Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182
Aug. 9 to 11
Cost: $149 per person
Immerse yourself in the world of the royals at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Windsor Castle. Visit the British Museum, the National Gallery, Victoria and Albert’s, or Madame Tussauds. Snap that perfect panorama picture of Big Ben from the top of the London Eye. Visit the original Hard Rock Café and get a picture crossing Abbey Road, or get in some shopping on Oxford Street or Harrods. With a free e-travelguide downloaded from Army Libraries, you won’t have to worry about not finding something to do.
Aug. 10 to 11
Cost: Adults: $99, Children under 12: $69
Enjoy the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower or Tour Montparnasse (the only place in Paris where you can’t see the ugliest building in Paris), ride the RER to Versailles, take the “secret” back entrance into the Lourve and skip the line to see the Mona Lisa. With no tour guide to follow or pre-planned sight-seeing schedule to adhere to, you are free to explore the “most romantic city in the world” however you wish.
Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on federal holidays. https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com
Sun and Sand — Santa Susanna, Spain
Aug. 29 to Sep. 2
Cost: Adults: $599 p.p., Single Occupancy: $699 p.p.
The Costa del Maresme region offers tons of activities, ranging from snorkeling and scuba diving to sea kayaking, or just laying on the beach, and the long weekend will give you enough time to participate in all of them! You can even jump in a bouncy castle while it is being towed behind a speedboat! Once the sun sets, there is plenty of party going on in Santa Susanna where you have your choice of countless bars, restaurants, and discos. A day trip to Barcelona is also included, where you can visit the famous cathedral La Sagrada Familia or the Museo de Picasso.
Cost: Adults: $99 per person, Children under 12: $69 p.p.
Enrich yourself with a day of cuisine, culture and history in Salzburg. The entire city center of Salzburg is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is filled with countless ways to spend a day. Check out our website for all details.
Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, KMC Center, Bldg. 3336, 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705. Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., holidays and training days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.86fss.com/sports-and-recreation/outdoor-recreation
French/German Border Hike
Pre-registration date(s): by Wednesday prior
Cost/any R4R discounts: $35
Ages: All, challenging for children who cannot be carried, challenging for parents carrying children
Join Ramstein Outdoor Recreation for a day of hiking in the forests of France and Germany. We will hike for about 7-10 kilometers along steep and at times, physically demanding trails which will take us to several 12thcentury castle ruins. We will have lunch on top of one of the ruins with a commanding view of the surrounding terrain. Weather and season permitting we will have the ability to explore one of the castles with intact halls, corridors and rooms! Extra fee 4.50 euro associated with main castle entry; bring euro. Please pack a sack lunch for on the trail.
E-Bike The Netherlands
Aug. 17 to 18
Pre-registration date(s): 1 week prior
Cost/any R4R discounts: $239
Join MOSA E-Bike tours through this unique partnership with Ramstein Air Base. Our daily rides will range between 20 and 40+ miles through the rolling “highlands” of The Netherlands around historic Maastricht. Participants are responsible for their own riding apparel. Trek LM1 + trekking and touring bikes offer a comfortable upright riding position perfect for taking in the sights of the rolling countryside along the border between the Netherlands and Belgium.