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  • Advent time is Christmas market time in Germany

    

    The official start to the Christmas season here in Germany has to be the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath, which is usually also the time that most of the big Christmas markets open up. The Christmas markets have to be one of the most anticipated

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  • Barefoot Parks

    

    If you like the outdoors and want to treat your family to a natural, down to earth experience, these parks may just be the thing for you. Barefoot parks or dedicated barefoot trails are set up mainly for barefoot walking and playing. These open parks provide families the

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  • Caterpillar invasion

    

    You may have seen them on the news, or even out when you are walking around town or the woods. I am talking about caterpillars, oak processionary caterpillars in particular.

  • Mingling with the Germans

    

    While living here in Germany, you may encounter some of us natives and more often then not friendships bloom. Especially if you live off base, you might strike up a neighborly conversation or get to know the other parents from your child’s daycare, kindergarten or school. This whole

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  • Recycling in Germany

    

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    Different trash cans

    Usually the trash is sorted into the following:

  • Season start at the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau

    

    The “Gartenschau” garden show in Kaiserslautern is reopening its gates on March 30, 2019. Known as one of the most popular outdoor hang outs in the area, this place is perfect for a family with younger children. The garden show is laid

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  • Spring fairs in Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern

    

    With May come the big fairs with rides, games, beer tents and great food. The city of Stuttgart kicks off with the Fruehlingsfest on the Wasen, the big fairground in the city. In Kaiserslautern, one of the biggest fairgrounds in the Palatinian region opens its doors, the Lauterer May

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  • Surprise Mom and Dad with a trip back in time!!!

    

    The German Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are right around the corner, perfect time for a little day trip. Gondwana, das Praehistorium is offering an amazing deal to celebrate those special holidays with

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  • The Japanese Garden in Kaiserslautern

    The Japanese Garden in Kaiserslautern

    Don't miss your last chance to visit the Japanese Gardens in Kaiserslautern this year!

  • Ticks in Germany

    

    Ticks are widely spread all over Europe and especially Germany. Ticks themselves are not dangerous, yes, they bite… but the bite itself isn’t any worse then a mosquito bite. What makes the ticks so dangerous is that they carry diseases and pass them on to their host.

  • Tips and tricks to live through the big move overseas

    

    Living in Europe, traveling, seeing the old world…these are usually the visions families have when getting the news of a new duty station overseas. But then reality hits and there it is, the pile of “what to do next” and “how to do that”. Thankfully the internet has made things much

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  • Trifels Castle

    

    The picturesque village of Annweiler in the state Rheinland Palatine is home to a stunning reconstructed castle, Trifels.  The castle is sitting at an elevation of 500 meters (1600ft), on the peak of the typical sandstone mountain, Sonnenberg. The Sonnenberg mountain has 2 lower peaks,

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  • Village Festivals

    

    During the warm summer months and especially during summer break, Germans have festivals and celebrations all over. Particularly popular are village or town celebrations.  The festivals are usually hosted by the city, while in smaller communities, clubs and villages get

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