Things to do – October 22, 2015

Photo from Wikipedia CommonsEnjoy Halloween at Burg Frankenstein near Frankfurt this year.

Photo from Wikipedia Commons
Enjoy Halloween at Burg Frankenstein near Frankfurt this year.

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 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
Groups can pre-register by emailing

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

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 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.

USO adventures
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 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

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.