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"I will be visiting Wiesbaden from 14 - 16 June 2014 accompanying 38 students for a study trip. The reason for going to Wiesbaden is because it was declared a social business city. I want to know the kind of activities that we can do there. These students are adult students aged between 19 - 23 years of age (university students from Malaysia). Could you advice us what sort of activities such as community work we can do there? " (posted 04/14/2014)

If you want to have a look at some social institutions in Wiesbaden, you should go and contact the Wiesbaden City Council (Lord Mayor). They will help you and I am sure they can organise some visits or provide you some contacts. You can contact them via: Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Sven Gerich Postal address: P.O. Box 3920 65029 Wiesbaden Town hall address: Schlossplatz 6 65183 Wiesbaden E-Mail: oberbuergermeister@wiesbaden.de Website: http://www.wiesbaden.de/en/index.php Please check this first. Also, you could go and ask the local newspaper, "Wiesbadener Kurier" for some ideas, probably they can do a report about your stay in Wiesbaden. Contact: wiesbaden-lokales@vrm.de br, Steffen
Answer provided by Steffen Heinzmann on 04/16/2014
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"I would like to go to the Black Forest and spend a weekend. Any ideas!" (posted 10/19/2014)

You should go to the Triberg waterfalls: a wood-carver Watch http://www.triberg.de/index.php?id=150 building on original cuckoo clock, They Are handmade in Triberg. Hiking thing invented in the black forest, go for some nice hiking trails: http://www.blackforest-tourism.com/discovery/hiking Have a look around Freiburg, one of the most loved university towns in Germany: http: // www.blackforest-tourism.com/Black-Forest/villages-and-regions/Fribourg Enjoy, Steffen
Answer provided by Steffen Heinzmann on 10/20/2014
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"I will be accompanying 3 couples on a business trip in October and the client contact has indicated they would like to do a half day water excursion including wine tasting.....ideas please!! Also is there anything that the locals do that the tourists don't know about? We also love that!! We can keep a secret too...so best place for "local" dinner / shows/ art or artisan markets, that sort of thing." (posted 07/03/2016)

Hello, we recommend the following bays: Wiesbaden restaurant Sherry & Port, Adolf Salle, Wiesbaden Live music, great spanish tapas food, reservation recommended Stroll around the Schierstein Harbour (Port of Schierstein) there are some nice restaurants and italian ice makers. Rheingau area: Johannisberg: Visit Castle Johannisberg and enjoy the spectacular view of the rhine. Then walk to winery (Vinyard) Trenz in Johannisberg. Great food, fantastic wine (Riesling, try the "Old Vines"). Make a boat trip from Ruedesheim to Oberwesel, climb the castle in Oberwesel or stay at the village and enjoy one of the nice restaurants vinyard.
Answer provided by Steffen Heinzmann on 07/05/2016
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Hello, there are of course a lot of possibilities, what you can show in the Rheingau a guest here. A boat trip on the Rhine, including wine tasting, I personally know not, but there will be determined. For a wine tasting, I'd rather go to a winery and enjoy the flair and wine on site. And a ride on the ship, for example, from Rüdesheim to Koblenz additionally make (as there is also determined wine on the ship, but that will be nothing special). Personally, I would show in any case my clients: Kloster Eberbach in Kiedrich. Here also some scenes of the film "The Name of the Rose" with Sean Connery were filmed. The monastery has excellent wines, a beautiful vineyard with a fantastic view of the Rhine and the most modern winery, great wine cellar in the monastery, wine tastings available with sightseeing / guided tour through the monastery and cellar: http://kloster-eberbach.de/stiftung-kloster- eberbach, http://kloster-eberbach.de/stiftung-kloster-eberbach/drehort-kloster, the house of the Brentano family, with the JW Goethe was a friend and is wrong there more often: http://www.brentano.de/ fuehrungen.htm Schloss Johannisberg: http://www.rheingau.de/veranstaltungen/details/14167 Open cellar winery Allendorf: http://www.rheingau.de/veranstaltungen/details/16305, http://allendorf.de ! / # / de / contact cable car in Rudesheim: http://www.seilbahn-ruedesheim.de/auswahl/ Nerobergbahn in Wiesbaden: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerobergbahn, http: //www.wiesbaden .com / live-in wiesbaden / leisure / ausfluege / neroberg / neroberg.php Reduit in Kastel: http://www.wiesbaden.de/leben-in-wiesbaden/freizeit/ausfluege/erfahrungsfeld/reduit-kastel__.php, https://www.yelp.de/biz/bastion-von-schönborn-wiesbaden-2 Eltville: http://www.rheingau.de/gemeinden/eltville, http://www.eltviller-rosenstuebchen.de/, more event dates in the Rheingau: http://www.rheingau.de/veranstaltungen/2016-10 cruises from Wiesbaden: Best http://www.wiesbaden.de/leben-in-wiesbaden/freizeit/ausfluege/schiffsausfluege/schiffsausfluege.php Greetings and have fun Michael G. Sachs
Answer provided by Michael Sachs on 07/05/2016
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  • Museum Wiesbaden
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    Museum Wiesbaden

