Outdoor Recreation — August 10, 2018


Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182. Thu. to Mon. 10. a.m. to 6 p.m., Tue. & Wed. closed. https://baumholder.armymwr.com

Disneyland Paris
Sep. 1
In the Magic Kingdom, you can check out Main Street U.S.A. and the Wild West themed Frontierland. Don’t forget the famous Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril and Pirates of the Caribbean rides in Adventureland, the newly refurbished and rethemed Hyper-Space Mountain in Discoveryland, and experience all the Disney classics which can be found in Fantasyland. Of course, no trip to Disneyland Paris is complete without seeing a parade or live show featuring music, songs, dancing and Disney characters plus much more. Cost: Adults: $189 per person, Children 3-11: $149, Children under 3: $59

Sep. 2
Featuring 7 LEGO® themed areas, ranging from Pirate Land to LEGO-X-Treme, and everything in between, LEGOLAND is fun for builders of all ages. Whether you are exploring Europe in the 1/20th scale Mini-Land, complete with push button fun to animate the LEGO residents, or riding roller coasters and other rides, all with a LEGO theme, you will feel like you are part of the LEGO world. You can even take LEGO-Robotics workshops at the MINDSTORMS center or spend time at the LEGO Academy where you will master your building skills with the guidance of an instructor.

Tongeren Antiques Market
Sep. 2
Are you a passionate collector of baubles and curiosities? Tongeren, one of the oldest towns in Belgium, has hosted one of the largest antique and flea markets in the region for more than 30 years. Every Sunday morning, more than 350 exhibitors and about forty antique shops display their best merchandise to numerous visitors and bargain hunters.  Your visit to the antique and flea market can be completed with a visit to the Gallo-Roman Museum or the historic town center where many stores are open for Sunday shopping!

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German Hunting Course
Sep. 8 until Dec. 14
Earn your certification to hunt in Germany for only 10% of what a similar course would cost on the economy. The German Hunting Course is an intensive course that covers all facets of hunting in Germany. During this course, participants will learn land management, game disease and harvest plans. As well as, earn the right to hunt and own firearms.

Registration deadline is Sep. 8. Please contact us for more details and the full course schedule. Cost: Course Fee: $250 plus additional fees


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

Krakow and Auschwitz
Aug. 31 to Sep. 3
Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Krakow, Poland, shop for blue-glazed Polish pottery, and experience the horror of Auschwitz on this trip. Cost: Starting at $429 per person

Brussels Weekend – Belgian Beer Fest
Aug. 31 to Sep. 3
Attend the 20th Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand Place in Brussels! With over 350 different types of beer from at least 50 Belgian breweries, lovers of Belgian beers will need the entire weekend to sample the many different styles which make Belgian beer famous. If all that beer doesn’t tempt your taste buds, you can still have a great weekend enjoying the capital of the European Union! Cost: Starting at $349 per person.

Whitewater Rafting and Canyoning
Aug. 31 to Sep. 3
Challenge yourself on an action packed summer weekend when you go Whitewater Rafting and Canyoning! If that’s not enough, you can spend the afternoon experiencing other adventure options in Landeck like hiking, biking, climbing, paragliding, and kayaking, or just rest and relaxation at your riverside campground. Cost: $329 per person.

Oktoberfest Weekend
Sep. 21 to 23, 28 to 30 or Oct. 5 to 8
Enjoy the best Oktoberfest trips in the Kaiserslautern Military Community! These trips include transportation and lodging at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Cost: Starting at $229 per person in Sept. & starting at $349 in Oct.

Octoberfest Express
Sep. 22, 29, or Oct. 6
Enjoy the best Oktoberfest trips in the Kaiserslautern Military Community! These trips include transportation to and from the Oktoberfest grounds. Cost: $79 per person

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Imperial Weekend — Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava
Oct. 4 to 8
Spend a long weekend along the Danube river in three Hapsburg imperial cities, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Trip includes transportation, hotels, breakfast and guided tours of Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Cost: Starting at $499 per person.

Prague Weekend
Oct. 5 to 8
Enjoy Columbus Weekend  in Prague, the “City of 100 spires”! Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than other major cities, and contains one of the world’s most pristine and varied collections of architecture. The entire old city awaits you. The Astronomical Clock, Prague Castle, Charles’ Bridge, countless shops and many museums are all within walking distance. Cost: Starting at $399 per person.

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Copenhagen Overnight
Oct. 11 to 14
Explore the maritime capital city’s streets and canals, visit various nautical and naval museums, and shop for Scandinavian specialty goods in Sweden. From the time you arrive at your centrally located hotel in the heart of Copenhagen, you will be within walking distance of all of Copenhagen’s downtown destinations, including the world famous Tivoli Gardens which will be in the middle of its annual Halloween Festival! Cost: Starting at $299 per person.


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

Zipline Elmstein
Aug. 12
“Fly” through the forest on 18 steel cables from tree to tree. See the treetops from a perspective you will never forget. Some platforms include “jumps” into space before the line supports your weight. Must weigh between 35-120 kg. (77-264 lbs.) If you are afraid of heights, ziplining is not for you. Zipline Elmstein is highly regarded in our area and is insured. Cost: $29, Ages: 12 +

Climbing Movement Foundations
Aug. 14
Climbing movement fundamentals can be intimidating to master and they take brains to learn effectively. Luckily, our instructiors have the courage to help you in a two-hour skills-specific clinic format. Participants will learn methods to climb more efficiently, develop a warm up routine to help prevent injury, and learn to set goals that don’t require any wizardry to attain! All abilities and experience levels welcomed. Cost: $19, Ages: 12+ with parent

Calmont Vineyard Climbing Path
Aug. 18
Experience one of the most magnificent views in Germany while traversing Europe’s steepest vineyard. Your guide will lead you along the climbing path over ladders and steps above the Mosel River. Afterwards, we will leave the safety gear behind to sample the world famous cuisine and beverages traditional to the region. Cost: $35, Ages: 12+

Ruedesheim Wine Hike
Aug. 19
Ruedesheim rhymes with wine for one reason; one “Encyclopaedia of Wine” suggests “this is the most important wine growing area in the world”. They are talking about the Rheingau, which with a planted area of around only 3,000 hectares, is one of the smallest wine-growing areas in Germany.  Hike through these famed Riesling-covered hills and earn your tasting! A pleasant gondola descent (included in trip fee) will bring you back into the heart of the village for a memorable day along the Rhine! 10 km hike gains much elevation and requires moderate fitness. Cost: $39, Ages: All