Author: Andreas Kreuzer


Dress up, have fun: It’s Fasching

  Fasching, as it’s known in Bavaria, is crazy and a fun time to be in Germany. Fasching is also known as Karneval or Fastnacht in other parts of Germany. It officially kicked off the Karneval season Nov. 11 at 11:11 a.m. with pre-Lenten festivities.   During Germany’s carnival season,…

January 28th, 2020 Health & Lifestyle, News

Super Bowl parties at USAG Bavaria

The National Football Conference champion San Francisco 49ers face the American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Florida, Feb. 2.  Coverage begins late night Sunday, Feb. 2 (German time), on AFN American Forces Network TV.   The duty day begins Monday, Feb. 3 at…

January 24th, 2020 News

2019 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

    By Johanna Lohwasser   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While the seasons change and leaves start to fall, imagine Medieval castles illuminated by Christmas lights and small stalls offering everything from traditional food, candy and drinks to handmade local tree decorations, candles and hand-crafted wooden toys like vintage merry-go-rounds.  …

October 29th, 2019 Travel

11 community members naturalized at USAG Bavaria ceremony

GRAFENWHOER, Germany — Eleven members of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria community celebrated becoming United States citizens at the naturalization ceremony, here, Sept. 25.   USAG Bavaria hosted a naturalization ceremony at the Tower View Conference Center where those 11 individuals from nine different countries took the Oath of Allegiance…

September 25th, 2019 News

USAG Bavaria employees recognized for 1,535 years of service

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Community members and garrison leaders honored long-time garrison employees at an Employee Length of Service ceremony, here, Sept. 20.   In total, 49 garrison employees logged 1,535 years of total service to the U.S. Army and federal government.   “We all are well aware that a…

September 23rd, 2019 News

Mobile apps for alerts and weather warnings in Germany

  The U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office recommends residents stay up-to-date through local news sources about the area they live when they are in or out-of-town.    Several apps are available to get notified about official alerts and weather warnings.   KATWARN   KATWARN is a free mobile app service…

September 4th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Your suicide prevention resources at USAG Bavaria

Army Senior Leaders are committed to building a ready and resilient force by sustaining personal readiness and mitigating high-risk behaviors that run counter to the Army profession.   Those who serve our great nation pledge to treat themselves and others with dignity and respect and expect others to do the…

August 27th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Safety & Security Bytes

Vilseck’s rich history included tolls

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Vilseck used to be a border town in the bishop’s district, and charged toll fees for people passing the city of Vilseck in a time when the night watchman announced the hour several times throughout the night and day.    Vilseck’s rich history dates back to 930…

August 12th, 2019 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel
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Electric scooters: get to know the new regulations

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Electric scooters are now legal in Germany with several restrictions and regulations.   In most cities in other countries, electric scooters belong to the cityscap, In Germany, it was forbidden to use them on public roads, but the country has recently released its first e-scooter regulation.  …

July 19th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes

Visit Brazil in the middle of Europe

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — For 51 weekends of the year, visitors to the small Franconian city of Coburg find what they might expect: a charming market square, an 800-year-old fortress and a gigantic historic palace, all surrounded by deep green forest.   But that 52nd weekend, visitors find something very…

July 9th, 2019 Travel