Page 17

Sports and leisure By Donald Seltzer Volksmarch Editor

Take a hike:

Volksmarching notes

v With the first meeting under its belt, the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club seems to have hit the ground “walking.” A membership meeting takes place June 17 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. A trip to the June 15 event at Bad Kreuznach via carpooling was announced for both “newbie” and veteran volksmarchers. Get more information at www.wiwcvolksmarching.de or email wiwcvolksmarching@ gmail.com. v Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change “unknown” to a useful trail description? Write me at volksmarch@gmail. com with the subject “Feedback.” v Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an email message to volksmarch@ gmail.com with the subject “Getting Started.” v Many thanks to readers Pat and Cheryl Patterson for faithfully providing brochures. v Readers are asked to pick up extra event brochures and to mail them via MPS to Donald Seltzer, CMR 467 Box 5533, APO AE 09096. v The postal code is included in the listings for readers using navigation devices. Autobahn exit numbers are being added for those without such devices. v Would you like to receive Take a Hike at the same time as the newspaper editor? Subscribe to receive the complete, unedited version of the monthly volksmarching feature by sending an email message to volksmarch@gmail.com with “subscribe” in the subject line. v Look for additional event choices at www. wiesbaden.army.mil/hunion/Takeahike.htm.

Weekend of June 8-9

A

llendorf (56370) ― Expect a pretty walk in the Naturpark Rhein-Taunus northwest of Wiesbaden. Use Autobahn 3 toward Limburg, exit at Bad Camberg (44) and follow a secondary road to Beuerbach, Ketternschwalbach and Panrod. Change roads to head toward Burgschwalbach and Zollhaus and connect with B-274 to reach the start.

Start: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus at Hauptstrasse 67 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, fields and

‘Noises Off’

Wiesbaden’s awardwinning Amelia Earhart Playhouse features the popular comedy “Noises Off” June 7-8. Call the playhouse at civ (0611) 816-2474 for reservations.

Outdoor Rec trips

Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation heads to Holiday Park June 8, Krakow June 13-17, Nove and Venice June 13-17, Munich June 14-16, a Swiss Jazz Fest June 21-23, Prague June 22-23, a Croatia Salsa Fest June 27 to July 1, and Strasbourg June 29. Call Out-

A guide to volksmarching in the Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden area

woods Award: From previous events.

S

eibersbach (55444) ― This event is west of Bingen and adjacent to the scenic Hunsrück region. The town and its walk are easily reached. From Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 643 and 60 toward Bingen, and 61 toward Koblenz. Exit at Stromberg (46) to follow a minor road 4-5 miles in the direction of Rheinböllen, then pick up the road to Seibersbach. From the KMC, use Autobahns 6 and 63 toward Mainz and 61 toward Koblenz, then exit at Stromberg (46). Follow a minor road toward Rheinböllen to pick up the road to Seibersbach.

Start: Dorfgemeinschaftshaus on Soonwaldstrasse Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Trail: Fairly hilly, fields and woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of June 15-16

B

ad Kreuznach (55545) ― Former residents may enjoy a return visit to their one-time home and see the changes since the base was closed. Trails run through city parks and wooded areas, and along the Ellerbach River. From points east use Autobahn 60 west to Bingen, then follow B-41 to Bad Kreuznach. Follow IVV directional signs to the start.

Start: Don Bosco-Schule on Ellerbach Strasse Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) Trail: Slightly hilly, neighborhoods, fields and woods Award: From previous events.

Weekend of June 22-23

O

tzberg-Hering (64853) ― This event returns to its former location after a number of years at Höchst-Hassenroth. Use the Eberstadt exit (27) of Autobahn 5 and B-426 or the Reinheim/Rossdorf exit of B-26. IVV signs will lead to the start at Hering.

Start: Sportplatz at Ausserhalb 20 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (6, 11 and 20 km) Trail: Hilly, fields and wooded areas Award: From previous events.

