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An exploration tour of the squares in Wiesbaden

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Meeting point: 65185 Wiesbaden, Luisenplatz, Obelisk, at the Waterloo Monument

Included in the tour fee: Themed tour

The minimum number of participants is 4.

Additional dates, group appointments or corporate events are available on request.

Please note that there is a handling fee for processing your booking and printing your ticket immediately as [email protected]

Children 6-12 years

About the architectural tour

The city is a stage on which we play theatre, preferably “auf’m Platz”. For example, on the Kranzplatz. A successful space, easily accessible, with several entrances and spatial unity. Because that’s what matters: that a square looks like a living room, framed and protected by walls.

So why doesn’t Luisenplatz (first station) work so well? Certainly, it is beautiful, moderate, of classicist design. But it lacks the shops and restaurants that bring a square to life. Like Mauritiusplatz (which was an urban planning disaster for years). Or like Schlossplatz (second stop): the town hall, the Hessian parliament and the market church show that a square does not have to be stylistically uniform to function. Despite their differences, the buildings form an urban ensemble.

The same cannot be said of the neighbours: the Dern’sche site shows a bare area, so to speak, and Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz (third station) is a victim of post-war construction: it lacks the framing of façades on the south side. But you only have to look at the Bowling Green opposite: Then you know how it works.

With Christopher Schwarz, jury member of the German Architecture Prize

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