Frankfurt

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.
 
With snow-capped mountain peaks, an ancient winemaking heritage, and a famed culture of hospitality, it’s little wonder that many consider the country of Georgia a bucket list destination.
If you haven’t spent a lazy day wandering around Frankfurt lately, perhaps it’s time to revisit Germany’s skyscraper–dotted banking capital and see just how much 200 million euros’ worth of renovations can spruce up a place.
A good handful of German cities within easy reach to our military stationed in Germany – Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, Mainz, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden for starters –offer world-class theater experiences, from plays to ballet to opera, nearly every day of the week.
 
The citizens of Frankfurt, Germany know there’s more than one way to make delicious wine; use apples. And they’ve been celebrating their famed apple wine (Apfelwein) since they started its large-scale manufacture in the 16th century.
Believe it or not, taking a holiday or a little time for oneself isn’t a modern concept. The Romans often took time out to mend wounds they received in battle.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish in style this year by hitting up some of Germany’s popular Irish bars. During the month, you will have the chance to sample traditional Irish meals, whiskeys and, of course, beer!
On March 2, 2011, Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback was making a routine run to Frankfurt International Airport. Assigned to drive fellow airmen arriving from RAF Lakenheath to Ramstein Air Base, his life was tragically cut short.
For more than 500 years, the Frankfurt Book Fair has remained at the forefront of the literary publishing world. It is one of the largest book fairs in the world, as more than 7,100 exhibitors from 100 countries will present over 400,000 book titles! 
With the festival season in full swing, savory bratwurst and salty pretzels abound. German fest food rivals some of the best fried fair goodness back in the States. However, if you’re feeling a little schnitzeled out, head to the inaugural Frankfurt Kebab Festival on May 27 and 28.
Beginning on June 26, 1948, the Berlin blockade and the ensuing airlift of food and supplies to the city created a major operation for which the Allied forces were totally unprepared. Brig. Gen.
Whether you're looking for goblins, ghosts or just a spooky-themed story, here are some Halloween events going on throughout Germany.
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Monday, Oct. 3 is German Unity Day, a national holiday in Germany. It celebrates the reunification of East and West Germany following more than 40 years of separation after World War II. Most shops, public offices and other off-base services will be closed.
If you miss retail shopping on Sundays, you will want to mark these dates on your calendar. Although retail stores are usually closed on Sundays, retailers are allowed to open business during specific times of the year for a few hours of Sunday shopping.
If you miss retail shopping on Sundays, you will want to mark these dates on your calendar. Although retail stores are usually closed on Sundays, retailers are allowed to open business during specific times of the year for a few hours of Sunday shopping.
[Update 21:33] Media are reporting that Munich authorities have declared an emergency using the city’s smartphone warning system. Residents have been warned not to leave their homes:  For your own safety, avoid squares and streets: perpetrators are on the run.