Lots of Spring Fun - Castles, Pools, Museums & Muttertag!

Muttertag im Zoo Kaiserslautern 

Head over to our local Kaiserslautern Zoo this Sunday, May 13th, where they will be offering free entrance, coffee and cake to all mother's.   Kaiserslautern Zoo sits on nearly 18 acres of land in the village of Siegelbach.  The zoo has nearly 640 creatures, including raccoons, camels, monkeys, lamas, and much more.  Although they don't have many exotic animals, they do have a nice birds of prey show, a petting zoo with some very friendly goats, and a small lake with ducks and geese who enjoy being fed.  This is a great zoo for smaller children.  Kids under 4 have free entrance year round.  Zum Tierpark 10, 67661 Kaiserslautern.  www.zoo-kaiserslautern.com  Featured in The Military Mom's Guide to Kaiserslautern


Outdoor Pool Season at Azur

Azur outdoor pool season opens on Thursday, May 10th.  During this time, the multi purpose pool with 5, 50-meter swim lanes and a non-swimmer pool with aquatic fountain, diving boards and a huge water slide will be open.  They have a large lawn, with plenty of room to lay out and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Smaller kids will be pleased to also find a playground for them to explore.  Schernauer Str. 50, 66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach.  www.freizeitbad-azur.de  Featured in The Military Mom's Guide to Kaiserslautern


Feuer in Gemäuer - Winnweiler

This Friday, May 11th, "Feuer im Gemäuer" will be held.  This year's theme is "Afrika".  The event will open at 1800 with a youth dance show.  There will be shopping in Winnweiler shops from 1800 until midnight!  There is lots of fun planned such as many musical and dance entertainment, a car exhibition, fashion show at 1900, fire and snake show at 2200, fireworks at 22:45, and African drums at 2300.  There will also be food and a carousel for the kids.  www.winnweiler.de


Burgfrühling - Spring Party!

Sunday, May 13th, Burg Lichtenburg will host it's fourth "Burgfrühling".  There will be a flower and herb market, special exhibitions in the museums, hands-on stations for kids, lots of musical performances (USAFE band will be there!) and wonderful food and drinks.  There will be vendors selling a range of goods from herbs and flowers, to garden deco and wickerwork.  For the kids there will be face painting, balloon entertainment, fossil and gemstone preparation, and nature games and fun.  There will be special exhibits in the museums and tours around the castle.  The "Burgfrühling" opens its doors from 10 to 18 o'clock. Admission is free, parking spaces are sufficiently available. However, with the "Burgenbus" (line 297) you can also easily reach the castle by public transport, eg from the Kusel train station (information and timetable: www.vrn.de).  https://landkreis-kusel.de.  The castle is featured in The Military Moms Guide to Kaiserslautern.  Burgstr 16, 66871 Thallichtenberg


Rhineland-Palatinate Open Air Museum 

Sunday, 13.05.2017, 14.00-16.00:  This coming Sunday is International Museum Day and Mother's Day! The museum is celebrating this day with free admission.  Experience a wonderful day in the open-air museum and enjoy freshly baked waffles and wafer hearts are given as a gift to the visiting mothers.  In the Rhineland-Palatinate Open Air Museum, the everyday life of the last 500 years awakens to new life. Nearly 40 historic buildings were mined at their original sites in Rhineland-Palatinate, reassembled on the grounds of the open-air museum and arranged in true to detail. Complemented by gardens, fields, orchards, a vineyard, pastures and the accompanying animals, they give the visitor the feeling of being immersed in history.   www.freilichtmuseum-rlp.de  Nachtigallental 1, 55566 Bad Sobernheim / Nahe  Telephone: (06751) 85 58 8 0 Fax: (06751) 85 58 8 10  Email: info@freilichtmuseum-rlp.de  This museum is also featured in The Military Mom's Guide to Kaiserslautern