When we are in the mood for visiting with farm animals (which seems like every other week), we venture to Die Domäne Mechtildhausen. There are so many great things about this place! It is not only a beautiful spot just adjacent to the airfield in Wiesbaden, but free of charge and from the noise of most public places. At Domäne, visitors can walk freely around the premises, viewing and petting the animals (unless sometimes stated otherwise). Domäne also has a Metzgerei (butcher), a Bäckerei (bakery), a Käserei (cheese shop), a small restaurant and a small market where fresh, organic produce as well as organic pantry items can be purchased. And for the milk drinker, Domäne also sells bottled milk (still pasteurized) straight from their many grass-fed cows.  It’s quite a place and one that we love going to again and again. Here are some photos from a beautiful day this summer…