every year around Christmas there's a christmas market in the center of Wiesbaden. But I only recommend visiting it to people who've never been to one before 'cause actually it's nothing special and the nicer/better ones are in the smaller towns and villages anyway.
Public Tennis Courts in Wiesbaden
For tennis sport fans, there is a small number of public tennis courts available where you can play without having to be a member. The municipal sport authority or the local tourist office can help you get an appointment to play at one of these local courts:
1. Sporthalle Wiesbaden, Klarenthaler Stra?e, 2 artificial surface courts, Phone: (0049-611) 312279
2. Sportanlage Gr?selberg, W?rther-See-Stra?e, 2 artificial grass courts, Phone: (0049-611) 312102
3. Sportanlage Saareck, Saarbr?cker Allee, Wiesbaden-Schierstein, 2 artificial grass courts, Phone: (0049-611) 318477
4. Bezirkssportanlage Kastel, Jakob-Schick-Stra?e, Kastel, 1 artificial grass court, Phone: (0049-6134) 603349 Bring your own balls and racquets.
Court fees are as follows: Monday-Friday (except for holidays) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - 4 Euro for every hour; 6.50 Euro for hours outside this period.
Sporthalle Gr?selberg has floodlighted courts, and can be used until 10 p.m., They only charge 2 Euro per hour.
You can obtain court tickets from the local tennis court managers from Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or for the courts for the Sporthalle Wiesbaden you can get them on Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Uhrturm - Clock tower
The clock tower is not existing anymore but you can find traces, like the Restaurant Uhrturm that was built on its former location and a sign at the restaurant stating the fact of its former existence.
It was first mentioned in 1453 as a bell tower originally to give alarm in the case of a fire. Later in the 16th century a clockwork was installed with a clock face on two sides. In the 19th century the gap between the clock tower and the adjacent buildings, measuring a mere 3 metre, became too narrow for horse carts, so the clock tower was finally dismantled in 1873. In the same year the restaurant was opened.
Tel. +49 611 373030
People watching while drinking
Havanna can be found in the very central square in Wiesbaden, close to the Town Hall (RatHaus): it's an easy-access trendy place where u can eat, drink, listen to some music and so on ...
Actually it's not so easy to explain ... but something I always like is large spaces, and Havanna is really large without being noisy or oversized.
the new townhall
This building on the southeast side of the Schlossplatz has been constructed between 1884 and 1887 by Georg von Hauberrisser. During the WWII in February 1945 the neo-renaissance facade has been destructed. The front has been rebuilt in 1951 in a more decent way.
Inside the town hall you find changing art exhibitions.