About Wiesbaden. Tucked in a lovely valley between the Rhine River and the Taunus Mountains, Hesse's capital of Wiesbaden has long been an important spa city, dating back to Roman times when it was called Aquae Mattiacorum.
In the 19th century, Wiesbaden also became a popular gambling center. For a soothing plunge, try the famous Kaiser Friedrich's Therme in the city center.
And don't miss the Schlossplatz Palace Square and impressive Kurhaus Wiesbaden event and conference center, both within a few blocks. Start planning for Wiesbaden.
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Hotel Nassauer Hof. Go Eat. Can't-miss spots to dine, drink, and feast. Engraved in the paving in front of the town hall are the heraldic eagle of the Holy Roman Empire , the lion of Nassau, and the fleur-de-lis of Wiesbaden.
The old town hall, built in , is the oldest preserved building in the city center and now is used as a civil registry office.
The Protestant Marktkirche "market church" was built from to in a neo-Gothic style. Its western steeple is 92 metres feet in height, making the church the highest building in the city.
Its famous Spielbank casino is again in operation. In front of the Kurhaus is a lawn known as the Bowling Green.
To one side of the Bowling Green is the Kurhaus Kolonnade. Built in , the meter structure is the longest hall in Europe supported by pillars.
To the other side is the Theater Kolonnade, built in It is adjacent to the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden , built between and Bonifatius , the first church for the Catholic community after the Reformation , was built from until by Philipp Hoffmann in Gothic Revival style and dedicated to Saint Boniface.
The Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Elizabeth was built on the Neroberg from to by Duke Adolf of Nassau on the occasion of the early death of his wife Elizabeth Mikhailovna , who died in childbirth.
The architect was Philipp Hoffmann. Another building from the regency of Duke Wilhelm is the Luisenplatz, a square named for the Duke's first wife.
It is surrounded by Neoclassicist buildings, and in the middle of the square is the Waterloo Obelisk , commemorating the Nassauers who died on 18 June near Hougoumont Farm in the respective battle against Napoleon.
This baroque building was erected in the first half of the 18th century. North of the city is the Neroberg. From the top of this hill it is possible to view a panorama of the city.
The Nerobergbahn funicular railway connects the city with the hill. One of the three Hessian state museums, Museum Wiesbaden is located in Wiesbaden.
Other churches are the Bergkirche , completed in in Gothic Revival style, and the Lutherkirche , finished in in Jugendstil.
The church Mariä Heimsuchung is a tall concrete landmark in the Kohlheck suburb. Oriental Christianity is also represented with the St.
The Warmer Damm park is a 4. The park was created in — and is named after the medieval fortifications around a pond into which the warm waters of the town's 26 warm springs flowed.
The city of Wiesbaden is divided into 26 boroughs: five in the central city and 21 suburban districts.
The 21 suburban districts were incorporated in four phases from to The information up to was retrieved from Die Wiesbadener Oberbürgermeister seit dem Bau des neuen Rathauses The Wiesbaden Mayors since the construction of the new town mayor hall Wiesbaden is well connected to the German motorway Autobahn system.
With approximately , cars daily it is one of the most heavily used interchange in Germany. The Bundesautobahn 66 A 66 connects Wiesbaden with Frankfurt.
The Bundesautobahn A is mainly a commuter motorway which starts in the south of the city centre, runs through the southern part of Wiesbaden crosses the Rhine via the Schierstein Bridge and connect in the northwestern part of Mainz to the A The Bundesautobahn A is a very short motorway in the southeastern part of Wiesbaden which primarily serves as a fast connection between the city centre and the Bundesautobahn 60 to serve the cities like Rüsselsheim , Darmstadt and the Rhine-Neckar region Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.
The downtown area is bordered on the north side by Taunusstrasse, which has once featured many antique stores.
The streets of central Wiesbaden are regularly congested with cars during rush hour. Wiesbaden's main railway station and several minor railway stops connect the town with Frankfurt , Darmstadt , Mainz , Limburg , and Koblenz via Rüdesheim.
Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof is connected to the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line by a kilometer branch line.
More services to locations outside the immediate area connect through Mainz or Frankfurt Airport or Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof.
Regional trains and bus services are coordinated by the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund. All routes have an at least 30 minute service during the day, in the rush hour partially every 15 minutes schedule.
It provides access to nearby cities such as Mainz , Rüsselsheim , Frankfurt , Hanau , and Offenbach am Main , and smaller towns that are on the way.
The city's public transportation service ESWE Verkehr connects all city districts to downtown by 45 bus lines in the daytime and 9 bus lines in the night.
