Things to Do – Sept. 15, 2016


‘Entertainment”, Sept. 15 and 21
“Entertainment” is a heartfelt movie by American director Rick Alverson about a broken comedian trying to save his relationship with his daughter and meeting a lot of life-changing people
along the way. Watch it in English at the MalSehnKino, Adlerflychtstrasse 6 in Frankfurt between Sept. 15 and 21. Admission costs €7. For more information www.malsehnkino.de.


Rhine in Flames, Sept. 17  (St. Goar)
Rhine in Flames is a firework spectacular that takes place  Sept. 17 in St. Goar, both about an hour away, with a route that follows the Rhein the entire way along some of the most scenic stretches of the river. Illuminated riverboats beneath mesmerizing patterns of light in the sky creates a romantic and unforgettable experience for the whole family. Traditional wine festivals or similar celebrations are located near each starting point, with stands of specialty German food and local drink. Hop on a boat or watch from the riverbank where there will be music and dancing. Fireworks start around 10 p.m. More information www.rhein-in-flammen.com.


Eltville Wine Tour, Sept. 18
Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Old Town of Eltville with a wine tasting of three varieties of premium wines (Prädikatsweine) from Eltville wineries, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Discover the quaint cobblestone alleys and squares while listening to stories about the oldest town in the Rheingau. Tour meets at the Electoral Castle, Burgstraße 1, in front of the tourist-information office. Cost is €12 per person paid on site. Reservations required. Email eltvilleremy@freenet.de.



Pick fresh apples in September
Get a taste of Fall at the Appel Happel Farm throughout the month of September. Visitors young and old can wander through the orchard, picking apples, pears, walnuts and other fresh produce and watch lessons on how to make fresh apple juice. The farm is open every day in September with the Mainzer Apfelfest on Sept. 24 and 25. The festival will offer pony rides, games, a bouncy house and competitive dance stage, as well as a variety of German goodies for sale. Enjoy an English tour of the farm Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. (Marienborner Bergweb 33, 55127 Mainz-Marienborn) For more information, visit www.appel-happel.de.


Eltville Wine Tour, Sept. 18
Enjoy a guided walking tour through the Old Town of Eltville with a wine tasting of three varieties of premium wines (Prädikatsweine) from Eltville wineries, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Discover the quaint cobblestone alleys and squares while listening to stories about the oldest town in the Rheingau. Tour meets at the Electoral Castle, Burgstraße 1, in front of the tourist-information office. Cost is €12 per person paid on site. Reservations required. Email eltvilleremy@freenet.de.


City Festival with Sunday, Sept. 23-25
Experience the dynamics and cultural diversity of Wiesbaden at the City Festival taking place Sept. 23 to 25. Enjoy free concerts in the heart of the city, an Autumn Market around the Marktplatz and the 25th automobile exhibition on the Schlossplatz, as well as the traditional Thanksgiving Festival with Farmers’ Market on Saturday and Sunday at the Warmer Damm. Greet the autumn cheerfully while taking advantage of Sunday shopping Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit wiesbaden.de for details in English.


Oktoberfest Wiesbaden, Sept. 29
No need to travel to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest. Now you can experience the authentic Bavarian beer, music and food here in Wiesbaden at the Festplatz Gibber Kerb, Bleichwiesenstrasse. Official keg tapping is Sept. 29, which kicks off two weeks of celebration. Visit wiesbaden-oktoberfest.de for more info and a schedule of events.


 The English Theatre Frankfurt, Oct. 27

“The Picture of Dorian Gray,” is playing now through Oct. 27 at The English Theatre Frankfurt. Monty Python’s Spamalot, Begins Nov. 12. Prices start at €27 for plays. Visit
www.english-theatre.de/season-20162017/.


‘TasteTival’, various dates through Nov. 1
Enjoy a series of gourmet food and wine events during the ‘TasteTival’ in Mainz through Nov. 1 at the following locations and dates. For more information go to mainz.de.

  • Sept. 17 – La Gallerie Mainz, Gourmet evening
  • Sept. 23 – Kupferbergterrassen, Rheinhessen Kitchen Party
  • Oct. 1 – Hyatt Regency Mainz, Culinary JamSession
  • Oct. 7 and 8 – Restaurant BassenheimerHof, Rheinhessen Tuscany
  • Oct. 16 – Geberts wine bars, a lunch full of Burgundian
  • Oct. 22 – Atium Hotel, Diamond Night – Great Wine and Gastronomy Party
  • Oct. 30 – TasteTival Rheinhessen Tour 1
  • Nov. 1 – TasteTival Rheinhessen Tour 2

Rhein River Lights, Oct. 8 and 15
Rhein River Lights offers boat cruises Oct. 8 and 15 down the most picturesque parts of the Rhein, with views of Medieval castles and monasteries. A stopover at one of the charming Rhein-side towns, wine tastings, live music and dancing are included on this adventure, with a finale of fireworks where every spot on the boat is a “front-row seat.” For more information visit
www.rhine-riverlights. com.


Hochheim’s Wine Museum, last Thursday of every month
Learn the art of planting and growing wine in both historic and modern times at the Hochheim am Main Winegrowing Museum. The museum is open weekends from 3 to 5 p.m. and the last Thursday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission cost €2 per person. Group tours in English available (minimum 10 people) including a tasting of the Hochheim’s winequeen-coronation wine. For more information email tourismus@hochheim.de, (Cellars of Haus der Vereine, 65239 Wiesbaden Straße 1).