Posts Tagged "Kaiserslautern"

Wild Park Fest

A colorful program awaits visitors of all ages at Wildpark Kaiserslautern on September 22 from 11 a.m. There will be live music, face painting, guided tours, public feedings and homemade… Read more

Kids’ Fest

Visit the kids’ fest around Jugend- und Programmzentrum Kaiserslautern on September 21 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. for fun join-in activities and culinary delights. Admission is free. For more… Read more

Thanksgiving Farmers Market

Kaiserslautern’s traditional weekly farmers’ market on Stiftsplatz will become a big thanksgiving celebration on September 14. Families can look forward to kids’ entertainment such as face painting and a bouncy… Read more

Farmers’ Market Thanksgiving

Regional produce and street food-style culinary delights await at the German Thanksgiving edition, traditionally celebrated in early fall, Kaiserslautern’s Farmers’ Market  on Stiftsplatz on September 14. Admission is free. For… Read more

Ramstein Funfair

Ramstein’s market square will turn into a fairground with rides and all sorts of booths selling sweets and a wide range of food and beverages between September 14 and 17…. Read more

Siegelbacher Kerwe

Visit Siegelbacher Kerwe at Siegelbach Dorfplatz in Kaiserslautern on September 13 and 14 for culinary delights, family entertainment, carnival rides and more. Admission is free. For more information go to… Read more

Swinging Lautern

Kaiserslautern’s beloved “Barbarossafest” will take place in the city center from September 5 to 7. Multiple stages across the town will host musical performances of different genres as special offers… Read more

Pumpkin Exhibition “Romans”

This year’s pumpkin exhibition will take visitors of all ages on a spectacular journey to the Roman Empire. Roman architectural masterpieces as well as Julius Caesar himself and the fan-favorite… Read more

Volksmarching in Lambsborn

The hiking club “Ski- und Wanderfreunde Lambsborn” is hosting a volksmarch on August 24 and 25 starting at Dorfgemeinschaftshaus Lambsborn. Hikers can choose between signposted trails of different length including… Read more

Village Fair Miesenbach

Miesenbach is celebrating its traditional village fair with music and entertainment throughout the last weekend of August, 24 to 26. Sportplatz Miesenbach will pose as the fairground with rides and… Read more

Wine Kerwe

Enjoy fine wines at Wine Kerwe in Bockenheim a. d. Weinstrasse between August 23 and 26. Admission is free. For more information go to  Photo by symbiot /

Village Kerwe

Local winemakers and caterers invite you to their culinary Village Kerwe in the city center of Weisenheim am Berg between August 16 and 20. A 250 meter-long table along Leistadter… Read more

German-American Fair in Ramstein

The German-American Fair in Ramstein will offer a variety of international culinary delights, beverages, live music and family entertainment from August 16 to 18. There will be an additional family… Read more

Eat Healthy

Paleo, vegan, low carb – healthy nutrition has become a part of society in the form of various nutrition concepts. And they all claim to be the healthiest way to… Read 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.

Super Simple Swaps to Help the Planet and Save Money

With our planet slowly falling apart, we see words like ‘zero waste’ and ‘sustainability’ floating around the internet and feel guilt-tripped by people with 2 oz. waste jars that hold… 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.

Things to do in Dublin

The capital of the Republic of Ireland has lots to offer from riverside views, ancient Celtic history and what might just be the most beautiful library in the world. Dublin… Read more

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.

Baking Soda DIY Beauty

DIY Baking Soda Beauty Tips

Baking soda can be found in most store cupboards and has immense beauty benefits. Use it on your hair, skin and teeth a here’s a few tips on how…

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 Treats for Dogs

Healthy Halloween Treats for Healthy Dogs

Try some of these tasty healthy Halloween dog treats this Halloween season. Human treats aren’t good for your dogs but these are good alternatives.

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

Hidden Gems near Cocheren, France

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

Long Time no Sea?

When planning a trip to the beach, you’re probably looking at Italy, France and Spain for your Vitamin D fix but forgetting all about the beauty that’s waiting on Germany’s… Read more

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.

Culinary Panorama Hike

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

Olive Oil Festival ~ Zell im Zellertal

There is no shortage of festivals in Germany and they have two common themes-food and drinks. The Olive Festival in the town of Zellertal was no different.

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.

German spas: A how-to guide

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a place you could go for some pampering? Guess what?! There is! Bonus: many are close to the KMC area. Regardless of how… Read more

Let’s Go To The Mall

Some people consider shopping. In fact, more and more people are purchasing gifts online to avoid the crowds and emotional reactions. According to a 2017 eMarketer Report, Ecommerce (online shopping)… Read more

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be Travelling By Yourself

featured image by Alex Yuzhakov ‘I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.’ -Mark… Read more

Hiking Wolfstein - Germany

A Tale of Two Castles

Wolfstein, the starting point or final stop of the Pfälzer Höhenweg hiking trail in the northern Palatinate, is a handsome small town with quite a few period buildings near the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

KidsKorner – August 18, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on August 18, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

KidsKorner – September 1, 2017

Originally published in the Kaiserslautern American newspaper on September, 1, 2017. Click the image for a full-size, printable version.

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


How to wine-taste: German style

One of the most fun things to do in Germany is a wine tasting or Weinprobe. Since about 60 percent of all German wine is produced in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, residents of the KMC are in the middle of a wine tasting wonderland.

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!