Residents need access, parking permits during Rheinland-Pfalz State Fair

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

This year’s Rheinland-Pfalz State Fair will take place June 26 to 28 in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Starting June 24, motorists will experience traffic congestion in the center of town where the event areas will be located. For safety reasons, there will be changes in traffic routing such as one-way streets and no-parking areas.

“We hope people living in the center of town will understand that when the event areas are set up and during the fest, there will be traffic problems,” said Ludwig Linsmayer, deputy mayor of Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Residents living in Ramstein-Miesenbach will not be able to drive to their homes from June 24 to 29 unless they request an access and parking permit to authorize them to park as close as possible to their residence. A permit must be requested for each vehicle.

Red access and parking permits will be provided to residents living in the event areas. After requesting the permit, residents will receive a map in the mail showing where they can park. Green access and parking permits will be given to those living in other parts of Ramstein.

The event areas include the following streets: Am Neuen Markt, Bahnhofstrasse, Hanfgärten, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, Kirchengasse, Landstuhler Strasse up to addresses 16 and 25, Marktstrasse up to 18 and 19, Miesenbacher Strasse up to 23 and 26, Ottostrasse, Poststrasse, Rathausring, Schernauer Strasse, Schulhügel, Schulstrasse, Stein-wendener Strasse up to 10 and 13 and Talstrasse.

German Polizei and security companies will monitor access and parking. Permits should be displayed visibly in the vehicle.

To request access and a parking permit (one for each vehicle), residents will need to email, or stop by the Rathaus, Am Neuen Markt 6 in Ramstein-Miesenbach to receive the appropriate form.

“We want our American friends and neighbors to come out and enjoy this special and unique event,” Linsmayer said. “We expect about 150,000 to 200,00 visitors throughout the weekend and hope to be able to offer a peaceful fest.”