Category Archives: Travel

2021 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

(Editor’s note: Please be aware that the Christmas markets listed below are still subject to cancelation or modification due to current COVID situations. Be aware of any requirements for proof of vaccination, recovery or negative-test or other COVID-related requirements. Additionally, look for opening and closing times and days as each…

November 2nd, 2021 Travel

Garmisch: A skiers’ paradise in the Bavarian Alps

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany — As the site of the 1936 Winter Olympics, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has over 60 kilometers of ski slopes with varying levels of difficulty. Community members can find family-friendly slopes in the Garmisch Classic Area as well as World Cup racing conditions on the famous Kandahar slope on the Osterfelder…

November 2nd, 2021 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 have…

October 25th, 2021 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, Travel

Optional: How to get the EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate in Germany

Editor’s Note: It is not required that USAG Bavaria community members obtain an EU COVID VAX Digital Certificate. Choosing to obtain a digital passport is completely voluntary for U.S. personnel. GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – When U.S. personnel are vaccinated against COVID-19 on the installation, military health clinics issue patients an official…

June 22nd, 2021 Health & Lifestyle, News, Travel

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort scheduled to reopen on May 21

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort News Release   GARMISCH, GERMANY — Consistent with host nation rules for hotel visits, the time has finally arrived to open the doors for service member guests at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in beautiful Garmisch, Germany. The resort is scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 21.…

May 13th, 2021 News, Travel

Medieval castle neighboring the Hohenfels Training Area

VELBURG, Germany — Numerous castle ruins are scattered across Germany, and Burgruine Velburg is extremely accessible from USAG Bavaria. Being that this historical site is located only 15 kilometers from the Hohenfels Training Area, it offers community members the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and learn about German culture.  …

March 12th, 2021 News, Travel

Amberg: A city full of rich history

AMBERG, Germany — Located only 30 minutes from Vilseck is the beautiful city of Amberg. It is full of rich history and locations ripe for exploration.   City tours are usually conducted by the Tourist-Information Center, but they are currently not available due to COVID-19. Instead, visit many of the…

December 2nd, 2020 News, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

2020 Christmas Markets near USAG Bavaria

EDITORS NOTE: This article will be updated as soon as USAG Bavaria receives more information about approved Christmas markets in the area. Please note that if local governments approve local Christmas markets, they may look different this year due to COVID-19. By Johanna Lohwasser     GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — While…

August 3rd, 2020 Holiday, News, Travel

Understanding fog lights in Germany

  USAG Bavaria Safety Office   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Thick patches of fog often roll through Bavaria, particularly around Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels.   According to Army in Europe Regulation 190-1 — the regulation on driver and vehicle requirements in Germany — foglights are not required. But if foglights are…

January 28th, 2020 Environmental, News, Safety & Security Bytes, 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