Welcome to Wiesbaden


Wiesbaden's name translates as 'meadow baths', reflecting both its thermal baths and beautiful expanses of parkland. The city lies at the eastern edge of the Rheingau winegrowing region, which stretches along the Rhine's right (northern) bank west to the Rüdesheim area of the Romantic Rhine.

Renowned Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821–81) amassed huge debts at the city’s gambling tables in the 1860s, which inspired his masterpiece, The Gambler.

Home to the European headquarters of the US Army, Wiesbaden has a strong US military presence, with around 19,000 US citizens based here.


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Wiesbaden, Mainz Tour from Frankfurt with Train Ride

Hop aboard your luxury vehicle 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 to the city’s glamorous gambling den.Another popular Wiesbaden attraction is Neroberg Mountain, 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, and admire the extravagant décor inside.Travel down the hill on the Neroberg Mountain Train, and then board your vehicle for your short journey to Mainz – an old city just south of the Rhine River. Stretch your legs on a walking tour, taking in the ornate Baroque churches, half-timbered houses and pretty cobblestone alleyways that typify Mainz city center. Pass Gutenberg Museum – home to a staggering collection of printing artifacts – and then visit St Stephen’s Church to see its stained-glass windows, designed by Marc Chagall. Stroll to St Martin’s Cathedral for a look inside, admiring its Romanesque architecture and collection of religious works of art. After exploring, return to your vehicle for your journey to Frankfurt, finishing your tour at the start point.

$643.23 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The Art and Science of Beer Brewing Self-Drive Tour from Wuerzburg to Wiesbaden, Koblenz and Trier

Begin your journey in Würzburg, Bavaria, where Germany's first purity laws for beer brewing were written. Enjoy a 3-course dinner for two in your hotel's restaurant (drinks are at your own expense) and get a sampling of traditional Bavarian cuisine. After a relaxing sleep and a hearty breakfast at the hotel, continue your journey in your own car to Wiesbaden. A rental car can be arranged for you at an additional expense.Arrive in Wiesbaden, a Hessian city that's better known for growing wine grapes than for brewing beer, and explore the paths formed by the brewing tradition. Enjoy an overnight stay at a 3-star superior hotel in Wiesbaden and also discover the Casino in Wiesbaden (entrance included) with this tour.The next day takes you on to Koblenz. It is recommended to visit the annual ‘Bierbörse’ festival during your stay in Koblenz, which takes place along the banks of the Rhine. Enjoy two-night stays at a 4-star superior hotel in Koblenz including complimentary use of the hotel spa. During your first evening, have the chance to enjoy a delicious 4-course meal (drinks not included) in your hotel as well as a seasonal dinner for two in your Koblenz hotel restaurant (drinks not included) during your second evening. Discover Koblenz further from the water and enjoy a 2.5-hour boat tour to Loreley during your stay in Koblenz. After two unforgettable days in Koblenz, your journey will carry you on to Trier, which was once known as a “Second Rome” city. Enjoy a 3-course dinner for two in your 3-star hotel's restaurant (drinks not included) in Trier. This is also where your journey will come to an end with a cold beer in one of Trier’s many beer gardens.

$768.18 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Self-Drive Tour from Augsburg to Trier including Heidelberg, Wiesbaden and Koblenz with Loreley Boat Tour

Your ‘All About Beer’ package begins in Augsburg, the city with the longest tradition of beer brewing in Germany. The tradition in Augsburg stretches back to the 12th century, when a decree was made about the brewing of beer and its contents. This decree is significantly older than the Bavarian purity laws and is therefore the first of these laws in Germany. Enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Augsburg including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner at your hotel restaurant (drinks not included) before you continue your self-drive trip to Heidelberg. This is where you will find one of Europe’s most modern breweries. Spend another overnight stay here in a 3-star superior hotel and enjoy a glass of sparkling or mulled wine (depending on the season) upon your arrival at the hotel. Indulge in a 3-course dinner at a partner restaurant (drinks not included) in Heidelberg.The next day, you will start your day with a hearty breakfast, before continuing your journey to Wiesbaden. The city is better known for its wine-growing than its beer but it is a wonderful place to step into the history of beer making. Enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star superior hotel in Wiesbaden including buffet breakfast and free entrance to the Casino in Wiesbaden.The next day will bring you to Koblenz. It is recommended to visit the ‘Bierbörse’ festival during your stay, which takes place every year along the banks of the Rhine. On your first evening, you will be warmly welcomed to your hotel with a 4-course meal. You will spend 2 nights in a 4-star superior hotel in Koblenz including buffet breakfast as well as complimentary use of the hotel spa. On top of that, you can indulge in a delicious 4-course dinner for two in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included) as well as a seasonal dinner (drinks not included). a 2.5-hour boat tour to Loreley will show you the sights from the water. Your self-drive journey will finish up in the historic city of Trier where you will spend your last overnight in a 3-star hotel including breakfast buffet and a 3-course dinner (drinks not included) at the hotel restaurant. The best way to end your trip is with a cold beer in one of Trier’s many beer gardens.

