Old Railroad Days
Driving out of Kaiserslautern toward Vogelweh and Eindseidlerhof on B-40, you may notice a long row of identical houses along the left side. This was a neighborhood built to house railroad workers who worked across the street at the large railroad yards. I don't know how old this is, but it's nice to walk along and have a look!
Park Strasse is a small street on the south side of the Stadt Park where all the houses survived WWII bombs. The houses are very nice to see. It's a small thing to do, but if you're into architecture, and happen to be in KL, then check it out.
Go to the Stadt Park
The Stadt Park, or City Park, is located in nice little section of Kaiserslautern where some World War II bombs actually managed to avoid destroying a few buildings. So surrounding the park on 2 sides are some original, pre-WWII KL buildings (including one of the only free-standing houses to survive the war). Just like the Volks Park I mention on this page in the Off The Beaten Path, this park attracts many locals on the weekends. I think there are more children at this park though, because there is a huge playground area, and better walkways for kids on bikes.
If you have a child and want to let him or her run wild for a couple hours, this is the place to do it!
This is a remembrance to the Kaiserslautern Jewish Synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazi government in 1938. It is a very cool thing to stop and look at. On all sides of the site, you can look into viewing goggles and see what the building looked like.
- Historical Travel
The Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern hosts a variety of events in which you can be in the audience and also a participant. Check out their website for more information. I don't think there's an english version, but if you call or send an e-mail in english, they will reply to you in english. They are very friendly and happy to help you discover their wonderful theater program.
- Arts and Culture
- Theater Travel
It's more like "things you could've done." Kaiserslautern was one of the cities chosen to host matches during the 2006 World Cup, and it was a lot of fun. This is a photo of the viewing area we had in the Stiftsplatz (the market square).
(((Jazz))), Dominos and (((Bid-Whist))) In K-Town
(Bid Whist, Jazz and Dominoes and Spades...every Thursday)
Unnerhaus, Landstuhl- located on the main street in Landstahul about 2mins by car after exiting A6 (Land Marks Hotel Mekur and Mac Donalds), also about 5mins by foot from the Landsthaul Train Station. This mature adult Jazzy relaxed atmospher hosts a night of card games every Thursday from 8:00pm until 1:00am, this friendly weekly gathering is hosted by the newley formed orginazation in Kaiserslautern called "The Bid Whist Crew" who also participates in Players Ball night at the Ramstein Enlisted Club on Saturday nights (8pm~2am) evenings. This is the same happy go-lucky card [junk] talking, dominos slamming group of folks who met regulary Thurs thru Saturday at the now closed "Bill Charts" in Landsthaul (2 mins by foot to Urnnerhaus). This weekly gathering bring out all the Germany Card sharks from near and far and also college vacationers and tourist from as far as Guam and Tokyo, Japan. For more information e-mail: Work96929@yahoo.com
- School Holidays
- Arts and Culture
The Stiftsplatz comes alive Saturday and Tuesday mornings with flowers, vegetables, meat, and lots of other things that go along with a European market.
Kaiserslautern City Hall
The town hall was once the tallest in Germany, with 25 floors above ground. It is 84 meters tall and is THE visual landmark in KL. There is a cafe on the 21st floor with great views of the city.
Summer69's Things to Do Tip
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