Five more bus lines, operated by the public transportation service of the city of Mainz, connects Wiesbaden's districts Kastel and Kostheim to Mainz downtown.
The city can be accessed from around the world via Frankfurt Airport Flughafen Frankfurt am Main which is located 15 kilometres 9.
The airport has four runways and serves non-stop destinations. Run by transport company Fraport it ranks among the world's 10 busiest airports by passenger traffic and is the second busiest airport by cargo traffic in Europe.
The airport also serves as a hub for Condor and as the main hub for German flag carrier Lufthansa. Depending on whether total passengers or flights are used, it ranks second or third busiest in Europe alongside London Heathrow Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport in was The airport can be reached by car or train and has two railway stations , one for regional and one for long-distance traffic.
The S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 direction Offenbach Ost or Hanau Hbf departing at the regional train station take 30 minutes from the airport to Wiesbaden Central Station, the ICE trains departing at the long-distance railway station take also 30 minutes to the central station.
Hahn Airport was a major base for low-cost carrier Ryanair , and now this has been moved to Frankfurt Airport. This airport can be reached by car or bus.
The nearest train station is in Traben-Trarbach , it is ca. The roads are not lit. There are small container port operations nearby on the rivers Rhine and Main.
Lucius D. The airfield was one of the points of origin for flights to Berlin in support of Operation Vittles the Berlin airlift during the Soviet blockade of Berlin.
General Clay, the commander of the US occupation zone in Germany, was the architect of the airlift. The United States Army runs a garrison in Wiesbaden.
The facilities for US soldiers and families are spread across various locations including: Aukamn, Hainerberg, Mainz-Kastel and the Wiesbaden Army-Airfield, where the names of the streets are named after servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives during the Berlin Airlift.
Wiesbaden is also home to the "Industriepark Kalle-Albert", an industrial park in the southern quarter of Biebrich.
It is one of the largest in Germany with over 80 companies from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, including Agfa-Gevaert , Clariant , Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation , and Shin-Etsu Chemical.
The park was founded by chemical company Hoechst AG in Wiesbaden's most important stage is the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
Concert halls include the Friedrich-von-Thiersch-Saal of the Kurhaus. Wiesbaden has a State Library and a conservatory, where Max Reger studied and taught as a young man.
Bonifatius are known in the region and even internationally. Established in , it is one of the most distinguished international theatre and music festivals in the world.
The festival features performances of plays, musicals, operas, and ballets. Concerts from a wide array of music are featured, as are artistic circus acts and modern dance presentations.
Lectures, recitals, cabaret performances, and readings are also featured. At booths, Rheingau and Wiesbaden vintners offer their wine and sparkling wine and invite to discover the already well known and favored, but also new vintages.
Every year thousands of visitors use this opportunity to get acquainted with Rheingau Riesling wines and all their various facets and flavors.
Regional specialities compatible with the wines are offered as well. A diversified musical program entertains the wine festival guests.
Initiated more than 30 years ago by the Rheingau vintners, this wine festival has a long tradition. Wiesbaden's Sternschnuppenmarkt is located at the central Schlossplatz and the neighbouring streets of the parliamentary building , old town hall , and market church.
The market is related to the city arms of Wiesbaden: the colours blue and gold and the three lilies are characteristic.
Four gates and an illuminated floral roof symbolizing Fleur-de-lis , consisting of twelve over ten metre high and twelve metre wide luminous lilies, emboss the Sternschnuppenmarkt.
Over booths are decorated in oriental style, coloured blue and gold, offering Christmas style goods, arts and crafts as well as nostalgic carousels and a toy train.
A Christmas tree more than 28 metres 92 feet tall is decorated with blue and golden ties, electric bulbs and 30 flash bulbs.
The nativity scene displays life-sized wooden figures. From the beginning in the Rheingau Musik Festival has staged summer concerts in the Marktkirche and in the concert hall of the Kurhaus now named Friedrich-von-Thiersch-Saal.
Since Wiesbaden has been home to SV Wehen Wiesbaden , an association football team that formerly played in nearby Taunusstein.
Wiesbaden maintains official partnerships with 14 cities. Wiesbaden's coat of arms features three fleurs-de-lys , stylized representations of the city's heraldic symbol, the lily.
The blazon is: "Azure, two and one fleurs-de-lys Or". Mainz , on the opposite side of the Rhine , is Wiesbaden's archrival — the two cities are the capitals of their respective Bundesländer, and citizens of both cities jokingly refer to those on the other one as "living on the wrong side of the river".
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