An abundance of architectonical gems, lots of green spaces, and short distances:
Hessen’s state capital knows how to score with an excellent infrastructure and
attractive locations – an advantage that is just as much appreciated by attendants
of trade fairs, conventions and conferences as it is by city travellers.
These make Wiesbaden a sought-after venue for large conventions and a popular
location for branch offices of renowned companies and providers of logistics
With its more than 270,000 inhabitants, Wiesbaden is one of Germany’s major
cities, teeming with sporting, cultural or social life. The people of Wiesbaden
love partying, especially together with their guests who will enjoy one of the
numerous festivals after the trade fairs, conventions and conferences. The event
calendar of Hessen’s state capital is colourful – and full to bursting: Sporting
events with public appeal such as the Ironman 70.3 and numerous highlights in
the area of high-performance and event sports are just as popular as, for example,
the “Wilhelmstraßenfest”, which is called a classic among Germany’s street festivals,
the Rheingau Wine Festival, which lasts for ten days and attracts about 100
wine growers, or the Wiesbaden City Festival, which shows the city’s most beautiful
places and quarters to its visitors. Every year, the International May Festival
brings internationally renowned ensembles and compagnies to the Hessen State
Theatre at Wiesbaden, and the Rheingau Music Festival (RMF) attracts famous
orchestras and conductors to the Rheingau and the state capital year by year.
The Kurhaus Wiesbaden accommodates one of those stages which make world-famous
musicians feel particularly well. At the same time, the Kurhaus – one of Wiesbaden’s
landmarks – is a sought-after location for conferences and symposiums. It is
the venue of choice of facilitators who invite to large international conventions
with accompanying trade fairs in the nearby Rhein-Main-Hallen Wiesbaden. A representative
frame provides also the hunting lodge Jagdschloss Platte, which is only a few
minutes’ drive away and has become very popular also for presentations and festive
events, thanks to its unconventional architecture and multi-facetted usability.
It is certain that Wiesbaden’s visitors do not have to do without sporting
activities! There is a rich variety of sports facilities, as well as numerous
hiking, wine and nature trails, which invite the visitor to discover Wiesbaden
and the region splendidly on foot.
The Rheingau further captivates with cultural highlights: There are monasteries,
castles and palaces steeped in history which quite often invite to enjoy contemporary
Famous are, for example, the “Schlemmer-Wochen”, gourmet feast weeks, which
combine exquisite art of cookery with the Rheingau Riesling in utmost perfection.
Not less seductive is the large offer of wine taverns called “Straußwirtschaften”
which are run at certain times of the year by local winegrowers and stand for
comfort and hospitality.
Wiesbaden is many-faceted: It is the state capital of Hessen, a congress and
health centre surrounded by green countryside, a place of residence offering
very high quality of life, as well as a town of mansions and of wine. Once a
spa of the Romans, today’s Wiesbaden has been shaped mainly by two epochs: The
rise to the chic “World Destination for Treatment and Cure” in the 19th century,
when nobility and wealthy burgesses from all over Europe came together here
at summer time to seek healing but also, and in particular, entertainment. That
prime period ended with World War I. After decades in crisis the town then rose
a new un suspectedly from the year 1945 on, in a different way which also shaped
it strongly. Although health care still plays a major role in Wiesbaden today,
the town has meanwhile also become an important location for industry and commercial
services and, being the capital city of Hessen, a political centre of the Federal
Republic of Germany.
Apart from conferences and business appointments, you and
your guests should also take some time to enjoy the beautiful
sites of Wiesbaden and to take an excursion into the surrounding
areas. Here you find three tour suggestions leading
you around the city and into the Rheingau Region – one of
the most exclusive wine-growing regions in Germany – or
simply enjoy the occasion to shop and relax. All tours start
in the city centre and may be undertaken on foot or by bus
Relax and Enjoy
- Morning stroll through the city centre and explore the sights,
such as the Kurhaus Convention and Event Centre, Market
Church and the Old Town Hall.
- The little streets of the historic city centre invite you to
have a little lunch, snack or simply to tarry awhile.
- Then visit the Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme (Spa) of Wies baden.
Relaxation, well-being and recuperation await you at the
thermal baths with their unusual ambience and applications,
such as soft packs, a sand bath, the Rasul bath,
massages and cosmetics.
- Allow the evening to end with a visit to the Hessian State Theatre or try
your luck in Wiesbaden‘s Casino.
- The Wiesbaden Exploration Tour begins at the Kurhaus
Wiesbaden and its park.
- The Hessian State Theatre and the Warmer Damm park lie
on the way to the Museum of Wiesbaden. Alternating exhibitions
and Europe‘s most important Jawlensky Collection
are an attraction for art lovers.
- Stroll along the „Rue“ of Wiesbaden, i.e. the Wilhelm strasse,
to the Schlossplatz. The Marktkirche (Market Church), Town
Hall and the Hessian State Parlia ment invite to explore.
- Wiesbaden‘s ”Schiffchen“ is the restored historic
centre district. There are many opportunities to dine royally
for lunch here.
- The Langgasse leads to the Kranzplatz and to the Kochbrunnen.
From here, bus line no. 1 takes you to the Nerotal
- The trip with the Nerobergbahn (Neroberg Mountain Railway,
April-October) brings you up to the Neroberg. The Russian
Chapel and the „Monopteros“ are the sights to see on
Wiesbaden‘s own „mountain“.
- Enjoy an evening at the Hessian State Theatre, the Casino
in the Kurhaus or at various cabaret theatres.