Lifestyle

Courtesy photoThe vineyards around Rüdesheim

Rollin’ on the river: tips for a day on the Rhine

by Dr. Krystal White
Contributing writer

The powerful Rhine River once supported the Roman Empire. Today, its superb nature, wine and history are within easy reach; it’s just an hour’s drive from the KMC.

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Courtesy photo

Baden-Baden: so nice it was named twice!

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
contributing writer

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, on a visit to the spa town of Baden-Baden in Germany, once remarked, “Baden-Baden is so nice you have to name it twice.”

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Photos courtesy of Eagles Nest ToursThe Eagle's Nest, also referred to as the Kehlsteinhaus, was given to Adolf Hitler as a birthday present in 1939. It is now a restaurant  and tourist destination.

Visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

by Amanda Hayward
contributing writer

Located in Berchtesgaden, Germany, resting 6,017 feet high upon the Kehlstein Mountain is the “Eagles Nest,” also called the Kehlsteinhaus. Just looking at the Eagle’s Nest, one can easily think of it as “just a restaurant,” but it is more than that.

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Photo courtesy of www.goeckelesmaier.deAt the Stuttgart Spring Festival, enjoy a rotisserie chicken and a beer at one of the many fest tents.

Stuttgart Spring Festival

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

Some agree there’s nothing bigger, nothing better and nothing more fun than the Stuttgart Spring Festival.

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Easter holiday around the corner

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Easter holidays are just around the corner. In Germany, Easter week starts with Holy Thursday, which Germans call “Gründonnerstag,” or green Thursday.

April 10, 2014 ×
Courtesy photo‘Little Shop of Horrors’Stadthalle Landstuhl presents the musical “Der kleine Horrorladen” (Little Shop of Horrors) in German at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost €19.50 to €28. For more information, visit www.stadthalle-landstuhl.de or call 06371-92340.

Was ist los? – events around the KMC

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby. Dates are subject to change.

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Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

April 10, 2014 ×

Mark Your Calendar – on base events in the KMC

Event calendar for Kaiserslautern Military Community on base events, updated weekly, covering Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (Kleber Kaserne and Vogelweh), Landstuhl and Baumholder.

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Ceramics at its best

Ceramics at its best

Courtesy of Saarpfalz-Touristik

More than 100 artisans from all over Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will present their diversity of ceramic works from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the center of Homburg.

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Sankt Wendel offers family fun at Easter market

Sankt Wendel offers family fun at Easter market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The City of Sankt Wendel located in the state of Saarland will hold its annual Easter market 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to Sunday. Stores will be open 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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