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Lace up those hiking boots and get ready for an outdoor adventure that includes a delicious meal! It isn’t every day that you venture off on a hike and end up at a restaurant or overnight accommodation. The Höllentalanger Hut, a managed hut owned by the German Alpine Club, lets you do both.
Growing up, spring break in Texas meant a family trip to the Gulf Coast. I can still smell the sunscreen (and aloe vera gel for the inevitable sunburns) and taste the sea salt when I close my eyes.
The highest ski resort in Switzerland is located on the Matterhorn Mountain, where skiing enthusiasts from around the world come to experience perfect runs, modern lifts and fantastic ski schools.
Arjeplog, a town in Sweden’s Lapland just south of the Arctic Circle, is home to some 2,900 inhabitants in the summertime. From approximately January through April, its population increases to 6,000. But it isn’t ski areas that draw in these temporary residents.
Whether you love or despise the chilly weather, winter has finally arrived! With all the rain that has been dousing the region, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it is indeed January in Germany. That being said, preparation for the cold days and nights ahead can make a big difference.
In Germany, if you are in an accident and your car does not have tires adequate for winter weather, you could be held responsible by authorities, even if you are not at fault. You will have to pay a fine, and your insurance may refuse coverage resulting in an additional financial hardship.
Wintry weather is common in Europe through April. The last thing you want is to get caught without required equipment.
Rules for winter tires
If you’re in the KMC area, you may have noticed the crazy amount of snow that came down in a matter of 10 minutes not too long ago. Make sure to drive with caution on the slippery roads that are expected to last through the weekend.
A plus to living in Europe is the opportunity to participate in numerous outdoor festivals, events and activities held year-round. Then, there is the weather. Similar to that of the Pacific Northwest, the weather in Germany, the U.K.
As of 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10, accumulating snowfall has led to hazardous driving conditions in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC).
German automobile club ADAC is hosting Vehicle Safety Days at the KMCC Oct 25-27.