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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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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.