Outdoor Recreation


Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182

Bike the Mosel Valley
Oct. 14

Cost: Adults: $65 per person, Children under 12: $35 per person; These trips are not recommended for small children (unless accompanied by 2 adults).

Bike down the Mosel River from the town of Kesten to Bernkastel-Kues, passing steeply sloped vineyards and quaint castles as we make our way downstream. These trips are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the weather, journey through one of the most famous wine regions in Germany. An adventurous spirit is recommended for all participants. Experience is not required! After we get off the river, we will make a stop at the shops and stores in Bernkastel-Kues will be open.

Amsterdam Express
Oct. 19-20

Trip Includes: Round Trip Transportation Free digital travel guidebook downloaded from Army Libraries; Cost: Adults: $89 per person, Children under 12: $69 p.c.

Visit Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North”! With no set schedule or tour guide to follow, you are free to tour the Heineken Brewery, explore the notorious Red Light District, take a Canal Cruise, see the historic Anne Frank House, or view world famous artwork in museums like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, or a satellite location of the Hermitage Museum.When you take a guided tour of Amsterdam, you lose out on the choices available to you in this vibrant city. But when you download a free digital travel guidebook from Army Libraries, you have your tour guide at your fingertips and can choose where to go and what to see.


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

Halloween at Tivoli Gardens – Copenhagen Express
Oct. 18-20

Price: $189 per person

Visit both Denmark and Sweden on this express trip to Copenhagen, Denmark! When you spend the day in Copenhagen, you will have more than enough time to explore the maritime capital city’s streets and canals, visit various nautical and naval museums, and shop for Scandinavian specialty goods in both Denmark and Sweden. From the time you arrive at in the heart of Copenhagen, you will be within walking distance of all of Copenhagen’s downtown destinations, including the world famous Tivoli Gardens. If, somehow, you run out of things to do in Copenhagen, you can easily ride the train to Malmo, Sweden, to cross another country off your “been-there-list”. Having a free e-travelguide downloaded from Army Libraries means you will find it all in both cities.


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

Boppard Klettersteig
Oct. 19

Cost: $39; Age: 14+ with parent; Pre-register by Wednesday prior; Includes: Transportation, equipment & instruction

Join us on a fantastic clif-face traverse above the Rhine River! On this klettersteig (German word for climbing w/kit) we ascend the fxed steel cable and ladder rungs. If at any time climbing becomes too much, you can parallel the clif on an adjacent path. This trip is combination of klettersteig and traditional hiking; 5 technical kilometers long with an elevation gain of approximately 800 feet. Bring lunch and euro for potential apres-hike dining along the Rhine! Dress for the weather and bring at least one liter of water in a small daypack. Great photo opportunities guaranteed!

French/German Border Hike
Oct. 20

Cost: $35 Age: All, challenging for children who cannot be carried, challenging for parents carrying children; Pre-register by Wednesday prior

Includes: Transportation, instruction and guide.
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.