Wiesbaden is the capital of the German state, Hesse, a historic spa city dating back to Roman times. Located on the right (northern) bank of the Rhine river, the city is across the Rhine from Mainz.
Tucked in a valley between the Rhine River and the Taunus Mountains, Wiesbaden has the reputation as one of Europe's most prestigious wellness centres. There are twenty-six natural thermal springs in the city with the 1,500m2 Kaiser Fredrich baths, built on the site on an ancient Roman steam room being the most celebrated. Most of the hotels all over the city feature thermal spas and wellness facilities.
A walking tour of Wiesbaden unveils a number of notable buildings, The Heidenmauer (Heathens' Wall), the RÃ¶mertor (Roman Gate) and the Roman Open-Air Museum which are the impressive remnants of the city's Roman past.
Wiesbaden is one of Germany's most sophisticated cities and the city centre is filled with luxury restaurants, chic bars and bistros, distinguished art galleries and grand hotels.
Things to see and do
* Neroberg Mountain Train (Nerobergbahn)
* Hessian State Theatre (Hessisches Staatstheater)
* Neroberg Lookout
* Wiesbaden Magic History Tour
Cruise Season - March to Dec
Currency - Euro (â‚¬) (EUR)
Language - German
Land area - 203.9 kmÂ²
Population - 272,636
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49
Frankfurt am Main Airport is located 37km from Wiesbaden.
Regular train and bus service.