$541.43 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Beer Brewing History Self-Drive Tour from Wiesbaden to Regensburg including Wuerzburg and Nuremberg with NurembergCard

Your journey begins in Wiesbaden, known more for its wine than its beer but a good place to learn all about the history of beer brewing. Spend your first night in a 3-star superior hotel including buffet breakfast and also enjoy free entrance to the Casino in Wiesbaden.The next day will bring you on to Würzburg with its Marienberg Fortress. The city is also home to three breweries, including one within the monastery. If you want to find out how important beer is for the people of Würzburg, take a look into their history and the infamous beer riots. These happened as a result of the citizens of Würzburg revolting against an increase in the price of beer. Spend an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Wurzburg  including breakfast buffet and also enjoy a 3-course dinner the hotel restaurant (drinks not included) in Wurzburg.Your next stop is Nuremberg where you will spend an overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in including a complimentary welcome drink and buffet breakfast. Enjoy also a 3-course dinner for two in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included). Nurembergers like to call their city the home of red beer – but there are differing opinions about this. As you visit this historic city, you can make your mind up for yourself as to the origin of red beer. You will also be able to enjoy the offering of the NurembergCard (included in your package), which also includes ticket for all public transport routes.On your last day, you will visit Regensburg. There is even more to learn about beer here. If the rumors are to be believed, it was here that the purity laws were first set out on paper. Enjoy an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Regensburg including buffet breakfast and a 3-course dinner in the hotel restaurant (including glass of sparkling wine).

$150.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wiesbaden Private Walking Tour

Meet your guide in front of the Kurhaus (Spa House), built between 1904 and 1907 at the request of Kaiser Wilhelm II for the price of six million Gold marks. One part of thismonumental Neo-Classical building houses the Wiesbaden Casino which is again in operation. Fyodor Dostoyevsky was inspired here to his novel “The Gambler”. The Russian writer lost his fortune while sojourning in a spa in Wiesbaden in 1865. Dostoyevsky’s statue can be found in the spa gardens nearby.Stroll along the 19th century Kurhaus Colonnade which with a length of 129 meters is the longest hall in Europe supported by pillars. It replaced the vendors’ booths and stalls that once stood there. To the other side of the lawn named „Bowling Green “you will find the Theater Colonnade with the adjacent Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden built in 1894 and nowadays one of the most successful German language theatres.We take a peek into Wiesbaden’s hippest street; the Wilhelm Street also nicknamed the „rue“by locals. This urban boulevard is one of Germany’s most elegant shopping streets. Admire the beautiful houses in the architectural style of late Historicism.On Kochbrunnen Square in former Hotel Rose is located the Hessische Staatskanzlei, the seat of the government of the state of Hessen. Kochbrunnen – the „boiling well“– is the most famous hot spring in the city. The Romans had already used the thermal springs around the square in the first century A.D. When Wiesbaden developed into a fashionable spa town in the 19th century, a Trinkhalle (pump room) was constructed on Kranzplatz nearby where spa guests could drink thermal water tonics. The square was largely destroyed during the bombings of 1945, but the Kochbrunnen temple and the remains of the arcades tell about the former grandeur. Wiesbaden’s oldest structure from the Roman era is the Heathens’ wall close to the Roman Gate. Dating back to 240-260 A.D. it then was part of a stronghold erected by the Romans to fight off the fierce Germanic tribes. Continue towards The Gold Lane, and immerse into the historic district called ''Schiffchen'' (little ship) as it is formed like a ship’s bow. Many goldsmiths have their studios in this area. On Palace Square, view the City Palace built for the Duke of Nassau in 1840. This relatively small city palace in late classical style is today the home of the Hessian State Parliament. Grouped around Schlossplatz are also the two city halls of Wiesbaden: Old City Hall in Gothic style is the city’s oldest building dating back to 1610. New City Hall in Neo-Renaissance style from 1887 was heavily damaged in WW II and rebuilt in a simpler rendering during the 1950’s. The Palace Square is rounded off by the Neo-Gothic Marktkirche , with 98 meters Wiesbadens tallest structure.  If time permits, we will take a walk on the tree-lined promenade of Warm Dam running adjacent to Wilhelm Street.