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Spa town flair, enjoyment of art and coffee culture: there are many ways to enjoy the pleasant side of life in Wiesbaden. Even if you only have a weekend, you can discover a lot here. Here are our recommendations for three perfect days in the Hessian state capital. 

Arrive and enjoy on Friday 

The city trip starts on Friday afternoon. We recommend that you don't start your city explorations in the city center, but in the Bergkirchen district a little to the north. Here you can start your weekend in a relaxed atmosphere with a good coffee - for example at Kaufmanns Kaffeerösterei. Jens Kaufmann's store with its own roastery is a popular address for all coffee lovers. Once you've tried espresso, cappuccino & co. there, you'll definitely understand why! 

Well fortified, you can then start your stroll through the Bergkirchenviertel. The apartments here were once called "Katzelöcher" and were intended for the servants of the nobility in the city center. But the area has changed a lot, today there are pretty houses and many cafés, galleries, charming stores and restaurants. Beware, the small path to the eponymous mountain church branches off from Nero Street and is easy to miss, but it's worth the detour! For your first overnight stay, you can stop off at the lovingly run Hotel Klemm with its listed Art Nouveau façade. 

Market bustle & spa park on Saturday 

Saturday begins with a true Wiesbaden classic: the weekly market in the heart of the city. Against the historic backdrop of the town hall and market church, the stalls offer an incredible variety of regional specialties. You can tell: indulgence is a top priority in Wiesbaden! It's best not to have a hearty breakfast in the morning, as this makes sampling the various delicacies twice as much fun. 

After visiting the market, you can stroll on to the nearby Kurpark. The majestic Kurhaus, which many consider to be the most beautiful building in the city, awaits you here. In the summer months, the arcades of the neighboring Staatstheater provide pleasant shade and the Gelateria Mazzucco is a popular meeting place for young and old. If you're not in the mood for
Looking for ice cream, not art? Then pay a visit to the award-winning Museum Wiesbaden in the afternoon. 

When it's time for an aperitif after the day's explorations, we recommend the Pearls Sektmanufaktur in Mauergasse near the market square, for example. There you can watch live how the sparkling wines are disgorged - i.e. "freed" from the yeast - after the second fermentation. Afterwards, you will find many inviting restaurants in the old town for dinner, or you can return to the lively Bergkirchen district. 

Sunday: time for a change of perspective

On the last day of your weekend, you will experience Wiesbaden from a new perspective. To do so, you will board the cable car in the north-east of the city, which will take you up to the 245-metre-high Neroberg. Once at the top station, the path leads to a small viewing platform, which offers fantastic views over the city and as far as the Odenwald. In summer, you can enjoy an equally wonderful view from the Opelbad, which is considered one of the most beautiful outdoor pools in Germany. The Russian Orthodox church with its gleaming golden onion domes can also be seen from afar on the Neroberg. 

Finally, a real highlight awaits you: Château Nero is somewhat hidden on a plateau above the vineyard. What's on offer there? Of course, you can sample the wines on offer from the Kloster Eberbach winery, which runs the wine stand. There are also delicious snacks, the most beautiful backdrop of vines and a city panorama as well as a convivial atmosphere. In short: a mixture that makes the Château perhaps Wiesbaden's most beautiful place to be in summer - and the perfect end to your weekend. 

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