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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.
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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 ×

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Was ist los? Cultural highlights — April 6

Was ist los? Cultural highlights — April 6

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby locations. Dates are subject to change.

April 5, 2018 ×

Lifestyle

Follow the German Timber-frame Road — Part 2

Follow the German Timber-frame Road — Part 2

by Ruth Cuevas
contributing writer

Continued from March 30 Celle: Returning to the Timber-Frame Road, to the west of Quedlinburg and south of Stade, is the village of Celle. Celle has the largest collection of timber-framed houses in all of Europe (around 400). The town is located on the Aller River, and is known for […]

April 5, 2018 ×

Features, Lifestyle

Follow the German timber-frame road (part 1)

Follow the German timber-frame road (part 1)

by Ruth Cuevas
contributing writer

For many a road-tripper, traveling through Germany evokes images of storybook villages surrounded by lush forests, castles perched high on mountaintops, or mysterious Roman or Celtic artifacts in unsuspecting locations. Aside from having some of the best road conditions throughout Europe, Germany has taken a lot of the guess-work out […]

March 29, 2018 ×

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Off the beaten path —  Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems (part 1)

Off the beaten path — Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems (part 1)

by Thomas Warner
contributing writer

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 the world’s tallest cathedral […]

March 29, 2018 ×

Lifestyle

Was ist los? — March 30, 2018

Was ist los? — March 30, 2018

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby locations. Dates are subject to change. Events Mannheim, Egypt – Land of Immortality exhibition. Until June 30. militaryingermany.com/event/egypt Heidelberg, Humans: art exhibition. Until June 24. militaryingermany.com/event/humans Trier, Easter rallye at the museum for children. March […]

March 29, 2018 ×

News

AFOSI: Brief easy, travel safely

by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

For many service members and their families, one of the many benefits of being stationed in Germany is the ease with which they can travel, but everyone still needs to take steps to ensure their travels are as safe as can be.

March 30, 2017 ×

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Winter Wonderland Getaways: Places to go for a weekend holiday with the family

by Azure Hall Contributing writer

The winter holiday season is a popular travel period in Europe. Christmas markets in and around Germany draw large crowds from the KMC, but they are not your only options. Low-priced airfare and Europe’s interconnected rail system make many cultures and attractions well within your reach. Here are a few alternative destinations for your winter getaways that will not disappoint.

November 24, 2016 ×

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Experience the Beautiful Rhine River

by Megan Finley Contributing Writer

The Rhine River offers a magical German experience with its breathtaking scenery, half-timbered houses, historic castles, dramatic hillsides and delicious wines. May to mid-October is the perfect time to explore the Rhine, as most places all but shut down during the winter months. Here are three stops along the Rhine River you will not want to miss out on.

July 7, 2016 ×

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Cure the travel bug with a cruise

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

Many of us find ourselves here in Europe with a laundry list of destinations we would like to visit before going back stateside. Determining which cities to hit first and when oftentimes proves to be a daunting task.

July 7, 2016 ×