Wilhelmstrasse (Wiesbaden)

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View in Wilhelmstrasse to the north in the direction of Kureck : on the right, the Warmer Damm park
Villa Clementine on Wilhelmstrasse

The Wilhelmstrasse is a representative Boulevard of the Hessian state capital Wiesbaden . The first plans go back to the Nassau building director Carl Florian Goetz , who in 1806 provided for an "Alleestraße" between the spa area and the Friedrichstraße that was just being built. The boulevard, which was later built with trees on only one side, was planned and laid out in 1810 by Wiesbaden city architect Christian Zais (1770-1820). Since 1820 it has been named after Duke Wilhelm I of Nassau-Weilburg , who ruled the Duchy of Nassau from 1816 to 1839 . Wilhelmstrasse leads from the Kureck(Junction Taunusstraße and Sonnenberger Straße ) to the south to Rheinstraße and forms the eastern boundary of the historical pentagon . At the same time, it forms the border between Wiesbaden's old town in the west and the eastern spa and villa area. Numerous noble shops are located on Wilhelmstrasse.

At the northern end of Wilhelmstrasse, the bowling green and Kurhausplatz with the Kurhaus are on the right , the Kurhauskolonnaden in the north and the theater colonnades with the adjoining Hessian State Theater in the south . Opposite is the Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz with the monument of Kaiser Friedrich III. and the luxury hotel Nassauer Hof . The English landscape park Warmer Damm extends south of the State Theater, on the eastern edge of Wilhelmstrasse , opposite is the exhibition space for contemporary art, the Bellevue Hall, in the former Hotel Bellevue on the ground floor. At the corner of Friedrichstrasse is the classicist Erbprinzenpalais , which today houses the Chamber of Commerce and Industry . The Villa Clementine literature house is on the corner of Frankfurter Strasse , a few doors down there is the Nassau Art Association and at the southern end there is a sculpture by Joannis Avramidis .

On the site of the former Victoria Hotel and Bathhouse, construction of the art museum began in August 2019 at Wilhelmstrasse 1 for almost 400 works of high-quality abstract art from Reinhard Ernst's art collection. The 7,500 square meter reinhard Ernst museum was planned by the Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki . Completion is scheduled for summer 2022.

To the south of the intersection with Rheinstrasse , the Wiesbaden Museum is on Friedrich-Ebert-Allee and opposite the RheinMain CongressCenter , which opened in April 2018 and replaced the Rhein-Main-Hallen that existed from 1956 to 2014 .

See also

Web links

Commons : Wilhelmstraße (Wiesbaden)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. On the history of Wilhelmstrasse 1. Museum Reinhard Ernst, June 6, 2019, accessed on February 8, 2020 .

Coordinates: 50 ° 4 ′ 55 ″  N , 8 ° 14 ′ 41 ″  E