Just half an hour drive away from Frankfurt, Wiesbaden is known as the ‘Nice of the North’. Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. The name Wiesbaden translates to ‘Meadow Baths’. With 14 hot springs still flowing today, wonderful architecture and a pleasant climate, this city is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of nearby Frankfurt.
1. the MUST see…Rheingau and Taunus surrounding Wiesbaden with miles and miles of rolling hills and fields which are a sight to see whether by car, bike or hiking.
2. the MUST eat…Stop by the Paulaner and be sure to try their Gulaschsuppe – or any dish with the German favourite spargel (asparagus). Then wrap up your meal with their fantastic apple strudel.
3. the MUST shop…Just stroll along the streets in the downtown Wiesbaden area, also referred to as Wiesbaden-Mitte. There are plenty of shops downtown with something for just about everyone.
4. the MUST stay… Situated right in the heart of downtown Wiesbaden is the Radisson BluSchwarzer Bock Hotel. The main walking street downtown is just outside their lobby. Rejuvenate with a thermal bath of hot spring water in their spa which boasts a Finnish sauna, an aroma steam room, heated benches and foot baths.
5. the MUST do off the beaten path…Just south of Wiesbaden is Mainz and here you can hop on a river boat and tour the Rhine river valley. Boats go all the way to Cologne. Other nice cities to stop and explore are Koblenz and Bonn.
For more information check out https://www.wiesbaden.de/en/tourism/< Back