Wiesbaden has a reputation as a “leafy city.” With all of its lovely natural surroundings, parks and gardens, you are sure to agree.
Just look for the Kurhaus Convention Center and you will find the nearby Kurpark. Designed as an English landscape garden, the Kurpark was founded in 1852. There are beautiful flowers everywhere you look in this park.
You won’t want to miss the azaleas, magnolias, rhododendrons and swamp cypresses. A man-made island can be reached by boat in the park’s pond and the other main highlight is the 6 m (19 ft) high fountain.
This park is such a sensory delight that even the Dalai Lama is a fan. He visited here in 2005 and was greeted by over 10,000 followers.
This Wiesbaden nature park is always popular with locals and visitors. The Neroberg is a 245 m (803 ft) high hill where some of the region’s wine-growing is done. In a visit here, you can walk through a lovely vineyard or through one of the many nature trails.
There are so many highlights to see here. The funicular railway climbs up and down the hill every fifteen minutes, allowing you to visit with the greatest of ease. Head up to the Monopteros, a temple built in 1851 and designed for spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. And just down from there, you’ll see a large outdoor swimming pool that also features some great panoramas.
Biebrich Palace Park
This baroque English garden is another highlight of Wiesbaden parks. The Biebrich Palace Park garden is open to the public and also serves as the venue for many city events and conferences, including the International Whitsun Horse Show.
Don’t miss the stunning views of the Rhine River from the park’s bistro-cafe.
Herbert and Reisinger Park
This Wiesbaden nature park is located on the former Imperial Railway grounds. While property near the railroad isn’t always the nicest, the Herbert and Reisinger Park is surely an exception. This beautiful park has vast green lawns, magnificent fountains and specially-designed water basins.