Category Archives: Travel


Local spouse starts Bavaria travel vlog

  By Sterling Schuyler   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Daniel “DT” Taylor is taking advantage of local Bavaria travel – and he wants to help you do it, too.   When DT’s wife Emily received a job offer with Netzaberg Middle School in 2014, the Taylors uprooted their lives from the…

November 18th, 2019 News, Travel

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

Parkstein’s natural history draws visitors to learn about volcanoes, geology

  By Christa Rolls, USAG Bavaria Environmental Division   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Much of the region around Grafenwoehr has beautiful rolling hills, making way to quaint villages, vast agricultural fields and dense forests.   Just northeast of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, however, is the extinct volcano of Parkstein, jutting out…

October 24th, 2019 Environmental, Travel

What to do when bad weather hits Bavaria

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Inclement weather brought on by the autumn and winter months can deliver a blow to Bavaria and the surrounding area, affecting your decision to travel.   Garrison officials and street cleaning crews at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria installations at Garmisch, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels and Vilseck will do everything…

October 22nd, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, School News, Travel

Road closure, delayed traffic to Garmisch-Partenkirchen October to December

  GARMISCH, Germany — Travelers to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area should plan for additional travel time between Oct. 8 to Dec. 6, 2019.   The B2 coming into Garmisch from Eschenlohe (end of A95 Autobahn from/to Munich) will completely close from Oct. 8 to 12. This will require anyone…

September 24th, 2019 News, Travel

Everything you need to know about winter tires in Germany

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Warm weather is giving way to cold, which means you should prepare your vehicle now for winter.   One important thing to know before you hit the road in winter is that Germany has different tire requirements than the United States.   European winter tires…

September 21st, 2019 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Adult air travelers need REAL ID-compliant ID by Oct. 2020 to fly within U.S.

  Transportation Security Administration news release   Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States.   Military IDs and DOD dependent ID cards are acceptable forms of ID.  …

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, Legal Issues, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich: A traveler’s guide

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich runs Sept. 21 through Oct. 6 and fest-goers can expect to see stringent security measures again, according to the official website.   The heightened security plans include a secured perimeter, a significant police presence with up to 600 police officers of…

September 16th, 2019 Health & Lifestyle, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Foreign soil prohibited from entering US

  By Julie Aliaga-Milos, USEUCOM Agriculture Advisor   The United States Department of Agriculture restricts or prohibits the entry of many agricultural products, which can carry foreign pests and diseases that harm American agriculture and our environment.   A major pest or disease outbreak could mean higher grocery bills, shortages…

September 6th, 2019 Environmental, Health & Lifestyle, News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

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