What's up weekend: Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden May 11-13

What's up weekend: Kaiserslautern and Wiesbaden May 11-13

by: Mary Del Rosario and Karen Bradbury | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: May 07, 2018

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Whiskey Seminar at the Gartenshau
May 11, Kaiserslautern

Dive into the world of whiskey and learn all there is to know about this favorite alcohol. Held at the Brauhaus in the Gartenshau, the Cottage Whiskyfachgeschӓft & Irish Shop will show you how to taste whiskey the right way, the history of this drink, how they produce it and of course, a tasting at the end. In this seminar, you will find six whiskeys waiting to be sampled by you as well as Irish stew. This event starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 11;30 p.m. Admission is 45 euros per person.    

Opening season at Warmfreidbad Kaiserslautern
May 12, Kaiserslautern

Welcome the warm summer days that are quickly approaching by going for a dip at the warmfreibad (swimming pool) in Kaiserslautern. If it’s still too cold for a swim, don’t worry! They have an outdoor heated pool calling you to come in. Bring the kids, sunscreen and beach towels for a much-needed day at the pool, which is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Castle Spring at the Lichtenberg Castle
May 13, Kusel

Celebration spring at the Lichenberg Castle with a flower and herb market, delicious foods and spices. There will also be special exhibitions at the museum, both in German and English, for your children to enjoy. Bring a basket along so you can shop at the market as they not only offer food, but also ceramics, jewelry, teas and much more! The USAFE band will also be here for your live entertainment! This event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Mother’s Day Brunch
May 13, Kaiserslautern

This Mother’s Day, treat mom that right way by taking her out to brunch at the Armstrong’s Club. Sink your teeth into a fresh selection of fruit, meats and cheeses, omelets that are cooked to order and a yummy dessert buffet. Beverages are complimentary. Since seating is limited, book fast! Tickets can be purchased via Armstrong’s Club, any KMC Java Café and through WebTrac. Adults are $21.95 and children are $10.95. Children 3 and under eat for free. This event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. 


May 10-12, Bingen
Enjoy a glass of quality, locally produced sparkling wine in the shadow of a castle at this chilled-out festival. In the evenings, live music plays on stage. A pair of food stands serves sausages and flammkuechen. The stands open at 6 p.m. May 10 and 11 and at noon May 12. The fest takes place at Buergermeister-Neff-Platz.
May 11-13, Wiesbaden
Crafty types can discover all the latest trends and products needed to indulge in their favorite free-time activities from sewing to needlework, cooking, baking, interior decor, upcycling, jewelry making and more at the newly renovated RheinMain CongressCenter. Around 200 exhibitors display their goods and provide tips to take your skills up to the next level. Workshops offer new inspiration. When hunger strikes, a Street Food Corner is the place to fill up. Adult entry at the door costs 9 euros adults, 6 euros for school-age children and is free for those up to the age of five. Visiting hours are 10 a.m. -6 p.m. May 11-12 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13.
May 12-13, Königstein
A castle serves as the backdrop for this medieval-themed outing offering a marketplace, acrobatics and a look at camp life. Program highlights include knight’s tournaments at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. May 12 and at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 13. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 12 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 13; last entry is one hour before closing. Adults pay 12 euros; ages 15 and under enter free when in the company of an adult; youth 16 and older and those in convincing medieval costume pay 6 euros. Dogs are not allowed on the festival grounds. The castle's address is Burgweg, 61462 Königstein.
May 12-13, Geisenheim
A not only tasty but informative day out can be had in this town near Ruedesheim known for its secondary school for future winemakers. Visitors can sample international dishes and wash them down with wines from distant lands. New trends in foods and sustainability, from edible blossoms to how to create a bee-friendly window-box, are on show. Walking acts and giant bubbles amuse young ones. Live music plays on stage both days. Hours are noon-10 p.m. May 12 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 13.
May 12, Frankfurt
The live motor show Monster Jam features jumps, stunts, races and other shows of force and driver skill. Trucks on tour include Earthshaker, El Toro Loco, Grave Digger, Max-D, Megalodon, Monster Energy, Scooby-Doo, and Zombie, although the line-up is subject to change. Ticket prices range from 19 to 79 euros. The show takes place at 3 p.m. at the Commerzbank Arena, Mörfelder Landstraße 362, 60528 Frankfurt am Main. 

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