Top Ten Wiesbaden Attractions And Essential Experiences

Wiesbaden attractions are a varied and impressive bunch. Whether you are marveling at historical architecture, gambling the night away in the casino or cycling through the countryside, Wiesbaden is sure to please.

My below top ten list is Wiesbaden in a nutshell.

1. Soaking Up History At Wiesbaden’s Spa Rooms

You can’t come to Wiesbaden without seeing the reason it’s famous. The spa features assembly rooms, the longest colonnaded hall in Europe and an English garden and has been visited by such historical notables as Johann Goethe, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

2. Make A Date With Lady Luck At The Wiesbaden Casino

This Wiesbaden attraction features roulette wheels, poker tables and black jack games. The casino is located on the end of the city’s famed Wilhelmstraße.

3. Experience The Senses At Freudenberg Mansion Interactive Museum

The Freudenberg Mansion Interactive Museum features over 50 experimental stations that allow you to challenge and stimulate your senses. Some highlights include the “barefoot trail,” a labyrinth, painting with sound and vibration exploration.

4. Exploring Wiesbaden’s History In The Old City

The old twisting streets of the historical city provide a charming setting for a leisurely walk. While in the area, be sure not to miss the Heathen’s Wall, the oldest structure in all of Wiesbaden or the Bäckerbrunnen fountain.

5. Climbing To The Top Of Neroberg Hill

The Neroberg is a 245 m (803 ft) high hill with vineyards, nature trails, a funicular railway, a temple and a large outdoor swimming pool. And don’t miss the great panoramas that this high altitude will give you of the surrounding countryside.

6. Sampling The Products Of The Rheingau Wine Festival

This Wienbaden attraction is one of the biggest events of the year. The Rheingau Wine Festival has become known as the “longest wine bar in the world”with 100,000 guests and 100-plus wine vendors and stalls on hand.

7. Shopping On “The Rue” Wilhelmstraße

If you want the latest in haute couture, then Wilhelmstraße is the place for you. This upscale Wiesbaden shopping street showcases fine jewelry, Italian shoes, handcrafted furniture and gold.

8. Catching A Show At The Famed Hessian State Theater

With over 800 events every year and a sixth-place ranking in the country for attendance, the Hessian State Theater has a lot to offer, from ballet to theater to opera. The State Theater has several different stages and they are often used simultaneously, performing up to four shows at a time.

9. Cycling On One Of Wiesbaden’s Numerous Biking Trails

With its many cycling trails, there is something to suit every level of cyclist from absolute beginners to professional bikers. Some of the more popular routes include the Riesling Routen, the Main cycle path and the Veloroute-Rhein.

10. Tasting The Local Hessian Cuisine

Try the Bethmännchen, a succulent pastry that is popular Christmas treat with marzipan, almonds, rosewater and powdered sugar. The Frankfurter Rippchen mit Kraut is a cured pork cutlet marinated in broth with sauerkraut. And Frankfurter Kranz is a ring-shaped cake covered in caramel nuts and filled with buttercream.

 

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