Set between the Rheingau wine region and the Taunus mountains, picture-perfect Wiesbaden is a treat for culture lovers and sightseers alike. Not only is this historic spot the state capital of Hesse, but it’s also one of the oldest spa cities in Europe, and has been a popular health resort since the 19th century! Whether you’re visiting landmarks like the Mainz Cathedral, enjoying live performances at the Kurhaus, or spending days out with the kids at the Taunus Wunderland, days out in Wiesbaden have plenty to please. Plus, our great-value Premier Inn hotels in Hesse will help you get the most out of your holidays in Germany.
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Things to do in Wiesbaden
Visit historical landmarks
History-lovers visiting Hesse will have all kinds of incredible landmarks to discover. Biebrich Palace is probably the biggest in the region – this impressive Baroque residence is in a scenic spot on the Rhine River, and visitors can tour the historic palace before exploring the surrounding Schloss Park. Freudenberg Castle is another great place to visit in Wiesbaden – since being restored in the 90s, the villa has been home to the ‘Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne’, an interactive exhibition dedicated to exciting the senses!
Explore the great outdoors
Thanks to the rolling hills and vineyards along the Rhine River, you can look forward to enjoying some unforgettable scenery on days out in Wiesbaden. The Rheinsteig is one of the most popular trails in Germany, and hikers can witness all kinds of river and mountain views along the path. If you don’t fancy walking all the way from Wiesbaden to Bonn for some scenery, why not hop on the Nerobergbahn? This iconic railway will carry you up to the top of Nerobergand hill, where you can soak up the city landscape from the summit.
Dive into local culture
Visiting the Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme should be right at the top of your list of things to do in Wiesbaden! With relaxing facilities including thermal baths, massages and steam rooms, this spa is a lovely little haven of calm in a city famed for its hot springs. The Kurhaus is another must-see attraction in Hesse – located near the shopping hub of Wilhelmstraße, this grand hall in the heart of Wiesbaden is the city’s convention centre, hosting all kinds of events throughout the year. Plus, families and couples alike will love the Kurpark next door!
What are the nearest train stations in Wiesbaden?
Wiesbaden Central Station – or Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof as it’s known in German just a 10-minute drive away from the Kurpark, and just a 10-minute walk away from our Premier Inn Wiesbaden City Centre hotel. Getting around Wiesbaden will be simple throughout your stay, thanks to the city’s bus and S-Bahn services.
What are the best places to eat in Wiesbaden?
Foodies will be spoilt for choice on days out in Wiesbaden. From local delicacies like Handkäse or Grüne Soße to classic German dishes like Schnitzel and Currywurst, there’s plenty of new tastes to try when you’re dining out in Hesse – you could even treat yourself to an Apfelwein cider in the evenings! For a real taste of local culture, don’t miss out on visiting Café Maldaner, the city’s iconic coffeehouse. Plus, if you’re looking for popular places to eat breakfast near Wiesbaden, look no further than our Hesse hotels for great-value grub!
What are the best things to do in Wiesbaden at night?
Whether you’re seeing a show at the Hessisches Staatstheater, trying your luck at the Spielbank Wiesbaden – one of the oldest casinos in Germany – or catching live Hesse events at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, you’ll find all kinds of fun things to do in Wiesbaden at night. If you’d rather a quiet night in after a busy day out, why not visit the bar at one of our hotels near Wiesbaden?
What family friendly activities can you do in Wiesbaden?
Planning family breaks in Germany? Days out in Hesse have something to keep the whole family entertained! Kids will love riding the Nerobergbahn funicular railway and enjoying the city views from the top of Neroberg hill before visiting exciting Hesse attractions like the Fasanerie Zoo and Garden and the Taunus Wunderland. The incredible Biebrich Castle is another popular place to visit in Wiesbaden, and after a tour, why not hop on a river cruise along the Rhine?
What outdoor activities can you do in Wiesbaden?
The Rheinsteig trail is unmissable for nature lovers – stretching from Wiesbaden to Bonn, this route is part of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most popular hiking trails in Germany! Whether you fancy hiring a rowboat or relaxing on the grass, the scenic Kurpark is another great place to spend an afternoon throughout your stay, while the famous Wilhelmstraße is a must-visit if you fancy shopping in Hesse!
What indoor activities can you do in Wiesbaden?
Whatever the weather in Wiesbaden, you’ll find plenty of fun activities to enjoy during your break. Art lovers can visit some of the best galleries in Hesse before getting a taste of local history at spots like the Gutenberg Museum and Museum Wiesbaden. The famous Eberbach Abbey is unmissable on Germany city breaks and, after busy days out in Wiesbaden, why not treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon at the Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme thermal baths?