Open-minded spa city
Wiesbaden is undoubtedly one of the most attractive cities in Germany. It’s sometimes even referred to as the “Nice of the North”, which is quite an accurate description considering its many villas, historic spa house (Kurhaus), casino and magnificent state theatre. Wiesbaden developed into an international and open-minded spa city in the mid-18th century. The city used to welcome such famous names as Goethe, Brahms and Dostojewski, and it also received royal visitors.
Nowadays, Wiesbaden is a popular holiday destination and conference city thanks to its parks and 27-degree salt water springs. Despite its long and glorious history, Wiesbaden is also the modern state capital of Hessen. Wiesbaden is the second-largest city in Hessen with around 280,000 inhabitants.
Its vineyards along the Rhine are particularly idyllic. Several producers of German sparkling wine are based in and around Wiesbaden. Lots of discoveries await around the wine-growing region of Rheingau with its distinctive wine and culinary treats.
Every summer, the Rheingau Music Festival hosts spectacular performances against the backdrop of its historic vineyards. The spa house, the elegant concert hall and the congress centre in the middle of a beautiful park are some of the other attractions you should visit in Wiesbaden. You can also challenge Lady Luck to a game of chance in the magnificent surroundings of the nearby casino. The elegant shops and boutiques along Wiesbaden’s boulevards make for the perfect shopping tour; you can also take a wonderful stroll through the old town along the cobbled streets and timber-framed houses.