The gorgeous central German city of Wiesbaden is situated on the banks of the Rhine, which gives it a beautiful - and very romantic - atmosphere. Wiesbaden is the perfect city to explore by car, and the perfect starting point for journeys in a rental car to other parts of the country. Arranging car hire in Wiesbaden is as easy as can be, and very affordable, when you use HAPPYCAR. The HAPPYCAR website is a price comparison site that enables you to compare prices for car rental in Wiesbaden from a variety of top car hire companies: think Hertz, Argus Car Hire, and Auto Escape. HAPPYCAR brings you only the most competitive prices for your chosen dates and locations, ensuring that you will get amazing value for money for your trip to Wiesbaden. Sort out car rental in Wiesbaden today and get ready for the trip of a lifetime, whether you are visiting this central western part of Germany for business or for leisure.
Rental Car in Wiesbaden
One of the most important things to know about Wiesbaden is that it is one of Europe's oldest spa towns. The 'baden' part of the word 'Wiesbaden' means 'baths' or springs. You can still visit, and luxuriate in, the hot springs of Wiesbaden to this day and indeed it attracts holidaymakers from all over the world for this very reason. There are no less than 14 hot springs flowing in Wiesbaden in the present day (though in the past the town could boast a grand total of 26). The architecture in Wiesbaden is also absolutely stunning, renowned for its classical splendour and earning it the moniker 'the Nice of the North'. That is not all there is to do in Wiesbaden, though: there are museums, restaurants, galleries and parks galore as well as some absolutely beautiful countryside where you can cycle, jog, stroll, picnic, and generally enjoy yourself to your heart's content. The main language in Wiesbaden is German, of course, but as there is a large population of US citizens and US-origin citizens in this city you will find that plenty of people will be able to speak good English.
When you choose car hire in Wiesbaden, you should definitely use your vehicle to discover the key sights of the city. These include the grand 'Schloßplatz' or 'Palace Square', which was begun in the 1830s by the Duke of Nasau. It is also highly recommended that you pay a visit to the spa house (or in German Kurhaus), which was built in the first decade of the 20th century at the behest of Kaiser Wilhelm. This spa house is also home to a casino - indeed, it is widely said that bathing and gambling are the two main past times to engage in when you visit Wiesbaden. But, there are more things to do in and around the spa house, including strolling along the beautiful Bowling Green and enjoying the tranquility that envelops you there.
Road Trip Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden is part of the Rhein Main region, which also includes cities such as Frankfurt, Mainz and Darmstadt. Car hire in Wiesbaden will enable you to explore all of this region, cruising alongside the beautiful river Rhine and stopping off to sample some local wines or attend a wine festival on the way. Getting from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt is very easy, for example: you just need to drive for 30-40 minutes along the A66 and then the A648 roads. It is also very easy to get to major cities further afield from Wiesbaden. One example is Cologne: this journey will take you just under 2 hours and is well worth it. Just head north via the E35 and you will be there in no time. You will pass through some lush countryside and beautiful forests as you will still be in the Rhine region, and you can also stop off to admire towns and cities along the way. Two examples of great stopping points on the road from Wiesbaden to Cologne include Bonn and Coblenz (the latter is closer to Wiesbaden).