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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?

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Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"Hello! I will be in Zweibrucken for one day and was wondering what the best way to get between Zweibrucken and Hornbach is? I don't have a vehicle and would like to keep my costs as minimal as possible. thank you." (posted 05/21/2015)

I suggest to use public transport (bus). Information is available at the bus station in the center of Zweibrücken (Central Bus Station) or through this website (unfortunately only in German): http://www.stadtbus-zw.de or http://www.vrn.de
Answer provided by Brigitte Honecker on 05/22/2015
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Why should someone do a vacation in Zweibrücken? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Zweibrücken, which everyone visiting Zweibrücken should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Zweibrücken that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 09/02/2014)

Please look at my website as it is ausfürlich: www.gaestehaus - peter.de.
Answer provided by Bodo Peter on 09/02/2014
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Hello Mrs. force, I would like to answer the question a little more focused, because it would be important to know for me, should be the nature of the tourist destinations (Culture, Nature, Shopping, ...) and / questioners / in is how mobile . In Two bridges themselves can be the castle (in the center) visit, but only from the outside, as it is used as an administrative building. From the city center to the foot of the largest rose garden in Europe is to achieve a park-like landscaped botanical garden, in which, although predominantly roses, but also other ornamental plants and trees are shown (http://www.zweibruecken.de/ -> Tourism) . Close to the regional airport (PT) is the 'Style Outlet' (http://zweibrucken.thestyleoutlets.de/), a huge area with many shops, the brand products (mainly shoes and clothing, but also eg watches, jewelry, chocolate products, other sweets) by internationally known manufacturers (eg, Bogner, Adidas, Nike, Lindt, Rolex and many others) commercialized directly ("shopping paradise", customers come from a radius of several one hundred kilometers from home and abroad). In the neighboring town of Homburg (PT), a high-altitude imposing fortress ruins (Hohensalzburg Castle) and include some of the immediately subjacent Schlossberg Caves. It is Europe's largest red sandstone caves. Furthermore, in the district of Homburg Schwarzenacker (located betw two bridges and Homburg.) The Roman Museum recommended (Roman excavations.); for the latter three goals s. http://www.homburg.de/content/pages/1024.htm. A little farther to the east (about 30-40 km, vehicle required), at the edge of the Palatinate forest, is the "Dahn" a wild and romantic hills with numerous ruins and strange rock formations (pure nature). (Http://www.dahner-felsenland.net/willkommen/tourismus/). On the above links (except Homburg) the information is also available in English. Otherwise, I recommend visiting the tourist information (near city hall) of the city of Zweibrücken (kilos of brochures on destinations within 50 km). Greetings from the West Palatinate Hans Honecker PS: Unfortunately - or depending on your view 'fortunately' - is our apartment almost since the date on which it is registered to you, with long-term tenants occupied (young american couple). Who like our area apparently so good that they do not want to leave. (Smiley) At least is not currently possible to predict when our house is back to otherwise hire. Perhaps this is an argument, sometimes to spend some time in our environment. (Still 'n Smiley)
Answer provided by Brigitte Honecker on 09/03/2014
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"I have an ancestor that is documented as being from Littersbach, Zweibrücken. Born in 1756. My cousin is currently visiting Germany and has asked me for info on Littersbach, but I cannot really find any." (posted 12/08/2014)

Unfortunately I can, and does not help the questioner. A place called Littersbach around two bridges is not known to me. There is also no district of Zweibrücken with that name. Even in the (official) postcode book Deutsche Post I could find neither a place nor a hamlet named Littersbach, ie Littersbach seems not to exist in Germany. However, I do find anything in Wikipedia. In the article "History of the town of Pirmasens" in the chapter "administrative seat and hunting lodge" which relates to the 18th century, a sentence has a "Littersbacher mill" mentioned (Quote: "Gersbach was your own Schultheißerei and included Gersbach and Winzeln, the Rehmuhle and the Schelermühle that Eichelbacher mill and the mill and the Blumel Littersbacher mill or mill Cats. "). Littersbach thus seems to be only been a single homestead to Schultheißerei (now roughly comparable to a mayor) belonged Gersbach time. Gersbach, in turn, is today a district of Pirmasens and Pirmasens is a major regional center and the neighboring town of Zweibrücken. I suspect that the reference Littersbach and two bridges comes from the fact that two bridges used to be a supra-regional administrative center. Regards Hans Honecker
Answer provided by Brigitte Honecker on 12/11/2014
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"could you please let me know the erxact address of rose garden and Residenzschloss (palace). I am going to be there on 27.07.2014. Do you think is it possible to have a visit of these places. thanks" (posted 07/25/2014)

