Wiesbaden Community Schools

Wiesbaden, population 274,000, is the capital of the State of Hessen, it is 23 miles southwest of Frankfurt on the Rhine River, in the valley of central Germany's Taunus Mountains. Autobahn connections are available in all directions.

Wiesbaden is a beautiful city located in the German state of Hessen, which is also the capital city near the Rhein region, rich with history, culture, and a long relationship and partnership with the American military.



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Though Wiesbaden is relatively young when compared to some other cities in Europe, it is still almost 2,000 years old. It is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. Its name translates to "meadow baths," making reference to the hot springs. At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 26 hot springs, fourteen of the springs are still flowing today.

Its history begins around 40 AD when a Roman outpost was built here, later to become incorporated into the great Roman border wall, the Limes (a portion of which can still be seen in Wiesbaden today). Thanks to its many mineral springs, the fort grew into a civil settlement and was given the name Aquis Mattiacus, which means Springs of the Mattiaci (the Mattiaci were the native Germanic people of the area).

Wiesbaden finally got the first mention of its modern name in 829 AD as "Wisibada." (Wiesbaden, by the way, means "meadow baths" in German). In the 13th century the town earned the status of an imperial city of Nassau. In 1806 Wiesbaden became the home of the duke of Nassau, and with that it became the trendy place for European nobility to vacation to. In 1866, the dukes lost power however and Prussia took control of Wiesbaden, along with most of present day Germany. During this time, the city of Wiesbaden experienced its heyday as a world famous spa town where nobility from across Europe, such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Richard Wagner, and future German unifier Otto von Bismarck, came to visit and relax. Much of the architecture of the city also dates from this era.

On March 28, 1945, the Americans marched into Wiesbaden. From that date, the American presence only grew, and in 1954 construction of Hainerberg housing began. The US Army Airfield now known as the Lucius D. Clay Kaserne is located adjacent to Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. 

wiesbaden Community Schools

Wiesbaden HS


School Address
Unit 24313
Box 88
APO, AE 09005-4313
Phone: 0611-143-545-2046
Fax: 0611-705-2256
DSN Phone: 314-545-2046
DSN Fax: 314-337-2256
From US: 011-49-611-143-545-2046
From the US Fax: 011-49-611-705-2256

International Address
Wiesbaden High School
Texas Strasse 190
65189 Wiesbaden-Hainerberg

Aukamm ES


School Address
Unit 24301
Box 89
APO, AE 09005
Phone: 0611-143-545-2001
Fax: 0611-561272
DSN Phone: 545-2001
DSN Fax: 314-337-1272
From US: 011-49-611-143-545-2001
From the US Fax: 011-49-611-561272

Wiesbaden MS


School Address
Unit 24309
Box 87
APO, AE 09005
Phone: 0611-143-545-2031
DSN Phone: 545-2031
From US: 49-611-143-545-2031

Wiesbaden ES


School Address
Unit 24305
Box 86
APO, AE 09005-0086
Phone: 0611-143-545-2016
Fax: 0611-74123
DSN Phone: 545-2016
From US: 011-49-611-143-545-2016
From the US Fax: 011-49-611-74123

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
ISS Assistive Technology
Transportation +49 0611 143 545 2038