Join a wine tasting hike on Wiesbaden’s Neroberg on May 27 to enjoy three delicious, exclusively selected wines and a guided walking tour that presents you with a breathtaking view over the city. The group meets at the Russian Chapel at 6 p.m. for a 1.5 hour walk through the hills; please wear appropriate shoes as none of the paths are paved. Tickets are available online for 21 euro including a wine glass to take home. For more information go to www.wiesbaden.de.
Outdoor Rec adventures
Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation will feature a Bavarian Getaway (biking in Munich and visit to the Dachau concentration camp) May 7 and 8; Mountain Biking in Stromberg May 15; Baltic Sea Fishing May 20 to 22 and a Garmisch Jamboree (camping, kayaking, hiking and more) May 27 to 30. Call civ (0611) 143-548- 9801 to reserve your space.
Magic Bike Rüdesheim
Join hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts for a ride through the Rheinvalley during the 16th Magic Bike Rüdesheim am Rhein, May 26 to 29. The Middle Rhein Valley is an ideal motor bike region with beautiful routes along the Rhine and the hills of the Taunus and Hunsrück. Two imposing castles are the backdrop for a meeting with old and new friends. For more information in English go to www.magic-bike-ruedesheim.com.
A visit to Germany’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge in Geierlay is a family and pocket-book friendly outing that can be enjoyed by all ages. The Hängeseilbrücke just opened in October 2015 and is quite impressive at 360 meters long and 100 meters high. A visit to cross the bridge is free; however parking in the town of Geierlay will cost 2 euro. There is a 1.7 kilometer walk to the bridge from the visitor center (Kastellaun Straße 23, 56290 Mörsdorf) Strollers are possible on the walk, but are not recommended to take across the bridge.
Neroberg Kletterwald Park
Climb from tree top to tree top while overlooking the city of Wiesbaden at the “Kletterwald” (climbing forest) park in Neroberg. The climbing park consists of several courses of varying heights and levels of difficulty. Safety gear and instructions are provided by the staff. All courses are self-guided. The park is now open for the summer. For more information go to link: www.kletterwald-neroberg.de/information-in-english.html.
Theater and music festival
The Internationale Maifestspiele is taking place under the motto of “A feast for all the senses” from April 30 to May 29. Ticket sales are underway. Singers and actors, directors and dancers, musicians and choreographers from all over the world will be coming and going at the Hessian State Theatre during this month-long event. The Internationale Maifestspiele promises an unforgettable experience for the eyes, the ears and the emotions once again this year. Whether opera or operetta, concert or song recital, dance or drama —Artistic Director, Uwe Eric Laufenberg, is bringing successful productions from all genres to the Hessian capital. More info: english.staatstheater-wiesbaden.de/tickets/.
Wiesbaden’s personal American Football team, the Phantoms, is playing against the Gießen Golden Dragons at their homestadium at the Europaviertel on Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. Tickets cost 10 euro at the box office and promise an hour of all American fun for the whole family that feels like home. For more information go to www.wiesbaden-phantoms.de.