Please look at my website www.gaestehaus-peter.de - everything is there. Sincerely, Peter Bodo.
Answer provided by Bodo Peter on 07/30/2014
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The Rose Garden is located on the Rosengartenstrasse, across from the Rennwiese (horse racing course, plenty of parking nearby) and the castle is only about 10 minutes away by foot from the Rose Garden at the 'Castle Square,' in the city center close to the pedestrian zone. It is both possible and advisable to visit the rose garden. The castle serves as the administration building and, therefore, can unfortunately only be viewed from the outside. Except when it is open for cultural events to take place, it is not otherwise available to the public. For more - even tourist information - I recommend the website of the City of Zweibrücken http://www.zweibruecken.de/ (also in English, although the English version die not work for me, however). I'm going to resend another 2 map sections (Screenshots) via e-mail to customer-service@live-like-a-german.com. Kind regards, Hans Jürgen Honecker
Answer provided by Brigitte Honecker on 07/26/2014
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"I was born in Zweibrucken in 1956 and am planning to visit in the spring (2015). I was born in the old RCAF base 3 wing and lived in the PMQ's. I remember looking ove the city and seeing the prison with the walls around it. I would like to visit the city and the old PMQ,s. We will be staying in Frankfurt and coming to Zweibrucken for a night or two. Can you give me any information about the old Canadian Forces base and the PMQ,s. Thank you for any feedback to can give me." (posted 03/24/2015)

You can find everything under: www.zweibruecken.de, or: www.gaestehaus-peter.de
Answer provided by Bodo Peter on 03/25/2015
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Unfortunately, I can tell you a few general facts about the Zweibrücken, especially since your asker its information request not precisely specified. The airfield was constructed in the early 50s by the French military and a few years later transferred to the RCAF. By 1970, the Canadian units were transferred to Lahr in Baden-Württemberg. The airfield was then taken over by the USAF. After these had to give up the location of 1991, one civil airport was established, in turn, its the end of 2014. - posted - at least for scheduled flights. Since the departure of the Americans Numerous companies have settled in the airport or garrison grounds. Notable in this regard is the Style Outlet Center ("shopping paradise"), a large area with many shops, in which (uva Addidas, Lindt, Bogner) to market their goods directly renowned companies. For more information, I recommend googling for "Zweibrücken Airport" or by "Zweibrücken Airport" and then enter the relevant Wikipedia links and also about looking at Google "The Style Outlets Zweibrücken". The side of the outlet center is multilingual. By the way: In contrast to the airport, the prison is still in operation (lol). With best wishes, HJ Honecker
Answer provided by Brigitte Honecker on 03/26/2015
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    Alexanderskirche (Zweibrücken)

    Alexander Church in Zweibrücken is a late Gothic church. It was founded in 1489 by Count Palatine Alexander von Pfalz-Zweibrücken on his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and started the 1493rd As a builder Philip Steinmetz is called. The right side of the church with the choir is in the northeast toward the marketplace. The church serves the Protestant community.

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Zweibrücken Overview

Two bridges located in the western part of southern Rhineland-Palatinate directly on the border of the Saar about 36 km (airline) southwest of Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern vacation rentals | Kaiserslautern travel guide) in Westrich. The core city of Zweibrücken is located 25 km west of Pirmasens (Pirmasens vacation rentals | Pirmasens travel guide) at the western edge of the Palatinate Forest is located. There is only a few kilometers southeast of the above or confluence of Schwarzbach in Blies (in Saarland desert) and is also used by Hornbach flows, which in France and then in urban areas in the Schwarzbach River. In the Two Bridges neighborhood, there are many forests, which are also rare species of trees such as the Elsbeere find. In one of these forest areas is 32.6 meters high with one of the highest Elsbeeren the world (Booth 1994)

The annual precipitation is 860 mm. The precipitation is in the upper third of Germany covered in values. At 73% of monitoring stations of the German Weather Service are registered lower values. The driest month is April, the majority of precipitation falling in December. In December, falling 1.5 times more rainfall than in April. The rainfall varies little, and are evenly distributed throughout the year. At only 21% of monitoring stations are lower seasonal fluctuations registered.