    Museum Wiesbaden is a museum in the Hessian capital Wiesbaden, Germany. Besides the museums in Kassel and Darmstadt, it is one of the three Hessian state museums. The museum comprises an art collection, a natural history collection and a collection of Nassauian antiquities.

  • Museum Wiesbaden
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    Museum Wiesbaden

    Museum Wiesbaden is a museum in the Hessian capital Wiesbaden, Germany. Besides the museums in Kassel and Darmstadt, it is one of the three Hessian state museums. The museum comprises an art collection, a natural history collection and a collection of Nassauian antiquities.

  • Kurhaus, Wiesbaden
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    Kurhaus, Wiesbaden

    The Kurhaus ("cure house") is the spa house in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, Germany. It serves as the city's convention centre, and is the social center of the spa town with many events throughout the year. In addition to a large and a smaller hall, it houses a dining restaurant and the Wiesbaden Casino, or Spielbank, which is notable for allowing the "highest roulette stakes in Germany" (as of 2005), and where Fyodor Dostoyevsky was said to have received the inspiration for his novel, The Gambler.

  • Bowling Green, Wiesbaden
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    Bowling Green, Wiesbaden

    The Bowling Green is a park in the Hessian state capital of Wiesbaden.

    The Bowling Green is of an elongated rectangle with two pools, one of each in the middle of three shells cascading fountain stands. On the east side the park joins the Kurhausplatz in front of the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden. Close behind the Kurhaus with its famous casino, stretches the Kurpark. On the west side of Bowling Green runs the Wilhelmstrasse. Across the street lies the Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz with the statue of Emperor Frederick III. The place is flanked by the luxury Hotel Nassauer Hof. The Bowling Green is often used for open-air events for example held concerts by Leonard Cohen, R.E.M., Sting, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Placido Domingo, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Herbert Grönemeyer.

    In addition, the Bowling Green is a place for special events. Every year in June, occur the Wilhelmstrassen festival, one of the largest street parties in Germany - and every New Year's Eve the largest party in Wiesbaden take place here.

  • Neroberg
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    Neroberg

    Neroberg is a mountain of Wiesbaden in Hesse, Germany.

  • Stadtschloss, Wiesbaden
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    Stadtschloss, Wiesbaden

    The Wiesbaden Stadtschloss (German: Wiesbadener Stadtschloss, English: Wiesbaden City Palace) is a neo-classical building in the center of Wiesbaden, Germany. It was completed in 1841 as the principal city residence of the Dukes of Nassau. The palace has several wings, 145 rooms, and is architecturally integrated with a group of ancillary buildings constructed both before and after it was built. With ornate towers, gables and a slate roof laid in herringbone patterns, the three-story complex lends charm and its name to the central square of Wiesbaden: Palace Square (German: Schloßplatz).

    The Palace has had a turbulent history. After withstanding the Revolutions of 1848 and annexation by Prussia in 1866, it has served variously as a second home of the German Emperors, a gathering place for soldiers and workers during the German Revolution of 1918–1919, a museum, and a military headquarters for both the Wehrmacht and Allied occupation forces. Damaged during World War II, the Palace has since been restored and portions modernized. Since 1946 it has been the seat of the State Parliament of Hesse (German: Hessischer Landtag). A new Parliamentary Chamber was added to the complex in 2008.

