Adventure day offers car-free route Sunday

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***Sunday, the 12th adventure day called “Car-free Lauter Valley”takes place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walkers, hikers, bicyclists and inline-skaters have a public road all to themselves.

The Federal road B270 between Kaiserslautern and Lauterecken closes to motorized traffic, horse carriages and horseback riders. The 35-kilometer route winds through the Lauter Valley from Kaiserslautern to Otterbach, Sambach, Katzweiler, Hirschhorn, Olsbrücken, Kreimbach-Kaulbach, Wolfstein, Oberweiler-Tiefenbach and Lohnweiler to Lauterecken.  

These villages participate in the event. Associations, clubs and private sponsors provide an entertaining program including eating and drinking locations.

The event officially opens at 10 a.m. on Lauterstrasse (B270 going out of town direction Otterbach) near the garden fair area.

Participants move on to the next village, Otterbach, on foot, bike or inline-skates. Here they find a free bicycle check and a first aid station.
Musical entertainment, homemade salads, cakes and coffee will be offered in the yard of Raiffeisen bank. Pea soup and roast beef is served by the
Reservists Comradeship Otterbach at the end of the village going to Sambach.

In Katzweiler, on the fairgrounds, rides are offered with a car crane. There also is musical entertainment and an information stand. Different locations offer a variety of food like fish, frikadellen, bratwurst, Turkish kebab, pizza, chicken and french fries.

In Hirschhorn, the Reservist Comradeship Kaiserslautern serves an original Bundeswehr hot pot.

Another bicycle service check can be found in the little village of Sulzbachtal.

The SWR4 radio station puts up a stage in Olsbrücken, where the band “Die Filsbacher” will perform. The tourist information office of the Otterbach union community provides useful information in the school yard. A ceramics display
is shown in the Rathaus.

The Kreimbach-Kaulbach rifle club offers people a chance to test their shooting skills.

In Rutsweiler, the Zweikirche, a church with the oldest bells in the Pfalz, can be toured. There is more live music and food to include the original French onion pizza.

A Wolfstein company offers live music with Crime and Passion, Italian dishes and free mineral water. On Marktplatz, the eyes can get tested and glasses checked.

In the neighboring villages of Oberweiler-Tiefenbach and Heinzenhausen, more food specialties and children’s activities are offered.

Lohnweiler has a bicycle raffle and the longest cake and salad bar.

Lauterecken is the north end of the road closure. Local clubs offer potato pancakes with apple sauce and bratwurst.