Ottoneum in Kassel

Ottoneum in Kassel, Germany

The edifice was built as a theatre by architect Wilhelm Vernukken in the years 1603/1606. The commissioner was Landgraf Moritz, who named the Ottoneum after his son Otto. Today, a natural history museum is housed here. Well-known collection pieces are a Xylotheque and the Ratzenberger Herbarium.

Architecture of the 50ties in Kassel

Architecture of the 50ties in Kassel, Germany

After World War II, a large part of Kassel was rebuilt in the style of the 50ties. So if you are interested in the architecture of this period, a walk through Kassel is an appropriate way to learn more about it.