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Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Rothenburg

Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Rothenburg

One of the classic (perhaps THE classic) German day trip destinations is Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You’ve probably seen pictures in guidebooks or on websites: half-timbered buildings, cobblestone streets, impossible cuteness. There’s a reason Rothenburg is so highly recommended: it has the power to transport even the most cynical traveler. […]

December 4, 2020 ×

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Christmas Celebrated Around the World

Christmas Celebrated Around the World

The month of December is a time for random traditions around the world. Whether your family plays board games or sings karaoke, most households in America share the common tree-food-gift combo in one form or another. Though the Christmas Hollywood portrays might seem like a universally accepted norm, what you […]

November 20, 2020 ×

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The joys of  St. Nicholas Day  in Germany

The joys of St. Nicholas Day in Germany

If you wake up the morning of Dec. 6 to find a full bag of candy or presents waiting for you, it’s likely you received a visit from St. Nicholas. In parts of Germany, “Sankt Nikolaus,” or as we call him in English, St. Nicholas, brings gifts for children on […]

November 20, 2020 ×

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Select a Meaningful Holiday Gift

Select a Meaningful Holiday Gift

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to get your spouse or loved ones. If you’re like me, you have that one family member who is simply impossible to buy for. Does “I don’t need anything this year, just you” sound familiar? […]

November 20, 2020 ×

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Have you been naughty or nice?

by Annie Valentine Contributing writer

Children all over the world are counting the days until Santa Claus makes his big appearance. But more importantly, they all know he is watching. Santa sees everything.

November 24, 2016 ×

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German Christmas traditions

by Annie Valentine Tintle Contributing writer

Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s or some other popular winter celebration, most people celebrate some version of the holidays between the months of November and January.

November 24, 2016 ×

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Families from the KMC gather around for a tree lighting ceremony Nov. 30 on Ramstein. The ceremony consisted of performances by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, the Blackbirds Chamber Choir and the Ramstein Liturgical Service Bell Choir. Following the ceremony, attendees were invited to the Ramstein Officers' Club to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa.

Christmas tree lighting on Ramstein

Photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood
December 4, 2015 ×

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How to take caution when buying a puppy

Courtesy of the 86th Mission Support Group

Christmas is approaching, and some people might think a puppy is a nice Christmas present. Acquiring a new puppy should be a joyous event. However, it is important for buyers to be aware of unscrupulous individuals who sell puppies.

November 12, 2015 ×

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Scouts sell Christmas trees on Ramstein, Vogelweh

Courtesy of Barbarossa District Public Affairs

The smell of Christmas is in the air as local Scouts usher in the holidays with the annual Ramstein
and Vogelweh Scout Christmas tree sales.

December 12, 2013 ×

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Christmas Stollen! It’s just not Christmas without it!

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

If you haven’t tasted it yet, go ahead! Stollen — or German Christmas bread — is a holiday season must have. With almonds, fruits and marzipan, this cake is a typical Advent delight in Germany.

November 28, 2013 ×