Things to See in Zweibrücken

The Zweibrücker Stadtmuseum documented in a permanent exhibition in the former residence of the famous court painter Zweibrücker Johann Christian male of the convoluted history of the city of Zweibrücken. In addition there are regular special exhibitions, for example, the 200-year anniversary of the state stud.

The Bibliotheca Bipontina Zweibrücken is a regional scientific library in Zweibrücken, whose stock mainly rescued parts of the ducal libraries is decreasing and therefore sometimes very valuable first editions from the 16th Century. It is part of the state library center of Rhineland-Palatinate and is one of the greatest libraries of the old country. Housed the Bibliotheca Bipontina in the building of the Helmholtz-Gymnasium.

The Duke Castle Zweibrücken - in its current form, built 1725 - is the largest in the Palatinate Profanbau Nordic Baroque style lettering. It was from 1720-1725 Baumeister Jonas Erikson Sundahl built and is the former residence castle of the dukes of Zweibrücken. The Second World War destroyed Residenzschloss was 1965 again, and today it is the seat of the Palatine Oberlandesgericht.

Wild Rose Garden - As a counterpart to Europe's city rose garden, the two bridges and the Oscar-Scheerer Foundation 1974-1976 on the grounds of the former pleasure palace of the Polish king Stanislaus Leszczynski wild rose garden created. The two gardens are the "Rosenweg" to create a 2.5 km long cycling, hiking and walk. The Wild Rose Garden Rose is a living museum. At approximately 2 acres of wild flower area, Park and shrub roses in nearly 1000 species, including many old varieties.

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More about the History of Zweibrücken

The town was the capital of the former Duchy of Zweibrücken, and the Alexander-Kirche (founded in 1493) houses the tombs of the dukes. The ducal castle is now occupied by the chief court of the Palatinate (Oberlandesgericht). There is a fine Gothic Protestant church. Weaving, brewing and the manufacture of machinery, such as Terex cranes and bulldozers, and John Deere tractors, chicory, cigars, malt, boots, furniture and soap are the chief industries. Besides there are two museums, a local city museum and a natural history museum showing mainly fossils from the area. The independent territory was at first a county, the counts being descended from Henry I (Heinrich I.), youngest son of Simon I, count of Saarbrücken (d. 1182). This line, the Walramides, became extinct on the death of Count Eberhard (1393), who in 1385 had sold half his territory to the count palatine of the Rhine, and held the other half as his feudatory. Louis (d. 1489), son of Stephen, count palatine of Simmern-Veldenz, founded the line of the dukes of Zweibrücken. In 1559, a member of the line, Duke Wolfgang, founded the earliest grammar school of the town (Herzog-Wolfgang-Gymnasium), which existed until 1987. Duke Wolfgang also in 1557 converted his country to the new Lutheran faith. In 1990 the city underwent a major change. With the departure of the Americans, the military area became free, which corresponded altogether to a third of the entire city surface. The unemployment ratio increased to approximately 21 %, leading to a decrease in demand in the retail trade of approximately 25 %. These events led to rapid, creative decisions on the part of the city, with the resultant changes becoming the model for other communities. Within the core of the city, a small pedestrian region was finished, which includes some restored historic buildings.

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Zweibrücken is a district-free city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It has approximately 37,500 inhabitants and is the smallest city in Germany. The city has an airport, the largest rose garden in Europe, the largest factory outlet center in Germany, is the seat of the Palatine Oberlandesgericht and houses the country stud of Rhineland-Palatinate. The name comes from Zweibrücken an outgoing 12th Century castle, built with a double Wehrgraben had the two drawbridges had to be crossed.

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