Hanau-Wilhelmsbad State Park
Spa and fun - the Wilhelmsbad of the then Count of Hanau was a renowned, flourishing spa in the 18th century. In today‘s Hanau-Wilhelmsbad State Park, the buildings of the historic spa culture and the early English landscape garden with its many attractions have been almost completely preserved.
At a glance
Outdoor area freely accessible
10/14, 11:00–12:30 – +++AUSGEBUCHT+++Räume im Verborgenen
In 1785, a traveller wrote happily in the Teutschen Merkur about Wilhelmsbad near Hanau: “Anyone who is not comfortable here must be very ill indeed.” There were treatments, comforts, pleasures and then nature, which surpasses everything. It was not a businessman who ensured that the charms of the popular spa were extraordinary, but William IX (1743-1821), hereditary prince and later count of Hanau. He had entered the “wellness business” after mineral springs were discovered in a local quarry. Together with the engineer Franz Ludwig Cancrin, he realised buildings in late Baroque style from 1777 onwards. They were lined up in a long axis along a promenade, in the middle of a landscape park of 37.5 hectares that was being created at the same time.
Friends and Supporters Association
The Förderverein für das Karussell im Staatspark Hanau-Wilhelmsbad e. V. is committed to the preservation of the historic carousel from 1779/80.
Meetings & Celebrations in Hanau-Wilhelmsbad
You can rent rooms at the Hanau-Wilhelmsbad State Park for your event.
In the vicinity
Roman Well Kaichen
Seligenstadt AbbeyMuseum on siteMeetings & celebrations possibleGastronomy on site
Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe
Bad Homburg Palace and Palace ParkMuseum on siteGuided toursMeetings & celebrations possibleGastronomy on site
Adolf’s Tower and St George Fountain