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The casino is split between a building with slot machines (on the left side when you stand at the street) and casino with roulette and black jack in the Kurhaus (straight ahead, in the centrum of the place).
According to Emperor Wilhelm II, the neoclassizistic Kurhaus, built around 1905-1907, is the most beautiful Kurhaus of the world. Since 1949 it also hosts the "Grosses Spiel" (big game) of the Spielbank Wiesbaden. The "Kleines Spiel (small game") is located in the colonades in front...More
The book ending shows how the cassino was already famous more than a century ago. Perhaps not easy to imagine now but in the XIX century all these 'spa' towns in Germany were the meeting point of aristocracy and crowned heads and Wiesbaden was much...More
This is the famous casino where Dostoevsky lost all his money and therefore had to write in 26 days his Player. However, when you look at this cold and beautiful building in the neoclassical style with elements of modernity, you couldn't feel the shadows of...More
Well, gambling in Germany is highly regulated and the "Spielbanks" are Government owned - in a high tax country like Germany, the casino wants to make sure it wins. That means e.g. the Black Jack rules are very house friendly (most of the ones players...More
Unfortunately the Spielbank was closed for a private party when we were their but it looked great from the outside. Men you will need a jacket to enter when you visit. We did make it to the small bar on the side that was open...More
We visited the Casino just to see what it was all about. Make sure you bring your passport with you so that you can enter. You do not have to gamble to visit, but you can dine here and marvel at the interior detailing of...More
Lovely building set in beautiful grounds, walk through the entrance and admire the ceiling then continue through to the gorgeous park at the rear, large lake with fountain and lovely park (and public toilets, if required! Fee payable)