Wiesbaden Off The Beaten Path

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    Shop Signs - 2 - "Schachtel am Römertor"
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  • stork nest in Schierstein (Wiesbaden)
    stork nest in Schierstein (Wiesbaden)
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  • Buddha statue at Kochbrunnenplatz
    Buddha statue at Kochbrunnenplatz
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  • Schierstein

    by merak Written Oct 20, 2010
    stork nest in Schierstein (Wiesbaden)

    This neighbourhood is located on the Rhine shore. Enjoy a walk at the haven.
    Walk direction Walluf, passing a natural reserve for birds.
    The village is known for it's storks, of which you see one nest at the photo.

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    Vintage car as advertising vehicle

    by robertbaum Written Apr 21, 2008
    Vintage car as advertising vehicle
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    The MIKA cheese company is usig this old car to advertise their shop which is located in the Marktkeller (Market basement).

    The car is a "Fleur de Lys" from England, so actually not an original vintage car but a reproduction.

    The Shop's address:
    MiKa-Käseprodukte GmbH
    Marktplatz
    65183 Wiesbaden

    The company's HQ is at:
    MiKa-Käseprodukte GmbH
    Im Maisel 10
    65232 Taunusstein

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    Uhrturm - Clock tower

    by robertbaum Written Apr 19, 2008
    Uhrturm - Clock tower dismantled in 1873
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    The clock tower is not existing anymore but you can find traces, like the Restaurant Uhrturm that was built on its former location and a sign at the restaurant stating the fact of its former existence.

    It was first mentioned in 1453 as a bell tower originally to give alarm in the case of a fire. Later in the 16th century a clockwork was installed with a clock face on two sides. In the 19th century the gap between the clock tower and the adjacent buildings, measuring a mere 3 metre, became too narrow for horse carts, so the clock tower was finally dismantled in 1873. In the same year the restaurant was opened.

    Address:
    Restaurant Uhrturm
    Marktstr. 15
    65183 Wiesbaden
    Tel. +49 611 373030

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    Shop Signs - 2 - "Schachtel am Römertor"

    by robertbaum Written Apr 19, 2008
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    Have you ever bothered to look at Shop signs?

    Here in Wiesbaden they form part of the historical street scenes. Not only the buildings itself are old and worthwhile to see, but also the small details.

    These pictures are the shop signs from the former restaurant "Schachtel", a legendary inn in the 80's situated at the Roman gate. Today the inn is called "Römerbar".

    Address:
    Am Römertor 3
    65183 Wiesbaden

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    Shop Signs - 1 - Restaurant "Zum Schwejk"

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 19, 2008
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    Have you ever bothered to look at Shop signs?

    Here in Wiesbaden they form part of the historical street scenes. Not only the buildings itself are old and worthwhile to see, but also the small details.

    These pictures are the shop signs from the Restaurant "Zum Schwejk", a Czech traditional figure. So no surprise the beer served in the restaurant is the Czech Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser/Budvar.

    Address:
    Restaurant "Zum Schwejk"
    Alfons Paquet Straße 4
    65183 Wiesbaden

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    Old mail box at the old City Hall

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 19, 2008
    Old mail box at the old City Hall

    If you are fanatic for historic equipment in a city then have a closer look at the Old City Hall.

    Here you can find a replication of an old mail box from 1896. Obviously they were blue at that time.

    You can drop your letters and postcards into it and they will be collected as from the today yellow boxes.

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    Buddha statue at Kochbrunnenplatz

    by robertbaum Written Apr 19, 2008

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    Buddha statue at Kochbrunnenplatz

    When coming down the Kranzplatz street one of the first things you will see on the Kochbrunnenplatz (Chef fountain square) is this Buddha statue.

    As flowers lay in the lap of Buddha it might be in religious use.

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    "Ingelheimer Zimmer" at Radisson SAS Hotel

    by robertbaum Written Apr 10, 2008
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    This is not a public room, but if you stay or eat or drink in the Radisson SAS Hotel, you may have the chance to see the "Ingelheimer Zimmer".

    This room is famous for its unique wood carvings mainly from Italy and Northern France from the 16th century. The room was taken from the Ingelheim castle a couple of decades ago, where it was used as a dining room.

    Radisson SAS Schwarzer Bock Hotel
    Kranzplatz 12
    65183 Wiesbaden

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  • Library whith changing expositions

    by merak Updated Apr 7, 2008

    The Landesbibliothek is located in one more beautyful building testifying the rich times before World War I. Besides having a look into the daily news, you may watch the actual exposition placed in the entrance and foyer dependencies, related to some cultural, literary or editorial theme which you can look at on the homepage. Free entrance.
    Rheinstr. 55-57, from 9.00 am to
    mon 7 pm, tue 7 pm, wed 4.30 pm, thu 7 pm, fry 3 pm and sat 12.30 pm
    To be reached easily from the train station (post office side) whith buses 3, 6, 16, 28 and 33.

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  • Turkish Gyros Stands.

    by Shnazzystacey Written Nov 2, 2005

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    Wiesbaden has a large number of Turks that just keep on coming. They generally stay in the same place and if you are looking for a little night of fun and a bit of danger head there. When walking around you will notice that there are many reasurants in the little turkey area of Wiesbaden, and a lot of them are very good. Gyros are a very poplar and cheap dinner and I defintaly suggest checking a gyro shop out. You may also find yourself getting really into a game of Fussball, if Turkey's team wins you can be sure to hear the horns honking down main street.

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    Remembering those deported from Wiesbaden

    by shrimp56 Written Aug 16, 2005

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    This memorial on Bahnhof Strasse is for the Sinti and Roma who were sent to the concentration camps from Wiesbaden on 8 March 1943. A number of cities have acknowledged that their train stations were part of the systematic destruction of human life during the Nazi regime.

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    UP INTO THE HILLS

    by zuriga Updated Mar 12, 2005

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    If you go up into the hills above Wiesbaden, there's a short tram ride and an interesting cemetery for fallen soldiers of both World Wars. One tombstone read...killed in Vilna - 1943. Here was someone who had fought against my relatives there. They weren't any luckier than this man.

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    Theater Annex

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    Theater Annex

    At the east side of the theater there is a glass-and-metal annex for the workshops and the theater administration.

    You can't see this annex from the front, because it is completely hidden by the colonnade.

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    Stage entrance with bicycles

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    Stage entrance with bicycles

    The brown sandstone steps lead up to the stage entrance. The canteen is just off to the right of the stage entrance (first windows on the right), so if your favorite singers don't come out after the show they are probably in the canteen having a drink or something.

    As is true of most opera houses in this part of the world, lots of the staff members and musicians come to work by bicycle.

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    Rheingau Wine Tour

    by missbean Written Dec 12, 2004

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    Take some time to tour around the wine towns around Wiesbaden.A walk in the vineyards is breath-taking and relaxing for the mind. To name a few, Martinsthal, Eltville, Walluf. All within 10-15mins away drive from Wiesbaden. These towns are also reachable by bus from Wiesbaden. Frequency is slow though. Wine-tasting is also available at many weingut (wine restaurants). U may purchase wine (Riesling being the most common) on the spot too.

    Come during August-October season as this time, there will be wine-festival in these small towns and new wine are being femented and introduced as 'federwesser'.

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