Explore Rheinland-Pfalz - The Tourism Board of Rheinland-Pfalz has a neatly arranged website with a comprehensive compilation of travel destinations and suggestions for the entire state of Rheinland-Pfalz.
Discover a wide array of options to organize your leisure time with trips to various beautiful places nearby or explore the regional opportunities given to you by the picturesque landscape in Rheinland-Pfalz. You will find information on different regions, various sights, several activities and event tips for your stay, excellent biking routes & hiking trails, magnificent castles & palaces, UNESCO sites, and city highlights as well as special holiday packages.
Have fun discovering the state of Rheinland-Pfalz!
Germany - No matter if culture or nature travel, sightseeing in one of the many interesting cities, the infamous Octoberfest, the crazy carnival season, picturesque Christmas markets or many many more. Germany is a highly attractive and popular travel destination in the middle of Europe. The official website of the German National Tourist Board gives you easy access to view and the possibility to find your perfect destination and put together your unique travel wish list for your stay in Germany!
Touring Europe - Another perquisite about your assignment in Rheinland-Pfalz, is that you are located in the heart of Europe and have excellent access to the European highway system. You are less than 4 hours away from Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris. Short distances between other must-see locations and attractions make it very comfortable to explore Europe and Germany by car.
On this larger scale, you can consult the Official Travel Portal of the European Travel Commission and the Welcome to Europe Guide by the Stars & Stripes to find out which European sights are particularly worth visiting while stationed in Germany.
Additional important resources for your trip abroad:
2. Leisure Time
Leisure Time - For many people in Germany free time is spent outdoors. Outdoor activities are popular in Germany at any time of the year!
No matter if cycling, hiking, swimming or ice-skating, you will find plenty of opportunities to pursue your favorite leisure activities in Rheinland-Pfalz. Do you want to know what events are taking place in your area? Then check out the list of events provided by the project communities on this website.
- KMC: If you live in the KMC, you should also take a look at the website of the Window to Rheinland-Pfalz and their Leisure and Sights leaflet or visit their booth at the KMCC Mall in Ramstein. They provide a wide overview of local events in the KMC area.
- Spangdahlem: We recommend you take a look at this informative brochure by the Host Nation Council Spangdahlem or visit the HNC desk at the Saber Conference Center.
Local clubs - Clubs build the foundation of social activities in German communities and give interested residents the opportunity to be part of an active public life.
There is a variety of clubs you can participate in like cultural clubs, music clubs, or sports clubs. Joining a German sports club is among the most pleasant ways of keeping fit and get to know the local population. Germans often participate in sports activities as part of a club, a so-called “Verein”, on a weekly or biweekly basis. As a matter of fact, one in three Germans does sports in a club. Thus, it is an outstanding opportunity to do your favorite sport with the prospect of meeting locals and becoming part of your community. Note that Germans are soccer maniacs and you will certainly find a soccer club nearby. However, there are also clubs dedicated to interests & hobbies, music & singing, gardening & animal-breeding, etc.
Youth - There is an emphasis on sports for children and youths at local clubs, which makes a club membership an ideal opportunity for your child to get in contact with local peers. Take a look at the segment “project communities” and find out which types of clubs and recreational activities your community has to offer!
Support Groups on-base also offer plenty of possibilities to get out of the house and be active with other people. Just visit your support group's website for: