Outdoor Recreation — Feb. 8, 2019


Kaiserslautern

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

Poland – Krakow & Auschwitz
Feb. 15-18
Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Krakow, shop for blue-glazed Polish pottery, but also experience Auschwitz on this trip. Cost: Starting at $389+ per person

Prague weekend
Feb. 15-18
Enjoy Valentines 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. Deadline: Sign up before Feb. 5. Cost: Starting at $329+ per person


London Express
Feb. 22-24
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 at Harrods.  We will stay in London late enough so you can spend an evening at the theater, or enjoy a dinner in a high class restaurant or specialized gastro-pub. Cost: $149 per person

Imperial Weekend – Vienna & Budapest
14-18 March
Spend a long weekend along the Danube river in three Hapsburg imperial cities, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest. Cost: Starting at $429+ per person


Ramstein

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

Ski Trip: Feldberg
Feb. 23
The tallest mountain in the Black Forest is home to the region’s largest ski area. The Feldberg Ski Resort offers 26 kilometers of groomed snow runs for beginners, children, and seasoned skiers and snowboarders alike. We will depart bright and early to make it to the resort for fresh tracks, spending the full day skiing and return that evening. Half price ski/snowboard equipment rental is available to participants during normal fitting hours (1 hour before store closes) for three days prior to trip departure. Lift ticket and ½ price rental not included in trip fee. Cost: $49, Ages: All ages

Black forest, white snowshoe
Feb. 24
We will select unique Black Forest destination to explore by snowshoe! Location will be determined based on conditions in the region. Trips will range from 8-12 kilometers with stops for hot beverages, snacking and taking in the sights along our route. Bring a lunch and snacks. A unique opportunity not to be missed! Cost: $39, Ages: 10+ with parent

Intro to lead climbing
Feb. 16
Take the next step in your climbing progression! Learn how to ascend from the ground up while anchoring yourself to the rock with climbing gear. Practice with new gear and acquire new belay techniques and climbing styles in the safety of an indoor setting. Not for beginner climbers! Belay certification and climbing experience required prior to registration. Participants successfully completing this course will be issued a lead climbing qualification card. Minimum 3 participants to run course. Cost: $30, Ages: All

Dahn Rock Hike
Feb. 17
Crisp winter air and bright red sandstone set the backdrop for this exciting and scenic day hike around the cliffs and crags surrounding the village of Dahn. Bring your boots and a sack lunch, and join us in the forest for a full day of hiking. Cost: $29, Ages: All

Ski Trip: La Bresse Express
Feb. 23
The largest ski area in northeast France offers more than 220 hectares dedicated to skiing in the heart of the Ballons de Vosges. Lift tickets are less than 30 euro per person and there are 32 different slopes all within a day’s drive from Kaiserslautern! We will depart bright and early to make it to the resort for fresh tracks, spending the full day skiing and the return that evening. Half price ski/snowboard equipment rental is available to participants during normal fitting hours (1 hour before store closes) for three days prior to trip departure. Half price rental not included in trip registration fee. Cost: $49