Category Archives: Travel


College students eligible for gov’t-funded travel to visit active duty parents overseas

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — College students with parents stationed overseas may qualify for a government-funded round trip visit plus the shipment of unaccompanied baggage, according to Army and federal regulations.   The Army regulation on overseas travel, chapter 5, and the Joint Federal Travel Regulation, paragraph 7155, grant military students…

January 31st, 2016 Health & Lifestyle, Things You Didn't Know, Travel

Romantic and magical wildlife reserve near Grafenwoehr

  By Alexis Tucker   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Would you like to make her swoon with a non-generic Valentine’s Day date? Maybe you’re just an outdoorsy couple, animal lovers, or you want to take your children somewhere unique.   If you nodded yes, you should explore the Wildgehege Hufeisen in…

January 27th, 2016 Travel

Latest travel restrictions, travel alerts and security messages

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — As the holidays approach, all DOD personnel should be aware of active travel restrictions and travel alerts in Europe.   You and your family members can receive real-time emergency messages through the USAG Bavaria’s AtHoc Mass Warning and Notification System. The system works through a client…

November 25th, 2015 News, Travel

The mayhem of Marrakesh

MARRAKESH, Morocco — Morocco is the heart of the Maghreb region in North Africa and Marrakesh is its dizzying pulse.   And that chaotic beat starts in the Jemaa el-Fnaa.   By day, the Jemaa el-Fnaa, or town square, allures travelers with snake charmers bewitching cobras with flute music, makeshift…

November 11th, 2015 Travel

Ghostly encounters transpire close to Grafenwoehr

FREIHUNG, Germany — Whether it’s the boogeyman, Freddy Krueger or monsters under the bed, we all have something that makes the hair on the back of our neck stand up. Maybe it’s that moment when you see something out of the corner of your eye, turn and it’s gone; or…

October 28th, 2015 News, Travel

Backcountry bliss in Germany

BERCHTESGADEN, Germany — We were a baker’s dozen; a motley crew of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr civilian employees determined to tame the Alps.   For four days, we hiked, crawled, stumbled and traversed our way through the lush and sometimes stark scenery of Southern Germany, fueled solely by determination and…

October 22nd, 2015 Travel

Exploring Dinkelsbuehl

  DINKELSBUEHL, Germany — Bavaria has more than its share of quaint and colorful towns, but one of the most charming has to be Dinkelsbuehl. Situated between the Romantic Road and the Germany Holiday Route, this picturesque village offers tourists an authentic glimpse into Germany’s past.   Surrounded by a…

October 9th, 2015 Travel

Dining like a local is as easy as eins, zwei, drei

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Dining in Deutschland can be a rich and cultural experience and feasting on traditional Bavarian cuisine while sampling the local brew can enhance that experience. Eating like a local is one thing, but learning how to dine like a local can take some getting used to. Learn…

September 3rd, 2015 Travel

Bavaria: The perfect place for peacefully pedaling

By Charlie Stadtlander, USAG Schweinfurt Public Affairs   SCHWEINFURT, Germany — The valleys rise up around you green and fertile. A castle looms, perched on a hill like a bird of prey that eyes you as you wind your way along the curve of the river. There are no cars…

August 18th, 2015 Travel

Camping in Croatia: Land of Winnetou

ŠIBENIK, Croatia — Ask any German who Winnetou was and you’re bound to get a smile.   The fictional character Winnetou was a Native American hero based on the books by Karl May, one of Germany’s bestselling authors. Later, in the 1960s, the character was played by French actor Pierre…

August 10th, 2015 Travel