Wiesbaden

Travel Guide
Marktbrunnen showing heritage architecture, a church or cathedral and heritage elements

This “spa town” is known for its hot springs, but there are also museums, parks, architecture and shops to explore.

Wiesbaden is the capital city of the federal state of Hesse in southwest Germany. It is part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region, which is a bustling cultural and economic center in Europe. Wiesbaden translates to “meadow baths,” and it is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Fourteen of the city’s original twenty-six Hot Springs are still flowing today. Experience the rejuvenating hot springs at thermal spas downtown or at some of the city’s hotels, which have thermal springs and therapy departments.

When you are relaxed and revitalized from the spas, the elegant Kurhaus is a perfect place to continue your visit to the city. The event venue is surrounded by historic buildings and features twelve auditoriums and salons. When you have finished admiring the Kurhaus, stroll through Kurpark Wiesbaden, which is immediately behind the event venue. You will see 19th-century English style garden landscaping in the park. Hire a boat and paddle along the pond at the park for a relaxing afternoon in the sun.

If you are interested in history and shopping, explore the Schiffchen (little ship), which is the city’s historic district. The area got its name because it is shaped like a ship’s bow. You will find wines, olive oils and spices in the district’s shops. When you’re ready for some food, head to Goldgasse in the Schiffchen. You will much to choose from with the many tapas bars, cafes, bistros, restaurants, wine bars and pizza parlors.

There are a number of museums in Wiesbaden, giving visitors an insight into local history and art. But make sure you get to the most unusual museum, Harlekinaeum, which is the only museum of humor in the world.

Take the scenic Neroberg Mountain Train to the 804-foot (245-meter) high hillside estate of Neroberg. There you can visit the Russian Church and walk along the Neroberg Nature Trail where you will see beautiful views of the city.

Wiesbaden is served by public buses, which connect all city districts to downtown. There are also regular bus and rail services from the city to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region.

Where to stay in Wiesbaden

Best Western Hotel Wiesbaden
Best Western Hotel Wiesbaden
3.5 out of 5
Mainzer Str. 74, Wiesbaden, HE
The price is £73 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Situated in Wiesbaden, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of BRITA-Arena and Lilien Carree. Rhein Main Congress Center and Museum Wiesbaden are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (195 reviews)
"We loved the location, close to train, bus and town centre."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Best Western Hotel Wiesbaden
Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel
Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel
4 out of 5
Kranzplatz 12, Wiesbaden, HE
The price is £86 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
Located in Mitte, this hotel is steps away from Goldgasse, Kochbrunnen and Heathens Wall. Cuckoo Clock and Wilhelmstrasse are also within 5 minutes. Wiesbaden ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (645 reviews)
"Well maintained hotel with extremely friendly staff. The breakfast room has been beautifully renovated."

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2021

Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock Hotel
Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden
Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden
5 out of 5
Auguste-Viktoria-Strasse 15, Wiesbaden, HE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night from 3 Dec to 3 Dec
Located in the heart of Wiesbaden, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rhein Main Congress Center, Museum Wiesbaden, and Wilhelmstrasse. Lilien Carree ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (594 reviews)
"A choice of pillows would have been nice, as the pillow was far to large and hard!"

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Adina Apartment Hotel Wiesbaden
Adina Apartment Hotel Wiesbaden
4 out of 5
Taunusstrasse 1A, Wiesbaden
The price is £81 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in the heart of Wiesbaden, this aparthotel is steps away from Wilhelmstrasse and Kochbrunnen. Kurhaus and Cuckoo Clock are also within 5 minutes. Wiesbaden ...
Adina Apartment Hotel Wiesbaden
GL Apartmenthouse
GL Apartmenthouse
4 out of 5
Ostpreussenstr. 37, Wiesbaden, HE
The price is £132 per night from 29 Nov to 29 Nov
Situated in the suburbs, this spa apartment building is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Neroberg and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Kurhaus. Museum Wiesbaden and BRITA-Arena are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
Great Discovery
"I think this place is simply fantastic. Very roomy two bedroom two bath top floor lots of Windows lots of light great location! I Travel Lodge in this is one of those places that I wish I had a reason to go back to this area just stay in that apartment. I gave the service five star I don't think ..."

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2017

GL Apartmenthouse
Houseboat villa. nautica
Houseboat villa. nautica
1A Biebricher Str., Wiesbaden, Hessen
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic houseboat is within 2 miles (3 km) of Zollhafen Mainz, Strand Bastion von Schönborn and Biebrich Palace. Kunsthalle ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Sehr schönes Hausboot
"Das Hausboot ist super gemütlich. Sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und auch die Lage ist fantastisch 🤩. Der Kontakt zum Vermieter war ausgesprochen gut . Wir kommen wieder."

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2021

Houseboat villa. nautica
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Wiesbaden

Top things to do in Wiesbaden

Cities near Wiesbaden