Set off by coach for a guided visit of Wiesbaden. We begin our trip with a panoramic tour of the town and its main monuments. Next, we take the funicular railway to Neroberg Hill. From this historic mode of transport we have a wonderful view over Wiesbaden. Next we visit the Russian Orthodox Church (closed on Sundays(1)). Also called the “Greek Chapel”, the Russian Orthodox Church was constructed by Duke Adolph of Nassau between 1847 and 1855 for his wife Elizabeth, who died aged just 19. The building is characterised by its five golden domes.
During our visit, the coach climbs Neroberg Hill to collect us before we head for the Altstadt (Old Town) of Wiesbaden. We pass through the Villengebiete (or residential area) where we see some magnificent 19th century mansions before we arrive in the Old Town itself. This is a real treasure and the mansions inspired by different historic styles give the city a quite unique atmosphere. During our tour, we see the Castle, former house of the Dukes of Nassau dating from the 19th century, the former Town Hall from the 17th century, and the market church “Marktkirche” built in neo-Renaissance style in the 19th century. We can also admire the exterior of the “Kurhaus” which Emperor William II used to call “the finest spa house in the whole world”. A grass-covered square, often called the “Bowling Green” has the pillars of the Kurhaus on one side, plane trees planted in the 19th century on another and the theatre on a third. You cross the “Bowling Green” to reach the thermal baths. We return to the ship by coach.
- Duration : 3:00
- Timings may be modified.
- These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
- If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to pay on board).
- The excursions of the first evening and the morning following the embarkation are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.
- (1) The Russian Orthodox Church is closed to visitors during church services. In such instances, it will only be possible to view the church from the outside.