A Sweet and Simple Fest in Wiesbaden


What is more sweet and simple than taking a trip to a country fair type of an event!? The Nerotalfest is a beautiful ‘back to the basics’ summer fest held in Wiesbaden’s Nerotal Park. There you can sit on a seat of baled hay and enjoy a refreshing summer drink while your face painted little one runs around.

Nerotal Park

Fest 1 Gemma Wiesbaden Nerotal Fest© Gemma

The Nerotal Park is one kilometer long that starts from Taunusstrasse and goes all the way to the Nerobergbahn. The park alone is a beautiful place to visit with its English landscape and fabulous flowers. To enter the park you walk across the protected historical site Schwarzbach stream, which looks like right out of a fairy tale.

The Fest

Bridge Gemma Wiesbaden Nerotal Fest© Gemma

This very relaxing fest is held in a lovely section of the Nerotal Park. There are no big or loud fest rides or games or  even blasting music. The fest has a more traditional feeling and brings you back to the basics. Even without all the flashing lights, adults and kids can get everything they want and more. The tasty foods at the fest included grilled meats, pastries, coffee, beer and wine and more. Though a smaller fest, you still will not leave hungry! Events that stood out were more personal and meaningful entertainment that catered more towards kids. Examples of these include face painting, glitter tattoos, storytelling, area for game boards and music performed by children groups.


Tattoo Gemma Wiesbaden Nerotal Fest© Gemma

Our favorite was the storytelling! Even though not understanding all of the German, we were still able to follow the story because of the great acting of the storyteller Doris Friedmann. It’s worth mentioning that she also conducts tours around the area. I looked up more about Doris and saw that she conducts tours in the area. Click here for more information.

Storytelling Gemma Wiesbaden Nerotal Fest© Gemma

Another wonderful vendor there was Lottchen Events. They had an adorable vintage circus photo studio set up with an amazing choice of photo props for your little one! Photos were taken, printed and then given to everyone for free. The owner was very nice and spoke great English. Their artistic focus has an educational concept with a modern design and sophisticated decoration. She sets up these adorable photo shoots for events, holds kids parties for the children at weddings/events and will even plan an entire party for you. Her
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out her website Her amazing work looks like straight out of Pinterest! It’s worth checking out her website and Facebook page.

Vintage Circus 1 Gemma Wiesbaden Nerotal FestMichelle Purse | Military in Germany

I will definitely mark my calendar for next mid-July to attend this wonderful Nerotal Fest again! And so should you! Nerotal Park is address is the following: Nerotal 33 65193 Wiesbaden

End of Fest Gemma Wiesbaden Nerotal Fest© Gemma

Author’s Profile: Gemma is a mom, a veteran and an Army civilian living in Wiesbaden, Germany. With New Jersey roots, she is enjoying her extended European vacation. Featured Image Photo Credit: © Gemma

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