The city of Wiesbaden is not only the state capital of the region of Hessen, it is also the perfect place to explore romantic and culinary aspects of Germany that you never considered possible. Situated a stone’s throw away from the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, Wiesbaden combines city life, great shopping and fine dining opportunities with traditional courses and high-quality wines like the Riesling in a wonderful way. Shopping, spas, wine, castles, river cruises and good food – it’s all right here.

The Old Quarter and the farmer’s market                

Shaped like a ship on the city map, the old town of Wiesbaden is called the “Altstadtschiffchen” (the old quarter ship). This vibrant quarter never gets boring and offers a wide range of activities for all ages. Besides great boutiques and cosy restaurants, cafés and vinothèques, just taking a stroll through the area to soak up the atmosphere and have a glass of wine makes a perfect day. It’s all about entertainment and enjoyment! On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the weekly farmer’s market offers a great variety of local products on the “Dern’sches Gelände”, close to the old quarter. One thing is for sure, a walk through this market is fireworks for the palate!

Sparkling wine and historic surroundings at Henkell

You may know Copestick Murray. Its parent company at the Henkell Champagne Production Facility, built in 1909, is Germany’s largest sparkling wine producer. A visit to their premises is a true highlight when it comes to German and international sparkling wine and spirits. A guided tour through the historic building, the production area and the shop gives you an insight into a truly sparkling world. The building itself is also worth seeing, with its rococo Marble Hall and the seven-storey-deep wine cellars. There are several guided tours available for groups of a minimum of eight. The Introductory Tour, for example, starts at €8 per person, including a 60-minute guided tour and a glass of sparkling wine. For €25 per person you can take the Pearls-of-Europe Tour, including a 120-minute guided tour and tastings of five international brands. An unforgettable experience for all the senses!

Wiesbaden’s vineyard on the Neroberg

The Neroberg in Wiesbaden, one of the few inner-city vineyards in Germany, produces high-quality Rieslings with long traditions. Not only can one take tours through the vineyard, one can also book a wine tasting on the hillside, with an amazing view of beautiful Wiesbaden and beyond. This classy city is a gem for city breaks in Germany, and the wine adds unique value to the usual city activities. Further hallmarks of the Neroberg are the Opelbath, allowing you to swim in a cultural monument, a Russian Orthodox Church and the Neroberg Mountain Railway, whose carriages are driven solely by water power, bringing people up and down the Neroberg in a fun and extraordinary way since 1888.

Group offers – Culinary Tours offered by the Wiesbaden Tourist Board

The Wiesbaden Tourist Board offers group tours and packages with different themes all year round. Please have a look here for more detailed information about packages like the “Sparkling Moments” at the Henkell Factory, the “Wine Experience – Wine tasting on the Neroberg Mountain” and “The Rheingau and its Wine Culture”. With Wiesbaden being situated close to all the most famous highlights of the Rheingau area, one of Germany’s most well-known wine-growing regions, it opens up an array of fantastic, combined-excursion tour possibilities. Wine tastings, visiting winemakers and their cellars, river cruising on the Rhine, a castle visit to one of the many beautiful castles along the Rhine – you name it!

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