Baunatal is a young, modern city with about 25,000 inhabitants. It is located in the northern Hessian highlands and borders directly on Kassel, the North Hessian metropolis. Within 10 - 15 km of the Hercules (landmark of Kassel, about 12 km), the Wilhelmshöhe Castle (about 12 km, painting gallery with old masters), the Fridericianum (the documenta Museum, about 10 km), the State Theater 10 km), two large cinemas (10 km), Museum of Sepulcher culture (10 km), the Orangerie (10 km), technical, scientific museum with observatory (10 km), the Karlsaue (ehem Bundesgartenschau site, approx. 11 km), Brothers Grimm Museum (approx. 10 km). The VW plant Baunatal and the OTC are only about 2 km, the journey time by car there is about 5 minutes.