GRIMM WORLD Kassel transports the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales into the modern era. By artistic, medial and interactive means, this newly created adventure space conveys the fascination of the life, work and influence of the Brothers Grimm. The GRIMM WORLD Kassel offers much more than just a formal display of valuable literary and historical exhibits.

Part of the German Cultural Studies - Reflections on German History, Literature and Art Seminar


The city was a focal point of the German Enlightenment and home of the leading characters of the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. In the 19th century, famous composers like Franz Liszt made a music centre of Weimar and later, artists and architects like Henry van de Velde, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger and Walter Gropius came to the city and founded the Bauhaus movement.

Part of the German Cultural Studies - Reflections on German History, Literature and Art Seminar

Weimar City Tour


Join a guided city tour and scavenger hunt through Kassel and see the continent's oldest museum and Germany's oldest theater and many other interesting buildings and places. Also get to know the life and work of the Brothers Grimm, whose fairy tales such as Snow White and Cinderella are well-known all over the world.

Kassel City Tour


The town has a medieval center ringed by a wall with numerous watch towers. Thirty-eight meters (125 ft) high, the "Grey Tower" ("Grauer Turm") is the highest remaining urban defense tower in Germany. The city hall, first documented in 1109, with a stone relief of St. Martin, the town's patron saint, is the oldest in Germany still in use for its original purpose. The Gothicchurch of the old Franciscan monastery is today the Protestant parish church, and the monastery's other buildings have been converted into a modern hospital. Many houses in the town center, notably around the market square, date from the 15th to 17th centuries and have been carefully maintained or restored. The town is dominated by the imposing Romanesque-Gothic Church of St. Peter from the 12th-14th centuries.

Fritzlar City Tour

German Folk Dance

Come and enjoy yourself in our folk dance! Germany has many different regions – each having preserved its own cultural identity. Traditional folk dance is obviously an important part of this heritage. So why do you not join the workshop and experience it yourself. A local folk dance group from Kassel will be invited to show you their best moves. 

German Folk Dance

Game Night

In the IWU´s most exciting workshop, the Game Night, your group will compete with other groups of IWU students. Get the most points, have the highest score and win a price with your group!

Game Night

Optional Trip to Berlin

  • Spend some days in the exciting German capital
  • Join a guided city tour through Berlin
  • Experience German history and politics “in a nutshell”
  • Meet a Member of Parliament in the Reichstag building
  • Visit renowned museums and theaters
  • Go shopping and try the famous Berlin Currywurst 


This 4 day trip costs an additional 340 Euro, which includes:

  • Transportation by bus or ICE train from Berlin to Kassel
  • Accomodation and breakfast in Berlin
  • 3-days-ticket for public transportation in Berlin
  • Support service and guided tours as well as museum visits in Berlin
  • New Years Eve dinner right at the Brandenburg Gate


Program is subject to change.


IWU Berlin Trip