Vellmar, near Kassel, spent 1200 years as an independent village before becoming its own town under the German system. Since then, it has continued to grow and cultivate an inclusive, family-friendly community environment.
Whether you are walking in the old town area or playing in the famed water park you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself here. And you should definitely take the chance to enjoy yourself here!
The town is working on plugging in to the Kassel tram system, making it even easier to duck away for a pleasant afternoon. You’ll definitely want to take the chance during the 18 day summer festival at the Ahnepark!
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The Ahnepark is a water park and recreation area that has been built off the Ahne river that runs through the middle of Vellmar. From the picnic and volleyball areas to the trails and water slides, this area is well landscaped and designed to draw your whole family in to stay and unwind. It’s even open in the winter for ice skating and Christmas fairs, although it is certainly a lush pleasure in the summer, too.
If you don’t want to play at the water park or have a picnic, you can always explore the old town area. It features cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, with little boutiques and restaurants nestled in-between historical sites.
Most of the history is locally treasured rather than nationally known, but the love of the local historical group is evident everywhere.
You’ll want to pay a visit to their newly opened and ever-expanding Vellmar history museum. As a historical society, they are just 30 years old, but their pride goes back farther! Many of the collection items came from local families, and it is really fascinating to see what was kept and treasured through the years.
The exhibits related to the musician’s quarter are especially rich. You can go from the museum directly to the actual musician’s quarter, which is not far from the Town Hall.
Vellmar locals will also steer you to the unique organ in the west tower of the neo-Gothic church in the Obervellmar district. Designed by peasants in 1773, it still works even now.