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A January 2002 trip to Ramstein by lisamcgu

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Quote: The largest population of Americans living outside the United States is here, around the area of the American military base in Ramstein, Germany (two hours outside of Frankfurt). If visiting relatives in the military, there's alot to see.

Around Ramstein

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Overview

Kaitzweiler Pub, Germany Photo, Ramstein, Germany
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Germans are so robust! I loved taking advantage of the numerous hiking trails available all over the place. And the food! Can these people cook. I love traveling internationally because there is a wonderful lack of mass chain food institutions. Proud restaurant owners/chefs are numerous here and their food reflects that for which Germany is known; light cream sauces, schnitzels of every kind, all delicious, and bakery items that are light and sweet without being sugary.Quick Tips: Almost every town has an old castle. Even if its not marked on the larger country maps, local tourist maps will show them or you may ask a local who can point you in the right direction - usually up on th...Read More

Ferienwohnung Am Waldhof

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Hotel

Ferienwohnung Am Waldhof Photo, Ramstein, Germany
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Your hosts are Klaus und Ingrid Schmitt. They are kind, generous and helpful. Staying here will ensure that you have a ready and willing English/German translator and local travel advisor on hand, day or night. And, if you stay in the lower unit, Ingrid will do your laundry as well. They own this triplex that has an apartment above and below, with them being onsite, in the middle area. It is located up a small hill, with most of the village''s other houses, affording an incredible view across the valley. The upstairs accommodation is a two-bedroom that is usually rented out (where I stayed), but the bottom unit, a one-bedroom, is just as clean, spacious and as nice as the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2002

Ferienwohnung Am Waldhof
Am Waldhof 36
Ramstein, Germany
(06) 308-7383

Burg Schenke Restaurant

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Restaurant

Burg Schenke Restaurant Photo, Ramstein, Germany
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This is a restaurant nestled in one of the buildings of Burg Lichtenberg, a well-preserved, semi-restored castle. It is located just outside of Ramstein (take the A6 to the A62, Kusel exit then follow the signs). It is high on a hill, with a magnificent view of the countryside and villages below. I had a New Year's Eve dinner here that figured out to around $50 per person for a six-course chef's dinner. To show you the extent of the chef's range, here is what we were served. - Cidre (apple cider served in champagne flutes) - Salmon with Lobster Mousse (I don't eat fish but my friends were dying over it) - Mixed Greens with Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing (ligh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2002

Burg Schenke Restaurant
Burg Lichtenberg (Kusel Castle)
Ramstein, Germany
(063) 812-633

McDonald's

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Restaurant

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I always like to note how this haven, to most Americans, rates in other countries. Is the food, the fries, is everything the same as it should be? Are the bathrooms clean, with seat covers? Well, in answer to my second question, yes and no, the restrooms are clean, but there are no seat covers, it would seem, anywhere in Germany, including McDonald's. For the rest, here goes. The coke was flat, and served with no ice. The fries that came with my cheeseburger happy meal - which, by the way, cost around $2.50 - not only were kind of "chewy" but they tasted funny, like they added sugar to them or something. Meanwhile, an individual order of fries was different i.e. they tasted the wa...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 11, 2002

McDonald's
Marc Strasse No. 40
Ramstein, Germany

Urstubb

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Restaurant

Urstubb Photo, Ramstein, Germany
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This is a classic German pub. This is a drinking bar, but if you want to eat as well, and don't want bar food, just go next door, or two doors down, or three, to find Thai, Mexican, French, Chinese, Italian, every type of cuisine. The bar is located in downtown K-town, where there are too many restaurants to count, all scrunched together in close buildings that border tight, narrow cobblestone promenades. So, if you don't like one place, make a quarter turn and you'll spot a better one. Anyway, the bar is right next door to Thursty Nelly's, another bar that is well-known with military personnel and most, if asked, will know where it is, so you can easily find Urstubb, if lost. Also, around t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2002

Urstubb
Rittersberg/Stein StraBe No. 17
Ramstein, Germany

Akropolis Grill

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This is a unique kind of place - a Greek fast food joint. It’s not expensive here, but it’s not really cheap either. I got the feeling drinks and extras cost just that much more because this place is frequented by, mostly, Americans, from the base. And they take American dollars here, if that's how you want to pay, but not for free, they take a little for the conversion. Anyway, here's what my friends got, and they loved their meals. One of them got a turkey gyro that had the meat noticeably seasoned, she said it was really good. Her husband got the pork filet with charred Greek seasoned peppers and he said it was really, really good! It had little fat and was not greasy ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 11, 2002

Akropolis Grill
Kaiserstrasse 1 (B40)
Ramstein, Germany
(0631) 55444

Pfeifermuhle

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Restaurant

Pfeifermuhle Photo, Ramstein, Germany
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Pfeifermuhle means Piper’s Mill in German. This is a very popular restaurant that seems homey and cozy, but makes excellent chef-class food, so the prices are a little more than your usual roadside restaurant. Warme Kuche von 11.00 bis 14.00 Uhr und 17.00 bis 22.00 Uhr, which means "the kitchen is hot" from 11:00 – 2:00 and from 5:00 – 10:00 (Germans like to eat early) and Dienstag Ruhetag, or Tuesday Restday. Want more German? Taglich frische Forellen, which means they serve Fresh Trout Daily, and Jeden 2 Mittwoch Schlachtspezialitaten, which means that every second Wednesday, they serve a freshly slaughtered specialty (lovely). Now, for the menu (all prices are in Euro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 29, 2002

Pfeifermuhle
67685 Weilerbach
Ramstein, Germany
(063) 749-250

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lisamcgu

lisamcgu
Orange County, California