<WH in Germany> Scary Kassel but phenomenal dOCUMENTA (13)

(Originally wrote on 07/21/2012 and modified on 05/16/2015)

documenta has been held since 1955 in Kassel, Germany. They will organize new exhibition in every 5 years. documenta 14 will be held in 2017. Consider to global situation, especially in Europe, they’ll open two sites, including Kassel of Germany and Athens of Greece. First in Athens in April, 2017, and then one month overlap, back to opening ceremony on June 10th, 2017. If you’re interested in this updated news, please follow their official website.


You can visit dOCUMENTA (13) to travel Kassel. It costs 20 Euro per day. Except dOCUMENTA (13), you also visit many museums. You can finish in a day, but you need to good at walking. The feature picture shows the theater apartment that are always music you hear. I think it is a dream house I dream. Not new is okay, but there is cool corner in the house. Something stories, perfect swing, wonderful music are gorgeous. I’m happy that it is the first stop of dOCUMENTA (13) I visit. Artists like to use perfect music or voice to attract everyone’s attention. Video artworks are not too many, so you are not easy to sleep. However, the artworks spread in the Kassel. So, walk, walk, walk, to find something fresh.

After I introduce dOCUMENTA (13), please let me complain the day that is the most shocked day I’ve been in Germany. I took train from Rome to Munich for 10 hour on 21th July. I think it would be quiet at 2:00 am on the train. I totally wrong. It is the time that teenagers are back home when they finish playing. Except girls giggled at strange points, boys are, too. Punks played loud music outside the stateroom. I was thinking that when I was in the senior school or university, I was disgusting then. I have friends, and talk something jokes that we know. Is that the whole world?

However, at least, from Nürnberg to Kassel, there were adults on the train. It was quiet at 6:00 a.m, but something stupid happened. I only have 7 Euro, and I can’t withdraw the money from ATM. I used national call to page my mom. I was blamed that I quit but I don’t find the next job. She even asked me to go back to Taiwan. However, today was Sunday, so she can’t remitted money to my another account. I only want to sing “I want to cry but no tears”.

No matter what, my train ticket is 8:00 p.m, so I have 8 hours to arrange. Maybe I don’t buy the ticket of dOCUMENTA (13). I just stay here to pick the bottle to sell. But, I didn’t give up, I walk 2 kilometer to find another ATM. Yeah…I finally got my money. I swear I will study German hardly. Before I find the new job, I can’t eat big meal.

Then, I went to Berlin at night, but the most stupid thing happened. I booked the wrong date of hostel. I should arrive tomorrow. Thank God…they have more beds to offer, or I have to sleep at the street.





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