  • Cuckoo Clock (Kuckucksuhr)
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    Cuckoo Clock (Kuckucksuhr)

    Find one of the largest cuckoo clocks of the world in front of a store in Wiesbaden. Cuckoo Clocks are originally from the black forest but this store sells them together with other souvenirs from all over Germany. This cuckoo clock is one of the major attractions in Wiesbaden, and is now well over fifty years old.
  • Rheingau Wine Festival, Wiesbaden
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    Rheingau Wine Festival, Wiesbaden

    For more than 30 years, the Rheingau Wine Festival, which was once initiated by the winegrowers of the Rheingau Region as an promotional event, has turned the centre of Wiesbaden into the "longest wine bar in the world" - and represents an attraction for more than ten million visitors. At about 100 stands, winegrowers present their products, both newly made and superior wines, as well as bubbly sparkling wines. To go with the special flavours of the Rheingau Riesling wines, culinary delicacies may be purchased at the Wiesbaden Schlossplatz, at the Dern’sches Gelände and on the square in front of the Market Church ("Marktkirche"). Dates for 2010: August 13th -22nd 2010
  • St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden
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    St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden

    St. Bonifatius in Wiesbaden, Germany, is the central Catholic parish and church in the capital of Hesse. The present building was designed by architect Philipp Hoffmann in Gothic Revival style and built from 1844 to 1849. Twin steeples of 68 m dominate the Luisenplatz. The parish is part of the Diocese of Limburg.

    As Wiesbaden was Protestant after the Reformation, the first Catholic parish after the Reformation was founded in 1800. The congregation first met in a Bethaus (oratory) in the Marktstraße. It soon became too small for the growing number of Catholics in the town, which prospered as a spa and Residenz of Nassau. The parish received grounds adjacent to the Luisenplatz from the Duke of Nassau, and from 1829 to 1831 Friedrich Ludwig Schrumpf built a rigidly Neoclassical church, in keeping with the buildings around the square. Soon after the building was completed, it collapsed on 11 February 1831. A likely reason is insufficient foundation on ground which had previously been ponds.

  • Kurhaus Wiesbaden
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    Kurhaus Wiesbaden

    The Kurhaus ("cure house") is the spa house in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, Germany. It serves as the city's convention centre, and is the social center of the spa town with many events throughout the year. In addition to a large and a smaller hall, it houses a dining restaurant and the Wiesbaden Casino, or Spielbank, which is notable for allowing the "highest roulette stakes in Germany" (as of 2005), and where Fyodor Dostoyevsky was said to have received the inspiration for his novel, The Gambler.

    The spa hall has hosted many important national and international events such as concerts, balls and conferences. In the early 20th century, masked balls were held during the carnival season. Several companies based in Wiesbaden hold their annual general meetings there. The Kurhaus has also been used for filming TV series and movies. Sting performed in the Kurpark behind the building in 2004. It was the venue of the Rheingau Musik Festival in 2007. The Kurhaus also hosts graduation for students of Wiesbaden High School.

  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
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    Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden

    The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden is the State Theatre of the German state Hesse in the capital Wiesbaden, producing operas, plays, ballets, musicals and concerts on four stages. It is also known as Staatstheater Wiesbaden or Theater Wiesbaden, its orchestra as the Hessisches Staatsorchester. The building was inaugurated in 1894.

    The theater is the host for the annual festival Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, established in 1896 after the Bayreuth Festival.

  • Bowling Green (Wiesbaden)
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    Bowling Green (Wiesbaden)

    The Bowling Green is a park in the Hessian state capital of Wiesbaden.

    The Bowling Green is of an elongated rectangle with two pools, one of each in the middle of three shells cascading fountain stands. On the east side the park joins the Kurhausplatz in front of the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden. Close behind the Kurhaus with its famous casino, stretches the Kurpark. On the west side of Bowling Green runs the Wilhelmstrasse. Across the street lies the Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz with the statue of Emperor Frederick III. The place is flanked by the luxury Hotel Nassauer Hof.

    The Bowling Green is often used for open-air events for example held concerts by Leonard Cohen, R.E.M., Sting, Nelly Furtado, Bryan Adams, Placido Domingo, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Elton John and Herbert Grönemeyer.

    In addition, the Bowling Green is a place for special events. Every year in June, occur the Wilhelmstrassen festival, one of the largest street parties in Germany - and every New Year's Eve the largest party in Wiesbaden take place here.

  • Schloßplatz (Wiesbaden)
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    Schloßplatz (Wiesbaden)

    The Schloßplatz (English: Palace Square or Castle Square) forms the center of the historic Old Town of Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. It gets its name from the Stadtschloss, the royal residence of the Dukes of Nassau located on the north side of the square. Other buildings surrounding the Schloßplatz include the Old City Hall, the New Town Hall and the Marktkirche. In the middle of the square stands the Marktbrunnen (Market Well) of 1753. Due to this unique building ensemble, and the fact that at this point medieval Wiesbaden originated, it is historically the most important part of the city. Occasionally it is referred to as the "market square", its name before the palace was built.

