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Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Hop aboard your luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel southwest to Wiesbaden your first destination of the day. The capital of the German state of Hessen Wiesbaden is known for being a historical spa town with a collection of hot springs scattered around its center.Take a stroll around the sophisticated little town with your guide admiring the elegant Belle Epoque villas and historical Gründerzeit houses that line Wiesbaden’s leafy promenades. Stop outside Kurhaus – the Art Deco spa building that houses Wiesbaden Casino – and hear tales about the famous folk who have paid visits t an 800-foot (244-meter) hill lined with lush forests and parkland. Ride up the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train – Germany’s oldest water-powered railway – while soaking up spectacular views of Wiesbaden. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then pay a visit to the Russian Orthodox St Elizabeth Church with your guide. Hear of the Duke Adolf of Nassau who commissioned the church to be built as a memorial to his wife
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Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Hop aboard your luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel southwest to Wiesbaden your first destination of the day. The capital of the German state of Hessen Wiesbaden is known for being a historical spa town with a collection of hot springs scattered around its center.Take a stroll around the sophisticated little town with your guide admiring the elegant Belle Epoque villas and historical Gründerzeit houses that line Wiesbaden’s leafy promenades. Stop outside Kurhaus – the Art Deco spa building that houses Wiesbaden Casino – and hear tales about the famous folk who have paid visits t an 800-foot (244-meter) hill lined with lush forests and parkland. Ride up the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train – Germany’s oldest water-powered railway – while soaking up spectacular views of Wiesbaden. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then pay a visit to the Russian Orthodox St Elizabeth Church with your guide. Hear of the Duke Adolf of Nassau who commissioned the church to be built as a memorial to his wife
From EUR148.00
 
Wiesbaden and Mainz Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Hop aboard your luxury coach in central Frankfurt and travel southwest to Wiesbaden your first destination of the day. The capital of the German state of Hessen Wiesbaden is known for being a historical spa town with a collection of hot springs scattered around its center.Take a stroll around the sophisticated little town with your guide admiring the elegant Belle Epoque villas and historical Gründerzeit houses that line Wiesbaden’s leafy promenades. Stop outside Kurhaus – the Art Deco spa building that houses Wiesbaden Casino – and hear tales about the famous folk who have paid visits t an 800-foot (244-meter) hill lined with lush forests and parkland. Ride up the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train – Germany’s oldest water-powered railway – while soaking up spectacular views of Wiesbaden. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then pay a visit to the Russian Orthodox St Elizabeth Church with your guide. Hear of the Duke Adolf of Nassau who commissioned the church to be built as a memorial to his wife
From EUR148.00

Theatre Tips (3)

Civic Theatre

Favorite thing No proper German city of the 19th century was without its own municipal theatre! The good burgers of Mainz jointly funded this project in the proud 19th century, dedicating the stage in 1831.

Recent reconstruction created new stages behind the 19th century facade, and mean that the theatre will continue to function through the 21st century.

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yooperprof
May 16, 2007

Sudbahnhof Ruins

Favorite thing Mainz is the location of one of the most important Roman archeological projects: the excavation of a major Roman theatre located on the grounds of the Sudbahnhof rail station. The site was discovered in the middle of a major renovation/expansion project at the train station, and is still very much on-going. This is one place where you can witness a very important historical process while you are changing trains!

It's a particularly important project, because it demonstrates the willingness and ability of the Roman Empire to provide the comforts of "civilization" for its soldiers and administration, even in the midst of "barbarian" Germany.

A series of interpretitive markers provide helpful explanations of the dig in both German and English.

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yooperprof
May 14, 2007

Stage entrance

Favorite thing On the cover of their 120-page season schedule book for 2004/2005 the State Theater in Mainz has an intriguing photo of their stage entrance at night.

When I was there the other night for the opera premiere I decided to see if I could duplicate that photo with my little digital camera.

Well, it came out all right, I guess, but theirs is better because they managed to blur the part inside the door while maintaining readability of the neon sign Bühneneingang, which means "stage entrance".

Maybe they did that on the computer some way, I don't know. Anyway theirs looks more mysterious than mine does, because in theirs you can't make out the prosaic details such as the table, chairs and a wastepaper basket.

You can pick up their season schedule book for free in the entrance lobby on the ground floor.

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Nemorino
Sep 19, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mainz

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Old town

Dreieich-Dreieichenhain has a very nice and picturesque centre with numerous half-timbered houses and some remains of the city walls. It is advisable to enter the centre from the upper part of...
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Mathildenhoehe

Any art lover and visitor to Darmstadt should take some time and walk around Mathildenhöhe. In a way it is like an open air museum because still several houses of the former colony have been left...
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Deutsches Filmmuseum

I only spent half a day in Frankfurt but of course this movie geek had to visit the Deutsches Filmmuseum for the majority of my few hours in the city -- and it was worth every second! This isn't the...
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Alte Oper

On 18 October 2015, we met VT member Nemorino, who lives and works in Frankfurt-am-Main and who we consider to be a role model when it comes to tip writing because he always provides interesting facts...
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Hauptwache

When Frankfurt was a city state, its guards were policemen and soldiers in one. Their headquarters were in this building which was completed in 1730. The Hauptwache also had a small prison. During the...
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Burg Hayn

At the lower end of Fahrgasse, you will find the ruins of Hayn Castle. The earliest parts of the castle were built in the late 11th century, but there's hardly anything left of these. Instead, there...
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