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Hessische Staatskanzlei, Wiesbaden - Historischer Innenhof

Description

The building that nowadays houses the Hessian State Chancellery was built as a luxury hotel from 1898 to 1901, and for more than half a century ranked among Wiesbaden’s most prestigious addresses for visitors. When the spa facilities were relocated from the city centre to the Aukammtal Valley in the 1960s, the "Rose" was gradually transformed from a hotel with spa capabilities to an apartment building for permanent tenants. In the 1990s, two projects were mooted for putting the meanwhile empty "Rose" to an alternative use, but both of them failed. It was only in 2001 that a project development company took over the building, with the aim of accommodating Hesse’s State Chancellery there.
Officially inaugurated on 4 September, the Hessian State Chancellery building houses more than 350 different rooms, most of them standard offices with well-nigh identical furnishings. In addition, part of the building serves for state government receptions and events. The section earmarked for this purpose was that which had to be refurbished at substantial expense in order to conserve this listed building, comprising rooms in which there were survivals of the building’s historic features, particularly stucco work at the ceilings, cast-iron banisters or also old fireplaces and wall cladding made from natural stone,

Parking

  • Please use the car park "Kurhaus / Casino"

Journey

From the Rhine-Main area:

  • Follow the A66 / B42 in direction Rüdesheim am Rhein
  • Take exit Wiesbaden-Dotzheim
  • Turn left into Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring
  • Turn right into Dotzheimer Straße
  • Turn left into Schwalbacher Straße
  • Turn right into Coulinstraße
  • Turn left into Kranzplatz

Station

  • Bus lines 1, 8 and 271 - bus stop Kochbrunnen