Things to do – December 17, 2015

Hunters and Gatherers exhibit
Showcasing “The End of a Culture,” Museum Wiesbaden will feature a Hunters and Gatherers exhibit, including artifacts from the South African Kalahari, the Australian Outback and the Amazon Rainforest, using large-scale dioramas in three exhibition rooms. Most of the pieces were brought back by a Wiesbaden local, Werner Hammer, after his many expeditions to the various countries home to early hunters and gatherers. The exhibition started in September and will end May 22, 2016. Ticket prices are €7 for temporary exhibits and €4 for permanent exhibits. The museum is located across from the former Rhein Main Halle, at Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2, 65185 Wiesbaden, and is closed on Mondays, open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Photo by Anemone RuegerThe Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt, or Shooting Star Market, opened Nov. 24 and is open through Dec. 23. For a list of local Christmas markets, visit the newsletter at

Photo by Anemone Rueger
The Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt, or Shooting Star Market, opened Nov. 24 and is open through Dec. 23. For a list of local Christmas markets, visit the newsletter at

Mainz Christmas Market
Located in front of the 1,000-year-old St. Martin’s cathedral (Martinsdom) and the picturesque Renaissance facades of the historic market houses, the Mainz Christmas market includes food, music, vendors of handmade items, and all the Glühwein and hot chocolate your heart desires. This Christmas market also features a nine meter high, rotating musical clock, with 18 hand-carved angel figures. With live music and performances, cozy fires, wine barrel cabins, and traditional German market foods, you can enjoy the Mainz Christmas market with all of your senses. The market is open from Nov. 26 to Dec. 23 on Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Eltviller Weihnachtstreiben
Starting on Friday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, the square “Platz der Deutschen Einheit” in central Eltville turns into a festive place that over the years has become a popular meeting point for locals to spend time with family and friends. Special events include performances by local musicians every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and a DJ party Jan. 31 starting at 9 p.m. For more information at

USO adventures
The Rhein-Main USO offers trips to Christmas in the Piedmont, Italy Dec. 23-27.Stop by a USO or visit for more information.

FMWR trips and tours
Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation offers trips to Rothenburg Christmas Market Dec. 19 and New Year’s Eve in Calella, Spain Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9801 for more information.

New Year’s in Spain
Celebrate New Year’s in Calella, Spain, with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation. This trip, from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, include round-trip transportation, four overnights with breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, a New Year’s Eve gala, sightseeing tour of Barcelona and lots more. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9801 to reserve a space today.

Christmas music at Christophoruskirche Dec. 19
Enjoy the sounds of the season on Dec. 19 at the Christophoruskirche (Christophorus Church) in Wiesbaden, surrounded by candle lights. You can attend at either 6 or 8 p.m. For more information visit