KMC Area

Getting Your House Ready for Autumn

Smart Ways to Get Ready for Autumn It’s that time of the year again when as a kid, we couldn’t wait to gobble down every last crumb of the delicious… Read more

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3 Overnight Halloween Festivities in Germany

Germany, doesn’t celebrate Halloween in the same way America does. Although it’s not a national holiday that everyone gets deeply involved in, there is still amazing and spooky goings-on dotted… Read more

Augsburg

There’s a children’s show called “Die Augsburger Puppenkiste” (Augsburg’s puppet box) featuring entire worlds that could fit inside a single wooden box. So when I was offered to tag along… Read more

The view of Wolfstein from the hiking trail

Beautiful 1-Day Hike Near the KMC

Wolfstein is half an hour from the Military Community of Kaiserslautern, Ramstein and Landstuhl and home to one of the greatest one-day hikes in Germany.

Top Travel Hotspots for Literature Enthusiasts Part 2

Here’s the thing: I’m a huge nerd. That’s neither good nor bad but I’ve come to the realisation that it tends to influence the process of picking destinations for my… Read more

Criminal Tea Room and Pub on Baker Street, Saarbrücken

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.

Schwetzingen

A Day in Schwetzingen

Schwetzingen is a place that has a lot to offer; a beautiful and architecturally-rich palace, music, culture and spargel!

Home Burger & Cocktails Zweibrücken

One thing many Americans tend to miss most about the States is the food and understandably so. (And supermarkets being open 24/7 but that’s a different story.) If that’s the… Read more

Dogs love going on walks!

Living with a pet, particularly a dog, is an enrichment for everyone who loves animals. But, as with all kinds of pets, the most important thing before taking a dog… Read more

Fresh, Italian Deliacies at Otterberger Hof

Hotel & Restaurant Otterberger Hof in, well, Otterberg, offers creative, yet traditional, Italian delicacies and regional classics using only fresh, mainly local ingredients and no additives. Fresh fish, meat and… Read more

Become an Adventurer at Gondwana Prähistorium

“That wasn’t a museum. That was an adventure” were my friend’s first words when we left and it really was. Gondwana – Das Prähistorium sums up the history of the… Read more

Things to do with kids in Germany

7 Family Friendly Day Trips in Germany

From swimming pools to steel factories, there are so many places to visit in Germany. Here’s some ideas for 7 great day trips, with or without the kids…

Five Spectacular 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.

Road trip along the Rhine River

For centuries, artists, poets and writers have been drawn to the small villages along the banks of the Rhine River as a source of tranquility and inspiration.

Summer at Holiday Park

by Wendy McCool Lewis Holiday Park is an amusement park in Germany, located just south of Mannheim, only a 30-minute drive from Heidelberg and a 55-minute drive from Kaiserslautern. World-class… Read more

Wolfstein: A medieval gem near Kaiserslautern

Wolfstein is a small town near Kaiserslautern that’s great for a day trip. The popular hiking village also has some unique attractions.

Weimar – cultural capital of the 18th century

Let Weimar’s rich cultural and literary history enchant you during a cozy weekend away. Here’s the thing: I love historical figures. There’s just something about learning what inspired humans to become who… Read more

Discover the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau

The Gartenschau is open from April 1st through October 31st each year and covers a huge area of both flat and hilly terrain in Kaiserslautern, not far from the city center. Learn about the many attractions the park holds!

The story behind St. Patrick’s Day

All over the world on the 17th of March every year – impress your friends with a little more knowledge of the historic St Patricks Day.

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.

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.

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Humbergturm is always worth a hike!

Story by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy the colorful Fall days in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, recharge your batteries and relax in… 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.

The Dramatic Burg Eltz

Unlike many castles that have been handed back and forth, or created only as an escape for royalty, Burg Eltz has been a real, live, lived-in castle since the first day its medieval construction.

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.

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.

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 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.

Delicious 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.

A Spectacular Bird Show in Potzberg

Wildpark Potzberg features a spectacular bird show that features falcons and Bald Eagles. The park also include other animals, a petting zoo, a restaurant, and so much more.

Unexpected Fun at 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.

Local Secrets - Kaiserslautern

Local Secrets – Within 60 Mins of KMC

We asked The Used Car Guys to share their ‘Local Secrets’ of things to do within an hour’s drive of Kaiserslautern. Here’s their list…

Kaiserslautern Volkspark & Wildpark: Let the kids run wild

Learn about these two huge parks in the center of Kaiserslautern where you relax in the shade while the kids explore the local wildlife.

Things to do with your kids in Ramstein & the KMC

by Susan Melnyk Living with your kids in Germany can be an incredible opportunity to explore a new country and culture.  Here are a few ways to get out and… Read more

Paris Galleries Lafayette at Christmas

Get in the holiday spirit with the Parisians!

Known as both the City of Light and the City of Love, Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Paris at Christmas, decked out in its holiday finery, makes it even more beautiful than usual. Here are a few places to visit while you’re in Paris before or during the holidays.