Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, has a long history as a spa town; the spring waters here are known around the world for their health benefits. Choose from any number of restorative locations around Wiesbaden. The beautiful Fountain Colonnade in the spa district (Kurbezirk) was built in 1907. The massive portico is truly outstanding. The imposing Kurhaus is nearby. In the Aukammtal spa district, the Kochbrunnen is a favourite among Germans for its fifteen hot springs. In the same district, the Kaiser Friedrich Bath is just as relaxing today as it was when it opened in 1913. If you want to take a break from the pampering, a stroll through the historic Marktplaz or a short trip to the Biebrich Schloss, a gorgeous Baroque palace, is well worth your time.