The Kurpark Wiesbaden

The Kurpark Wiesbaden, which begins immediately behind the Kurhaus (convention and event centre), was designed in 1852 in the style of an English landscape garden. The garden's foliage includes magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons and swamp cypresses.

The pond, where visitors can hire boats, features a man-made island and an impressive six metre tall fountain. Visitors to the "Nizza Plätzchen", a small garden adjacent to the Kurhaus, can see a few columns of the original Kurhaus taken down to make way for the new building completed in 1907. For several years, the 75,000 square metre park, which extends from the city centre to the Wiesbaden district of "Sonnenberg", has also hosted rock and pop concerts. And in the summer of 2005 more than 10,000 visitors came here to greet the Dalai Lama.

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