English calendar of events, new website available to KMC

A group of local tourism representatives from the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area teamed up to develop special offers and information leaflets in English for the large number of Americans living in this region.

The project team aims to make people aware of what the area surrounding Ramstein Air Base has to offer and to acquaint visitors from the U.S. with German culture.

The first output of the regular meetings of the project team was an English calendar of events for the local area.

The first issue was published in 2011 and enjoyed great popularity among the Americans. For this reason the project team decided to continue publishing the English calendar annually.

The latest 2012 issue is available at the “Window to Rheinland-Pfalz” information counter at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, the German-American Community Office in Kaiserslautern and the tourist information centers

in the city and county of Kaisers-lautern.

The calendar provides a monthly overview of city and village festivals, fairs, markets, concerts, shows and other events in the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern areas, including a short description of the respective events.

It depicts a choice of offers that the project team considers particularly interesting for English-speaking visitors.

Starting with the Ramstein carnival parade, the English calendar lists a broad variety of events, such as the Sickingen May Market in Landstuhl, the horse show and show jumping in Miesau, the outdoor concerts at the Kaiserslautern Volkspark, bike events like the Car-free Lauter Valley, and Christmas markets in December.

People interested in cultural events and friends of classical music will find something to awaken their interest as well as sports enthusiasts or families with children.

Because the region has a lot more to offer than could be listed on a few pages, another project was developed by tourism representatives — an English website with local area information that is now online.

Go online and visit www.ramstein-gateway.com to find information about sights and attractions in the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area. This website also includes suggestions for sports and leisure time facilities and activities for families and children.

If you are planning to dine out, the list of local restaurants offers a broad variety of different cuisines.

The shopping guide will help you find the right place to buy whatever you

need. The website also includes an updated weekly overview of special events in the local area.

The “Window to Rheinland-Pfalz — Ramstein Gateway” information center located in the KMCC will be happy to assist you with information about the region. Just stop by at the counter during your next visit at the KMCC.

(Courtesy of Window to Rheinland-Pfalz)