Things to do – October 8, 2015

Photo from Wikipedia CommonsLearn to tango at a workshop in Wiesbaden.

Photo from Wikipedia Commons
Learn to tango at a workshop in Wiesbaden.

Tango workshop
German Cuestas, a tango teacher from Buenos Aires, will visit Wiesbaden in October and conduct tango workshops. The next one is Oct. 11 at Kreuzbergstrasse 9 (Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg) at 4 p.m. A workshop lasts 1.5 hours, and the prize is €20 per person. For any further questions or booking email

Traditional Irish music
Biebrich Kulturclub hosts An Tor, Germany’s premier traditional Irish music band, who deliver good tunes with a dose of humor. The show is Oct. 8 and starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are €19. Visit for more information on this and other events.

Frankfurt on Foot tours
Discover Frankfurt on foot with tours in English led by a military veteran. Military discounts are offered 365 days of the year. The tour meets every day and lasts three to four hours. Visit for more information.

Open Wine Cellar at Allendorf
Just because summer is over doesn’t mean wine season has to be — come to Allendorf’s open wine cellar where the wine and fun is flowing. It will be open Friday through Sunday Sept. 11-Oct. 18. A playground is available for children. Visit for more information in German.

Eltville Vintage Festival
The Verkehrsverein Eltville invites you to visit the last great Rheingau festival of the season. In 1654 the Cap Notch was mentioned in a document, making it one of the oldest festivals in the region. In addition to the wine village at the train station and a huge hype in the parking lot, in the wine cave a craft market is traditionally held in the Electoral Palace. The highlight is the autumn closing parade of winemakers. This winds through the streets of Old Town Eltviller on Saturday at 3 p.m. The festival ends on Monday with a fireworks display. Admission is free. For more information and a video visit

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 the Berlin Overnight Tour Oct. 10-12, Cologne by Train Oct. 10, Poland: Pottery & Sight Seeing Oct. 17-19, Speyer by Train Oct. 17, Bern, Switzerland & Chocolate Factory Oct. 17, Rhein River Cruise Oct. 18, 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.

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.