15. August 2020 - 9:00 bis 17:00
Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, Kaiserslautern
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French/ German Border Hike | Samstag, 15. August 2020

Step back in time through a family of hilltop fortresses in France!

French/ German Border Hike

Enrollment: Visit us in person (preferred) or call us during business hours 1000-1700. We are open every day except Wednesday and Sunday

DSN: 480-5705

CIV: 06371-47-5705

Date: Saturday 15 August

Time: 900-1700

Cost: $39 for transportation, trip leader support, optional day pack and trekking pole use

Description: Join us for a day of hiking in the forests of France and Germany. We will hike for 7-10 kilometers along steep and at times, physically demanding trails which will take us to several 12th century castle ruins. We will have lunch on top of one of the ruins with a commanding view of the surrounding terrain. Weather and season permitting we will have the ability to explore one of the castles with intact halls, corridors and rooms! Entrance to tour the main castle 4.50 euro (not included). We have a fleet of rental day packs you can use for the day to carry personal items. See packing list below for your day pack details!

Participant Restrictions: Challenging for youth who cannot walk long distances on their own, challenging for those lacking aerobic fitness. No age restrictions. Rough terrain for parents with kid-carriers.

Departure Logistics: Ramstein Outdoor Recreation’s main front doors will open for our pre-trip briefing at 0900. Please park in the covered terminal parking garage—not in the ODR 2-hour loop. The meeting area is inside the ODR Adventure Programs Office. Note that the retail store is not open for purchases on the morning of departure. Please stock up (see packing list below) ahead of the trip date. Restrooms are located in the back of the hotel lobby (ground level). A bakery for coffee, snacks, and ****-lunch items is located on the 2nd floor inside the hotel entrance. ATMs are located adjacent to the bakery for euro currency withdrawal (at least 20 euro per person suggested for all trips).


• 0900: Pre-trip meeting, safety briefing - depart ODR

• 1015: Arrive at parking area to begin hike

• 1300: Break for lunch/snack

• 1330: Continue hiking

• 1530: Return to vehicle and depart to Ramstein

• 1700: Arrive Ramstein/completion of trip

Suggested Packing List:

• Weather appropriate clothing (rain gear, hiking shoes, layer clothing for varying temperatures).

• Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, umbrella if needed

• Small day pack (avoid string bags that dig into shoulders)

• **** lunch, snacks and 1-2 liters of water

• Euro cash (20 euro suggested) and 50c coin for restroom use

• Base ID (passport for overnight and when trip crosses international borders)

• Camera/phone for photos

Corona Notes: Mask use is mandatory during transportation in our 15 passenger vans on these itineraries and when 1.5 meter spacing cannot be maintained outside. During the activity mask use is voluntary. Hand sanitizer use for disinfection required on facility entry, van entry, and prior to eating. Business establishments frequented on route adhere to RLP state guidelines.

For questions or concerns please contact our Director of Outdoor Adventure Programs at email