The native city of star tenor Fritz Wunderlich.
Situated in a mellow hilly landscape, Kusel offers the comprehensive service supply of a medium city hub in the ambience of an idyllic old town, characterised by picturesque alley stairways.
The beautiful historic market square in front of the protestant church tempts to linger. A good meal or a nice cup of coffee are being accompanied by the hourly carillon at the town hall. At the market square you can also find the musuem of the city and of local history (museum.kusel.de), which offers, aside from interesting insights into local history, a broad overview of the life and works of the unfortunately untimely deceased tenor Fritz Wunderlich, complete with audio clips, pictures and costumes used during opera performances. Every year, guests from all over the world visit Kusel while following the tracks of the city's famous native. Also, starting at the market square, quiet courtyards with characteristic gallery-style balconies can be explored.
If you are fond of industrial architecture, you should go a couple of steps further and look at the historic cloth factories, which today, after having been carefully sanified, house numerous service companies, but still pay tribute to their old times, for example with the old boiler house. Their courtyard is a prominent stage for concerts.
District town Kusel
Marktplatz 1, 66869 Kusel
Tel: 06381/ 918 240