Stranded at Frankfurt airport? Why not head 20 minutes by train to Wiesbaden, one of Germany’s most fashionable spa towns to explore art nouveau architecture, sip from the steaming spring waters of Kochbrunnen Fountain in market square and bathe in 26 thermal waters that date back to 1st century AD.
Soak in a Spa: Situated between the Taunus hills and the Rhine River, Wiesbaden is one of Germany’s most elegant and romantic cities. The 26 hot springs first drew the Romans to its healing waters and then made the city famous as a fashionable 19th century spa town. It boasts lush avenues, beautiful neo-classical architecture and expansive parks as well as a prime location as “Gateway to the Rheingau” wine region. Read more about wine in this article on Cheers to the world’s longest wine bar.
Drink: After your spa dip, hit the Apfelwein apple cider taverns in the historic centre. An experienced sightseeing guide can help make your experience better. Marion Schneider of Rheingau Tours is a local expert who has the inside scoop on Wiesbaden’s top chocolate shops, wine bars and rich history. Telephone:49 (6123)1062 Email: email@example.com
Go Outlet Shopping: Another option is to head to the swanky boutiques at Wertheim Village Outlet by shuttle (direct from Frankfurt airport) or by limo (195 € gets you 2 hours shopping time) where you can spend the day browsing for Steiff teddy bears and designer fashions in over 100 luxury outlet shops.
For more information:
German National Tourist Office
480 University Ave. Suite 1500
Toronto ON M5G 1V2
Phone: (416) 598-5353
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