It could be easy to overlook Ramstein as a place to visit if you’re ever passing nearby, but that’s not to say there isn’t plenty to entertain the visitor with time on their hands. The one thing that has really put Ramstein on the map is its United States air base which is home to US Airforce Europe that dominates the whole area. But Ramstein has been occupied since Roman times and today has a population of a little over 9,000. The region traditionally relied on agriculture but since the 1970s there has been a great growth of of local industry.
Perhaps the most architecturally significant building in Ramstein is the old city hall that dates back to 1750. It’s also here that you’ll find the city museum, which homes many artefacts telling the history of the town right back to is Roman origins. At the town’s Haus des Bürgers, you’ll find a major conference centre as well as a concert and performance venue that attracts big names from all around the world who are on tour. For families, the nearby Azur Water World one of the most popular attractions. It’s a large complex that has both indoor and outdoor pools, so it’s a great place to spend a day whatever the weather. For people renting a car in Ramstein, you will be able to venture a little further afield. Only 19 km away you will be able to find Wildpark Potsberg. Here you’ll be able to fill a whole day at a great wildlife and outdoor centre which not only has a number of hiking routes and a petting zoo but there are also frequent birds of prey displays that are held throughout the day.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su 0900-1100
Address: Am Koehlwaeldchen 7
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0830-1400, Su closed.
Address: VOQ, Building 305