KMC Area

4 favorite places to visit in Portugal

Portugal is a country of stunning variety. Landscapes range from granite topped mountain ranges to golden sand laden coastline.

Enchanting Almond Bloom Festivities

Learn about the Almond Bloom Festival at the German Wine Road in the Rhineland-Palatinate area.

Fischbach’s Copper Mine

Fischbach Copper Mine is less than an hour from KMC and offers unexpected fun for the entire family. Learn about the mining process and the life of a miner.

Many reasons to visit Speyer!

There are many reasons to visit Speyer including museums, sea life, hiking and biking, wine-tasting and of course great places to eat.

Keep your kids busy in the KMC area!

Are the kids driving you crazy?  Have you run out of ways to keep them busy?  Check out these kid friendly activities in and around the Kaiserslautern area. The City… Read more

Kirchheimbolanden – A Medieval Town

Kirchheimbolanden is a medieval town between Kaiserslautern and Mainz with some charming features and an interesting history.

Visit the OTHER Frankenstein Castle

While not exactly ripped from the pages of Mary Shelley, the Rhineland-Palatinate’s Frankenstein Castle and town are certainly worth a visit.

Trier – Germany’s Oldest City!

Make a day trip in Trier. Not only can you enjoy a nice meal, but you can also explore its 4th century Roman ruins of the Imperial Baths.

16th Chestnut Fest in Annweiler am Trifels

Chestnut season is coming up! Thanks to a wide area of edible chestnut trees between the palatine forest and southern Weinstraße, everything in the Trifelsland region will be chestnut themed… Read more

Discover Fascinating Freinsheim

Located near Kaiserslautern, Freinsheim is a fascinating place to visit. It has festivals, a ruined castle, an impressive Old Town, a toy museum and more.

Five Easy Day Trips from Kaiserslautern

Since PCS season is in full swing, I thought it might be helpful for those of you just arriving in Germany to begin exploring with some simple day trips.

Spring Brings Culinary Hike to Wolfstein

The village of Wolfstein recently held its 4th annual spring Kulinarische Wanderung (culinary hike). This culinary hike was the perfect way enjoy exercise, culinary delights and divine wine!

Freinsheim Blütenfest & Upcoming Events

The charming medieval town of Freinsheim recently held its annual Bloom Festival and hosts several other family festivals through the year.

7 Best Playgrounds in Ramstein & Kaiserslautern

A long list of the best playgrounds in the KMC. Check out this mom-approved list submitted by a member of the Military in Germany community!

Light Night Shopping in Bad Durkheim

At the end of February, Bad Durkheim lit up their town Centre for a street party, shopping and wine tastings.

Michelstadt Easter Market

Michelstadt Easter Market was the perfect way to ring in spring! It was not only fun and uplifting, but it could also thaw any inner winter chill that may have been lingering.

Wandering in Wallerfangen

Wallerfangen is a municipality in western Germany on the French border. Spending an afternoon here is a great way to embrace the local history.

Exploring Mettlach

Take a day trip to Mettlach, located in Saarland. The town is known for its porcelain, beautiful river views, interesting museums and fun shopping.

Kloster Eberbach International Easter Market

With spring coming soon, the 21st International Easter Market at the beautiful Kloster Eberbach Monastery was an ‘egg-cellent’ way to kick off the season!

The Fire and Wine Walk of Freinsheim

Celebrating the first wine festival of the season, the quaint town of Freinsheim offers a night with wine, food & fire in January!

A Medieval Town, Kirchheimbolanden

Kirchheimbolanden is a medieval town between Kaiserslautern and Mainz with some charming features and an interesting history.

The OTHER Frankenstein Castle

While not exactly ripped from the pages of Mary Shelley, the Rhineland-Palatinate’s Frankenstein Castle and town are certainly worth a visit.

Imperial Baths in Trier

Make a day trip in Trier. Not only can you enjoy a nice meal, but you can also explore its 4th century Roman ruins of the Imperial Baths.

Indoor Fun in Trier

Let your kids have fun at Trier’s indoor trampoline park Trampoline Trier! There are rides, bumper cars, slides, swings, ball pits, a tot-sized roller coaster, and of course, trampolines.

Der Pferdestall (Horse Stable) and Saloon

Der Pferdestall Stables and Saloon is a hidden gem. From horses and cows to ponies, mules, and llamas, children can delight in meeting and greeting most of Old McDonald’s favorites.

A Day Trip to the Valkenburg Caves at Christmas

A trip to Valkenburg Caves left me almost speechless, especially the creation at the Magic Sand. And this does not happen very often!

An Ostrich Farm in Germany

If you’re looking for a daytrip that offers something a little different, head to Straussenfarm Mhou for a closer look at these prehistoric birds as well as some exotic eats.

Koi Bad & Sauna in Homburg

Escape for an afternoon before slipping into the holiday rush, especially now that the days are short and chilly. Koi Bad & Sauna in Homburg offers the perfect solution!

Edenkoben Wine and Chestnut Market

Edenkoben, a quaint town on the Wine Trail, hosts an annual wine and chestnut market. There you can enjoy delectable treats infused with chestnuts and wine!

A Quick Ride on the Rhine

Take a quick ride on the Rhine River! Drive to Bacharach (a charming town), hop on a boat, and take in 45 minutes of beautiful views along the Rhine to St. Goar.

Bad Dürkheim 2015 in Review

I know,  I know…another wine fest! But, this isn’t just any wine fest. This is the Mother of all Wine Fests. This is to Wine what Oktoberfest is to Beer…. Read more

Carriage Ride, Castles and Wine!

Make an ordinary weekend to a very extraordinary one! Take a horse and carriage ride through the Rheingau vineyard, while sipping Riesling wine and castle hopping.

Chestnut Days in Trifelsland

Chestnut season is coming up! Thanks to a wide area of edible chestnut trees between the palatine forest and southern Weinstraße, everything in the Trifelsland region will be chestnut themed… Read more

Celebrating Castles and Knights

The Lichtenberg Castle recently revived the Middle Ages with a Medieval Market. There were vendors, actors in costumes, fire-eaters, jugglers, music and much more.

Dumont Fuchteria in Saarbrücken

For that novelty or special gift, stop by Saarbrücken’s Dumont Fruchteria. This darling store is filled to the brim with every variety of seasonal chutneys, relishes, jellies, beverages, oils and seasonings.

Baker Street Criminal Tea Room and Pub

Step back in time and into an English detective story at Baker Street Tea Room and Pub in Saarbrücken. Gorge yourself on their scones or a criminal dinner.

Arts, Wine and More

The quaint town of Zellertal is situated in Palatinate wine region. Toss in some art and food and you have the enchanting Zellertal Arts and Wine Market.

The Medieval Burg Trifels

Take a day trip to the reconstructed medieval castle near the town of Annweiler. Burg Trifels was one of the favorites of Emperor Barbarossa.

Visit Lovely Lake Bostalsee

Lake Bostalsee is set up for pure fun! Activities there include windsurfing, sailing, surfing, biking, hiking, fishing, swimming and mini golf and more.

Outdoor Swimming Pool in Miesau

Miesau Waldfreibad near Kaiserslautern is a great place forenjoy outdoor fun. There is a large slide, waterfalls, diving boards, a toddler pool and more.