    The Schloßplatz is officially written as a proper noun using the letter 'ß' in the old German orthography. However, it is also correct to spell the word in new orthography as "Schlossplatz", which it often is.



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Wiesbaden Overview

Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name literally means meadow baths. At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 27 hot springs. Fifteen of the springs are still flowing today. The Wiesbaden municipality covers an area of 204 square kilometers. It is 17.6 kilometers (10.9 mi) from north to south and 19.7 kilometers (12.2 mi) from west to east. In the north are vast forest areas, which cover 27.4% of the urban area. In the west and east are vineyards and agricultural land, which cover 31.1% of the area. Of the municipality's 79 kilometers (49.1 mi)-long border, the Rhine makes up 10.3 kilometers (6.4 mi).

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The Schlossplatz (palace square) is situated in the center of the city, surrounded by several outstanding buildings. The ducal palace was begun under William, Duke of Nassau (Nassau vacation rentals | Nassau travel guide). Its foundations were laid in 1837 and it was completed in November 1841 (two years after William's death). For the twenty-six remaining years of ducal authority it was the residence of the ruling family. It later served as a secondary residence for the King of Prussia 1866 to 1918. It was later used as a headquarters for French and British occupying forces after World War I, then as a museum. Since 1945, the building has served as Landtag (parliamentary building) for the federal state of Hesse. The site of the palace had been that of a castle, probably from the early Middle Ages, around which the city had developed. While nothing is known of the former castle, remains of it were uncovered during excavations after World War II. The new town hall was built in 1887. Engraved in the paving in front of the town hall are the heraldic eagle of the Holy Roman Empire, the lion of Nassau, and the fleur-de-lis of Wiesbaden. The old town hall, built in 1610, is the oldest preserved building in the city center and now is used as a civil registry office. The Protestant Marktkirche (market church) was built from 1852 to 1862 in a neo-Gothic style. Its western steeple is 92 m (302 ft) in height, making the church the highest building in the city.

The monumental Neo-Classical Kurhaus (spa house) was built at the request of Kaiser Wilhelm II between 1904 and 1907. Its famous Spielbank (casino) is again in operation. In front of the Kurhaus is a lawn known as the Bowling Green. To one side of the Bowling Green is the Kurhaus Kolonnade. Built in 1827, the 129 meter structure is the longest hall in Europe supported by pillars. To the other side is the Theater Kolonnade, built in 1839. It is adjacent to the Hessian State Theater, built between 1892 and 1894.

Another building from the regency of Duke Wilhelm is the Luisenplatz, a square named for the Duke's first wife. It is surrounded by Neoclassicist buildings, and in the middle of the square is the Waterloo Obelisk, commemorating the Nassauers who died in the wars against Napoleon. Apart from the palace in the center, the ducal family had a large palace on the banks of the Rhine, known as Schloss Biebrich (Biebrich vacation rentals | Biebrich travel guide). This baroque building was erected in the first half of the 18th century. North of the city is the Neroberg. From the top of this hill it is possible to view a panorama of the city. The Nerobergbahn funicular railway connects the city with the hill. One of the three Hessian state museums, Museum Wiesbaden is located in Wiesbaden

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More about the History of Wiesbaden

After World War II, the state of Hesse was established (see Greater Hesse), and Wiesbaden became its capital, though nearby Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main is much larger and contains many Hessian government offices. Wiesbaden however suffered much less than Frankfurt from air bombing. There is a constant rumor that the U.S. Army Air Force spared the town due to its scheduled function as a postwar HQ, but USAAF sources claim this to be a myth, arguing that Wiesbaden's economic and strategic importance simply did not justify more bombing. Wiesbaden was host to the Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces, Europe based at the former Lindsey Air Station from 1953 to 1973.

American armed forces have been present in Wiesbaden since World War II. The U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division is still headquartered at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield, just off the Autobahn toward Frankfurt. Smaller supporting American kasernes and housing areas are scattered around the city. More Americans are moving in from bases scheduled to be closed such as Darmstadt (Darmstadt vacation rentals | Darmstadt travel guide) and Heidelberg

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Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name literally means meadow baths. At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 27 hot springs. Fifteen of the springs are still flowing today. In the north are vast forest areas, which cover 27.4% of the urban area. In the west and east are vineyards and agricultural land, which cover 31.1% of the area. This lovely and affluent city offers many sights to see, such as the Luisenplatz Square, the Neoclassical Kurhaus (Spa House), and the Schlossplatz (Palace Square).

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