Five Must-Visit Parks in the KMC region

Panoramic view from the Kaiserberg part of Gartenschau Kaiserslautern. Photo by Alexander Pütz

The temperatures are beginning to rise in Germany, and with that comes spring fever: That restlessness you feel whenever it starts to get even the slightest bit warm outside. You’re going to feel the need to deep clean your house, throw your windows wide open, and spend as much time outdoors as possible. I’ve outlined just five of many fantastic parks in the KMC area that will help combat your spring fever.

Seewoog in Miesenbach

If you’re looking for a great, free park not too far from home, this is your best bet. Located in Miesenbach, the Seewoog is a small park surrounding a lake with plenty of greenspace to picnic, lounge in the sun, or play games. There is a playground area for children, as well as a bike path that loops around the recreation area. A beer garden is close by that offers food and drinks (make sure to bring Euro with you!). If that doesn’t please your taste buds, an Italian restaurant is within walking distance of the park.

Gartenschau Kaiserslautern

From life-size dinosaur statues to beer gardens, you’ll be sure to spend hours at this vast park located in the heart of Kaiserslautern. The main attraction is of course the dinosaurs, but stay for the beautiful gardens and topiaries, miniature golf course, and delicious food and beer, not to mention the huge play area for your children, so you actually have time to enjoy that cold beer. The Gartenschau opens April 1, and has events every so often, from concerts to art exhibits, so make sure to check their website to see what they have planned. Admission is €7 for adults, and free for children under the age of six.

TiLu Adventure Kaiserslautern

If you want a little more adventure than your normal park, look no further than the TiLu Kletterwald (climbing forest) at Froehnerhof located just 5 minutes east of Kaiserslautern. Here you can climb through obstacles in the treetops, but don’t worry if you’ve never done it before; they have courses for beginners as well as expert climbers. They also offer archery lessons, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use a bow and arrow! Prices for a 2.5-hour climb range from €17 to €22 based on age.

Volkspark Kaiserslautern

Just outside downtown Kaisers-lautern is the Volkspark, first built in 1925. It’s been used for several different venues since its inception: first, an exhibition hall, then a breeding facility for geese and pheasants before it was bombed during WWII. It was rebuilt into the park we visit today. This free park has all you could need, including basketball courts, playgrounds, a running path that encircles a large duck pond, and even free concerts on Sundays in the warmer months. There is plenty of greenspace as well if you prefer kicking around a soccer ball, playing badminton, or just relaxing in the sunshine.

Holiday Park

Holiday Park is for the thrill-seekers out there. An amusement park about an hour away from Kaiserslautern, kids and adults alike will love spending a day here. It has over a dozen rollercoasters of varying intensities, performances such as magic shows, and water rides for those hot and humid days. Ticket prices vary based on height.

Check their opening schedule on their website