Outdoor Recreation — September 28, 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

Stuttgart Cannstatter Volksfest
Sept. 29
For almost 200 years, the Cannstatter Volksfest has increasingly grown in popularity to become the second largest European festival (second only to the Munich Oktoberfest). People are captivated by the special atmosphere of the wonderful funfair coupled with beautiful festival tents, a colorful flea market and many spectacular attractions.

Columbus day weekend Ski trip
Oct. 4 to 8
Enjoy 4 overnights with Breakfast and 3 days of skiing or Snowboarding on the Hintertux Glacier. Cost: $425

Paintball Play Days
Oct. 6 to 7
Come out to one of the largest Army Paintball fields in Europe and try this thrilling activity and pump up your adrenaline! Feel free to come out solo or with a group of friends to enjoy a day of excitement! Field fees cover field use & air tank refills all day.


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

Trout Fishing
Sept. 30, or Oct. 8, 14, 28
Get back to nature, relax, and enjoy a day of trout fishing. While there are a wide variety of places to fish in Germany, we have chosen this one because it’s close, family friendly, and offers the possibility of catching 10-pound fish! And don’t worry about getting skunked, our certified fishing instructor is just waiting to provide as many tips and tricks as it takes to catch as many of them as possible. Cost: Adults $59, ages 6-11 $39, ages 0-5 $19

Krakow and Auschwitz
Nov. 9-12
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 $449 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

Swiss Mountain Cabin Getaway
Oct. 5-8
Just outside Interlaken, the mountain cabin lies on the banks of the Simme River in a gorge. A vast network of hiking, cycling, climbing and kayaking opportunities surrounds us as we enjoy communal lodging and a shared kitchen in our own private cabin. Three bunk rooms attached to common kitchen/living/dining/ fire pit/ gorgeous porch give us the perfect base camp to pursue the region’s recreational opportunities. Our staff will rotate through, leading day hikes, climbing sessions on the area’s limestone walls, and provide guidance on cycling routes and train schedules for self-guided adventures in the valley. Advanced whitewater kayaking instruction available for those with previous experience. Register by: Sept. 28.

SUP/Kayak: Foundations
Oct. 15 & 29
This course will cover all the skills necessary for you to navigate your kayak including basic strokes, the body mechanics of paddling, and how to safely escape from an overturned boat. This fall we are also adding Stand Up Paddleboards to the water for fun for all ages. This is a great chance to prepare for our upcoming kayak and SUP trips, or a great way to add variety to your work week at our own aquatic center. Register at Ramstein ODR, meet at Ramstein aquatic center with appropriate swim attire and come ready to get wet. Cost/any R4R discounts: $19

Climbing Movement: Foundations
Oct. 30, Nov. 27
Climbing movement fundamentals can be intimidating to master and they take brains to learn effectively. Luckily, our intstructors 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 encouraged. Cost: $21