A few pictures from the city I used to call home, the town where Priscilla met Elvis. More Wiesbaden facts:
- The thermal springs of Wiesbaden were first mentioned in Pliny the Elder‘s Naturalis Historia in 121.
- By 1800, there were 2,239 inhabitants and twenty-three bath houses. Among visitors to the springs were Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Wagner, and Johannes Brahms. In 1900, there were 86,100 inhabitants and 126,000 visitors. In those years there were more millionaires living in Wiesbaden than in any other city in Germany.
- The Wiesbaden synagogue was destroyed during Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938.
- Wiesbaden is home to the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Foundation.
- Volker Schlöndorff and John McEnroe were born in Wiesbaden.
- Sting, Lionel Richie, and Luciano Pavarotti have performed on the Bowling Green in front of the Kurhaus.
- Wiesbaden‘s coat of arms features three times as many fleurs-de-lys as New Orleans.
- More photos from previous trips.