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Have fun with the locals Oktoberfest Munich Sat, Sept 20 - Sun, Oct 5 Munich, Theresienwiese

Celebrate the world’s most famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich from September 20 - October 5. Enjoy special beers from local breweries together with Bavarian specialties as well as a huge variety of rides on a fairground of 31 hectares. Although the Oktoberfest is a very traditional family event, it has a party atmosphere at night. For more info see

EVENTS Mixed media exhibition Fri, Jul 4 – Mon, Oct 26 Mainz, Kunsthalle Two artistic positions are being opposed to each other in this modern exhibition of Ed Atkin’s and Bruce Nauman’s works. Both artists, although from different generations, wish to understand the human existence using identical yet different media. While Nauman continues to capture his self-experiments with an old camera, young Atkins’ pictures are exclusively digital. Don’t miss this intriguing show that will have you thinking about it long after you left Mainz’ Kunsthalle. Admission is €5, children and students only pay €2. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday. For more info go to www. Circus Barus/Alberti Fri, Aug 29 – Sun, Sep 14 Wiesbaden, Rambacher Kerbeplatz Traditional circus elements meet modern effects. This cocktail of extravagant performances by humans and exotic animals, as well as a personal orchestra will fascinate your whole family for only 10€ per person (children 8€). Shows start at 17:00 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 15:00 as well as 19:00 on Saturdays and at 15:00 on Sundays. The circus is located on Rambacher Kerbeplatz. Go to for pictures and more info.

Fall festival Fri, Sept 12 – Mon, Sep 15 Rockenhausen, Donnersberghalle Visit the traditional Herbstfest in Rockenhausen from September 12 - 15, starting at 7 p.m. with a wine tasting and election of the best in the Donnersberghalle. In a huge tent in the Brühlgasse and in the park, food, wine and beer are offered while live bands are playing. The highlights are a parade through the city on Sunday at 2 p.m. and fireworks on Monday at 8 p.m. to end the festival. For more info see Eltville town tour Sat, Sep 13 Eltville, electoral castle Take part in a guided walking tour in English through the old town of Eltville, including a small wine tasting with three different quality wines and snacks. Meeting point is the electoral castle on Burgstraße, September 13 at 18:00 for only 11€ per person. Be sure to register by calling 06123-2227 or emailing to secure your spot. Fall market Sat, Sep 13 – Sun, Sep 14 Kronberg, Stadthalle Culinary specialties, art market and much more await you in Kronberg. The market is spread out over the Stadthalle, Zehntscheune, city center and the castle on Saturday, September 13 from 3 -10 p.m. and on Sunday, September 14 from noon - 6 p.m.

Rhine in flames Sat, Sep 13 Oberwesel, Rhine riverside Enjoy a beautiful night at Rhine in flames on September 13 in Oberwesel. Each year, thousands of visitors are enchanted by this festival when more than 50 illuminated ships sail along a 10 km stretch of the Rhine, ending in incredible fireworks displays in both cities. Buy a ticket to ride on one of the boats or walk along the Rhine and stop at one of the several wine booths along the way. For more info and tickets contact the Tourist information bureau Oberwesel 06744710624 or email World kids day Mannheim Sat, Sep 20 Mannheim, Luisenpark Due to the world kid’s day, September 21 is family day at the Luisenpark Mannheim from 2 p.m. More than 30 stations provide games, climbing trees, sports and creative activities and much more. The event’s focus is on children’s rights but the whole family is guaranteed to have an exciting and adventurous day. The festival ends with a fireworks display, suitable for kids, at 7:50 p.m. Admission for children up to 15 years is free. For more info see CONCERTS Acoustic road, morning pint Sun, Sep 14 Wiesbaden, Paracelsusweg Hajo, Olli, Kalli and Michael play songs

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by Bryan Adams, Eagles, America, Mellencamp and many more on their acoustic guitars. The show starts at noon, food and drinks are available from 11:30 a.m. on Paracelsusweg in Wiesbaden-Biebrich. For more information check out to learn more about the band in English. The sound of China Tue, Sept 23 – Thu, Sep 25 Mainz, Villa Musica Traditional Chinese music and dances from Xiamen in Fujian find their way to Rheinland Pfalz’s very own Villa Musica at 8 p.m. Adult’s tickets cost €20, children only €6. For more information and tickets please visit to SPORTS 25-hour run Sat, Sept 13 – Sun, Sep 14 Wiesbaden, Kurpark The tenth annual charity run in Wiesbaden’s beautiful Kurpark will start on Sat, September 13 at 10 a.m. and last until Sun, September 14. Everyone can participate, as long as their team is big enough so that one of them is always running. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, elementary school children can also run before the grown-ups try to beat their scores. The run’s goal is to raise money in order to be able to support young athletes who have proven to be nationally and internationally successful.

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Herald Union, Sep. 11, 2014  

The Herald Union is the local newspaper for the U.S. Army military community of Wiesbaden, soon to be home of Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe...

Herald Union, Sep. 11, 2014  

The Herald Union is the local newspaper for the U.S. Army military community of Wiesbaden, soon to be home of Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe...