Tourist Information: Altes Rathaus, Markt 9, D-37073 Göttingen, tel. +49/0551/540 00, fax 400 2998, email
Altitude: 159 meters/522 feet
Berlin 340 km/213 miles
Frankfurt 230/144 miles
Hannover 122 km/76 miles
Kassel 47 km/29 miles
Rail Connections: Trains run almost hourly to Berlin and the trip can take as little as 2 hours, 13 minutes. They run even more frequently to Hannover, a journey that can take as little as 30 minutes; and there are about two trains per hour during the day to Frankfurt, a trip of about an hour and 45 minutes.
Brothers Grimm Museum In Kassel: Bellevue Palace, Schöne Aussicht 2, D-34117 Kassel, tel. +49/0561/787 2033, open daily 10am-5pm.
This is a city of Nobel Prize winners, the Brothers Grimm, half-timbered houses, and some 30,000 university students, many of whom harbor a crush on the "Goose Girl," a statue atop a fountain which all students must climb and kiss.