COUNTY OF KAISERSLAUTERN
The district is characterized by the stationing of the US military in the vicinity of the Ramstein airfield. Here you will find the most important US air hub and the largest US hospital outside the USA, but also important facilities of the NATO. The Americans are also present in public life – especially in pubs, restaurants and excursion destinations.
In the district, the advantages of being close to the place of work and the central facilities of the regional center can be combined with the option of being able to purchase a detached house at lower prices.
Because of its proximity to Kaiserslautern and the scenic beauty of the Lauter and Otterbach valleys, the association community is a particularly popular place to live. The historic city center of Otterberg with the second largest church in the Palatinate region attracts visitors from the surrounding area.
The localities of the association are interesting for both U.S. citizens and those who work in Kaiserslautern. Strengths: The physical proximity to numerous large employers and the good infrastructure. With almost 5,000 inhabitants, Weilerbach is the largest city in the municipality.
The association community impresses with its scenic highlights such as the Mehlinger Heide and the northern foothills of the Palatinate Forest as well as livable small towns in the Kaiserslautern area. The A6 and A63 motorways provide direct connection to the larger centers.
The association community is strongly influenced by the U.S./NATO Ramstein Air Base. The housing market, recreational facilities, restaurants and shops benefit from the members of the U.S. armed forces and give the towns an international flair.
The U.S. presence is also clearly visible in the western part of the Landstuhl Association. The Landstuhl Old Town and Nanstein Castle are particularly popular with guests. Parts of the Sickinger Höhe and the Palatinate Forest with the local recreation destination Karlstal also belong to the community.
The association extends over parts of the Westricher Moorniederung with the main towns of Bruchmühlbach and Miesau up to the Sickinger Höhe with more village-like structures. Many people who have found a job in the neighboring Saarpfalz also live here.