Februar 21–May 17, 2020 in the documenta-hall
The thematic focus of BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart is the heart with its extensive vascular system. The dense network of arteries, veins and capillaries measures over 96,500 kilometres. If linked together, it would span around the earth more than twice.
The heart is the steadfast engine of our life. Due to this continuous strain it is also susceptible to wear and tear and to dysfunctions. Diseases of the cardiovascular system are the leading cause of death today.
As exhibition curator and physician, this special feature is especially dear to Dr. Angelina Whalley’s heart: "We only think of our heart, this vitally important organ, when it falls ill or suffers great stress. I hope that the exhibition encourages the visitor to live more heart-conscious and heart-healthy."
Only with valid verification: Students under 30, seniors 65+, apprentices 18+, disabled persons.
Children under 7 years, teachers and student teachers, companions of disabled persons (B), body donors of the Institute for Plastination.
Please reserve tickets for school groups by phone: +49-(0)761 888 499 81 (Mo–Fr: 8.00–19.30 Uhr, Sa: 10.00–18.00 Uhr, So: 10.00–15.00 Uhr, fax to +49-(0)69 407662 50 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers and student teachers (with verification) get free admission.
2for1: Monday = Student Day
On Mondays, 2 students pay the price of 1 ticket (7.50 €/person): 15 €
Please show your student IDs at the box office.
Listen & Learn! Design your exhibition visit according to your personal interest. The Audio Guide tour is available in English, German and French.
Time Slot Tickets
Time Slot Tickets are offered to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. By booking a Time Slot Ticket, the entrance to the exhibition within the booked timeslot is possible. The residence time is unlimited. We recommend the purchase of tickets in advance since it can come under certain circumstances with large numbers of visitors to waiting times.
Flex-Tickets are available here.
Address & Directions
Plan your visit
Du Ry Str. 1 34117 Kassel
Kassel | Germany
There is a car park “Friedrichsplatz”
The central railway station for arriving travelers is the ICE-Bahnhof Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. From there, you can take the Regiotram or other regional trains to the main railway station (Hauptbahhof Kassel)
Trams 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, RT1, RT4 up to Friedrichsplatz
10 min walk to documenta-hall Kassel
Coming either from the highway A7 or A44 via junction A49 towards Kassel.
Take junction “Auestadion/City Center” follow the road signs towards the center of the city and the documenta-Halle.
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