Water

Wiesbaden’s landscape is largely shaped by water – by the Rhine and its intricate system of streams, wells and hot springs that have formed the basis of Wiesbaden’s reputation as a place of regeneration and relaxation since ancient times.

Hot springs

Two million litres of hot mineral water bubble every day from the Wiesbaden hot springs - Kochbrunnen, Große und Kleine Adlerquelle, Salmquelle, Schützenhofquelle and Faulbrunnen. With a source temperature of about 67 °C, they are some of the warmest springs in Europe.

In the city centre, the water rises from a depth of 2,000 metres to the surface. This gift of nature has not only a pleasant effect when bathing, inhaling and drinking. The stored heat can also be used very well to heat houses and buildings. The Wiesbaden thermal water is thus a regenerative source of energy that is almost inexhaustible and, in this form, unique throughout Europe. Up to 850 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions can be avoided every year through the use of thermal water. Currently, some 440,000 cubic metres of thermal water with a heat potential of 16.8 gigawatt hours are produced per annum. 

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Year of Water in Wiesbaden

The state capital of Wiesbaden has declared 2022 as the Year of Water: it takes place from 22nd March to the end of 2022 and was officially opened on 22nd March at the Kochbrunnen.

The programme includes exhibitions, city tours, theatre and many other projects and activities all about the element of water that characterises Wiesbaden. 

"Water contributes to Wiesbaden’s sense of identity and has increased in importance. The topic has become more sensitive due to climate change and the drawdown of groundwater too.", - Lord Mayor Gert-Uwe Mende.


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  • Roger Richter