The Wiesbaden Rundown
Often considered the ‘Nice of the North’, Wiesbaden has a reputation for being healthy and relaxing. The city has long been known as a health resort getaway, filled with stunning architecture, lush parks and cultural events. Located on the Rhine, the city’s focal points include the many spas and the Wiesbaden Casino built in the early 1900s. Other highlights are the Hessian State Theatre, the neo-Gothic Market Church and the Biebrich Palace.
Wiesbadenalso has a wide range of museums, including the Laughter Museum, the Women's Museum and the Museum of German Television History. For a great starting point to see the city, Neroberg Hill in Wiesbaden offers a stroll in the urban wilderness by way of the town’s forest. Nature lovers will delight in visiting the Fasanerie Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Here, there are over 50 various species of animals spread out over 23 hectares. Visitors on holiday will also enjoy seeing the Platte Hunting Lodge and the world’s largest Cuckoo Clock, which strikes every half hour between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. From casinos to cuckoo clocks, Wiesbaden provides visitors the perfect German storybook holiday.
When To Go
In the summer months, Wiesbaden has great temperatures, but the rain tends to fall often. Although rain is prominent, it does not create problems. With its popularity peaking in fall, Wiesbaden is the perfect place to visit and explore the many museums and landmarks. September through to the beginning of November is also great for outdoor activities and discovering nature. Winter in this German town is very cold and tends to stretch itself out over the months of November through April.
- June through August (summer): Daily high is 23°C (74°F)
- September through November (fall): Daily high is 20°C (68°F)
- November through April (winter): Daily high 5°C (41°F)
Wiesbaden can be reached easily by plane through Frankfurt International Airport as well as the regional Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. As the second largest airport in continental Europe, Frankfurt is about 30 minutes away by train or car. There are over 250 cities around the world that have flights going to Wiesbaden on a regular basis.
Wiesbaden has a very efficient network of buses. Carrying about 150,000 passengers daily, the ESWE Verkehrs GmbH buses run every 10 minutes in Wiesbaden from the morning until the early evening.
By car, Wiesbaden has highways A 3, A 5 and A 61 that lead to the town. Within the Rhein-Main area, many of the highways connect Wiesbaden to the other cities in the region. These highways include the A 66 and the A 67.
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