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17 Exciting Things to Do in Wiesbaden, Germany

Ishaan Govardhan Aug 7, 2019
Having been associated with wellness and rejuvenation since its inception, the spa town of Wiesbaden makes for a relaxing European getaway in the warmest region of the Rhine valley.

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Begin at the heart of the city, marvel at the gem of Neoclassical architecture that is the Kurhaus (spa house). The portico, frescoes, fountain and park make for a nice setting.
Next, check out the Gothic Revival stylings of the 68m tall St. Bonifatius Church, which has been casting a shadow over the Luisenplatz square since 1849.

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For enchanting ballet recitals, plays or concerts, visit the renowned Hessian State Theater.
Delve deeper into the city's spiritual side, by bowing your head at the Marktkirche (Market Church).
Hop aboard the historic Nerobergbahn and ride this mini train to the hill near Wiesbaden - Neroberg. This quaint little carriage runs on water.
Once you step off the train, you'll be drawn to the gorgeous St. Elizabeth's Russian Orthodox Church - the majestic cathedral that crowns Neroberg hill.
Neroberg's summit offers an unbeatable view of Wiesbaden's cityscape. So before you descend the hill, swing by the domed Monopteros for a photo op.
Back in the city, you should visit Schloss Biebrich for a taste of the royal extravagance of nobility. This stunning palace was the seat of the Dukes of Nassau.

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The 198 miles long Rheinsteig hiking trail ends (or begins, depending on one's perspective) at Schloss Biebrich. Here, you can venture out into the wild, flanked by the mighty Rhine river.
But if you're looking for a slice of nature within city limits, head over to Kurpark (spa park) for a leisurely stroll along a pond. Don't forget to feed the ducks!

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Not in the mood for strolling? Maybe boating is more your style. Hop in one of the paddle boats for a peaceful ride among the ducks of Kurpark.
You can't leave Wiesbaden without seeing what all the fuss is about: kick back and soak in the heated water of thermal bath in one of its famous spa houses.
Wiesbaden—a spa town since Roman times—once boasted as many as 26 refreshing thermal springs. Now that number is down to 14. Don't miss the most popular one: Kochbrunnen.
Every Shrove Sunday, the city's streets are transformed by the Carnival Sunday Parade, when themed carnival groups and marching bands gather at Wiesbaden - state capital of Hesse, for a cavalcade.

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Lose yourself among the lush Rheingau vineyards of Hesse, as they sprawl over almost 8000 acres of the sun-kissed wine region around Wiesbaden.
All of the different exquisite wines that are produced by the Rheingau vineyards can be tasted at one place every August: the Rheingau Wine Festival.

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At nightfall, you can head back to Kurhaus and place your bets at Wiesbaden's casino. It boasts the highest roulette stakes in Germany. Good Luck!