Posts Tagged "Kaiserslautern"

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

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.

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…

Outdoor Swimming Pools & Lakes Near KMC

Check out our list of all the outdoor pools and swimming lakes in the KMC area.

Forest Walks with Kids – 7 Ideas for Fun in the Great Outdoors

Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz It doesn’t matter if it’s spring, summer, fall or winter – as long as it’s not raining, my husband and I love to spend… Read 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

Super Simple Swaps to Reduce Waste

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

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

Grindelwald Schlittelbahn — World’s longest sled ride

Story by Ronnie Juhans Featured image by FS Stock / Shutterstock.com As Old Man Winter will be visiting us soon, the skiers and snowboarders are anxiously awaiting the opening of… Read more

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.

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.

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

Bats, Ghosts and Baby Gemstones: Fun in the Fischbach 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.

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.

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

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

Weinprobe

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!

Kirchheimbolanden – A Medieval Town

Kirchheimbolanden is a medieval town between Kaiserslautern and Mainz with some charming features and an interesting history.

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.

Local Roller Derby Team Celebrates 5 Years

A Kaiserslautern roller derby team rapidly grew into a league. Come help celebrate the Roller Girls of the Apocalypse fifth birthday on June 13-14.

The New Shopping Mall – K in Lautern

The new shopping mall, the K in Lautern in downtown Kaiserslautern is now open. Get your retail therapy with 100 stores as well as restaurants and more.

Witness the Eruption of a Water Geyser

Witness the eruption of a water geyser in Wallenborn. In the area you can also enjoy a picnic or purchase items made from honey at a shop and bee aviary.

Lake Ohmbachsee ~ A Hidden Gem

Lake Ohmbachsee offers a place for walking, hiking, biking and relaxing. There is also a play area, an entertainment, a boating area, a restaurant and more.

An Impressive Craft Store in Trier

Trier’s Bastel Stube is a craft store you may be accustomed to in the U.S. This over 2,000 meters store is a home good and creative paradise.

Neuleiningen Castle, Near Kaiserslautern

Take a trip Neuleiningen to marvel the ruined castle as you wander the streets of the small town, enjoy a delicious German meal and dabble in wine tasting.

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.