KMC Area

Neunkirchen Zoo — An experience for the whole family

No more than 30 minutes away from the KMC, snow leopards bound over rocks, Asian elephants lazily congregate in groups and giraffes enjoy snacks picked from tall trees. Neunkirchen Zoo… Read more

Your Guide to German Bakeries

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!

Schlossberg Caves

Schlossberghöhlen Homburg, Europe’s Biggest Sandstone Cave

The Schlossberg Caves in Homburg is a super place to visit. It is the perfect little excursion for the whole family.

First Aid Kits for Kids

Family Traveling 101: First Aid Kit for Children

There are many things that are put on a list when planning a trip, especially with children. Don’t forget your a first aid kit.

A newbie guide to food and fun in the KMC

One of the most difficult aspects of moving to a new area, especially an entirely new country and continent, is figuring out the “usual” or “favorite” spots. The places that… Read more

Spring Festivals 2018

Spring is upon us with exciting festivities in tow. Though spring festivals may be sneakily disguised as Weinfest, Stadtfest, Frühlingsfest, Frühlingsmesse and other blossoming terms, we have uncovered their true… Read more

Unplug in Mehlinger Heide

Head to Mehlingen Heath to take a break from the everyday grind. The heath is an oasis of pure nature that offers many footpaths, facets of vegetation, animals and more.

Straw Sculpture Easter Festival

Now until April 26th Ludwigsburg’s Straw Sculpture Easter Festival offers family fun including egg decorating, a maze, boat rides, petting zoo, a castle tower and much more.

Don’t Miss the Almond Blossom Festival in Gimmeldingen

Make your way to beautiful town Gimmeldingen for an annual Almond Blossom Festival. This event includes crown princesses, live music and much more.

Strasbourg

Family-Friendly City Break in Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the perfect city to spend a fun weekend with your family. Families sightseeing can be very different. While adults want to experience the culture and try new food… Read more

Party Fiesta

Europe’s leading source for party items and costumes is coming to K-Town! Party Fiesta is opening a store at Marktstraße 37 in Kaiserslautern on March 1, which will offer 3.300 sq… Read more

Erbeskopf – the Perfect spot for a Day of Skiing

Erbeskopf is the largest mountain in Southwest Germany and is the perfect place to test your metal if you are a beginner or intermediate enthusiast.

5 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

If you can no longer move inside your closet or garage, it may be time to start polishing up on your organization skills.

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

Let’s Go To The Mall!

For many of us, the easiest solution to our holiday purchasing tactics is to ‘go to the mall’. Luckily, there are shopping centers nearby that can relieve some of the… Read more

8 Tips for German Christmas Markets

Christmas is knocking on your door! So grab your holiday shopping list and head to a German Christmas Market! Because there are so many wonderful markets to see in Germany, here are eight tips to help you out!

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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

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Germany´s Top Amusement Parks

The perfect time to take the family on a road trip to check out Germany’s take on amusement parks is in the summer. From an afternoon spent with Shrek to… Read more

The Earth beneath my feet in Bad Sobernheim

by Ulrike Robinson Shoes and socks off and off you go! In Bad Sobernheim, you can treat the soles of your feet to the pleasures of a BarfussPfad, which translates into… Read more

Music Festival in Darmstadt

Darmstadt recently hosted its annual Schlossgrabenfest, one of the biggest music festivals in Germany. This four-day event had over 400,000 attendees, more than 400 bands and much more.

Cooling off in K-town!

Summer is here!! Here are a few ways that you can keep cool during our ever so short German summer.

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!

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.

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.

Cool off at CUBO

CUBO is a beautiful outdoor pool and a great place to spend a hot day. It has something for all including a snack bar, a lounge area, and a wellness center.

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.

20 Best Christmas Markets in Germany

In Germany, “Christkindlmarkt” or Christmas market accompanies the four weeks of Advent. Here’s my top 20.

Labor Day Weekend

Fun Things To Do With Kids On Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend with your family with our suggested activities.

Activities for kids around Stuttgart

Fun Family Activities Near Kaiserslautern

One of the biggest complaints is finding activities for families. We have listed some in the KMC region that offer fun activities for families.

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.