Welcome to Ramstein-Miesenbach Union Community
Ramstein-Miesenbach is the administrative center of the union community of Ramstein-Miesenbach. Besides the city of Ramstein-Miesenbach, the following villages belong to the union community:
• Hütschenhausen consisting of Hütschenhausen, Spesbach and Katzenbach
• Niedermohr consisting of Niedermohr, Reuschbach and Schrollbach
• Steinwenden consisting of Steinwenden, Weltersbach and Obermohr.
In the last few decades, Ramstein-Miesenbach has grown from a simple farming village into an attractive city that offers all services its citizens and visitors require.
A significant economic and social event occurred in 1951 when Ramstein Air Base was built which today is the home of the Headquarters of the US Air Force Europe (USAFE) and the Allied Air Forces Northern Europe (AIRNORTH). The city provided the base approximately one third of its 4.300 hectares of land. With about 1.600 civilian employees the U.S. Air Base is the city’s most important employer. There is some 8.200 military personnel stationed at Ramstein along with approx. 15.000 family members.
The importance of this young city is demonstrated by its numerous commercial enterprises, its state-of-the-art sports facilities, excellent medical care, and its rich cultural life. The city has all levels of schools as well as more than 150 private clubs, associations, and organizations that host a variety of events throughout the year which greatly enhance the community´s social, cultural, and sports life.
With two carnival organizations, Ramstein-Miesenbach is considered the region’s carnival center. The annual highlight is the carnival parade which is held on Shrove Tuesday. Each year it attracts tens of thousands of spectators.
The Congress Center Ramstein, Ramstein’s cultural and conference center, is host to numerous national and international stars every year. The facility was completed in 1986 and has a seating capacity for up to 800 people. It is also suitable for conferences and meetings and houses the city library, the post office and the restaurant Die Bühne – Backstage.
The city museum “Museum im Westrich”, which is located in the old 1750 city hall hosts a permanent collection of cultural items and regularly features special exhibits. The Center for Documentation and Exhibition of the History of US Americans in the Rhineland Palatinate (called Docu-Center Ramstein) focuses on all the aspects of German-American partnership, as the Americans have deeply influenced this region since Ramstein Air Base was established in the 1950s.
Ramstein-Miesenbach has lots to offer to people seeking recreation and relaxation. The “Pfälzer Wald” Nature Park, a large continuous forest area, is close by. Hikers and bikers can enjoy a comprehensive network of local hiking and bicycle paths. A multitude of sports and recreational events hosted by private clubs organizations enable personal contacts with the local population in addition to providing excellent recreational opportunities.
The AZUR Water World is one of the most attractive swimming and recreational pools in the entire county of Kaiserslautern and provides year-round indoor/outdoor recreation for people of all ages.
When physical activities are completed, people meet in the many pubs and cafes for social get-togethers or enjoy local and international cuisine in one of the community’s many restaurants.
Come and find out by yourself – you are very welcome!