Kassel is located in the middle of Europe
Germany is located right in the middle of Europe and Kassel is practically in the middle of Germany. So could there be a more perfect location for travelling? There are many options when it comes to travelling from Kassel throughout Germany, or to other countries in Europe. You can go practically everywhere by train, bus, or even plane.
A special tip: To see what Germany has to offer tourists - from scenic routes to theme parks - take a look at site of the German National Tourist Board.
Every student at the University of Kassel (except students of the master program Sustainable International Agriculture) owes a Semesterticket. The semester ticket entitles you to use trams, buses, and trains in Kassel and Witzenhausen.
The entire transport system, including regional trains as RE, RB and S-Bahn, within the North Hessian traffic group (NVV) is available at no extra cost. You can use the ticket to visit G√∂ttingen, Fulda, Paderborn, Eisenach or smaller towns and villages near Kassel.
If you are going further than the NVV zone, show your semester-ticket anyway! That way you only have to pay from the end of the NVV zone to your destination.
For a map of the NVV zone, go to the NVV office in the Kurf√ľrstenGalerie or look online, under www.nvv.de, click on Fahrplan & Netz.
The Semesterticket is included in the semester fee. So every student has to pay for the ticket. This has been ruled out in an contract between AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, General Student Committee) and the public transportation company NVV.
You can find more information about the Semesterticket on the website of AStA.
The Hessen Ticket allows you and up to four more people to travel anywhere throughout Hessen by regional trains for a comparatively low price. Included are the use of street cars, trams, and busses anywhere in Hessen.
For more infomation visit the website of Deutsche Bahn.
Up to five people can travel with the Sch√∂nes Wochenende Ticket, or Weekend Ticket. The ticket can be used only on a Saturday or Sunday in local trains.
You travel a lot by train? Perhaps a Bahncard could pay off.