Christmas magic and event highlights in Wiesbaden
There’s nothing better than a mug of delicious mulled wine at one of the famous German Christmas markets to get into the real Christmas spirit. One of the most magical Christmas markets is the “Twinkling Star Christmas Market” in Wiesbaden, voted the most atmospheric Christmas market in Germany. The 2017/18 event calendar for the German city of Wiesbaden is replete with cultural and historic highlights, including a great variety of festivals. Starting with the Christmas market, the cultural offerings throughout the whole of 2018 proceed with events like the Theatrium and the Rheingau Wine Festival, to mention but a few. In this press release, we will introduce some of the many grand events in Wiesbaden! Don’t miss out on how to get the best tickets and value-for-money packages – our offers are truly a must when visiting Germany!
The “Twinkling Star Christmas Market”
The worldwide famous German Christmas markets come to life in most cities from the end of November until the end of December (Nov. 27 – Dec. 23, 2018). Every market has its own flair, and one of the absolute queens among them all is the “Twinkling Star Christmas Market” in Wiesbaden. Voted the no. 1 Christmas market nationally, the atmosphere at this market is a very special one due to the wonderful backdrop of the town hall, the Hessian State Parliament, and the Market Church, as well as the many lighted lilies giving the market a unique feel. Culinary highlights like Glühwein, Lebkuchen and Bethmännchen (a marzipan treat with almonds) are of course available, and music and entertainment for all ages round up the magical experience for all visitors. And who knows, maybe Santa Claus will arrive in Germany early. Please read more about the Twinkling Star Christmas Market in this short guide to the Christmas market, which includes the 2017/18 program as well as detailed information about the stalls and further highlights of the market. An affordable travel package including hotel accommodation can be booked here.
Wilhelm Street Festival – Theatrium
This year, the oldest street festival in Germany, the Theatrium, celebrated its 40th anniversary! The street festival is one of the most important festivals in Germany and is a real crowd puller for Wiesbaden. In 2018, the festival will take place around the Hessian State Theatre, on the Bowling Green, the Warmer Damm, the Burgstraße, and of course on the famous Wilhelmstraße, on June 8 and 9. With a total of 120 food stalls and 140 exhibitors offering classic handcraft, jewelry, and pottery among others, this is bound to suit all tastes and palates. Visitors will surely be entertained with the varied music and performances, and there will be enough action for the entire family. A colorful artisan market in front of the city’s hallmark, the magnificent Kurhaus and casino, rounds off this experience. Read more about the Theatrium and Wiesbaden here. A basic travel package to Wiesbaden, including hotel accommodation in various categories, can be booked here (date and duration can be booked separately).
The Rheingau Wine Festival
The Rheingau Wine Festival is one of the most famous (if not the most famous) wine festivals in Germany, taking place in Wiesbaden every August (from August 10 to 19 in 2018). Wiesbaden is situated close to the Rheingau region, renowned for its high-quality Rieslings. At the wine festival, the winemakers present their best and newest wines along with culinary delicacies, making it the perfect opportunity to taste excellent wines and meet the winemakers themselves. The Wine Festival Ticket is a special, reduced-price ticket that includes transfers to and from the festival, as well as a free glass of wine or sparkling wine. Read more about the Wine Festival Ticket here. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to combine Wiesbaden with a visit to the unique Rheingau wine region and the beautiful Rhine Valley – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience! A culinary travel package can be booked here.
A musical summer
One of Europe’s largest music festivals, the Rheingau Music Festival in the region surrounding Wiesbaden, is held in summer 2018, between June 23 and September 1. More than 150 international performers of classical music, jazz, cabaret, and world music populate destinations like Frankfurt, the Middle Rhine Valley, and Wiesbaden every year. Spectacular venues such as Eberbach Abbey, Johannisberg and Vollrads castles, the Wiesbaden Kurhaus, and various wineries give the concerts that special ambience. A total of 155 concerts will be held in 42 venues next year – a truly impressive variety for music lovers. Read more about the program (to be published at the beginning of January), tickets, and the venues here.
The International Horse Show at Whitsun
They are strong and majestic. The horses at the International Horse Show at Whitsun from May 18 to 21 are the absolute elite in international equestrian sport. This famous show jumping tournament is not only intended for horse experts: it’s a great event for the whole family to spend a weekend full of excitement. One of the highlights of the tournament is the “Wiesbaden Night of Horses”, the opening event, which includes a carriage parade through the center of Wiesbaden. One can also enjoy the many culinary and cultural delights of Wiesbaden such as wine tasting on the famous Neroberg mountain. Read more about the event and other Wiesbaden highlights here.
These events and packages are only a few examples of the diverse offers available for this city. Make sure you take a look at our webpage to read more about this top holiday destination. And don’t miss out on the travel packages, which offer great value for money!