Post Tagged with: "Kaiserslautern"


Photo courtesy of the City of Kaiserslautern
Santa Claus comes to pass out goodies to children Dec. 6 at the Christmas market in Kaiserslautern. Germans observe “Nikolaustag,” or “Santa Claus Day,” every year on Dec. 6.

Santa Claus visits children, brings goodies

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Tuesday, Germans observe “Nikolaustag,” or “Santa Claus Day.” Traditionally, the night of Dec. 5 children will place their boots outside their rooms to have them filled by Santa Claus with candy, cookies, nuts, oranges and little gifts during the night.

December 2, 2016 ×


The Superwellenflug, a chair swing ride, offers a romantic ride at the October carnival in Kaiserslautern today to Oct. 24.

October carnival starts today in Kaiserslautern

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Messeplatz fairgrounds in Kaiserslautern will turn into a big amusement park today to Oct. 24, when the city will sponsor its traditional “Oktoberkerwe,” or October carnival. The event will feature rides for adults and children, beer gardens, and a wide range of merchandise as well as food and candy specialties.

October 13, 2016 ×


Photo by Christine June
Children with handcrafted lanterns walk in lantern processions to honor St. Martin.

Children honor St. Martin in lantern processions

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Wednesday is St. Martin’s Day, and children and parents will walk in lantern processions that evening or the night prior to honor St. Martin, the patron of the poor and friend of children.

November 5, 2015 ×


Bicyclists enjoy the car-free route driving through Hirschhorn in the Lauter Valley on Sunday.

Bikers, hikers enjoy car-free Lautertal

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Sunday, federal street B270 will be closed to motorized traffic for 31 km between Kaiserslautern and Lauterecken for “Autofreies Lautertal,” Car-free Lauter Valley.

July 30, 2015 ×


Retired Maj. James M. Beckworth, a 25-year veteran who served with the 3rd Infantry Division among other organizations, visits with Sgt. Cory Divens of the 3rd Infantry Division at Rhine Ordnance Barracks July 15.

Veteran of postwar occupation returns to Kaiserslautern

Story and photos by Ronnie Schelby 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

A veteran of the post-World War II occupation returned to his former offices on Panzer Kaserne and Rhine Ordnance Barracks, as well as the scene of his marriage and much of his youth.

July 23, 2015 ×


Courtesy of Michael Schlarmann, owner of Vapiano

Vapiano – a new restaurant concept in Kaiserslautern

Courtesy of Michael Schlarmann, owner of Vapiano

he smell of freshly baked pizza, homemade fresh pasta, crispy salads – Vapiano is this and much more.

July 3, 2015 ×


Stefan Rohrer's "Yellow Arrow", Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern

A day in K-town: a guide to experience K-town in a different way

Story and photos by Christine Herzer, Contributing writer

Julia Cameron, the bestselling author of ‘The Artist Way’ defines an ‘Artist Date’ as a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests us: a way to spend quality time with our inner creative self while leaving phones, laptops and our social agendas unattended. We’re extending this concept to include the whole family.

July 3, 2015 ×


The Documentation and Exhibition Centre, a permanent exhibition, in bright red shipping containers.

Welcome to K-town

Story and photo by Christine Herzer, Contributing writer

New to the area? Go see The Documentation and Exhibition Centre, a permanent exhibition, in bright red shipping containers close to Azur swimming pool in Ramstein that traces the history of U.S. Americans in Rheinland-Pfalz. There is a real commitment in K-Town to making history and collective memories exciting and available for the population.

July 3, 2015 ×

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Kaiserslautern High School culinary team prepping for nationals, raising trip funds

by Ikea Simmonds Kaiserslautern High School

Slicing through last month’s competition in Europe has earned the Kaiserslautern High School culinary team a spot at the national competition April 18 to 20 in Anaheim, California.

April 9, 2015 ×


Courtesy of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and ECE

‘K in Lautern’ now open!

aiserslautern’s new downtown attraction, “K in Lautern,” opened its doors March 24 to shoppers ready to check out the highly anticipated mall’s shops, cafes and restaurants.

April 2, 2015 ×
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