For 75 years one of the oldest and most traditional horse shows in the world has taken place in Wiesbaden and in 2012, for the first time, Global Champions Tour will take centre stage at the event. Set in the historical Schlosspark Wiesbaden-Biebrich the show is set to attract around 70,000 visitors who will be treated to a variety of great equestrian sports from world class GCT show jumping to floodlit free style dressage and eventing. Elegant Wiesbaden is situated on the banks of the River Rhine and is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. It was a major Roman settlement where the focus was its 26 hot springs, which later led to a boom in health tourism at its spas and hotels.
The lively town, where passion for sport and music runs high promises a super atmosphere and hospitality at the GCT show in May., European nobility, poets, philosophers and statesmen including Emperor Wilhelm II often stayed in Wiesbaden which consequently was soon called the ‘Imperial City’.