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Exterior view of Monument Schiller
Exterior view of Monument Schiller
Goldgasse Historic Old Town Weisebaden
Goldgasse Historic Old Town Weisebaden
Former Ducal Palace. Photo Martin Kraft
Former Ducal Palace. Photo Martin Kraft
Frontage of City Palace and Town Hall
Frontage of City Palace and Town Hall
Rhein Main Hallen. Photo Weisebaden Tourism
Rhein Main Hallen. Photo Weisebaden Tourism
Carpark Outside Biebrich Palace, Weisebaden
Carpark Outside Biebrich Palace, Weisebaden
Weisebaden Central Station Built in 1906
Weisebaden Central Station Built in 1906
Kurhaus Weisebaden at Night. Martin Kraft
Kurhaus Weisebaden at Night. Martin Krafte

Wiesbaden Information

Wiesbaden is the capital city of the state of Hesse and is well known in for being on of the oldest spa towns in Germany, which is where it gets its name from as translated it means “Meadow Baths”. At one time there were over 26 hot springs located in the city of which 14 still remain today.

Geographically Wiesbaden is situated on the northern side of the Rhine River directly opposite its neighbouring city Mainz that is located in another state altogether. Wiesbaden has a history dating back to the Neolithic era and was a popular Roman settlement with a Fort being erected in 6 AD.

Due to its popularity throughout the ages, Wiesbaden contains some magnificent architecture and heritage. A popular hot spot amongst tourists is Palace Square (Schloßplatz) in the centre of the city. In the palace square centre lays the former Ducal Palace that was once the grand residence of the Royal ruling family in Wiesbaden. Another attraction is Schloßplatz is the main protestant church Marktkirche that dominates the Wiesbaden skyline built way back in 1862.

The Kurhaus (Opera House) is favourite place amongst tourist especially for those who like theatre and opera. Built with lavish opulence in 1907 under the rule of Kaiser Wilhelm II it is today a powerhouse of international cultural musical performances and makes a perfect night out for entertainment.

For a very special experience, the Nerobergbahn (Mountain train) is a wonderful journey not to miss. The 245-metre hillside assent leads to some wonderful scenic views and places. The train operates every 15 minutes for your enjoyment and operates from April till October only.

Apart from historic places and sights to see, Wiesbaden is also a fantastic place for shopping. With many major national chains and boutique stores in the historic district of Old Town, Wiesbaden makes it easy to shop for your friends back home. Some of the best places to discover are Wilhelmstrasse, the Taunusstrasse and the Quelllenviertel with something for everyone.

For more Holiday information on Weisbaden you might want to visit the official Wiesbaden government tourism website Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden

Squareschloss Platz during Fun Spots Days Festival. Photo Tourism Weisebaden
Squareschloss Platz during Fun Spots Days Festival. Photo Tourism Weisebaden
Aerial view of Weisebaden and the Marktkirche (Market church) in city centre
Aerial view of Weisebaden and the Marktkirche (Market church) in city centre