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Click here for part 1 Celle: Returning to the Timber-Frame Road, to the west of Quedlinburg and south of Stade, is the village of Celle. Celle has the largest collection of… Read more
For many a road-tripper, traveling through Germany evokes images of storybook villages surrounded by lush forests, castles perched high on mountaintops, or mysterious Roman or Celtic artifacts in unsuspecting locations…. Read more
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
by Kat Nickola “I see it!” my son yells. He adjusts his backpack. It is full, with his sleeping bag, mat, and clothes for the night. “Where?” I ask, hustling along… Read more
by Kat Nickola I’m standing outside a Celtic longhouse watching the Celtic way to make and hold fire. Herr Klaus Zahneisen is a docent at the Keltenpark Otzenhausen. He shows us the special… Read more
by Kat Nickola Roughly an hour south of Kaiserslautern is a fascinating remnant of the Cold War era. What had been a special weapons depot is now a site preserved in… Read more
“Time to get up,” was the soft but forceful sound my tent mate and I heard at 11:30 p.m. That’s right, 11:30 p.m. That was just six hours after being… Read more
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.
by Kat Nickola “Mom, is that a real body?” My daughter is looking through a long glass window into the side of a coffin-like space. Inside there is a very human-looking… Read more
Kirchheimbolanden is a medieval town between Kaiserslautern and Mainz with some charming features and an interesting history.
Story by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jens Ottoson / Shutterstock.com Who is crazy enough to go camping in Germany during the winter? Especially when the night time temps have already dipped… Read more
by Kat Nickola “It’s hard to tell there was a runway here,” my husband says over the chilly winter wind. “True. But they left a few bunkers and pavement,” I… Read more
Story and Photos by Kat Nickola With winter settling in, it’s tempting to stay inside. But, part of staying healthy means getting fresh air and exercise, and Germany is a… Read more
If you find you’ll be spending the holidays a little closer to home than you might have liked, don’t worry! Holiday beauty can be found in plenty of places in… Read more
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
Get started on your shopping journey beyond the gate guards – discover info on popular grocery and hardware stores as well as drugstores in Germany.
Story and photos by Kat Nickola “It’s freezing!” my son yelled as he dipped a toe in the wassertretbecken (water treading pool). Soon he was knee-deep in the cold clear… Read more
“That wasn’t a museum. That was an adventure,” were my friend’s first words when we left. And it really was an adventure. Gondwana – Das Prähistorium, which is located in… Read more
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.
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.
Featured image courtesy of SPD Kaiserslautern Ongoing lockdown measures to contain the corona pandemic have affected most local attractions, many of which are now struggling and in need of help…. Read more
This tasty caramel apple tarts recipe tastes like mini apple pies. It is fast, tasty and simple to make. Great for parties and backyard barbeques.
If you are new to the KMC and have your dog(s) with you, depending on where you live you may not have a chance to let your dog run loose,… Read more
Story by Azure Hall, featured image (“Devil’s Table”) by rphstock / Shutterstock.com Hiking is an excellent way to enjoy the spring sunshine and get in some physical activity. Germany offers a… Read more
Photos by Master Sgt. Nicholas Filip A collection of 17 watercolor portraits of women in uniform and their stories of courage, perseverance, success and triumph are on display in honor… Read more
Wolfstein is a small town near Kaiserslautern that’s great for a day trip. The popular hiking village also has some unique attractions.
Making your own holidays gifts is not only a great way to save some money this time of year, but is a wonderful way to have some fun with your family!
‘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
From Bratwurst to Leberkäse, there are more than 1500 different kinds of wurst many of which are not available in the U.S.
Story by Aaron T. Grogg Edited: April 14, 2020 For those of us who have decided to “shelter in place” for the foreseeable future, here are a few tips to… Read more
Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…
It’s that time of year….fall is here and the pumpkins are ready! Here is a very simple recipe for some sweet and delicious Pumpkin Soup.
Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad No matter the weather, this outing in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate Forest) is ideal whether you are with your partner, children, a dog or… Read more
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.
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…
Check out our list of all the outdoor pools and swimming lakes in the KMC area.
May 12, 2020 Beginning tomorrow, some restaurants in Germany may open their doors to the public once again. Depending on which state in Germany you find yourself, regulations may differ…. Read more
Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz As spring slowly transitions into summer and we get more sunshine, you don’t want to miss out on a colorful bouquet of flowers! This… Read more
A variety of different breads, rolls, cookies, pastries or cakes are offered daily in German bakeries. Let us help you navigate the bakeries of Germany!