Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz
The Atlantic Academy is a non-profit institution that was founded by the Rheinland-Pfalz state government in 1996 and is supported by a non-partisan association. This association is funded by the state and is concerned with maintaining transatlantic relations and providing comprehensive information on U.S. politics and society.
The work of the Atlantic Academy rests on three focal pillars:
The Atlantic Academy presents a forum to all those who have questions related to the United States and its transatlantic relations and who seek discourse with others; Americans as well as Germans. In addition, concerts, film screenings, and lectures present an opportunity for encounters across all the different regions of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The Atlantic Academy offers lectures, seminars, and workshops for all those interested in transatlantic issues. The Academy is open to everyone looking for substantiated information from distinguished experts, including American scholars who have come to Germany following an invitation by the Atlantic Academy.
Those looking for advice—be it journalists, politicians, entrepreneurs, or students—may use the knowledge and experience of the Atlantic Academy’s staff as a resource. As part of the national American studies network, the Academy is able to establish contact with distinguished scholars in the respective fields.
German-American Community Office Kaiserslautern
Based on a joint initiative by the City of Kaiserslautern and the KMC, the unique German-American Community Office (GACO) was opened in February 2003 and quickly established itself as an international drop-in point attending to German and American citizens alike.
Its competent bilingual staff assists with handling administrative and cultural matters and provides information on host nation policies including but not limited to pet and recycling regulations.
The office not only facilitates the communication between officials and residents of the Kaiserslautern Military Community and the greater Kaiserslautern region, but also furthers German-American partnership.
Newly arrived military members are provided the full spectrum of information to help them settle quickly in the local area. Fortunately, there are many clubs and private initiatives in the city and throughout the area whose commitments complement this joint effort.
Window to Rheinland-Pfalz - Ramstein Gateway
The Window to Rheinland-Pfalz – Ramstein Gateway is an information center located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center (KMCC) on Ramstein Air Base. The information center is sponsored by the city of Ramstein-Miesenbach.
Our team is looking forward to welcoming you during your next visit to the KMCC. If you have any questions about the local area, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At the information counter, American military members, their families and visitors can get free information on leisure time activities, sights and events in the region and in the State of Rheinland-Pfalz.
- individual advice on regional offerings
- a large variety of pamphlets, brochures and travel guides in English
- maps of the area, towns and cities nearby
- “Calendar of events for the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area” published annually
- weekly newsletter of upcoming events and festivals “What´s going on this week”
- free magazine “Leisure and Sights in the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area”
- the English website Ramstein Gateway
- TV screen with film presentations about scenic places in Rheinland-Pfalz
- large screen where regional vendors can advertise their goods and services
Host Nation Council Spangdahlem
The Spangdahlem Host Nation Council is a non-profit organization composed of about 250 council members (local communities, business and private members). The Council was founded in 2003 when Spangdahlem Air Base celebrated its 50th anniversary. With this foundation, the Host Nation Council wanted to enhance the already strong support for all American neighbors, underline the importance of the US Forces local presence and stress the significant meaning of our friendship. The idea was to build a ’Home away from Home‘ for the Airmen at Spangdahlem Air Base and their families.
Our team consists of volunteer workers who love to donate their time to assist the Saber Nation with all kinds of matters, from answering questions about off-base living and shopping to providing information of places to see or the things to do in the beautiful Eifel area.
Host Nation Council Spangdahlem e.V.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Phone: 06561 694246
Building 42, Saber Conference Center
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: 06565 955606