Halloween at Burg Frankenstein
Halloween at Burg Frankenstein is the place to be. Tickets sell out quickly for Halloween, but the show runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 8 from 8-11 p.m. or midnight, depending on the day. Adult tickets are 25-28, and low-cost familt tickets are available on Sundays. Children must be 14 and older to attend the evening events, and with a parents if they are 14-16. Visit www.frankenstein-halloween.de for more information.
Wandering Club volksmarch
The Wiesbaden International Wandering Club will host its second annual volksmarch Oct. 31-Nov. 1 (costumes welcome!) at the Gemeinschaftshaus at Biegerstrasse 17 in Wiesbaden-Bierstadt. There will be 6km, 10km and 20km trails to choose from. Both the 6k and 10k are stroller-friendly, and the 6k trail features a trivia game for children. Walkers can start the volksmarch anytime between 7 a.m.-1 p.m. for the shorter trails, or 7 a.m.-noon for the 20k trail. All trails close at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.wiwcvolksmarching.de.
Groups can pre-register by emailing email@example.com.
Tage des Federweissen
Federweisser, a refeshing brew of freshly fermented wine, is celebrated at the Marktplatz in Rüdesheim Oct. 23-25, starting at 3 p.m. with the Tage des Federweissen festival, or days of freshly made wine. On Sunday a thanks giving church service and parade will take place. For more information visit www.tage-des-federweissen.de.
Wine fest and fair in Eltville
Eltville closes out wine season with the last Rheingauer Volksfest of the year Oct. 31 to Nov. 3. There will be a parade Saturday at 3 p.m. that will go through the town with people singing and offering glasses of wine to drink, and a fireworks display Monday. Visit http://www.rheingau.de/veranstaltungen/feste/kappeskerb-eltville for more information in German.
Wiesbaden’s weekly market
Enjoy the wide selection, a welcoming atmosphere and the flair of the lovely greenery with a historic backdrop during Wiesbaden’s weeekly market. The variety of special vegetable, inviting smells, typical regional fruit specialties and homemade delicacies make the shopping at the weekly market in Wiesbaden a special experience. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the weekly market welcomes its visitors on the Dernsches Gelaende.
The Rhein-Main USO offers trips to Brussels Express Oct. 24, Riesling Route Oct. 25, Halloween Fun & Banquet at Auerbach Castle Oct. 31, Milan Express Oct. 31, London Express Nov. 6, Luxembourg Nov. 7, Bargain Hunters: Home, Kitchen & Fashion Nov. 13, The American Army in World War I: The Final Campaigns Sept. – Nov. 1918 Nov. 14-15, Hidden Heidelberg by Train Nov. 14, Special: Traditional German Christmas Deco Nov. 21, Cars: Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Museums Nov. 21, Riesling Route Nov. 22 and Black Forest Thanksgiving Nov. 26. Stop by a USO or visit www.uso.org/rheinmain for more information.
Sunday shopping in Mainz
Shops will be open and offering sales from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 in Mainz. For more information visit www.mainz.de.
FMWR trips and tours
Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation offers trips to Denmark’s Capital: Copenhagen Oct. 23-25, Brussels Express Oct. 31, London Overnight Nov. 6-8, Krakow, Poland Nov. 11-15, Venice Pre-Holiday Shopping and Sightseeing Nov. 13-15, Prague Overnight Nov. 21-22, Thanksgiving Ski Trip to Zermatt Nov. 25-29 and the Paris Express – Holiday Shopping Special Dec. 5-6. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9801 for more information.