Things to do – February 18, 2016

Discovery in the Dark!
Experience the world from a blind person’s perspective at the Dialogmuseum in Frankfurt. Blind tour guides escort brave visitors on a guided tour Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours are approximately 60 to 90 minutes long and offered in multiple languages.
For details, reservations, directions, and tickets go to http://dialogmuseum.de/kontakt/.

Wiesbaden’s weekly market
This local German market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Dernsches Gelaende.
A variety of fruits and vegetables, inviting smells, typical regional fruit specialties and homemade delicacies make shopping the market a unique experience.

Travel with Outdoor Rec
March is a great month to beat the tourists and explore Europe at your own pace. Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation heads to London March 11-13. Enjoy comfortable pubs, dazzling theater and historical sights galore. Outdoor Recreation hosts a Venice Pre-Holiday Shopping and Sightseeing Trip March 18-20; and a trip to Norway, Sweden and Denmark, March 24-28. For details stop by the Outdoor Recreation in Bldg. 1043 on Clay Kaserne or call civ (0611) 143-548-9801.

Skiing and Snowboarding
Enjoy some quality time on the slopes, courtesy of Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation, during this one-day trip to the nearby Black Forest, Feb. 27 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost is $99 for adults and $79 for ages 5-12, and $59 for ages 4 and under. Round-trip transportation and equipment use are included. To register call DSN 548-9801 or civ (0611) 143-548-9801.

BOSS trips
Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is hosting trips to the Black Forest March 5, London March 11, and to the Mainz Laser Tag Facility March 19.
All single and unaccompanied service members in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden-area are invited. For details call civ (0611) 143-548-9816 or stop by Bldg. 1214 on Clay Kaserne.

Guide to Rhine River castles
Planning a trip to one of the many castles along the Rhine River? A guide to the many fortresses, castles and palaces on the Rhine can be found at http://www.loreley-info.com/eng/rhein-rhine/castles.php.
The guide offers a bit of history about the castles, provides information about which castles are open to the public and how to visit. A Rhine River cruise is a good viewing alternative, visit http://www.bingen-ruedesheimer.com/rhine-cruise/index.htm for more details.

Car museums
Stuttgart is home to both the world’s largest automobile museum and one of the most astounding sports cars museums. The Mercedes-Benz Museum features over 125 years worth of history starting from the first car ever built by Charles Benz in 1886! More than 160 automobiles are on display, including ones that children are allowed to enter. Although the Porsche Museum is much smaller with 80 vehicles, it appeals to the biggest sports cars fanatics.

Looking for “Things To Do” ?
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