KMC Area

Nuremberg, the Bavarian Jewel

Nuremberg, the Bavarian Jewel

Nuremberg offers a towering castle, Gothic churches, romantic corners and a rich history.

Explore The Famous 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.

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

Glan River Canoe Adventure

by Ronnie Juhans Canoeing is one of those outdoor activities that compares to hiking when it comes to a relaxing day outdoors. A peaceful ride on the river with overhanging… Read more

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.

Wine, City and Family Fests

Wine and City Fests Warm nights are begging for a cold glass of white wine or rose at one of the many sce- nic vineyards in the Rheinland-Pfalz region, which… Read more

Actress: Hannah Dean. Photographer: Faye Thomas

Things to Know about Swimming Pools & Lakes in Germany

With the weather finally starting to warm up, Germany’s many public pools and lakes are open for business. Here are a few of the rules and etiquette that can help you make the most of your time cooling off.

Off the beaten path – Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems — Part 2

Read part 1 here You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big… Read more

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 8: The Outer Hebrides

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here, part 3… Read more

The Quiet Riviera: Italy’s Lovely Liguria

Take a weekend trip to Italy’s Liguria region! This gem of a region has beautiful beaches, picturesque views, delectable dishes, sheer opulence and more.

Northern Wales: small place, big adventure

by Nate Cairney Let’s begin in the ivy-shrouded tea room at river’s edge. Located near one end of the ancient stone bridge that spans the river from the valley village… Read more

Off the beaten path — Day trips to some of Germany’s lesser-known gems (part 1)

You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big Ben in London and… Read more

Finding the best Belgian chocolates: A beautiful mystery

Story by Nate Cairney, featured image by Barbara Dudzinska / shutterstock.com The words “Belgian chocolate” stir the imagination in a way that few other phrases do. You picture rows of… Read more

Hiking & backpacking in Switzerland

Story by Ronnie Juhans Backpacking during spring and summer breaks is a great way to experience Europe on a budget for many students around the world. Staying at hostels or… Read more

A Long Weekend in North Holland

The Dutch Tulip Blossom attracts millions of visitors every year and the reason for it is that it’s just so damn beautiful. Seemingly endless rows of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils… Read more

Take a Day Trip to the Historic Town of Ottweiler

Take a day trip to the medieval town Ottweiler. Take a stroll down the winding streets, marvel the half-timbered buildings, visit museums, enjoy a nice meal and more.

Wolfstein: A Historic Hike 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.

St. Martin – Picturesque little Village on the Wine Road

Located on the Wine Road, St. Martin is nested in the hills and surrounded by vineyards. It is the ideal paradise to visit for its beauty, wine, food, shopping and more.

The first ever North Sea Cornhole cruise

Story and photo by Morgan Fielder Germans can be so fun! Can you believe that a group of German cornhole players living an hour away from Ramstein are hosting a… Read more

Lots of 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.

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.

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip Part 4: Lake District, England

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover, Stonehenge here, part 2 about the Roman City Bath here and Part… Read more

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

Sailing Germany and Abroad

Coming from the Mediterranean sea with 250+ days of sunshine a year and a coastline of 8,000 miles, I assumed my sailing days were over when I moved to Germany…. Read more

The Greatest Britain Road Trip Part 2: Bath, Roman Spa City

The GREATest BRITAIN Road Trip, my favorite destinations in England, Wales and Scotland: read part 1 about Bruges, Dover and Stonehenge here. Less than an hour’s drive from Stonehenge lies… Read more

Jungfraujoch — Top of Europe

by Ronnie Juhanns Cover Photo of Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, by GIGASHOTS / shutterstock.com Travelers from around the world visit Switzerland to take the journey to the top of Europe and visiting… Read more

Indoor Bouldering

Story by Ronnie Juhans Cover photo by santypan / Shutterstock.com As the unpredictable German Winter weather approaches, the temptation to stay indoors and keep your fingers and thumbs fit with… Read more

German Plätzchen recipes

Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more

A Stroll Through Heidelberg

Considered one of the top five cities in Germany to visit, Heidelberg attracts millions each year with its history, art and scenic beauty. Take a stroll through the city or along the river. What are you waiting for?!

18 Hours in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich has a lot to offer. Enjoy authentic fondue, stroll along picturesque streets, hop on a river boat, take in spectacular cable car views and much more.

A Perfect Thanksgiving

A Perfect Thanksgiving!

‘This year,’ I confidently told my wife, Amy, when our children were very young and squirmy and clingy and generally as manageable as a bag of tadpoles, ‘we are going… Read more

Keeping in touch with Grandparents

Keeping in Touch with Grandma and Grandpa

Keep in touch with Grandparents when you are far away.

The Best Six Castles in Germany

Millions of tourists flock to see what is called Germany’s jewel in the tourist crown each year, and it’s easy to see why.

Wurst

Germans love Wurst

From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.

The view of Wolfstein from the hiking trail

Beautiful One-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.

Halloween photography

Halloween – History and Events

Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…

Hanging Out in Heppenheim

Germany has many beautiful cities and towns to explore that are only a short drive away! Approximately an hour drive from Kaiserslautern is the historically charming city of Heppenheim.

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Hike to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy a colorful fall day in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, this is the ideal… Read more

Childhood Dreams Coming True in 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

A Quick Ride on the Rhine River

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.