20th Annual Gourmet Food and Wine Festival
The Rheingau region becomes a mecca for gourmet food connoiseurs this Spring. Experience culinary creations by chefs from all over the world. The famous hotel and restaurant Kronenschlösschen at Eltville-Hattenheim will feature special menus and wines during this festival now through March 13. For more information on prices, location, schedule of events, go to www.rheingau-gourmet-festival.de
Outdoor Rec adventures
Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation offers the following trips in April: Prague Overnight April 2 to 3; Calella, Spain, April 7 to 15; Europa Park April 16; Paris April 23 to 24 and Brussels April 30. Outdoor Recreation also hosts Recreational Shooting April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the JMTC Wackernheim Range. Visit Outdoor Recreation in Bldg. 1043 on Clay Kaserne or call civ (0611) 143-548-9801 for details.
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/.
Chamber music concerts
The lord mayor of Wiesbaden is hosting the USAREUR Band and Chorus 2016 Chamber Concert Series on March 15 at the Kulturforum in downtown Wiesbaden and on March 19 at the Erbenheim Buergerhaus. Starting times for both evenings is 7:30 p.m. Together with guest musicians from the USAFE Band, the USAREUR Woodwind Quintet, Excelsior Brass Quintet and the Jazz Combo, they will be performing masterworks of different genres from Renaissance canzone, opera suites, to jazz and Broadway selections. The concerts will be free.
Repair and reuse is the motto of the Repair Café, which gives refugees the opportunity to use their skills and do something good for others while getting connected with their community. Do you have small household items that need to be repaired? (from toys and clothes, to electronic devices etc.), then head down to the Repair Café at Graf-von-Galen-Str. 3 in Wiesbaden (15 minutes from USAG Wiesbaden) to have your item repaired for free (Customers pay for the material used and donations are welcome). The Repair Café is open on every first Saturday of the month. For more information go to www.repaircafe-wiesbaden.de/index.html
Weekly farmers’ market
This local German farmers’ 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 BOSS
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.
Wiesbaden Easter Market
A traditional Easter Market will take place in the city center of Wiesbaden, March 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and March 13 from 1 to 6 p.m. More than 80 booths will be displayed along the pedestrian zone and the Mauritiusplatz. The Easter market will offer local crafts, fabrics, precious stones, shells or pearls, pottery, Easter ornaments, food and wine.Simultaneously, automobile fans can enjoy an auto show featuring more than 150 of the latest model cars at the Schlossplatz located betweeen the Hessicher Landtag and the Rathaus. For more information go to www.wiesbaden.de
Looking for “Things To Do” ?
For more things to do outside the gate and in the surrounding area, check out the weekly “Things to Do” digital newsletter posted at the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Facebook site every Thursday.