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  • Römertor - Roman gate from 1903
    Römertor - Roman gate from 1903
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    St. Bonifatius

    by antistar Updated Oct 23, 2011

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    The St Bonifatius church is one of the most striking buildings in the city, but doesn't even get a mention in the tourist guide books that I found. Its pleasant location at the end of Luisenplatz singles it out for attention, as do the two grand spires that stretch out high into the Wiesbaden skyline. The Church was very busy and noisy when I was there, and apparently has seating for 4500 people, making it a considerable size and the biggest church in the region. The building was first started in 1828, but suffered a collapse only a few years later in 1831. After sitting in ruins for some years, a collection of the townspeople raised enough money to build the current one, which was constructed in 1845 in a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles. The two 65m towers were only finally completed in 1866, and the electric clock added in 1890.

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    Market Church

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 24, 2011

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    The churches in Wiesbaden symbolize, in a very special way, the social and architectural development of this city, which is the capital city of the state of Hesse. The Market Church was deliberately erected opposite the City Palace as a symbol of the thriving bourgeoisie in the Duchy of Nassau with its almost 100-meter tall main steeple, it continues to dominate the cityscape. This Market Church, built in 1852-62, is the main Protestant church in Wiesbaden. The brick building in Neogothic style on Schlossplatz has three naves and five slim towers, the one in the centre is 90 meters high. This makes the church the highest building of Wiesbaden.

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    Biebrich Castle

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 24, 2011

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    Wiesbaden enjoys the reputation of the green city. Its parks, surrounding forests, the Taunus Mountains and the Rheingau invite many people to undertake trips into the natural of Wiesbaden. Biebrich is a borough of the city Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany, located in the Rhine-Main-Area near Frankfurt. Biebrich was an independent city until it was incorporated into Wiesbaden in 1926. Biebrich was first mentioned in 874 as villa biburc. Until the 20th century Biebrich was a small town (or rather village) and the Summer Residence of the Princes, and since 1806 Dukes of Nassau, who built up an imposing baroque castle.

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  • Walking tour of Wiesbaden

    by rewecat Updated Aug 13, 2010

    I was in Frankfurt recently on a quick stopover and decided to checkout the nearby city of Wiesbaden. I found out it was so easy to get there by train (less than an hour on a normal local train from Frankfurt main train station).

    I didn't have a whole lot of time but wanted to see EVERYTHING - naturally! So I joined this English-speaking walking tour and our guide was excellent. She showed us all the historical stuff plus told us some really cool stories. (Did you know Bismarck had a gambling problem???) Lots of fun and really nice cake.

    I'd recommend it to anyone.

    This is the Marktkirche at the market place.
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  • weekly market

    by merak Updated Aug 13, 2009

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    On wednesdays and saturdays from 7am to 2pm you find many fruit and vegetable sellers of the region. The best apples and pears are here. Dornröschen and Domäne Mechthildshausen sell organic grown products.
    In July and August, try to find "overripe" apricots for 1 Euro the kilo (Kastanienhof), cheap sour cherries, and berries for 1 Euro 500 g.

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    Weisbaden to Koblenz along the Rhine by Train

    by BarryAir Written Dec 3, 2008

    Catch a train to Koblenz along the Rhine so you can see the beautiful Castles. When you get to Koblenz you will be at the point where the Mosel flows into the Rhine. I was suprised to find the the Rhine flows to the North. We had a great lunch at a old prussian fort overlooking the Statue of Kaiser Willhelm.

    Overlooking the Rhine and the Mosel in Koblenz Pfalzgrafenstein Kaub The Deauches Ex Looking up to the Prussian Fortress

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  • carnival corso

    by merak Updated Apr 28, 2008

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    The great yearly carnival corso takes place on SUNDAY and passes through the center. Starting time: 2 pm I recommend the Kochbrunnen to have a relaxed and good sight on the corso. The last two years there was sunny wheather, while next day in Mainz it was grey.

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    Kunsthaus - Art Gallery

    by robertbaum Written Apr 21, 2008

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    The palace like gallery building was built around 1863 and first used as an elemantary school, later as an art school.

    Since the renovation in 1989 it is used as a studio for artists and scholarship holders from all over the world that can work here and exhibit their artwork.

    From time to time art workshops for children take place.

