What's up weekend: Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden June 15-17

What's up weekend: Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden June 15-17

by: Mary Del Rosario and Karen Bradbury | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: June 11, 2018

This weekend's events are sponsored by:

Kaiserslautern

Eagles tribute
June 15, Kaiserslautern 

Eagles fans: get ready to rock to your favorite jams at the Kammgarn in Kaiserslautern. The former spinning mill that is now turned into a cultural center will bring the essence of the Californian band to life for one night! Belt to your favorite tunes such as Desperado, Take it to the Limit and of course, Hotel California. With seven musicians hailing from the Saarland covering hits from this popular band, it’ll be an event not to miss! Tickets can be purchased for 18.20 euros. The concert starts at 8 p.m. 

Stand up paddling
June 16, Kaiserslautern 

With summer in full swing, head to the Gelterswoog for adventure and fun in the sun! Hosted by the Sportjugend Pfalz, you’ll become a pro stand up paddler in no time! You’ll not only learn a new sport but can also use your newfound skills at other lakes and oceans throughout your travels. Tickets can be purchased for 30 euros and the lesson starts at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch is also included.  

Cultural fest at the Gartenshau
June 17, Kaiserslautern 

Starting at 11 a.m., see the already colorful Gartenshau be filled with more colors from international musicians, artists, cultural shows and culinary artists! The band Son El Nene, a salsa band will make you feel as if you’ve landed in Cuba with their salsa and tropical vibes. Enjoy a day of food, drinks and art from all walks of life. This diverse and kid-friendly event ends at 8 p.m. For updates on admission prices, visit their Facebook page.    

Culinary hiking tour
June 17, Heimkirchen

Hiking and eating, what could be more fun? Lace up your sneakers and bring your pup (if you have any) to Heimkirchen for a fun twist on enjoying the great outdoors. At this hike, be ready to enjoy nature and stop at resting areas where food stands and drinks await you! Sample foods from around the Rhineland Palatinate area and walk off the calories after. For updates on times, check their event page. Admission is free.  

Wiesbaden

Assmannshausen in Rot/ Assmannshausen in Red
June 15-17, Assmannshausen

Assmannshausen is a small village by the Rhine just west of Ruedesheim. While most towns in the Rheingau region produce Riesling wines, Pinot Noir, also known as red Spaetburgunder, is the claim to fame here. The typical taste profile for this ruby colored beauty is cherry, blackberry with a hint of smoke. The red of the wines makes for the theme of this fest, where not only the wines, but the foods, illuminations and fireworks are all inspired by the warm color. The festival opens at 3 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, and at 11 a.m. Sunday. Fireworks are shot off over the Rhine at 11 p.m. Saturday night.
 
June 15-18, Erbach
 
Eighty years ago, Erbach strawberries were a famous agricultural product shipped throughout the land. The tasty fruit combines well with the local wines, and a cocktail of the two known as a bowle is the drink of choice here. Plenty of other strawberry-based treats will satisfy any sweet tooth. Bands play on both Friday and Saturday nights, and on Sunday afternoon, there’s a zone set up for the kids.
 
June 16, by Kaisertor, Rhine riverbanks, Mainz 
 
A stroll through this flea market under the plantain trees alongside the river is always a pleasure. Clothing, costume jewelry, dishes, tableware, books, paintings: it’s all there awaiting a new owner. The stalls are set up between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
 
June 16, Biebrich-Wiesbaden
 
Useful, pretty, thought-provoking, or that perfect gift: you never know what you’ll dig up at the flea market near Biebrich Castle. Peruse between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
June 16-17, Rheingoldhalle, Mainz
 
This wine tasting event introduces visitors to wines from the Rheinhessen and Rheingau regions, other wine regions of Germany, and even a few from such far-flung places as New Zealand or South Africa. The vintners who stand behind the product are also present here. Sample from noon-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost 15 euros at the door, or 13 euros when bought in advance. Once in the hall, visitors can sample all the wines at no cost, and water and bread is served alongside the wines. A visitor who spends 50 euros or more on wines can get the cost of his entry ticket reimbursed.
 
June 16-Aug. 5, Äppelallee 69, Wiesbaden
 
A traveling park made up of inflatable jumping castles and a slide sets down in a parking lot for several weeks, offering children and grown-ups alike a chance to perfect their acrobatic moves. It appears there will be a water-based attraction in the mix, so pack a bathing suit just in case. The park’s opening hours are 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Entry costs 8.50 euros for children over the age of three, 3.50 euros for children up to the age of two, and 3.50 euros for adults. Go online to print out a coupon to save one euro on a child’s entry fees or to get free entry for an adult accompanying a child. 

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