The Fridericianum is traditionally the main venue of documenta. Completed in 1779, the building was conceived as one of the first public European museums and held the collection of the Hessian Earl and the baronial library. Since 1955, every four or five years, the Fridericianum becomes a key venue of documenta with its 3200 square meter exhibition space. Beyond the timeframe of the 100-day-long exhibition, it houses the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel.

Fridericianum, Kassel, during documenta, 1955; photo: Günther Becker; © documenta Archiv


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Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel

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number 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and RT4, RT5
stop: Friedrichsplatz

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