Wiesbaden is without a doubt one of Germany’s most attractive cities. It is sometimes called the Nice of the North – not without reason, considering the many villas, the historic Kurhaus, the casino and the wonderful city theatre. Wiesbaden developed into an international and cosmopolitan spa town in the mid-18th century. Goethe, Brahms and Dostoyevsky, for instance, were frequent visitors during this time, as were various royal families.
Today, Wiesbaden’s 27-degrees celsius saline springs and extensive parks make it a popular holiday destination and conference location. In addition to its historical status, Wiesbaden is also Hessen’s modern state capital. Its 280,000 inhabitants make Wiesbaden the state’s second-largest city.
The vineyards along the Rhine are especially picturesque. Numerous producers of German sparkling wine are based in and around Wiesbaden. The vicinity of the Rheingau wine region, with its unmistakeable wines and culinary delights, holds many discoveries.
Every summer, the Rheingau Music Festival hosts spectacular acts against the backdrop of historic vineyards.
The Kurhaus, an elegant concert hall and the conference centre tucked away in tranquil parkland are other sights not to be missed. In the nearby casino you can challenge Lady Luck in stunning surroundings. For shopping trips there are the boulevards with their elegant shops and boutiques, while delightful strolls are possible among the old town’s cobbled streets and timber-framed buildings.