Get started on your shopping journey beyond the gate guards – discover info on popular grocery and hardware stores as well as drugstores in Germany.
The castle and guard house, which house the Whisky Museum, are landmarks of the town of Kirn.
“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
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
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
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.
#StayHome, for the most part, has made people in the past year enjoy some serious video streaming movie nights! Tiger King. Need I say more?! While I love a good… Read more
Story and photos by Corinna Pongracz Are your little monkeys bookworms as well and can’t get enough of reading? Or maybe they’re still too young to read themselves but still… Read more
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 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
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
Story and photos by Nadine Bower U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community members are reminded that personal security can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. Staying safe is… Read more
Story and photos by Paul Hughes, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart This is the first part of a three-part series that takes a look at what it’s like to live off-post, on-post… Read more
Nothing makes me happier on Valentine’s day than having a yummy dessert with my special person.
While Christmas may not be celebrated in every culture, almost every language has a term for it. Take a look at our list of international well-wishes and impress your family… Read more
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
Glühwein, which literally translates to ‘glow wine‘, is a staple at every outdoor event throughout the winter months. It lets you continue to take advantage of your convenient location in… Read more
Story by Ruth Cuevas Featured photo by Photo by Wolfgang Zwanzger / shutterstock.com Anyone who’s stood amidst the glow of a Weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas market knows that the holiday season… Read more
‘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
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
In case you didn’t fall into a YouTube hole of dog trick videos during lockdown like I did, you might be looking for a few fun and easy party tricks… Read more
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.
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
Finland is a unique country with lots of beautiful sites and terrific nightlife, which make this northern country one of the most visited in the world.
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
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
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
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.
Germany doesn’t celebrate Halloween in the same way America does. Although it’s not a national holiday that everyone gets deeply involved with, there are still amazing and spooky goings-on dotted… Read more
Chestnut season is coming up! Thanks to a wide area of edible chestnut trees between the palatine forest and southern Weinstraße, everything in the Trifelsland region will be chestnut themed… Read more
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.
Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.
Make an ordinary weekend to a very extraordinary one! Take a horse and carriage ride through the Rheingau vineyard, while sipping Riesling wine and castle hopping.
Pet-friendly Europeans invite dogs into many places that might surprise Americans stationed here. Learn more about taking Fido on the road during your next trip.
by Ronnie Juhans contributing writer The German-French border is the perfect hiking getaway, boasting beautiful trails, 12th century historic architecture and best of all, it’s right on our doorstep. The Alsace… Read more
by Ronnie Juhans Canoeing is one of those outdoor activities that compares to hiking when it comes to a relaxing day outdoors. A peaceful ride on the river with overhanging… Read more
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
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.