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March to your closet and pull out your pink! The date of the Almond Blossom Festival in Gimmeldingen occurs weekend March 23-24, and a note on the organizer's website suggests that guests come clad in a rose-hued shade to complement their surroundings.
Now that winter is leaving us, it’s time to get off the couch, put the remote down and enjoy the sun, warmer weather and all the things the much-welcomed spring season has to offer. Here are 10 reasons to come out of hibernation and embrace spring in Germany.
For all of the European travel inspiration, food and shopping tips and helpful resources for living overseas, be sure to check out our free Stripes Europe Spring and Summer magazine.
For Stuttgart residents who enjoy museums but like to party too, there’s a fun event this Saturday which involves after-hours admittance to 80+ museums in and around Stuttgart, hands-on activities, bands, special exhibitions, private tours, and more!
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Taking care of inbound Soldiers, civilian employees and their families throughout their relocation process can expedite their move and make a favorable impression when they travel to Germany. That's why U.S.
Disclaimer - Some of these events are very popular and may be sold out already:
May 25

10 a.m: Departure from Utah Beach. – 5 p.m: Arrival in Sainte-Mère-Église. Free to attend.
May 30 – June 2
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector.
Fish and Flavors
April 4-14 in Lisbon, Portugal
The Deutsche Weinstrasse, or German Wine Route, is a 50 mile stretch of eye candy incorporating low mountains, half-timbered villages and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Its mild climate promotes the flourishing of many species that normally thrive in warmer climes.
The new Stars and Stripes “Welcome to Europe” folders are available now to equip you with the best survival guides in Europe! It will include the most recent publications of:
Didn't have the chance to pick up our Best of Germany 2019 publication? Don't worry! Our digital version, which can be found at under Lifestyle and Special Publication, has got you covered!
Something that I really look forward to each year is Spring Break. Every year my parents usually decide where we go and so far their plans have been fun. However, this year I’m planning to propose my destination wish list to them. My plans consist of really epic ideas to spend our week.
Looking for ways to celebrate yourself or the women in your life today? Here are just a few ways to do so in Germany:
Random acts of kindness
Women of the world, rise up and shine today, for March 8 is your day!