by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Runners wanting to test their athletic endurance and enjoy the atmosphere of the local forests will meet at noon at the UNISPORT-Park running trail near Bldg. 28 of the university compound.
Another running option is the “Duo UVL” with two runners. The first runner will run the 15 kilometers to Waldleiningen, and the second will start at noon and run 13 kilometers to Diemerstein. Free shuttle buses will be available to take runners to the starting point in Waldleiningen at around 11:30 a.m.
Runners and walkers can also start the 13-kilometer route at 2:30 p.m. from Waldleiningen to Diemerstein.
The park fest near Villa Denis will begin at 1 p.m. with live music by the Miss Christine Quartett. Children can have fun on a bouncy castle, ride ponies or take part in a painting contest. Home-brewed beer, selected wines and barbecue specialties will be served.
Villa Denis and Diemerstein Castle will open at 1 p.m. for guided tours in German and English on an hourly basis. Villa Denis, a historical building, is the former country house of Paul Camille von Denis, who established the first train route between the Saarland and the Rhine River in the middle of the 19th century. Today, the building is owned by the technical university and used for seminars.
Public transportation is available by train, heading from Kaiserslautern to the Frankenstein train station every hour. Villa Denis is in walking distance.
Diemerstein is a part of Frankenstein, located on B39, past Hochspeyer.
For more information, visit www.unisport.uni-kl.de/UVL28.