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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?
Are there any cultural highlights, museums?
Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?
Good restaurants for dinner?
Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.
Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?
How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"How can I get maps of Baumholder? I lived there in the 60's." (posted 08/23/2014)
Where to find good quality groceries?
Are there any special local events?"I am having trouble finding information about Linderfest. I attended it while in Baumholder and would like to write about it for my German class. I am looking for the history and why they celebrate it." (posted 03/17/2014)
Are there any local food specialties one should try out?
What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?
Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?
Are there any points of interest or local attractions?
What are good places to go for shopping?
Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?"I’m in Baumholder and I want to go for a bicycle ride. What’s the best route?" (posted 08/26/2014)
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Travel Insider Tips for Baumholder
Baumholder is a town and a municipality in the district of Birkenfeld (Birkenfeld vacation rentals | Birkenfeld travel guide), in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated south of the Hunsrück, approx. 10 km south of Idar-Oberstein (Idar-Oberstein vacation rentals | Idar-Oberstein travel guide). Baumholder is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde (
collective municipality) Baumholder.
It is well-known as the location of the largest concentration of US combat soldiers outside the United. The city is greatly influenced economically and socially by approximately 12,000 U.S. military personnel who live in town.
The Old City Hall Baumholder (Altes Rathaus) located on the main street constitutes the most striking buildings in town (built 1840). This neoclassical building is one of the few buildings that survived the great fire of 1880.
Things to See in Baumholder
ADAC - Germany Rally, a race of the Rally World Championship
Old Town Festival
More about the History of Baumholder
Baumholder was first mentioned in a document in 1156. The Principality of Lichtenberg belonged to Baumholder since 1816 as an enclave of Saxony-Coburg-Saalfeld. After the sale, it was the geographical center of the circle of St. Wendel, whose boundaries are the Protestant Church of St. Wendel.
In the 20th century the city was affected by the establishment of the army--the city became a garrison town. Several thousand residents were relocated. From 1941-1945, the Truppenübungsplatz was created, a prison camp for Soviet, Polish and others prisoners. After the Second World War, the US army stayed for a few years, while French soldiers were stationed in Baumholder.
Baumholder is a town and a municipality in the district of Birkenfeld, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is well-known as the location of the largest concentration of US combat soldiers outside the United. The city is greatly influenced economically and socially by approximately 12,000 U.S. military personnel who live in town.
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