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The Christmas Market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of Germany’s best known. Spangdahlem and Wiesbaden recreation centers are planning trips there this month and next.
The Christmas Market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of Germany’s best known. Spangdahlem and Wiesbaden recreation centers are planning trips there this month and next. (iStock)

Base tours offer an easy way to see Europe with other members of the military community. Here is a sampling of trips scheduled as of Nov. 5, 2021. Please update this information and add tours by sending an email to Marcus Klöckner at kloeckner.marcus@stripes.com.

Belgium

SHAPE TRIPS AND TOURS: Call 06544-3884. Email shapetripsandtours1@gmail.com or visit www.shape2day.com.

Germany

ANSBACH OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 9, Ansbach indoor 5v5 soccer league, no cost; Nov. 20, Zugspitze, ski and snowboard trip, $109-$119 adults, $89 children ages 16-18, $79 children ages 15 and under; Nov. 25-28, Kaprun (Austria), $379 adults, $249 children ages 14-17, $199 children ages 13 and under. DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225 or MWR Central DSN 467-1780 or CIV 09802-83-1780.

BAUMHOLDER OUTDOOR RECREATION: Through Nov-. 13, German hunting course is going virtual, $250; Nov. 6, Black Forest hike and tour, $69 adults, $49 children ages 12 and under; Nov. 7, trout fishing, $69 adults, $49 children ages 6-11, $29 children ages 6 and under; Nov. 7, UTV tour, $95-$175; Nov. 13-14, $ 60 adults, $100 per family. DSN 485-7182 or CIV 06783-67182.

GRAFENWOEHR OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 12, Hintertux (Austria) pre-season ski opener, $99 adults, $69 children ages 3-12, $15 children ages 2 and under; Nov. 18, introduction to rock climbing, $20. DSN (314) 475-8529 or CIV 09641-83-8529

KAISERSLAUTERN OUTDOOR RECREATION Nov. 24-28, Thanksgiving in Iceland, $1,999 adults (single room), $1699 adults (double room), $429-$1,299 children. DSN 493-4117 or CIV 0631-34064117.

RTT TRAVEL RAMSTEIN: Call CIV 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com. RTT FLIGHT TOURS/RAMSTEIN: Call 06371-463650 or see www.RTTtravel.com.

SPANGDAHLEM INFORMATION, TICKETS AND TRAVEL: Dec. 4, Nuremberg and Rothenburg, Christmas markets, 99 euros adults, 89 euros children ages 3-12; Dec. 12, Cochem, Christmas market, 59 euros adults, 51 euros children ages 3-12; DSN 452-6567 or CIV 06565-61-6567.

STUTTGART OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 20, flea market, $15 (one table per customer). DSN 431-2774 or CIV 0703-2774.

WIESBADEN OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 13, Valkenburg (The Netherlands), Christmas market, $69 adults, $59 children ages 16 and under; Nov. 27, Cologne Christmas market, $39 adults, $29 children ages 16 and under; Dec. 4, Traben-Trarbach, Christmas market, $39 adults, $29 children ages 16 and under; Dec. 11, Nuremberg, Christmas market, $39 adults, $39 children ages 16 and under; Dec. 18, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Christmas market, $49 adults, $39 children ages 16 and under. . DSN 337-5760 or CIV 06117-055760; email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-eurospe.list.mwr-outdoor-recreation@mail.mil.

Italy

USO ROME: Daily: 8 a.m., Rome, 36 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-8; 9:30 a.m., Borghese Gallery, 45 euros adults, 35 euros children; 3 p.m. daily, Love and Death in Rome: 2,700 Years of Scandals, 40 euros adults, 33 euros ages 5-17; daily: 10 a.m., Vatican museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, 65 euros adults, 46 euros ages 5-17; 9:30 a.m. daily, ancient city (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill), 60 euros adults, 45 euros children ages 5-17; 7 p.m. daily, Rome at Twilight, 29 euros adults, 23 euros ages 5-17; 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily, Underground Rome, 46 euros adults, 38 euros ages 5-17; 2 p.m. daily, catacombs, 45 euros; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Arts and History Elite Walking Tour, 35 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-12; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Rome by Night with dinner and music, 75 euros adults, 60 euros ages 2-12; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, Jewish Ghetto, Tiberina Island and Trastevere, 35 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-12; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Baroque Rome and Caravaggio, 35 euros adults, 28 euros ages 2-12; Mondays, Florence (semi-private walking tour), 52 euros adults, 39 euros ages 5-17; call CIV 06-397-27419 or visit www.rome.uso.it.

Netherlands

SCHINNEN: (+31) (0) 46-443-7561 or DSN 360-7561 or email usarmy.schinnen.imcom-eurospe.list.schinnen-fc@mail.mil.

Spain

ROTA OUTDOOR RECREATION: Nov. 6, canyon descending; Nov. 13, Tarifa, bike ride; Nov. 20, hiking El Torreon; Nov. 27, paintball; Dec. 4, Los Alcornocales natural park, hiking Garganta del Capitan; Dec. 11, mountain bike ride in Pinar de la Algaida-Sainas de Bonanza; Dec. 17-19, Granada, ski & snowboard trip. DSN 727-3101 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

ROTA ITT: Nov. 6, Sevilla historical tour; Nov. 13, Malaga historical tour; Nov. 20, Ronda historical tour; Nov. 27, flamenco show and dinner; Dec. 4, Gibraltar rock tour; Dec. 11, grain to gug: beer factory visit and lunch; DSN 727-3101/3208 or CIV 095682-3101/3208.

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