Wiesbaden Travel Guide

  • Art Nouveau Building at Coulinstraße/Michelsberg
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  • Römertor - Roman gate from 1903
    Römertor - Roman gate from 1903
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  • Hessian State Theatre
    Hessian State Theatre
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Wiesbaden Things to Do

  • Michelsberg Memorial Site

    The Michelsberg monument is located on the spot of the former synagogue in Wiesbaden and has roughly the shape of it. Like in many other German cities, the synagogue was destroyed on November 9th 1938 – the day of the so-called Crystal Night. The names of all known 1507 Jewish Wiesbaden citizens who became victims of the Holocaust are inscribed.

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  • Heidenmauer (Pagans' Wall)

    Erected in the late 4th century during the reign of Roman Emperor Valentinian, this wall is the oldest preserved structure in Wiesbaden. Around 80 metres of the wall are still preserved. Unfortunately, a part of it was pulled down when a street (Coulinstrasse) was built in this area in 1902. The gate which was built into the wall for the street is...

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  • Kurhaus

    Few places embody Wiesbaden as the Kurhaus (Spa House) does. It is a testimony of Wiesbaden’s 19th century spa town heydays, but is still used as a casino and luxury restaurant. Other upper class events take place here as well. The interior is said to feature many mosaics of ancient Greek gods.The Kurhaus was built in the years 1950 to 1907 and...

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Wiesbaden Hotels

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Wiesbaden Restaurants

  • The local Thai restaurant

    Good concept – Thai restaurant at daytime, cocktail bar in the evening. That also makes the atmosphere rather relaxed and informal which also includes ordering at the bar.Good food for a nice price. Just had to ask twice for my draught beer because the one I got served first was some kind of leftover in the pipes. That was pretty much my only...

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  • Feels like a treehouse

    Gfs and me made it to the Lodge Restaurant after our very long visit and walk through the Opel Zoo, which is the only zoo I'm fine with to recommend. Now, the Lodge Restaurant sits right at Opel Zoo's entry, and provids with an awesome atmosphere, food and view. Dining there makes one feeling like communing with wildlife and being into some green...

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  • Most artisan ice cream in Wiesbaden

    Don't expect much from other places. But there the ice is made of natural ingredients, it melts on the tongue whitout strange rests. Melon is melon and not some melon whith yoghurt and citric acid.Specialities: Ice (water sorbet) of watermelon, melon, fig, blood orange, kiwi and other fruits.As far as I know the only sorts whith artificial colour...

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Wiesbaden Nightlife

  • Irish Pub

    Typical German Irish Pub in the centre of Wiesbaden without a cliché name – it's just called „Irish Pub“. The same guys also run the „Irish Pub“ (same name) in Mainz and are involved with the Irish Rover in Mainz as well.If you know the “Irish Pub” in Mainz, you will know that Karaoke is a main element – a little too much, if you ask me. There are...

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  • A stylish casino in the heart of...

    Some historical information about the building:Kaiser Wilhelm II (the last german emperor)loved the architecture of Wiesbaden and financed some of the beautiful buildings, such as the station and the kurhaus. This was opened in 1907 but partly destroyed in WW2. It was not restored - and then at great expense - until the 1980s. Today the main room...

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  • Rien vienent ne plus

    Ever since the city fathers restored the Kurhaus to its former glamour and glory in 1985, the casino has re-opened its doors to in the former Wine Hall to Europe's gambling elite. This casino is very elegant and would be the proper setting for any James Bond film. The magnificent woodwork on the capitols and friezes is made from solid cherry wood,...

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Wiesbaden Transportation

  • Train

    Being minutes away from continental Europe's busiest transport hub of Frankfurt means Wiesbaden is very well located for journey's anywhere in the world. Like Mainz on the opposite banks of the river Rhine, it makes a great base for trips to Frankfurt, Koblenz, Worms, the Rhein river trips and even Mainz itself. If you prefer the elegance and...

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  • Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof

    Much to the consternation of the current German railway management, the main station in Wiesbaden is a terminal station or dead-end station (Kopfbahnhof).All the tracks end here, which means that all the trains have to go out backwards, so to speak. Technically this is no longer a problem, since just about any train can be driven from either end,...

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  • The First Impression

    For the first impression about Wiesbaden take BUS No. 1 starting Central Station direction Nerotal. You drive along the Bahnhofstrasse and see the Reisinger Anlagen (Park) on the right. The Bus turns right into Luisenstrasse and left the Wilhelmstrasse. Before the Bus turns left again , you can take a glimp to the State Theatre of Hessen on the...

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Wiesbaden Shopping

  • Everything in one street

    What I like about shopping in Wiesbaden is that most of the shops are in just one street.Shops you'll find there, among many others, are: Kaufhof, Hertie, Benetton, Body Shop, Douglas, Esprit, Zara, H&M, Schuh Fink...etc. Depends on the store; but the same as anywhere else in Germany.

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  • Bits & pieces

    Ahah, describe the shop ... not so easy: 2 floor absolutely mixed up shop selling from candles to pasta, from wine to belts, from spices to xmas decorations ... just step in and enjoy it, for sure you'll find & buy something you did not need ... oh I forgot: also some nightwear ... 3 colored belts ...

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Wiesbaden Local Customs

  • Annual Twinkling Star Market

    Returned to Wiesbaden in December to experience the annual Twinkling Star Market which runs from the last weekend in November to December 23rd. Walking the market bundled up; the glowine (mulled wine) kept us toasty. We also enjoyed an evening at the circus and topped it off watching the skaters in the park.For more pls check out the link to...

