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Kurhaus, Wiesbaden

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The Kurhaus is the spa house in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, Germany. It serves as the city's convention centre, and is the social center of the spa town with many events throughout the year. In addition to a large and a smaller hall, it houses a dining restaurant and the Wiesbaden Casino, or Spielbank, which is notable for allowing the "highest roulette stakes in Germany", and where Fyodor Dostoyevsky was said to have received the inspiration for his novel, The Gambler.LocationThe Kurhaus Wiesbaden is in the centre of Wiesbaden, part of the Kureck at the end of the main street, Wilhelmstraße, with the town proper being situated on the other side of the Wilhelmstraße.Its main entrance, on the west side, faces the so-called Bowling Green, a grass-covered square with two fountains, so named by British spa guests. On the south side of the green is the Hessisches Staatstheater with the Theater colonnade and on the north the Kurhaus colonnade or fountain hall, with a length of, it is the longest columned hall in Europe. It houses the slot machines for the casino. In 2004–06, an underground parking garage was constructed under the square and the aging plane trees that had formerly stood along both sides were replaced by young trees of the same species. Behind the Kurhaus, the landscaped Kurpark extends eastward, with a band shell and a fountain pond. The park is cited as the most scenic in the city. Our Wiesbaden holiday planning tool makes visiting Wiesbaden and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We were stunned by visiting this impressive building. The Kurhaus Wiesbaden, a cure house as it means, built in 1907, is a place of marvelous historic architecture and state-of-the-art comfort, the...  more »
  • You feel like you’re in the Royal Casino in Monico, such an elegant place and nestled n the middle of a thousand year-old city.  more »
  • Having a local tour guide was a good deal. The stories of the history, building, marble columns etc. made the area come to life and understanding the why and hows of where things are at today. The...  more »
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