Walking

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

The Five Best Outdoor Breaks in Europe

For those seeking an outdoor adventure of a lifetime, here are five of the best outdoor breaks Europe has to offer!

Bad Wildbad: Blueberries and Baths

Families head to Bad Wildbad warm water springs, natural beauty, delicious blueberries and more. Located in the Black Forest, this tranquil destination has been attracting tourists for centuries!

Bad Urach – a friendly Swabian small town

This friendly, beautiful town in Baden- Württemberg offers hiking trails, castle ruins, waterfalls, a picturesque Old Town, a royal palace and much more.

Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Zweibrücken

Zweibrücken makes for an excellent day trip. Located a few kilometers from the French border, the city is rich with natural beauty, history and a very interesting mélange of sightseeing… Read 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.

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Xtra Special Winter Outdoors Edition

Whether you love winter or simply endure it until spring arrives, one thing is true: getting outside and active is important for your health during the long, dark months. Fortunately,… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Volksmarching

Volksmarching is an ideal activity for the COVID era. Founded as a non-competitive sport in Germany in the 1960’s, volksmarching (or “wandering,” as it is also called) is essentially a… Read more

Winter Forest Hiking – Time for Adventures

by Ronnie Juhans Photo by Jag_cz/shutterstock.com For my fellow hikers who enjoyed the great outdoors trekking during the warmer months of the year, there is no need to put away… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Schönau

Schönau almost seems like Shangri-la. Every twisting road that leads to the little village deep in the Pfalz forest leads you further and further into what feels like a forgotten… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Quarantine Edition

These are strange days, especially for Americans living in Europe. After all, one of the benefits of being here is that travel is so easy. So many world-famous cultures, countries,… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Pforzheim

Pforzheim embodies so much that is good about Germany. With more than 100,000 people, it’s large enough to offer something for every traveler, and small enough that navigating it doesn’t… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Oppenheim

Oppenheim is a place of wine and water, a small town on the banks of the Rhine where the circle of life is very much present. It is a place… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Niederhausen

A trip to Niederhausen is good for your body and your soul. This small wine village on the banks of the Nahe River is off the beaten path, and yet… Read more

Hiking in Germany

One of the healthiest activities and habits in Germany is hiking! Germany is dedicated to creating, supporting and maintaining spectacular trails. Grab your boots and be awed!

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Landau

During an era in which access to great outdoor settings has become a critical travel criterion, Landau is almost the perfect destination. The large town in the heart of the… Read more

Hiking trip to Humbergturm (Humberg Tower)

Hike to Humberg Tower offers nature, adventure

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

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Koblenz

Koblenz combines two features that are fundamental to Germany: history and beauty. This is a city, after all, that was founded by the Romans, and that celebrated 2,000 years of… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Jossgrund

In many ways, Jossgrund is similar to most any little village in Germany. It’s small, tidy, tranquil and prosperous. You’ll find red roofs, a church steeple, a gasthaus. You can… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Idar-Oberstein

September 28, 2020 Something about Idar-Oberstein feels almost mythical. During the journey there, shadows and light dance through trees while two-lane roads wind through valleys and forests. When you arrive… Read more

Can’t-Miss German Day Trips A-Z: Frankfurt am Main

September 7, 2020 Frankfurt can be tough to pin down. At first glance, It isn’t as easily graspable as some of Germany’s other large cities. It’s not Berlin, which is… Read more

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…

Winter Hiking Oberstdorf

Photo by Vitalii Nesterchuk/ shutterstock.com Story by Ronnie Juhans I normally take one-day hikes during the winter in the local areas only a short drive away. However, I decided to… Read more

Discover The Great Glenway - Scotland

Hike along Scotland’s Great Glen Way

The Great Glen Way runs from the edge of Loch Linnhe to the Inverness, cutting a trail through some of the Scottish Highland’s most impressive scenery.

Dolomites: Welcome To Your Italian Adventure

Story by Nate Cairney In northern Italy, where the massive Dolomite mountains dominate the land, you can find a different sort of country. This is adventure Italy. Adventure Italy gets… Read more

Beautiful treetop walks

Cover photo by Erlebnis Akademie AG Many people from other countries, particularly the United States, see Germany as a place that truly ‘gets it’ with regard to wellness, concern for… 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

What to See in Triberg

While living in Germany, a visit Triberg should not go amiss. Known for its cuckoo clocks, the city also has waterfalls, beautiful churches and museums.

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.

Seewoog in Ramstein-Miesenbach Joins Global parkrun Movement as 9th Event in Germany

Seewoog parkrun in Ramstein-Miesenbach will soon be the 9th parkrun event to launch in Germany and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Ramstein, Ralf Hechler on 15 September,… Read more

Hidden Gems near Cocheren, France

Spend the afternoon hiking a wooden area near the German and French border and discover ancient hidden gems.

Hike Sibyllenweg to Burg Teck!

Hike Sibyllenweg up to the Burg Teck Castle. Enjoy the beautiful spring flowers and view along the way. Once arriving, enjoy the ambiance and meal.

Herd of sheep on the Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland

Hiking the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

A detailed itinerary for hiking the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland from Diana Dargen, an Air Force spouse based in Germany.

Weekend fun on a shoestring

Europe can be expensive! While it’s nice to be able to travel and the KMC area is conveniently located within four hours of more than half a dozen countries and… Read more

Hiking and Biking Apps

As an oldschool outdoor adventure guide, I am used to leading hiking and biking adventures throughout Europe based on knowledge of the trails, terrain, points of interest, rest stops, and… Read more

Culinary Panorama Hike

Germany hosts fun and unique outdoors activities such as the Culinary Panorama Hike. This event offered panoramic views and culinary specialties.

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.

Celebrate Almond Blossom Season along the German Wine Route

Take a drive down the picturesque German Wine Road. This beautiful route includes colorful almond blossoms, festivals, culinary delights, wines and more.

Germany Becomes Part of the Worldwide Parkrun Movement

Germany was the 19th country to join the Parkrun movement in December 2017, with now nearly 300 people walking, running and volunteering at weekly parkruns in Berlin, Osnabrück, Frankfurt, Leipzig,… Read more