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  • Sort of One-Dollar-Shop

    Little shop runs by very friendly ppl (from India, I guess) offering many - cheap in price and possibly sometimes in quality - souvenirs and other things like really lovely postcards. Shop sits right at pedestrian zone.Arena MultistoreMarkstrasse 32Wiesbaden, 65183

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  • New Year's fireworks

    The greatest public event (besides of some organ concerts in several churches before 0:00h) takes part on the big square in front of the Kurhaus. There is the main concentration of fireworking people. Therefore, not indicated if you suffer from the fire's fumes, fear street firework or have difficulties to walk (street closed to traffic). Few...

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Wiesbaden Warnings and Dangers

  • Very Safe

    It might have been because I visited on Good Friday, but the streets were empty of even the most modest troublemakers. The vast majority of the citizens of Wiesbaden were immaculately turned out, and I would think you are more likely to be run over by one of the many sports cars that clog the roads, than beaten up or mugged. At a guess I'd imagine...

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  • Parking Garages

    Not all Parking Garages stay open all night!! If you go out early make sure you parl in an all - night Parking Garage or you get your vehicle before midnight! I found this ou the hard way, but if you get to the garage in the morning before 9 (like around 8am) you only pay 5 euro, any later and I think it's more like 25 euro!!!

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  • Smelly and warm ... well, not...

    Smelly and warm ... well, not really a warning but if u r not a SPA fan this fountain will hurt your nose ... they say it's great in winter when, due to cold weather, lot of steam is around it ...

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Wiesbaden Tourist Traps

  • Rhein River Cruise

    While a cruise down the rhein river seems like the best way to see all the castles and wine vinyards I don't recommend it. The only people you will find on these boats are tourists, many from the local army bases, with their young children, or really old people. During the summer there are tours on "Party Boats" that play music and serve lots of...

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  • Big Cuckoo Clock

    This cuckoo clock is known as "the biggest cuckoo clock in the world". It is big. But not THAT exciting. And maybe you'll be sucked into the store to buy really expensive stuff like Hummel figurines. Well, maybe you like that stuff.Near the east side of the pedestrain zone, north of the Town Hall.

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  • The UGLY CUCKOO clock...

    The UGLY CUCKOO clock !!!!!!!!! ... and if u do not trust me pls re-check the opening pic ! ... and if u still do not trust me pls consider that they have a cuckoo clocks shop just behind the BIG one; actually this 'wonderful' tourist attraction is just a shop-window !!!!!

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Wiesbaden What to Pack

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 11 – 21°C ( 51 - 70°F ); min: 4 - 10°C ( 39 - 50°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 23 – 26°C ( 74 - 78°F ); min: 13 - 14°C ( 55 - 57°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 21°C ( 45 - 70°F); min: 3 - 12°C ( 38 – 53°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 5 – 8°C ( 41 - 48°F); min: 0 - 1°C ( 32 - 34°F )

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Wiesbaden Off The Beaten Path

  • Schierstein

    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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  • Art Deco house at Dürerplatz

    A bit away of the main centre is Dürerplatz, whith this interesting house.Emser Strasse (nr. 75) is a few meters to the right of it.

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  • Vintage car as advertising vehicle

    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 GmbHMarktplatz 65183 WiesbadenThe company's HQ is at:MiKa-Käseprodukte GmbHIm Maisel...

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Wiesbaden Sports & Outdoors

  • Opelbad - The Pool on the Hill

    Surrounded by vineyards and forests, the Opelbad is the best outdoor community pool in Wiesbaden. Dr. Wilhelm von Opel, founder of Opel motors donated this pool to the city in 1934, and built the one of the biggest pools in Hesse back then, on top of the Neroberg. Today the pool facility enjoys monument protection, because it was built in original...

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  • Public Tennis Courts in Wiesbaden

    For tennis sport fans, there is a small number of public tennis courts available where you can play without having to be a member. The municipal sport authority or the local tourist office can help you get an appointment to play at one of these local courts: 1. Sporthalle Wiesbaden, Klarenthaler Stra?e, 2 artificial surface courts, Phone:...

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  • Inline Skating in Wiesbaden

    If you're good on eight wheels, Wiesbaden has a variety of places for you to roll down, including half-pipes and stunt ramps. The Henkell ice rink in the Hollerbornstra?e has free admission from May through August from 2-7 p.m. There are street obsticle challanges for training in Wiesbaden-Bierstadt in the Theodor-Fliedner School and in the...

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Wiesbaden Favorites

  • Architecture

    Wiesbaden contains a great deal of wonderful and eclectic buildings, many reminiscent of my own home town of Leamington Spa. This one pictured, on Adolfstrasse I think, captured my attention in particular with its fabulous wrought-iron balconies. I'd love to live in a building like this, although I suspect it costs a fortune.

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  • Chess Players

    In the park of Warmer Damm I encountered a busy group of chess players feverishly shuffling pieces about on boards both great and small, while drinking copious amounts of beer from bottles cooled in the shade of the big evergreen trees overhead. Here there were all kinds of people, Arabs, Russians, Germans, both young and old, although no women....

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  • Tips to save money in Wiesbaden

    Using bus or train after 7pm and on weekends, you may ask somebody if he has a regular Monatskarte oder Wochenkarte. He can take one person more whith the card. A Gruppentageskarte (between two concrete cities) or Hessenticket is valid one day for up to five persons whithin the Bundesland Hessen. For every Bundesland you can buy a Länderticket....

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