Wiesbaden Area

Weimar – cultural capital of the 18th century

Let Weimar’s rich cultural and literary history enchant you during a cozy weekend away. Here’s the thing: I love historical figures. There’s just something about learning what inspired humans to become who… Read more

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

Herald Union – Super Bowl Giveaway in Wiesbaden

Don’t miss your chance to win a 25 euro gift card for area businesses in the 2 February edition of the Herald Union.  Win great gift cards from: Kunst Zimmer Nane… Read more

DO-IT-YOURSELF trade fair “kreativALL Wiesbaden” in Wallau Wiesbaden

The Do-It-Yourself public trade fair all about arts & crafts, design, handcraft, baking and cooking will be held from 17th to 19th February 2017 in the Messecenter Rhein-Main Wallau. TV… Read more

Twinkling Star Christmas Market in Wiesbaden

Warm lights, musical sounds and scrumptious cuisine of the Wiesbaden Christmas Market will leave you seeing twinkling holiday stars!

Magical lights at Mainz Christmas Market!

From now until December 23, get lost for hours under the spectacular lights of the Mainz Christmas Market.

The Witch Tower of Idstein!

The charming and remarkable town of Idstein makes a wonderful day trip, which includes viewing sites from the top of Witch Tower (Hexenturm).

The Magical Christmas Market in Eltville

Eltville hosts a very magical Christmas Market only one weekend each year with a castle backdrop and picturesque cobblestone streets. So mark your calendar for 2016!

Rüdesheim am Rhein beside the beautiful Rhine River

The charming town of Rüdesheim am Rhein, which you can only reach by ferry, has vineyards, wine tours, picturesque views, historic buildings, great restaurants and shopping and more.

The Awakening – Halloween at Frankenstein Castle

Are you looking for the ultimate Halloween experience? The Frankenstein’s Castle is up there near the top! This annual Halloween festival in Darmstadt is one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Europe.

Family safari at the Opel Zoo

Brown foxes, wild boar and red squirrels are indigenous to the Taunus Mountains. However, thanks to Opel Zoo you can catch a glimpse of various other animals like elephants, giraffes, llamas and… Read more

Rheinfels Castle, from the Time of Thrones

The castle ruins of Rheinfels sits looking out on the enchanting Rhein River. Soaked in history, the only thing you need to bring is your imaginations of dragons, thrones, kings and knights!

The Dramatic Burg Eltz

Unlike many castles that have been handed back and forth, or created only as an escape for royalty, Burg Eltz has been a real, live, lived-in castle since the first day its medieval construction.

Niederwald Eagle Sanctuary

The Niederwald Eagle Sanctuary is a great place to go when you want to leave your weekend living room nest! Niederwald looks after injured birds of prey and owls before releasing them back into the wild.

Things to do with kids in Germany

7 Great Day Trips in Germany with the Kids

From swimming pools to steel factories, there are so many places to visit in Germany. Here’s some ideas for 7 great day trips, with or without the kids…

Fun in the Sun at the Lorelei Toboggan Run!

Picture yourself zipping down the side of a mountain with sun in your eyes and wind in your face. For this exhilarating experience try the fun toboggan run in Lorelei!

Frankfurt Zoo: Animals and the City

The Frankfurt Zoo, a green oasis nested in the middle of the city, is a great place for families to enjoy a day!

A Night Out Dancing in May

Although my wild and crazy nights out dancing are well behind me, I was interested in how the Germans celebrate Tanz in den Mai (Dance in May).

Botanical paradise in the heart of Frankfurt

When the spring temperatures finally catch up to your spring spirit, the botanical garden, PalmenGarten, in Frankfurt is a great place to visit.

See Through the Eyes of Lorelei

Would you like to see through the eyes of the Lorelei, the legendary mermaid? Head to Bornich to take in the spectacular view from up high above the Rhein River.

Discover Idstein from the Witch Tower!

The charming and remarkable town of Idstein makes a wonderful day trip, which includes viewing sites from the top of Witch Tower (Hexenturm).

Family Fun at Opel Zoo

Normally indigenous to the Taunus Mountains are the brown foxes, wild boar and red squirrels. Thanks to Opel Zoo you can see elephants, giraffes, hippos and more.

Halloween at Frankenstein’s Castle

Are you looking for the ultimate Halloween experience? The Frankenstein’s Castle is up there near the top! This annual Halloween festival in Darmstadt is one of the biggest Halloween festivals in Europe.

Barefoot Path in Bad Schwalbach

Bad Schwalbach’s Barefoot Path provides reflexology health for mind, body and soul! Enjoy an invigorating 750 m trail through gardens with various soil textures, natural reflexology massaging, a mud basin, water pool and stream path.

Family Fun at Taunus Wunderland Theme Park

Taunus Wunderland is a theme park in the backyard of Wiesbaden. It offers family fun with many attractions including rides, petting zoo, food and more.

A Wine Lover’s Paradise ~ Rüdesheim am Rhein

The charming town of Rüdesheim am Rhein, which you can only reach by ferry, has vineyards, wine tours, picturesque views, historic buildings, great restaurants and shopping and more.

Activities for Children near Wiesbaden

Families Activities Near Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden and surrounding areas offer various fun activities for families. While in Germany, get out and enjoy your European experience!

Things to do with your kids in Frankfurt, Germany

4 Things to do with your kids in Frankfurt

4 things to do with your kids in Frankfurt, Germany, a quick trip from the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern military communities.

Kloster Eberbach, Germany

Explore Kloster Eberbach near Wiesbaden

Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Monastery) is a gorgeous old monastery near Wiesbaden and Frankfurt in Germany, is a fantastic day trip and a great place to take photos. The grounds house several buildings that are open to explore, as well as a great German restaurant.

Rhine River tour, Germany

Explore the Rhine River

The Middle Rhine, known for it’s more than 40 castles and rolling vineyards, is a tourist’s dream destination. This area of the Rhine River stretches from Bingen in the south to Bonn in the north and is complete with medieval era castles and ruins, quaint wine villages, and fascinating history.

4 Things to Do in Wiesbaden

The Herald Union newspaper has some great ideas for getting outdoors and exploring in Wiesbaden.

6 Museums in Frankfurt, Germany

6 Museums To Visit near Frankfurt, Germany

When the weather refuses to cooperate with your weekend or holiday plans, spending the day at one of Germany’s many museums is the perfect way to get out of the… Read more