Kaiserslautern (German pronunciation: [ˌkaɪzɐsˈlaʊtɐn] ( listen)) is a city in southwest Germany, located in the Bundesland (State) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) at the edge of the Palatinate Forest (Pfälzerwald). The historic centre dates to the 9th century. It is 459 kilometres (285 miles) from Paris, 117 km (73 miles) from Frankfurt am Main, and 159 km (99 miles) from Luxembourg.
Restaurants in Kaiserslautern
4.5 based on 177 reviews
This place has a bit of everything! There is a Lego gallery and shop, dinosaur sculptures, a small cactus garden, a small rose garden, multiple play areas, including one with water, large grassy areas with shade, mini golf, a small soccer house, a small skate park, and to top it off, a cafe for lunch or snacks! It was a blast for our whole family!
4 based on 218 reviews
They charge €5.50 to get in which is rather steep given how small the Gardens are. However, I saw four people maintaining the Gardens which I guess warrants the expensive entrance. The Gardens are nice but small. I spent around 20 minutes there and I took my time walking around.
There is a small tea room at the back but it was closed when I visited.
It is worth a visit if you enjoy well maintained Gardens but be aware that it is small.
4.5 based on 113 reviews
4.5 based on 76 reviews
I used to live down the street from one of the many trails that lead to this castle. It's a nice little hike with some good views once you're up top. Keep walking and you'll find a playground for the kids (or adults). Great for cross country running or just walking the dog.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
The walk was about 20 min. It was a nice hike and there are several trails that come off the one to the tower. If you live in K'town, it's worth the trip, but I wouldn't drive far just for this.
4 based on 102 reviews
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Kaiserbrunnen is one of the most beautiful Fountains in Kaiserslautern. Although it is a modern art it fits to surrounding historical buildings and it is a nice place to relax on one of many benches around it (if you are lucky to find a vacant place).
It is always a lot of fun to discover small details and guess its meaning.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
Place where the park is located is a beautiful forest on the outskirts of Kaiserslautern and walking there is enjoyable itself, especially in autumn when leaves change colour. Animals are obviously used to people and often come very close expecting something to eat or just being curious. It is a good place to spend a nice Sunday's afternoon.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
Still a working church, and while the building is huge and basically one giant Cathedral, they work hard to connect with the locals and the youth in particular.
There are fliers posted all over with various youth events the church is taking part in, from evangelism, Concerts, working with the needy and outreach trips. So it's great to see that the community of believers in this church is still alive and remaining relevant!
The congregation traces their history back to the year 800, which means they have met for over 1,200 years! Pretty awesome that a legacy can stretch for so long and remain relevant.
As for the building it is huge, gothic, imposing, beautiful and yet plain all at the same time. Not ornate like many cathedrals, yet functional and beautiful in it's plainness. It feels right and comforting, rather than ostentatious.
The Christmas market, called Weihnachtsmarkt Kaiserslautern, was ongoing and surrounding the church. So was a really nice time to visit. People had a fire just outside and were sharing warm cider and Glühwein (German Mulled Wine), which was inviting, as well as the many booths of freshly baked pastries and crafts.
4 based on 25 reviews
It is not a big park and it is usually quite crowded, but I like to go there, when I need to escape from the city, see a bit of greenery and breathe fresh air, but don't want to drive far. I enjoy watching water birds at the small lake close to the entrance.
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