OUTDOOR RECREATION


Baumholder

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

Bavarian Fairytale Castles
April 27
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most recognized building. Never intended for public eyes, the interior of this fantastic castle is visited by millions of visitors each year, and was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland! You will also visit one of King Ludwig’s favorite childhood homes, Hohenschwangau, a ruined medieval castle, purchased and rebuilt by Ludwig’s father, King Maximillian II. After visiting both castles, you will still have time for a leisurely lunch break, and souvenir shopping, before your return to Baumholder. Cost: Adults $99 per person, children under 12: $79 p.c.

Poland Reh Safari
May 10-13
Let Baumholder ODR take you on an adventure to Poland for opening weekend of Reh season. You will be immersed in the culture and traditions of the Polish hunters for 4 days. Poland is one of the most popular hunting areas in Europe. Every year thousands of Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, French, Spanish and Italian hunters visit the Polish forests to hunt Roh buck. The Polish are known for their hospitality and professionalism in the organization of hunting and – the most important – they offer an interesting hunt at affordable prices. Don’t miss out on a once in a life time hunt. Cost: $250 per person

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


London Express
April 19-21
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 to spend an evening at the theater, or enjoy a dinner in a high-class restaurant or specialized gastro-pub. Cost: $149 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

Sup/Kayak Foundations
April 22
A new addition in 2019! Join us at the Ramstein Aquatic Center for an evening of fun exploring your choice of watercraft including stand up paddleboard (SUP) or kayak. Do you already have experience in a boat? Our trained instructors can help you develop new skills including stroke combinations and a progression to rolling your kayak back over if you’ve flipped! Fun for all ages and a great way to see how you might like some of our more committing water itineraries. Sign up at ODR, show up at Aquatic Center dressed to have fun! Cost: $19

Best of Bavaria
April 19-21
The Zugspitze, Neuschwanstein Castle aka “Cinderella’s Castle”. The World’s tallest church spire at Ulm Minster. Nearby Bavaria hosts some of the most famous destinations in all of Germany and this not-to-be-missed Easter weekend itinerary includes all three! Day hikes, skiing on the summit of the Zugspitze, historic city-center touring, and accommodation in the picturesque mountain-monastery town of Ettal (Garmisch area) will make for an unforgettable getaway. Note: Ramstein ODR ski/snowboard rentals conclude 15 April so equipment must be rented at the mountain if desired (not included). Snowshoes provided for those who prefer. Lodging detail: mixture of 2, 3, and 4 person rooms with shared queen or king beds. Cost: $329, Age: 10+

Calmont vinyard climbing path
April 20
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 sample the world famous cuisine and beverages traditional to the region. Bring food, water and sun protection. Cost: $35, Age: 12+

French/German border hike
April 20
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 12 century 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, snacks, water, and packed lunch. Cost: $35

Burg Eltz castle hike
April 27
Hike multiple scenic miles through the Eltz Forest and take in views of both the Elzbach River and Burg Eltz! Burg Eltz is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Mosel River that is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century. An English speaking tour of the magnificent 850 year old castle is included. Participants can bring a sack lunch or eat at the restaurant on site. Cost: $40, Age: All