Especially at night, Salerno uncloaks its really nice nightlife. The park in city center bathes in the light of multiple works of art. When you go through the small alleys, you can discover tiny taverns, extraordinary shops and a several hundred years old city architecture.
The archaeological site contains three Dorian temples (Hera, Athene and Poseidon, between 540 – 450 before Christ). Furthermore, you can visit a little amphitheater. In my opinion, the site shines most at dusk because the sun goes down at the right position behind the temples. Despite that, the relics are beautiful illuminated at night. As always, I suggest carrying a tripod for low light conditions.
The train runs from Easter to the end of the year, sometimes featuring special events. For that 33,4 km long route the train needs round about one and a half hour one direction. I suggest reserving tickets in late April, early May because the nature awakes, the flowers begin to bloom, trees becoming green and the landscape is much more beautiful than in winter. At winter time, when it snows, it’s fairytale-like, but in respect of the global warming, we notice a landscape fully covered with snow in a lesser extend.
The animal park is embedded in a gorgeous landscape, features a real impressive predator bird show, which takes place three times a day. The birds flying extreme close to the visitors (beware of your hairpiece). So photographing with a “not-so-far-reaching-lens” is easy and heavy cropping isn’t often necessary. Despite this, there is a children’s zoo, a lot of other animals as there are wolfes, (rein-)deer, penguins, goats, boars, guenons, especially european bison and other former resident animals, which are kind of rare nowadays and counting. You can go for an extend walk and/or by bus through this large property. At various times, a local photographer offers workshops (Manfred Delpho). Additionally there are a lot of events taking place all over the year.
The Auepark with the baroque Orangerie, a little mansion built in 1702, is an extensive park in the center of Kassel, with a lake and two water ditches. The Orangerie incorporates a historic astronomical-physical exhibition with a planetarium. At the other end of the park is the Blumeninsel Siebenbergen located. A tiny isle surrounded by a lake with plenty of flowers, plants and trees. Especially in spring it’s an eye candy.