The cultural scene
Whether you prefer opera, ballet or improvisational theatre – Wiesbaden's cultural scene has something to please everyone. Enjoying a reputation that reaches far beyond the borders of the Rhine-Main region, the Hesse State Theatre, just a stone's throw from the Nassauer Hof, offers a fabulous year of theatre with many a highlight including renowned productions by famous directors and choreographers as well as the International May Theatre Festival and the Rheingau Musik Festival concerts.
The works of art, science exhibits and Nassau memorabilia collection housed in the Wiesbaden museum have all earned the museum international acclaim. Among the exhibits is the world's leading collection of works by Alexej von Jawlensky who spent 20 years of his life in Wiesbaden.
The Byzantine Russische Kapelle on the Neroberg that was built between 1847 and 1855 as a burial site now houses the remains of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Michailowa and her child. Elisabeth Michailowa was the St. Petersburg born wife of Duke Adolph von Nassau. Adorned with valuable icons, the Russian orthodox church is today the parish church of the Russian community.
Each year open-air concerts are staged on the Bowling Green in front of the Kurhaus with international stars of such world renown as Lionel Richie, Elton John and Plácido Domingo, much to the delight of the thousands who flock to see them.
During the summer months our city comes alive with an excilerating mix of exhibitions, film festivals, cabaret, theatre and festivals of all kinds such as the Taunusstraßenfest or the annual Krimifestival. Our concierge is the man to speak to when it comes to what's on. Not only does he know all about local events but can help you plan your stay to best effect.