Before attending IMEX in Frankfurt I was lucky enough to be invited to visit Wiesbaden, a historic Spa town just 30 minutes from Frankfurt Airport by direct train.
Founded in Neolithic times, Wiesbaden is a joy and an ideal location for meetings and events, many classic hotels, a state-of-the-art Congress Centre and historic venues such as the Kurhaus, dating to 1907 on the grounds of the original casino, built in the style of a 19th century palace. Eight Rooms are arrayed around the centre piece of the Kurhaus, the large concert hall and the impressive Foyer. The Kurhaus Colonnade and the Theater Colonnade are a harmonious frame for The Bowling Green and at the same time an attractive backdrop for events. For an evening event, where better than the baroque style head office of Henkell wines, with an experience that can include every aspect of production of some of the world’s best sparkling wine.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay, try the Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock hotel in the centre of Wiesbaden, with a history dating back to 1450, making it one of the oldest hotels in Europe. Built over a hot spa, where the water comes to the surface at hot 70 degrees Celsius. The “Schwarzer Bock” which translates to Black Goat in honour of a previous owner, was rebuilt at the height of the gilded age in the 1800’s and the hotels character and history make it an ideal venue for meetings of up to 100 – 150, it is also ideally placed for weekend trip to discover all the delights Wiesbaden has to offer.
Radisson Blu Schwarzer Bock private dining room – an ideal meeting space!