When you see dragonboats skimming across the top of the water, yacht owners doing up their magnificent boats, the swans doing their rounds and the stork has moved into his nest, you know it’s summer in the Schierstein harbour. It is the time for lovely walks around the harbour, a cool beer in the boathouse, a small glass of wine at the local vintners’ wine-tasting stand or the most delicious ice-cream in the city.
The benches along the harbor bay invite you to sit down, rest your eyes, and enjoy the maritime side of Wiesbaden. The Schiersteiner Hafenfest (Schierstein Harbour Festival) is the highlight of the summer. Travelling salesmen, carousels, candy floss and plenty of joie de vivre then dominate life in the harbour traditionally for 4 days on the 2nd weekend in July. But there is a link to watersports here too as always in Schierstein. The Schierstein Dragonboat Regatta, which is well worth seeing, and the legendary river swimming take place during the festival.