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Antwerp Beer Fest June 29 Cost: Adults $79 per person & Children 0-11 $59 Sample more than 100 specialty Belgian Beers at the Antwerp BierPassion festival! Antwerp is the world’s leading diamond city, and in the middle ages was one of the richest cities in the region. As you wait for the festival to start in the afternoon, you can admire the oldworld architecture while you explore the countless churches, museums, and squares. See the butcher’s guildhouse, built to resemble stacks of bacon, and Het Steen, a medieval fortification on the banks of the river Schelde which now holds a naval museum. Antwerp’s Diamond District is filled with countelss jewelry shops, and sharp eyed people may even find the Vlaeykensgang, a hidden street housing some of Antwerp’s best restaurants. Skydiving June 30, July 4 & 21 Cost: $279 per person Get the thrill of a lifetime when you go tandem skydiving with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation. After approximately 20 minutes of ground training, you and your jumpmaster will board the aircraft and ascend to an altitude of approximately 13000 feet. Safely connected to your jumpmaster and ready to take the plunge, you will exit the airplane and freefall almost

Prague Express July 13 Cost: $99 per person & $69 for children under 12 Enjoy a day in Prague, the Bohemian capital, where the sight seeing opportunities are endless. Czechs say “All cities are jealous of Paris, but Paris is jealous of Prague.” and your friends will be jealous of you while you stroll across Charles Bridge, visit Prague Castle, return to the Soviet era at the KGB Museum or inside a nuclear bunker, admire the Old Town Square and astronomical clock. With no set schedule or tour guide to follow, you are free to explore Prague in your own way and at your own pace. RAMSTEIN Ramstein Outdoor Recreation, KMC Center, Bldg. 3336, 480-5705 or 06371-47-5705. Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat., Sun., holidays and training days 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. https://www.86fss.com/sportsand-recreation/outdoor-recreation

Austrian Alps Independence Day Getaway July 4 to 7 Cost: $349 Ages: 18+ High Summer in the Austrian Alps is a magical thing! We’ll travel to an idyllic campground

Roth Horse Ranch July 6 Cost: $29, Ages: Unrestricted; young riders may ride with parentGiddy up and get your boots on! It’s time for a family oriented trail ride through the hills, farmland and forests around the Roth Horse Ranch! Half of the group will ride while the other half walk alongside the horses. In the middle of the ride, walkers and riders will switch positions. Long pants and closedtoe shoes mandatory. We suggest bringing provisions for a picnic lunch to enjoy a relaxing afternoon out in nature with family. No food is available at the ranch.

Skydive The Saar July 13 Cost: $150, Ages: 12+ firm, weigh less than 95 kilos, minimum 140cm tall Climb to a height of about 4000 meters above the border of Germany and France above the Saar River… then experience human flight with a tandem jump! A tandem jump gives you a direct experience of the excitement during a free fall. The ascent, the jump, the speed during free fall, gliding under the canopy — it all creates a breathtaking experience beyond description. Suggest packing cash euro for food and beverage, a sack lunch if you prefer, and a book/ game/ good conversation for the time you’ll spend waiting on your flight at the landing zone. German Countryside Canoe July 13 Cost: $40, Ages: 6+, with parent; Water confidence a must The Rivers of Germany offer unparalleled cultural and natural beauty. Join us as we paddle

canoes through wine country and nature preserves along the Saar River. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water, snacks and food for a lunch along the riverbank. Photo by Olga Danylenko / Shutterstock.com

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Paris Weekend July 4 to 7 Cost: Starting at $429 per person Use the long weekend to your advantage and climb to the top of the Eiffel tower, view the Mona Lisa at the Lourve, visit Versailles, ring the bells of Notre Dame, take the train to Disneyland Paris, visit Jim Morrison’s Grave or dive into the darker side of Paris on one of the world famous sewer tours. 3 overnights will allow for plenty of time to experience the Moulin Rouge and the rest of Paris’s famous evening entertainment.

right next to towering granite walls to enjoy food, friends, and all things outdoors! Hiking, rock climbing, tent camping, whitewater rafting, and exploring the amazing Area 47 Adventure Park will create a memorable mountain getaway, to say the least! There is even a sauna at the campground next to the brick oven pizza restaurant!

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MLB in London — Yankees vs. Red Sox June 27 to 30 Cost: Starting at $699+ per person Be in the stands for a historic first when Major League Baseball steps up to the plate in London. The lead-off Major League Baseball series in Europe will take place this summer in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium Park, and a more exciting lineup could not be imagined. The greatest rivalry in professional sports, between the World Champion Boston Red Sox and their hated arch-rivals the New York Yankees is coming to London! In addition to your tickets to the game, your weekend in London will include an optional orientation tour upon arrival and 2 overnights to explore the city with.

8000 feet at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour, before your tandem jumpmaster opens the parachute. After the chute is opened, you will float gently to earth over a period of about 5 minutes.

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KAISERSLAUTERN Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-34064117. Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on federal holidays. https://kaiserslautern.armymwr.com

Women’s Climbing Day Every Monday, all day Cost: $2 for women, Ages: All Women’s Climbing Day gives women the opportunity to develop their skills and techniques in a predominantly female environment. Support one another’s fitness goals while developing stronger friendships! Sign up for a belay certification to learn proper belaying techniques. BAUMHOLDER Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 816, 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182

Antwerp Express and Belgian Beer Passion Festival June 29 to 30 Cost: Adults $79 p. p., children under 12: $59 p.p Antwerp is the world’s leading diamond city, and in the middle ages was one of the richest cities in the region. As you wait for the festival to start in the afternoon, you can admire the old-world architecture while you explore the countless churches, museums, and squares. See the butcher’s guildhouse, built to resemble stacks of bacon, and Het Steen, a medieval fortification on the banks of the river Schelde which now holds a naval museum. Antwerp’s Diamond District is filled with countless jewelry shops, and see if you can find the Vlaeykensgang, a hidden street housing some of Antwerp’s best restaurants. In the afternoon, if you wish, you can sample more than 100 specialty Belgian Beers at the 19th annual Belgian BierPassion Festival! This weekend, 32 Belgian breweries will be sharing their wares with thirsty beer lovers. Scuba Certification Course July 5. to 8 Cost: $479 Want to get away from daily stresses and connect with nature? Want to test the boundaries of “where man is supposed to be”? Want to drift in the underwater and leave all your cares and worries on the shore? Then SCUBA is your answer! All of these things can be accomplished while drifting serenely through the water where the only sound you will hear is your own breathing. Join Baumholder ODR for SSI Open Water Divers certification course.

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