The quality of life is rather grand here in Wiesbaden. It is a place that purported to have had the most millionaires per capita in the early 1900's. As a result, the homes are spectacular. In keeping with our current economy, many were converted to apartment buildings. Thus, three  floor houses have been transformed into three  flats per house, sharing common gardens.
The city of Wiesbaden is the capital of Hesse, a state in southwest Germany. Wiesbaden is on the Rhine directly across from Mainz, near Frankfurt am Main and not far from Heidelberg. I am familiar with sailing the east coast out of Long Island Sound, but The Rhine has beautiful marinas (see below) to explore on weekends. Then on holidays I plan to set out on adventures to the northern coast of Germany, down in the Mediterranean, and elsewhere.
According to Wikipedia, settlements date back to the neolithic end of the stone age; but actual historical records started with the completion on a Roman fort in 6 C.E.; in the photo below you can see today's last remnants of the roman aqueduct.
An Alliance of Germanic tribes, the Alamanni, took control from Rome in 260 C.E.; then during the 6th century the Franks displaced the Alamanni. In the 1170's the Counts of Nassau received Wiesbaden and the surrounding areas as their fiefdom. In 1866 Nassau sided with Austria in the Austro-Prussia War and with the defeat it was annexed by Prussia and became part of Prussian Hesse-Nassau. As a result, buildings from that era maintain a distinctive Prussian look.