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Kaiserslautern Germany — City With US Forces

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Kaiserslautern Germany has a population of approx. 100,000 inhabitants and some 48,000 additional American citizens due to the large military bases in the region.

It is located in the south of the German state Rhineland-Palatinate.

Kaiserslautern is located a few kilometers from Ramstein Air Base, which is the seat of US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Headquarters, the Allied Air Forces Central Europe (AIRCENT) and the 86th Airlift Wing.

Americans stationed in Kaiserslauten Germany call it lovely K-Town. The American mil... [read more about its history here...]

Kaiserslautern Gardens

Kaiserslautern Gardens [Photo: Kuehly]
Kaiserslautern Gardens

In 2000, on the formerly lie fallow area of the comb yarn spinning mill and the slaughterhouse, were developed the first Rhineland-Palatinian national horticultural show with its "gardens of great variety."

Since that time, the horticultural show inspires thousands of visitors of Kaiserslautern annually from April to October. It contains bloom splendour, numerous meetings, culture offers, sport and leisure-time facilities as well as unmistakable highlights like the largest dinosaur exhibition of Europe.

Kaiserbrunnen — Emperior Fountain

Kaiserbrunnen (Emperior Fountain) — Kaiserslautern Germany [Photo: Helge Ebling]
Emperior Fountain

With its 12 meters diameters and 5 meters height he is being recognized from far away. The emperor fountain at Mainzer Gate stands there since 1987 and is not only point of attraction for tourists and architecture-interested people.

Native people and above all children transform this artistically humorously converted excursion by history and presence of the city Kaiserslautern short hand into a playground. The Emperior Fountain is considered as a three dimensional history and story book. Emperior Friedrich Barbarossa is to see as well as King Rudolf von Habsburg — both were signposting for the history of Kaiserslautern Germany.

Special Tip!The Emperior Fountain is not the only fountain in Germany, sure. There is even a gripping history about them. I just found a Web site that describes The World of Fountains very well. They even sell real fountains! Awesome. And sooo cute...

Kaiserslautern has much more to offer than I'm offering on information right now. One is its history — our next step. (Use the City Tour navigation here below, on top, or the usual navigation on left hand side to continue.)


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