Plan your visit

Duration and Opening Hours

documenta fifteen will take place from June 18 until September 25, 2022 in Kassel. We are looking forward to your visit!

The regular opening hours are from 10 am–8 pm daily. Event times may vary from this.

Tickets

Tickets are available in our webshop and at many advance booking offices in Germany. Here you can find an advance booking office near you.

You can also purchase tickets locally in Kassel:
  • Bahnhof Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 34131 Kassel Servicepoint between Tracks 6 and 7
  • Hübner-Areal, Agathofstraße 15, 34123 Kassel
  • Kassel Marketing Wilhelmsstraße 23, 34117 Kassel
  • ruruHaus, Obere Königsstraße 43, 34117 Kassel
  • Messeplatz Schwanenwiese, 34123 Kassel

Program

The lumbung program can be found in the calendar.

Directions

documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH
Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel

A map of all venues in Kassel can be found here.

By train

For details on the train schedule and prices, please consult Deutsche Bahn. For long distance travel, please use the Intercity-Express (ICE) station Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Short distance travellers can take regional trains to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station and Kassel main station.

Journey times using the ICE:
  • Berlin / 2:33 hours
  • Frankfurt am Main / 1:45 hours
  • Hamburg / 2:03 hours
  • Hanover / 0:52 hours
  • Munich / 3:34 hours

By car

If you are arriving by car, we recommend the central Park & Ride service at the Messeplatz Schwanenwiese. From there, you can take public transportation to all documenta fifteen locations.

Address for the navigation system:
  • Kleiststr. 9a, 34123 Kassel
  • coordinates: 51.31081317205024, 9.510194225465582
  • Access via Waldauer Fußweg, exit via Yorckstraße

The P&R Messeplatz Schwanenwiese features a large number of fast-charging stations for electric cars, as well as parking spaces for cars and coaches. More

The tickets (except the season ticket)* entitle you to use public transport in the KasselPlus tariff area. Visitors can use the public transport free of charge until the end of operation on the day for which the ticket is valid. For more information about timetables and routes, please click here.

*Please note: Season ticket holders can purchase discounted MultiTickets during the exhibition period.

By plane

From Kassel Airport
Bus 100 or a taxi to Kassel city center. Taxi at +49 561 881 11, Minicar at +49 561 811 081

From Frankfurt Airport
Direct Deutsche Bahn rail connection (ICE) to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Information on timetables and tickets can be found here.

From Hanover Airport
S-Bahn (city and suburban metro/rail service) to Hanover Central Station and from there ICE to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Information on timetables and tickets can be found here.

From Paderborn Lippstadt Airport
Rail connection (regional train) to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Information on timetables and tickets can be found here.

Public transport in Kassel

Please note that Google Maps does not provide information about public transport in Kassel. Instead, here you can find the lines map of Kasseler Verkehrsgesellschaft (KVG), which also allows you to navigate to the exhibition venues of documenta fifteen.

All venues in Kassel can be reached by streetcar or bus. The tickets (except the season ticket)* entitle you to use public transport in the KasselPlus tariff area. Visitors can use the public transport free of charge until the end of operation on the day for which the ticket is valid.

The KVG has set up a documenta fifteen bus route that runs daily from around 9.30 am to 8.30 pm at 15-minute intervals as a circular route between downtown Kassel and the districts of Unterneustadt and Bettenhausen.

Please note: The KVG documenta fifteen bus runs until further notice for staffing reasons only limited. Please check the timetables at the bus stops, at the information desk in the ruruHaus or in the NVV app for information about the departure times.

*Please note: Season ticket holders can purchase discounted MultiTickets during the exhibition period.

Service points

ruruHaus (Welcome Center)
Obere Königsstraße 43, 34117 Kassel
Service: Info & Service, Tickets & Tours, Books & Goods, Café

Savings Banks Finance Group is the service partner of documenta fifteen’s Welcome Center

Friedrichsplatz, 34117 Kassel
Service: Food Market, Coat check, Lost and found, Bike rental

Bahnhof Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 34131 Kassel
Service point between platforms 6 and 7
Service: Information, Tickets

Parking Messeplatz Schwanenwiese (P+R)
341234 Kassel
Service: Information, Tickets, E-charging station

P+R Leistersche Wiese
Dresdener Str. 5, 34125
Service: E-charging station

Accessibility

For more information on accessibility at documenta fifteen, please visit our Accessibility page.

Bag check

Backpacks up to a size of 20 x 30 x 10 cm and bags up to a size of 40 x 30 x 15 cm are allowed in the venues. Measurements differ in the municipal museums.

Lockers for small items and hand luggage are available at all main exhibition venues; lockers for larger pieces of luggage are available at the central train station or at the Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe long-distance Railway Station. Please note that there is only a limited number of lockers available at the central train station.

Exhibition walks

Exhibition walks with the art mediators soba-sobat (Indonesian for friends) are called Walks and Stories. Public offers take place several times a day between 10 am and 6 pm along different routes.

All offers are bookable also for groups and in different languages. Barrier-free access is provided as far as possible. Tickets for Walks and Stories are available online as well as at ruruHaus (Welcome Center), Hübner areal, Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe long-distance Railway Station, and Parking Messeplatz Schwanenwiese.

Tickets to the Online Walks and Stories are only available via webshop.

Covid-19 Notes

The health of our visitors is very important to us. For this reason, documenta fifteen pursues a safety and hygiene concept that is constantly adapted to meet current developments and regulations.

Before visiting documenta fifteen, please inform yourself in our Covid-19 notes about the currently applicable statutory provisions for the containment of Covid-19.

Hotels and accommodation

For logistical questions as well as for the arrangement and booking of hotel rooms, the team of Kassel Marketing is at your disposal. Please contact: Kassel Marketing GmbH: +49 561 707 707, info@kassel-marketing.de.

Tourist Information in the city centre

  • Address: Wilhelmsstraße 23, 34117 Kassel
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am–5 pm, Saturday 10 am–1 pm. During the 100 days of documenta fifteen: Monday to Sunday 10 am–1 pm.

FAQ

General information for your visit can be found in the FAQ.

Contact

Tickets

Webshop
tickets@documenta.de
+49 30 84108908 (available daily 10 am–4 pm)

Service

welcome@documenta.de
+49 561 70727-4141 (available Monday to Friday 9.30 am–6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 am–3 pm)

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