After a two-year pause, a mobile ice-skating rink will open in the heart of the pedestrian zone in Kaiserslautern. Skate a few rounds, turn pirouettes and enjoy some icy winter fun for the whole family. Skates can be rented and snacks and drinks will also be on sale. For details, visit: https://www.inrlp.de/rlp/region-kaiserslautern
UMZUG IM WESTSTRICH (PARADE), FEB. 21
CALL FOR KMC PARTICIPATION, RAMSTEIN-MIESENBACH
After a two-year pause, the largest Fasching parade in the region is scheduled to take place in Ramstein-Miesenbach on Feb. 21. The organizers “Bruchkatze” highly encourage any interested groups from the KMC to participate in the fun, whether girl or boy scouts, school classes or dance groups, anyone interested is welcome. In the past, numerous groups, including the USAFE Band, showcased their talent. For details and registration, please contact: email@example.com
DER NUSSKNACKER (NUTCRACKER SUITE), FEB. 5, 7 P.M.
For over a century Peter Tschaikowsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker Suite” had been a family favorite. Dive into the magical atmosphere and step back into your own childhood full of dreams. Tickets at: https://www.eventim.de
FASTNACHT/FASCHING/KARNEVAL, STARTING FEB. 16
Thursday, Feb. 16. marks the beginning of the Karneval season in Germany. Thursday is referred to as “Altweiberfastnacht” (old wives’ Fastnacht), where witches steal the keys to the city hall and take over command for the weekend. There are celebrations throughout the weekend and the festival culminates on “Faschingsdienstag” (Shrove Tuesday), as Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.
The largest parades take place on Rose Monday, Feb. 20 in the city centers:
- Köln/Cologne, 10 a.m.
- Düsseldorf, 12.30 a.m.
- Mainz, 11:11 a.m.,
- Aachen, 11:11 a.m.
- Stuttgart, 12 a.m.
- Frankfurt, Sunday, Feb. 19, 12:11 a.m.
- Ramstein-Miesenbach, Westricher Fastnacht,Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., with 50,000 spectators and KMC participation expected.
DAS DSCHUNGELBUCH MUSICAL (JUNGLE BOOK), FEB. 23 AND 24, 4 P.M.
Turbulent jungle action centering around friends and overcoming limitations. In this energy packed musical, the jungle will come to life, when Mogli and his animal friends take younger and older visitors on an adventurous journey. Great family fun or inspiration for a school field trip. Tickets at: https://www.eventim.de or Tel. 0631 365-3450, firstname.lastname@example.org for group tickets.
WE SALUTE YOU, AC/DC Tribute Band, FEB. 25, 8:30 P.M.
CONGRESS CENTER RAMSTEIN
We Salute You is a AC/DC Tribute Band, which sets new standards in honor of the legendary Australian rock band with its elaborate and authentic concerts. Former AC/DC photographer Robert Ellis stated, “This is the closest thing to the real thing!” after visiting one of their concerts. Rock fans, don’t miss out on this astonishing concert. Tickets: https://congresscenterramstein.reservix.de/p/reservix/event/1972293
CELEBRAMUS, FRANZ VON SICKINGEN/CITY RIGHTS
DUAL ANNIVERSARY IN LANDSTUHL 2023
The City of Landstuhl is celebrating two anniversaries in the year 2023. The 500th birthday of Franz von Sickingen, it’s most prominent resident ever, is coming up. In addition, Landstuhl is celebrating 700 years of city rights. A number of special events, such as a speech about Sickingen’s life and times, a tour to sister Castle Ebernburg, a crime tour around Castle Nanstein, castle experience events, a parade as well as a concert are planned throughout the year. Stay tuned for exact dates and details.