Ramstein Road Trips – Saarland

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edgar Grimaldo, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs specialist, interacts with wildlife at the Friesen Nature Wildlife Park in Saarland, Feb. 22. The park is an opportunity to have hands-on learning experience in close proximity to animals such as deer, goats, rabbits and llamas as well as viewing predatory animals in enclosures.
The Saarpolygon monument in Saarland, Feb. 22. It was inaugurated in 2016 and is displayed as a reminder of the era of Saarland’s hard coal mining. This trip was part of the series, Ramstein Road Trips, a monthly video series that provides Airmen and their families cost-friendly travel options in the local area.
Völklingen Ironworks in Saarberg, Feb. 21. The factory was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1994 and is the world’s only authentically preserved ironworks from the peak of the iron and steel industry.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnny Foister, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs specialist, explores Homburger Schlossberghöhlen, Homburg, Feb. 21. Homburger Schlossberghöhlen are Europe’s largest man-made red sandstone caves that sit below the ruins of Homburg Fortress and are open for touring to the public.