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    Feed the birds in Warmer Damm Park

    by robertbaum Written Apr 21, 2008

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    The centre of the park and also focus of attraction is a large pond. Here many aquatic birds find a habitat throughout the year.

    If you have some bread you can feed the birds. The birds are used to human attraction and expect food as you will very soon realize. Show your hands as if something is on them and one of the bigger birds might approach you as closely as a couple of centimetres to see what it is.

    As the ramps on the backside of the Hessian State Theatre are just for decoration, there is no entrance and people don't use it, the birds will surely waddle up the ramps.

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    Warmer Damm Park - Warm Pond Park

    by robertbaum Written Apr 21, 2008

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    The "Warmer Damm" was layed out as an English garden between 1860-61. The park owes its name to a part of the middle age fortification, a bank that confined a system of weirs whose basins where filled with the water from 26 hot springs. Later the name became associated with the park.

    In the centre of the park, which is larger than 4.5 hectares, a large pond with a water-jet fountain is the focus of attraction. Many aquatic birds can find here a habitat throughout the year. All over the park many kinds of rare trees, modern sculptures, a monument dedicated to Friedrich Schiller and another one dedicated to the German Emperor Wilhelm I. can be seen.

    The park is bordered by historical town houses and country manors, some of which are nearly 200 years old. The northern end of the park is marked by the Hessian State Theatre.

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    Marktkirche - Market Church

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 21, 2008

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    Evangelical main church of Wiesbaden, built by Karl Boos between 1853-62 on a site dedicated by the Duke of Nassau as a replacement for the Mauritius Church, that stood on Mauritius square but was destroyed by a fire.

    The Neo-gothic church was the first purely brick building in the Duchy of Nassau.

    Height: 98 m (West tower)
    Length inside: 50 m
    Width inside: 20 m
    Height inside: 28 m

    Opening Hours:
    Monday closed
    Tuesday - Friday 14:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00
    Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
    Sunday 14:00 - 17:00

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    Schiller monument behind the Hessian State Theatre

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    The Schiller monument by the German sculptor Joseph Uphues (1851-1911) was erected in 1905, the 100th anniversary of the death of the German poet, in front of the backside of the Hessian State theatre. This side was built like a front facing the park Warmer Damm with a double ramp.

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    Hessian State Theatre - International May Festival

    by robertbaum Written Apr 19, 2008

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    Wilhelm II., the last German emperor initiated and financed the new theatre building, designed by the architects Fellner and Helmer from Vienna (Austria). The opening ceremony took place on 16 October 1894 with the emperor himself being present. In 1902 the grand foyer annex by the Wiesbaden city's master builder Felix Genzmer was opened as well.

    The large theatre hall offers seats for 1041 people, the small hall for 328 people and the studio for 89 people.

    Since 1896 it houses the Maifestspiele - May festival. Today the festival is international and theatre companies from all over the world show their performances.

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    Mauritiusplatzbrunnen - Mauritius square fountain

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    The fountain on Mauritiusplatz was done by Meister Leonhard of the Dietz marble factory for the then Friedrichsplatz (Frederick square), today the Schillerplatz (Schiller square), where it was in use from 1822-1871.

    After years in a museum depot it was reerected in 1978 as part of the rearrangement of the Mauritiusplatz.

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    Kochbrunnen - Chef fountain

    by robertbaum Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    The Kochbrunnen on Kochbrunnenplatz (Chef fountain square) was first mentioned around the 14th century. Here 15 springs are combined to bring 346 litre per minute of salty water to the surface.

    In 1888 the small temple was built to protect the water from contamination.

    Try and drink a bit of the water (be careful, it's hot !!). It may not taste very well, but it is said to be a cure for sore throat and metabolism dysfunctions.

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  • May 29, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Next week I am traveling from Texas to Frankfurt. My 1st stop is Wiesbaden for lunch. What is the best way to get there?Any lunch recommendations? I am looking for something cozy and fun. My husband and I want to take a river cruise to Koblenz (where we are staing overnight). Are there cruise options? How long does it take? Lastly, we will are looking for a recommendation on where to stay our 2nd night, if our 3rd night is in Paris.

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      May 31, 2013 at 2:25 AM

      Welcome to VT. You'll want to ask your questions in the Wiesbaden travel forum here:

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      where far more people will see it and you will get helpful replies.

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