What's up weekend: Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden April 20-22

What's up weekend: Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden April 20-22

by: Mary Del Rosario and Karen Bradbury | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: April 16, 2018

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Gourmet Festival in Heidelberg
April 20-22, Heidelberg

If you’re a foodie who’s feeling fancy, check out the gourmet festival at the Heidelberger Schloss. Feel like royalty as you indulge in gourmet cuisine on the rooftops of Heidelberg. There are four programs to choose from, depending on what day you go. From top chefs who cater to the castles to the up and coming young chefs who are mixing old and new recipes, this festival will have you feeling full and satisfied. The festival starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. For updates on admission prices, visit their Facebook page. 

Outdoor Workout
April 21, Kaiserslautern

Spice up your gym routine and workout outside for a change! Outdoor Nation Kaiserslautern will be providing an open-air workout for those who love fitness and the great outdoors. Enjoy running under the open sky and seeing something other than the treadmills and machines at the gym. For updates on admissions, check their Facebook page. The event starts at 10 a.m at the Outdoor Nation Westpfalz center.

Skincare and Makeup Workshop
April 21, Siegelbach

Girls, grab your girlfriends and head to the Smart Kreativ shop in Siegelbach for their skincare and makeup workshop. The hostess will teach you everything there is to know about skin care and beauty routines. She will even show you an easy daytime makeup look, perfect for those who don’t have time in the mornings. By the end of the workshop, your skin will be glowing and you’ll learn how to look good even in a time crunch. Healthy drinks will be provided. The workshop starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.  



International Tattoo Convention

April 20-22, Halle 5.0, Frankfurt Fairgrounds/Messe, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1Frankfurt


More than 650 top tattoo artists from around 50 countries are on hand to show off their work and maybe even leave you with a lifelong souvenir. Clothing and accessory stands sell all that’s needed to complete a new look. Entertainment is delivered in the form of stage shows, band performances and tattoo contests. Hours are 3 p.m.-midnight April 20; noon-midnight April 21; and noon-6 p.m. April 21. Entry costs 25 euros; children under 12 enter free.


Flohmarkt/ Flea Market

April 21, Am Parkfeld, Biebrich Castle Grounds, Wiesbaden-Biebrich


From March through October, usually on the third Saturday of the month, a street running alongside the grounds of Biebrich Castle is the site of a flea market at which the usual assortment of glass, dishes, ceramics, books, clothing and other treasures trades hands. Stands are set up and open for business from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Can’t make it that day? Other dates for 2018 are April 21; June 16; July 21; Aug. 25; Sept. 15 and Oct. 20.


Wiesbadener Nacht der Trommeln/ Wiesbaden Night of the Drums

April 21, Buergerhaus TattersallLehrstrasse 1365183 Wiesbaden


Live music, a reggae party, and tasty African dishes and drinks are the makings for a fun night on the town.  The four bands taking to the stage play West African drums, Japanese drums, African Roots, Reggae, and Ska. And the good vibes are for a good cause- proceeds support children in need in Africa. Tickets are 12 euros in advance (available at the Wiesbaden Tourist Info Center on the Market Square or Galeria Kaufhof) or 14 euros at the door. Those under 14 enter free. The program starts at 7 p.m.


Verkaufsoffener Sonntag/ Open Sunday Mainz

April 22, Downtown Mainz


Merchants in downtown Mainz kick-start spring by offering exceptional opening hours 

1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. At the “Wine Spring” event on nearby Schillerplatz, wines from Rhineland-Palatinate and Spain, along with Mediterranean-inspired tapas and treats, await sampling. Singer and guitarist Felipe Sauvageon plays a program titled “gypsy and wine” from noon. 


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