What's going on this week?

Until Monday, October 24 Kaiserslautern October Fair
Kaiserslautern, Messeplatz

The Kaiserslautern fair has the reputation of being the biggest folk festival in the Western Palatinate. Annually, the fairground offers a large variety of rides for children and adults and allures many visitors to Kaiserslautern´s Messeplatz. Enjoy the huge fun mile featuring a roller coaster, a giant Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds and many other fun rides. About 140 vendors provide culinary specialties, candies, products of arts and crafts, spices, household articles and a lot more. Wednesday, October 19 is "Family Day" with special offers and carnival rides for half the price until 8 p.m. On Friday, October 21 is “Dollar Day” (1$ is 1€) as a special offer for the American guests. On Sunday, October 23 a “Trachten” fashion show takes place inside the party tent “Jäkel” at 4 p.m. A closing fireworks display can be viewed on Monday, October 24 at 9 p.m. Fun rides are open from 1 p.m. until 11 p.m. daily.   

Address:    Am Messeplatz, 67655 Kaiserslautern

Until Monday, October 31 Autumn Funfair in Speyer

Visit Speyer´s autumn funfair with its family-friendly fun mile. Children and adults have the opportunity to enjoy fairground rides such as the big Ferris wheel, bumper cars and a lot more. The entertainment program guarantees fun and good mood for the whole family. At the shooting galleries and booths offering raffle, darts, fishing and ball games visitors can put their ability to the test. Several beer gardens and food stands invite the guests to stay. Candies and sweets are offered at several stands. Wednesday, October 26 is Family Day with special offers and carnival rides for half the price all day long. On Sunday, October 30 stores open for Sunday shopping from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. A closing fireworks display takes place at 9 p.m. on Monday, October 31. The fairground opens Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. / on Fridays & Saturdays from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m. / Sundays from noon until 10 p.m.

Address:    Maximilianstrasse 12, 67346 Speyer


Dear visitors and residents of the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area,

Welcome to the website of RAMSTEIN GATEWAY – Window to Germany. We hope the information provided helps our American friends on and around Ramstein Air Base to make your stay in Germany a most pleasant one.

You will find advices and hints about off base sights and attractions in the Ramstein and Kaiserslautern area. This region with its diversified scenery has a lot to offer, not only for nature lovers. Stony traces of the past like ancient castle ruins and historic sites shrouded in legend wait to be discovered by you.

This website also includes information about sports and leisure time facilities and activities for families and kids. If you are planning to dine out please check the list of local restaurants that offers a broad variety of different cuisines. The shopping information guide will help you find the right place to buy whatever you need.

Celebrating and hospitality are the main characteristics this particular region of Germany is famous for. The calendar of events lists city and village festivals, fairs, markets, concerts and shows in the local area.

Now enjoy your stay in the Ramstein area! Come and join us in celebrating, make new friends and explore the Palatinate way of life.

You are cordially welcome!
The RAMSTEIN GATEWAY - Window to Rheinland-Pfalz - Team
and the local tourism representatives