Weekend of June 29-30

W

iesbaden-Klarenthal (65197) ― This event offers pretty wooded trails at this Sunday-only event. From outside of Wiesbaden, use Autobahns 66 and 643 to reach Wiesbaden and, staying in the left lane, pick up the 2nd Ring toward Klarenthal. Turn left onto

Klarenthaler Strasse and shortly thereafter left again as IVV signs assist drivers in reaching the start. Wanderers in Wiesbaden should make their way to the 2. Ring (home of the Amelia Earhart Center). Use the 2. Ring away from the city center to reach Klarenthaler Strasse to follow IVV directional signs.

Start: Sophie-und-Hans-Scholl-Schule at GeschwisterScholl-Strasse 10 Sunday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 7 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trail: Hilly, woods Award: None.

Weekend of July 13-14

F

lacht (65558) ―This walk, north of Wiesbaden, brings wanderers to the scenic Limburg area. Consider visiting the interesting town of Limburg if you haven’t done so already. Use Autobahn 3 toward Köln and Limburg. Take the Limburg-Süd exit and B-54 in the direction of Diez and Wiesbaden to reach the start at Flacht.

Start: Aartalhalle at Bahnhofstrasse 17 Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5, 10 and 20 km) Trail: Very hilly, woods Award: None.

S

ohren (55487) ― This walk puts you near Hahn airport, home of Ryanair. Events in the Hunsrück area are always pretty and this one shouldn’t be an exception. Drivers should make their way to B-50 using the Rheinböllen exit (45) of Autobahn 61 or B-421 from Idar-Oberstein or Bad Kreuznach. Once on B-50, drive in the direction of Bernkastel-Kues. Sohren is at the bottom of a triangle formed by routes B-421, B-327 and B-50.

Start: Bürgerhalle at Talstrasse 1 Saturday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) Sunday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 10 km) and 6 a.m. to noon (20 km) Trails: Fairly hilly, woods and fields Award: None.

Weekend of July 20-21

A

arbergen-Panrod (65326) ―This event is north of Wiesbaden in the scenic Naturpark Rhein-Taunus. Use Autobahn 3’s Bad Camberg exit (44) and a minor road leading to the start at Panrod. Wiesbaden’s readers may alternately use B-417 toward Limburg until reaching a minor road to Ketternschwalbach and Panrod. Start: Palmbachhalle on Kettenbacher Weg Saturday and Sunday: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (6 and 11 km), 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (20 km) and 6-11 a.m. (30 km) Trails: Hilly, woods Award: None.

Things to do ... Things to do door Recreation at civ (0611) 705-5760 for details.

Medieval Festival

The annual Catzenelnbogener Knights Festival will be held June 8-9 (opening both days at 10 a.m.). The event, held in Katzenelnbogen which is northwest of Wiesbaden near Limburg, features jousting, a medieval camp, merchants, musicians, crafts people and more. For more information visit www.catzenelnbogenerritterspiele.de.

Blues Night and Krazy Karaoke

The Cappuccino Casino hosts Blues Night June 15 and July 26. Krazy Karaoke with DJ Joker will be featured July 18. Stop by the Cappuccino Casino at the Hainerberg Shopping Center or call civ (0611) 411-4444 for more information.

Go digging

An archaeological excavation camp will take place Aug. 5-23 in the European Kultur-

park Bliesbruck-Reinheim. Volunteers are sought to help with the excavation work in search of Roman artifacts. Visit info@europaeischer-kulturpark.de for more information.

Idstein Jazz Festival

The Taunus town of Idstein features its annual jazz festival June 21-23. Featured performers include the Dirty Boogie Orchestra, Milt Jackson Project, Donovan Aston, JayJayBeCe and the Syncopators. Tickets are €9 per day

www.wiesbaden.army.mil ............................................................................June 6, 2013

or €14 for all three days if purchased in advance (€2 more at the event). Visit www.idstein-jazzfestival.de for more information.

Mainz concerts

There are a host of upcoming concerts in Mainz. Bryan Adams performs at the Nordmole, Zollhaven, June 22; Elton John July 6 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; Sting July 10 at the Nordmole, Zollhafen; and Marcus Miller July 12 at the Mainz Zitadelle. Visit www. frankfurter-hof-mainz.de for more information.

Herald Union

Page 17

Profile for AdvantiPro GmbH

June 6, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...

June 6, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...