Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wiesbaden - Germany

Some time again Claus resent me (twice) cards that got lost in the mail. One of the card was a UNESCO site from Saudi Arabia and the other one is this one from Wiesbaden, a city in central western Germany and the capital of the federal state of Hesse. 
 Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe and is on the UNESCO Tentative list as one of the Great Spas of Europe.

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Lined with magnificent neoclassical buildings that were rebuilt after WWII, the state capital of Hesse, 40km west of Frankfurt across the Rhine from Mainz, is one of Europe's oldest spa towns, with 14 hot springs still flowing today.
Wiesbaden's name translates as 'meadow baths', reflecting both its thermal baths and its beautiful expanses of parkland. The city lies at the eastern edge of the Rheingau wine-growing region, which stretches along the right (northern) bank of the Rhine west to the Rüdesheim area of the Romantic Rhine. - in: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germany/hesse/wiesbaden/introduction

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