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55. German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr 2012

Celebrate 3 days the German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr August 3 till August 5 2012

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany. Once again, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is inviting the entire population to celebrate the German-American Volksfest on Grafenwoehr Training Area. The fest takes place from August 03 till August 05 2012 at Camp Kasserine. The fest is opens on August 03 and 04 from 11 a.m. to midnight and on August 05 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The fest area at Camp Kasserine offers visitors a large variety of rides and more than 100 booths selling souvenirs, gifts and an international assortment of food ranging from American ice cream, barbeque ribs, tacos, nachos, chili, corn-on-the-cob, barbeque chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks to baked potatoes, gyros, smoked fish and egg rolls.

German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr, Germany

German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr, Germany

Like every year, the U.S. and German Armies host a static display of weapons systems and equipmente. The German Army will put several tanks on display to include a “Leopard,” “Marder” and Luchs,” as well as an anti-tank helicopter and a howitzer. Young people interested in joining the German Army, can visit and get information from the German Army recruiters which will be at the fest with their info truck.

The fest area can only be accessed via Gate 6. Exit is through Gate 4 near Tanzfleck. However, installation pass and ID card holders may also access the fest area through Gate 4. Sufficient parking is available on the training area and in the city of Grafenwöhr; follow the parking signs. Free shuttle busses take visitors from the city’s parking lots to the fest area and back. Busses run every 15 to 30 minutes.

Shuttle bus stops are located at the city’s outdoor pool, on Marienplatz (next to the town hall) and at the German post office (Alte Amberger Straße). On all three fest days, the busses run from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Like every year, vehicle and visitor searches will be conducted.

Visitors are requested to carry their ID cards with them. Rucksacks, large bags, coolers and picnic boxes may not be brought onto the fest grounds.

German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr

For decades the German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr in the Upper Palatinate RECOURSE a meeting place for young and old. Almost 80,000 people celebrated in 2011 the “American Way of Life”, you come and marvel at the interconnectedness of Germans and Americans at the German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr Training Area on the troops.

The German-American Joint Committee (DAGA) loads again this year for the German-American Volksfest Grafenwoehr. As in past years, the entire proceeds of the feast, are again exclusively for charitable issued, for example for the youth and student exchange between Germany and America, for charitable Facilities, schools, kindergartens, playgrounds, retirement homes and needy people in the northern Oberpfalz.