Information counter offers new event calendar

by Astrid Kleemann Window to Rheinland-Pfalz information counter

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Cristina Perez Reyes gets the new 2017 calendar of events from Astrid Kleemann, employee at the Window to Rheinland-Pfalz information counter in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.

The printed version of the 2017 English calendar of events for the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area is now available at the “Window to Rheinland-Pfalz” information counter at the KMCC. Since 2011, 15,000 copies of the booklet are published each year by the city of Ramstein-Miesenbach as a joint venture with several neighboring communities. The event calendar is a popular source of information for the American military members and their families to find out what is going on throughout the year in the local area. It is distributed free of charge.

On 28 pages the booklet lists more than 120 local events accompanied by a variety of pictures. The calendar provides a monthly overview of city and village festivals, fairs, markets, concerts and shows including short descriptions of the events in English. It depicts a choice of offers that the local tourism representatives consider particularly interesting for Americans. The calendar covers the most important events in the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area, the union community of Landstuhl and Bruchmühlbach-Miesau, the holiday region Lake Ohmbach/Glantal and the Donnersberg region throughout the year 2017. A map of the area was included to help locate the venues. The dates of bike event days, volksmarches and culinary hikes as well as medieval markets or Christmas markets are listed. People interested in cultural events will find something to awaken their interest, so do sports enthusiasts or families with children.

It is just a few more days until the first outdoor events of the year will take place: End of February Fasching parades will be going on in several towns and villages around Ramstein Air Base. The biggest parade is the Westrich Fasching Parade in Ramstein on Feb. 28 that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The calendar can be downloaded from the website that is now available in a new design. By clicking the tab “Events” you will find updated information of what is going on in the region within the next days as well as an overview list of the local events throughout the year 2017. To make it easier for you to find your way to the event locations, Google Maps was embedded in the new layout. You will find icons to share the information on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You also have the option to export the event dates that sound interesting to you to your personal calendar.

The “Window to Rheinland-Pfalz” team will be happy to assist you with information about the local area and to provide you your personal copy of the calendar of events. Just stop by at the counter during your next visit at the KMCC.