Surrounded by vineyards and forests, the Opelbad is the best outdoor community pool in Wiesbaden. Dr. Wilhelm von Opel, founder of Opel motors donated this pool to the city in 1934, and built the one of the biggest pools in Hesse back then, on top of the Neroberg. Today the pool facility enjoys monument protection, because it was built in original Bauhaus Style. The pool is open in the summer months from May to September, and has a constant temperature of 24?C.
Equipment: The pool area has 14,500 square meters of park landscape to sun on, and a restaurant on the facility. They pool will be open daily from May 1st through September 30th 2006 and will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. The admission office closes at 7 p.m. A day card costs 7 Euro for adults; 4 Euro for students; and children 3 Euro for the day. Persons under 1 meter in height get in for free. The price includes free use of the Finnish sauna, which opens at 10 a.m. Free Aqua-Fitness program at 10 a.m. Happy hour starts at 5 p.m., where admission drops to 4 Euro for adults and 2.50 Euro for kids. Lounge chairs can be rented for 3 Euro/day, and lockers are available for 2 Euro/day.
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
Equipment: 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.
If you're good on eight wheels, Wiesbaden has a variety of places for you to roll down, including half-pipes and stunt ramps.
The Henkell ice rink in the Hollerbornstra?e has free admission from May through August from 2-7 p.m.
There are street obsticle challanges for training in Wiesbaden-Bierstadt in the Theodor-Fliedner School and in the Sauerland Park.
Mini ramps are available in the Sport and Culture Hall in Wiesbaden-Breckenheim and on the Festival Plaza in Wiesbaden-Naurod. They also have a relatively nuew mini ramp on the Messerschmitt Grounds on the Reduit in Kastel.
The Karl-G?rtner School in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim has drop-ins and a half-pipe and in the Kohlheck School in Wiesbaden-Kohlheck there's a quarter pipe to practice on.
The skater area in the gym in Wiesbaden-He?loch is the place to make new skater buddys.
The sport area and playground in the Saarbr?cker Allee in Wiesbaden-Schierstein has a jump rail and a mini ramp.
You can also do jam sessions in Kostheim on the Maaraue, where they also have street obstacles and a mini ramp.
Equipment: Of course you will need to bring your own gear. Germans usually don't rent skates, because they're not that expensive to buy. Good skates are available in discount stores for as little as 30 Euro.
Wiesbaden has three major golf courses with tournement character. Direct contact to the courses will give you details for arranging for an appointment.
Golf Course Rheinblick
18 hole course in Wiesbaden-Dotzheim
Golf Club Rhein-Main e. V. Wiesbaden
Address: Wei?er Weg, 65201 Wiesbaden
Phone: (0049-611) 1842416
Fax: (0049-611) 1842418
9 hole course
Wiesbadener Golf Club e.V.
Address: Chausseehaus 17, 65199 Wiesbaden
Phone: (0049-611) 460238
18 hole course in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim
Golf-Club Main-Taunus e.V.
Address: Lange Seegewann 2, 65205 Wiesbaden
Phone: (0049-6122) 52550
36 hole course in Idstein-W?rsdorf
Golfpark Idstein e.V.
Adress: Am Nassen Berg, 65510 Idstein-W?rsdorf
Phone: (0049-6126) 9322-13
Fax: (0049-6126) 9322-33
Miniature Golf Course Stra?enm?hle
Address: Stra?enm?hlweg, 65199 Wiesbaden
Phone: (0049-611) 9410774