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What is a German “Schultüte?”

What is a German “Schultüte?”

Every year, thousands of German kids carry a “Schultüte” to their first day of school. The cones have been a German tradition for more than 100 years. Although there are no records of its actual origins, the so-called “Schultüte” or “Zuckertüte” seems to have been introduced to school children in […]

August 20, 2021 ×

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Why hiking French Alps is fabulous, even in bad weather

Why hiking French Alps is fabulous, even in bad weather

First it rained, then it snowed; my 10-year-old son dug out his layers, my teenage daughter found her waterproof jacket and pants, and we kept hiking. Then the sun came out; I took off my hat and gloves, my husband stuffed his puffy coat back in his backpack, and we […]

August 13, 2021 ×

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History, Culture, Sun in South of France

History, Culture, Sun in South of France

Nîmes, located in the south of France, is famous for many reasons. The light is wonderful, which is why French impressionists gravitated toward the area. The weather is lovely, as well. Average temperatures hover in the fifties even during the winter months, and sun is plentiful. If you’re looking for […]

August 6, 2021 ×

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Warnemünde – a Resort on the  Baltic Sea

Warnemünde – a Resort on the Baltic Sea

When you’re considering summer plans, don’t forget that Germany has beaches, too. One of the best destinations is the seaside resort city of Warnemünde, situated in the northeast part of Germany in the Rostock district. It attracts numerous tourists all year round for its beaches, maritime attractions, harbor cruises, restaurants, […]

July 30, 2021 ×

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E-scooters in Germany — dos and don’ts

E-scooters in Germany — dos and don’ts

E-Scooters were finally authorized for use on German roads almost exactly two years ago and they were quickly adopted as the perfect mode of transportation for short distances. These electric pedal scooters are usually small and easy to transport, often even foldable. The perfect vehicle for inner cities and short […]

July 30, 2021 ×

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Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

Dog-friendly hiking in the KMC

by Ronny Juhans
contributing writer

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, or know great places in the surrounding area to do so. Living in an apartment downtown or on-base/post housing sometimes restricts you to a quick daily walk with your dog before and after work or on weekends. Don’t let this prevent you from getting out and trying something new and exciting while spending quality time with your dog as well as the entire family.

July 22, 2021 ×

Community, Lifestyle, Sports

Community Events — July 23, 2021

Thursday Night Trivia at Tavern on the Rock Do you have an uncanny ability to remember dates, names, places, and other random knowledge? Assemble your team and head to the Tavern on the Rock every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. to win bragging rights and a prize. Open to ID cardholders […]

July 22, 2021 ×

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Along the Rheingau Riesling Route

Along the Rheingau Riesling Route

Beer drinkers may enjoy a good pub beer crawl, but wine aficionados will love the Rheingau Riesling Route! The route runs from the town of Flörsheim to Lorch, which is close to the city of Wiesbaden. The beautiful drive is 70 kilometers in total and sign-posted throughout. This drive is […]

July 1, 2021 ×

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The vineyard next door: Germany’s excellent wine regions

The vineyard next door: Germany’s excellent wine regions

Most new arrivals to Germany are familiar with the quality of German beer. Rightfully so. Beer is governed as food here. There are bound to be great choices. But many may not know that Germany is also home to an incredible array of high quality wines, most of which are […]

July 1, 2021 ×

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Lake Garda, Italy: an active paradise

Lake Garda, Italy: an active paradise

For epic beauty, it’s hard to beat the trip to Lake Garda. As you drive down from Brenner Pass (1,370 meters/4,495 feet) between Austria and Italy the landscape goes from Alpine to Mediterranean. On the road winding down to your destination, you start to see full unobstructed views of the […]

July 1, 2021 ×