Out and abouts for Sept. 14 - 20

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --
Local events

Enjoy two spectacles of "illuminated countryside" in the radiance of the "Rhine in Flames" in September in Oberwesel and St. Goar-St. Goarhausen. Call the Oberwesel tourist information office at 06744-710624 or St. Goarhausen at 06771-9100 or visit www.oberwesel.de or www.st-goar.de.

Wurstmarkt in Bad Dürkheim takes place Sept. 14 - 20. This is the world's largest wine fest. This fest is a huge carnival and during the day it is children friendly. Wine is served strictly in very large glasses.

Oktoberfest occurs Sept. 22 - Oct. 7. The Mayor of München kicks off Oktoberfest Sept. 22 at noon by tapping the first keg of beer. Only after he has tapped the barrel are visitors allowed to start drinking. This is the most famous and largest folk and beer festival in the world. If you want to go, start making your travel arrangements now as the fest draws more than 100,000 visitors each day. For more information, visit www.oktoberfest.de/en/02/content/faq1/.

ITT trips
For more information about Information, Trips and Travel trips, call 452-6567 or e-mail 52svs.itt@spangdahlem.af.mil. Children prices are for those ages 3 - 12.

Catch the Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans express Sept. 22. Cost is $72 for adults and $67 for children.

The Okoberfest Express happens Sept. 22. Cost is $99.

Play like a child on the Phantasialand express Sept. 22. Cost is $74 for adults and $67 for children.

Shop for pottery in Poland Sept. 28 - 29. Cost is $105 and an extra $85 for a double seat.

Dine like a king at the Medieval Dinner at Cochem Castle Sept. 29.

See the German Oktoberfest traditions overnight Sept. 29 - 30. Cost is $209.

Outdoor Recreation
For more information about Outdoor Recreation trips, call 452-7170.

Enjoy a skiing and snowboarding trip to the Swiss Alps Jan. 21 - 25, Feb. 18 - 22 and March 17 - 21.