Hessian state capital, convention and health centre sur rounded by countryside, place of residence with a high quality of living, city of the hot springs, mansions and wine – these synonyms stand for the multifaceted city of Wiesbaden with its over 2000-year history. Wiesbaden is situated in the heart of Germany in the middle of the Rhine-Main Region some 30 minutes from Frankfurt Airport. The excellent infra - structure and attractive venues such as the Kurhaus, which is also one the city’s landmarks, make the Hessian capital both a popular location for trade fairs, conventions and conferences and a favoured address for branches of re - nowned companies.
With more than 270,000 inhabitants, Wiesbaden is one of the major German cities that stand for a sporty, cultural and socially vibrant life. The events calendar of the state capital is colourful and bursting with things to visit: sports events that draw huge crowds such as the Ironman 70.3 are just as popular as the Theatrium, the ”classic“ among Germany’s street festivals, the ten-day Rheingau Wine Festival, the Wiesbaden City Festival that guides its visitors to the most beautiful squares and quarters in the city or the Twinkling Star Christmas Market during Advent. Internationally renowned ensembles can be seen in the Hessian State Theatre every year for the International May Theatre Festival, and the Rheingau Music Festival draws famous orchestras and conductors to the Rheingau and the state capital. A visit to the Museum Wiesbaden will enthral art lovers. With its more than 90 works by the Russian painter Alexej Jawlensky among others, the two programme house possesses the most important Jawlensky collection in the world.
Wiesbaden is also a modern health resort with a longstanding tradition. Even the Romans appreciated the healing and therapeutic effect of the 26 hot springs. Wiesbaden has transformed its good reputation as a “classic spa” into a recognised centre for the treatment of rheumatic and orthopaedic disorders. You can experience the therapeutic diversity of the hot springs in Wiesbaden’s thermal baths. Beyond that, numerous parks and green belts invite visitors and locals alike to linger and relax. A wonderful way of discovering Wiesbaden and the Rheingau on foot is on the varied hiking, wine and nature trails.
Due to its proximity to one of the most beautiful and traditional wine-growing regions in Germany, Wiesbaden is often called the ”Gateway to the Rheingau“. Its numerous palaces, castles and monasteries make the Rheingau an attractive destination for day trips. During the grape picking season in particular, the unique charm of this colourful landscape unfolds when the vintners’ taverns open their doors and the wine festivals are celebrated in the region.