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

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

A trip to Niederhausen is good for your body and your soul. This small wine village on the banks of the Nahe River is off the beaten path, and yet is filled with brilliant paths. And, during an era in which travel to quiet, rural places has never been more […]

November 6, 2020 ×

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

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

Mainz is easy to enjoy. It is filled with classic architecture, including towering stone spires and half-timbered buildings. The Rhine River chugs past, acting as a beating heart for a thriving university city. Restaurants, shops, wineries and an abundant amount of green space can be found downtown. Mainz is also […]

October 30, 2020 ×

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Explore Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps

Explore Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps

Looking for a ton of outdoor activities in one spot to keep the whole family busy? Whether you’ve got a week or weekend, you should absolutely consider Berchtesgaden, which is located in the German Alps near the border of Austria. Home to the Berchtesgaden National Park, which offers spectacular views, […]

September 10, 2020 ×

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

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

In its way, Elmstein is as quintessentially German as Neuschwanstein Castle or the Brandenburg Gate. But you won’t find it on any Top 10 lists. Which is good, because Elmstein can be your little secret. And though this little village in the heart of the Palatinate Forest isn’t necessarily an […]

September 3, 2020 ×

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Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Bad Dürkheim

Can’t-miss German day trips A-Z: Bad Dürkheim

If you’re searching for something good, you’ll find it by traveling to Bad Dürkheim. “Bad,” however, might not mean what you think it means. For English speakers, it translates literally as “bath.” In truth, though, “Bad” is closer to “spa” — which means water, healing and tranquility. You’ll find those […]

August 27, 2020 ×

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

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

During an era in which many of us are longing to get away, Cochem may be just the thing to ease your tourist blues. Why? Because it’s built for visitors. This is a place with in-your-face sights and fun things to do. As a bonus, it’s located on a gorgeous […]

August 20, 2020 ×

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Foreign travel, safety, security tips

Foreign travel, safety, security tips

by U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Summer is approaching and many will travel abroad either on official travel or for pleasure, and traveling to a foreign country can be a rewarding and positive experience. Whether you are an experienced or first-time foreign traveler, you should take your personal safety and security seriously. Here are some helpful foreign travel, safety and security reminders.

April 19, 2018 ×

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Follow the German Timber-frame Road

Follow the German Timber-frame Road

by Ruth Cuevas
contributing writer

Continued from March 30 and April 6 Monschau: On the westernmost edge of Germany along the Belgian border, is the town of Monschau. Monschau is located in the District of Aachen, in the state of North Rhine Westphalia. Traversed by the river Rur and surrounded by mountains, its clean air, […]

April 12, 2018 ×

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Was ist los? Cultural highlights — April 13, 2018

Was ist los? Cultural highlights — April 13, 2018

EVENTS Mainz, Walt Disney Exhibition. Until July 29. militaryingermany.com/event/disney Herxheim am Berg, Pink Wine Lounge: live music and culinary delicacies. April 14, 11 a.m. militaryingermany.com/event/pink Duttweiler, Fass uff de Gass: traditional village fest. militaryingermany.com/event/fass Trier, River Cruise. militaryingermany.com/event/cruise Zweibrücken, Circus Carl Althoff. April 19 to 22. militaryingermany.com/event/circus Deidesheim, Culinary Wine […]

April 12, 2018 ×

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Visitors who make the stop at Voelklingen might continue westward across the border to Metz, France. Aside from the well-documented St. Stephen cathedral and another antiquated religious building, St. Pierre aux Nonnains, flea markets, small wineries, bistros and pubs, and a few children-themed places to let the kids blow off steam are scattered throughout the town.
The Porte Des Allemands is a 13th-century, twin-towered structure that once stood in the path of invading forces in the region. It features a walking area that winds through the building and several shops and restaurants are situated nearby. Just blocks from the towers is Eglise St. Maximin, one of several churches and noteworthy for its blue-hued, modern stained glass that was installed under the direction of its creator, 1960s artist Jean Cocteau.
— Photo of German Gate by Sergey Dzyuba/ Shutterstock.com

Off the beaten path – Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems — Part 2

by Thomas Warner
contributing writer

Continued from March 30 You’ve likely been to the Champs-élysées in Paris or seen the cathedrals at Strasbourg and Cologne. You’ve surely been able to stand up close, beside Big Ben in London and all those were indeed fabulous trips for you and your family. But have you ever seen […]

April 5, 2018 ×