May 29, 2017

Neroberg, Wiesbaden’s Mountain

There are a lot of reasons to visit Wiesbaden Germany including its thermal spas,  casino, glamorous Belle Epoque buildings,  Roman wall, beautiful churches, shopping and lovely parks.  But did you know Wiesbaden also has its own mountain?

Well, depending on where you’re from, the 800 foot mountain may actually be a hill but no matter what you call it, Neroberg is a great place to spend a day!

Neroberg Train Wiesbaden Germany

I’d suggest starting off by taking the Neroberg Mountain railway, Germany’s oldest water powered railway.  Built in 1888 the trip is definitely worth taking and offers spectacular views on your way to the top of Neroberg.

Neroberg Ropes Course Wiesbaden Germany

Once at the top, you’ll find you’ve been transported to another world that seems far away from the city. Once off the railway you’re in the middle of a forest that is home to the Neroberg Nature Trail and a climbing course.  Wander till your hearts content taking in the different views of Wiesbaden and the region below.

Russian Church Neroberg Wiesbaden Germany

Don’t miss the Russian Orthodox church of Saint Elizabeth!  The church is a beautiful memorial that Duke Adolph Nassau had built for his dead Russian wife who interestingly was the niece of Tsar Alexander I.  St. Elizabeth’s church is spectacularly beautiful inside and out (unfortunately no photos were allowed while inside the tiny church) and houses the crypt of the young Russian princess.  Around the corner is a Russian cemetery.  Even though it didn’t seem as well kept as other cemeteries, it contains the  graves of many princes and princesses from the 19th century!

Russian Cemetery Neroberg Germany

Before you end your stay at Neroberg I highly recommend enjoying al fresco dining in the restaurant located at the Opelbad. You can’t go wrong as the food is as delicious as the views!  You’ll also be able to see the Neroberg’s own little vineyard which produces some very nice wine.  I suggest savoring a bottle of the Wiesbadener Neroberg wine to go along with your meal.

View of Wiesbaden Germany from Neroberg

When your visit to Neroberg is over, you can enjoy the walk down or make your way back to the railway!  Either way is splendid.

 

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Maybe I’ll see you there!

 

 

Many thanks to Historic Highlights of Germany for organizing this trip and to the wonderful people at the Wiesbaden Tourist Office!  For more information please contact either organization or visit their websites.  Even though I was a guest of these organizations, all opinions are my own.

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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I find most people don’t take the time to visit Wiesbaden! Considering how close and easy it is getting to the Frankfurt airport, I think it makes a wonderful last day in Germany (or first day).

      • mary says:

        My ancestors came from the area east of Bad Ems Wiesbaden. I would like to travel there. What tour would take me close?
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        • Debbie Beardsley says:

          Hi Mary, I’m not sure if a tour goes to Bad Ems. I’d contact the German Tourist Bureau or Wiesbaden tourist Bureau for help.

  13. I love the ropes course…doesn’t fit with the history of the area, but still so much fun.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      No it really didn’t fit. My guide had been to the ropes course as part of a bachelor party! I thought that was a pretty interesting activity for a bachelor party.

  14. Lovely, Debbie. Great views, especially love the Russian Orthodox church. Did you walk it back down?
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      It really was a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Yes we walked back down which was wonderful. Once at the bottom the path back to the city center takes you through some of Wiesbaden’s gorgeous parks!

  15. What a great day trip to take. I’m fasciated by a Russian orthodox church in Germany. It would be fabulous to see iside. I’m obviously going to have to visit myself!
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  16. Neroberg is definitely a mountain compared to the relatively flat Ohio land. I’d love to spend some time nosing around the graveyard and touring the church. It’s stunning!
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  17. Sere says:

    What a neat graveyard! I think that checking out the gravestones and finding out the dates of them is rather interesting. That church is beautiful as well.

  18. Jackie Smith says:

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  19. Leigh says:

    Interesting that the railway is water powered. Looks like a fun way to get up the hill. The aerial course looks like it might offer an interesting challenge too.
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  21. Jeff Titelius says:

    What a wonderful day!! I would love to ride that railway and the Russian church looks amazing!! shame they wouldn’t allow photos inside but that’s all the more reason to pay a visit! Gorgeous photos as usual my friend!
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      The church was amazing! I saw two Russian churches on this trip and was amazed at how small they were inside. Parishioners stand during the services!

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