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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"I am Canadian but I was born in Wildlecken in 1948 to Polish parents. I would like to visit Wildflecken on December 21 to December 23, 2015. I will be travelling from Hedeilburg. What is the best way to get to Wildflecken. I do not have the confidence to rent a car. I would like to stay in Wildflecken for one or two nights." (posted 04/22/2015)
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Hi...my husband was stationed at Wildflecken in the early 80's while in the Army. We are planning a trip next spring to Wildflecken and wondering if we can still get on base? We understand it has closed as an official military base, but hoping they are still allowing the public to visit. Thank you so much for any info." (posted 07/16/2014)
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Are there any points of interest or local attractions?"What is the name of the Catholic Church on the U.S. Army base in Wildflecken? My parents were married there in 1947." (posted 04/17/2014)
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Travel Insider Tips for Wildflecken
Wildflecken is a municipality in the Bad Kissingen (Bad Kissingen vacation rentals | Bad Kissingen travel guide) district, at the border of northeastern Bavaria and southern Hesse. In 2005, its population was 3,285. Wildflecken is in the picturesque Rhön hills and nature-park.
Its range served as a U.S. Army training base operated by the 7th Army Training Command in Grafenwöhr (Grafenwöhr vacation rentals | Grafenwöhr travel guide),and it was home station for several U.S. Army units including Armored, Infantry (Mech), Military Intelligence and logistical units. In the early times it also served as a base for Bundesgrenschutz (border police) units and later for the new German Army (Bundeswehr). The Wildflecken Kaserne was decommissioned by the U.S. Army and transferred to the Bundeswehr in 1994.
Things to See in Wildflecken
The most important monuments of the community are the Catholic pilgrimage Church of the Assumption and the parish church of St. Joseph.
Near the old Army camp Wildflecken is' The Cross of Nations'. The trail has a length of 1000 meters and ends at the fence of the present Rhön barracks. It is a memorial for the war, illustrating the bloodshed from the war.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Wildflecken
In 1937 the German Army established a large training area in the Rhoen area. Northeast of the village a camp, large enough to house about 9,000 soldiers and 1,500 horses was built. The camp (Camp Wildflecken) and training-area was primarily used by the German Army (Wehrmacht) as well as by the Waffen-SS. During the war several Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS divisions were activated and trained for combat in Wildflecken. Also located in Wildflecken was an ammunition factory and two POW camps, one for Russian POWs and one for POWs of Belgian and French origin. In 1945 elements of the U.S. 14th Armored Division took control of the camp and the training area in April 1945.
From April 1945 to 1951, the base was a displaced persons camp housing approximately 20,000 displaced persons (DPs), primarily Poles, operated first by UNRRA, then by IRO. A Polish cemetery holds the camp's residents who died during those five years.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Wildflecken is a municipality in the Bad Kissingen district, at the border of northeastern Bavaria and southern Hesse. In 2005, its population was 3,285. Wildflecken is in the picturesque Rhön hills and nature-park.
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