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Brot Festival – Gillrath

What? For small local charm and a taste of the culture, come by the Brot Festival in Gillrath where a man fires up ovens in a 300ish old tiny brick house that he only fires up twice a year and cooks up some great loaves of bread. Bitburger beer will be sold (of course). This […]

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Nail Lady in Geilenkirchen

Reader Recommendation… Need a nail lady here? AnnaLisa Tel: 01577-254-0037Address: Next to – Konrad Adenauer Strasse 214 set back on the street. 50 Euro for a full set and 30 Euro for a fill.

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Flammerie: New restaurant in Hastenrath

On July 7th a new restaurant opened just 5 minutes north of Gangelt in the little village of Hastenrath. On the main road just as you’re leaving town, it’s pretty hard to miss. Flammerie Die neue Ess-KlasseHoferstrasse 30Hastenrath, DETel: 02454-937844 Open: Tues-Sun 0830-2200Closed: Mondays First Impressions: Wow! The building is new and beautiful and the […]

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Haus Immendorf

Haus ImmendorfLandCafe and Backerei52511 – Immendorf Tel: Mon- Sat: 0700 – 1900 (closed on Tuesdays) Sun: 0800 – 1900 Reservations suggested for large groups Breakfast is served until 1230 all days. Bakery items and beverages are available all day. After 1230, there is a soup of the day and a meat/cheese/bread plate. The place: […]

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Geilenkirchen Market – Tuesdays and Fridays

The market in Geilenkirchen is small, but good. It has the essentials. Meat, cheese, produce, plants… sometimes pierogies, fresh pasta, leather goods, and other random things. It’s worth a stop. When I go, I never miss the cheese guy. The “cheese guy” at the Geilenkirchen market on Fridays is absolutely wonderful. He speaks beautiful English, […]

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Haus Hamacher – Café Restaurant, Swim and Mini-Golf

Neighbor’s recommendation… Café Restaurant Haus Hamacher Am Freibad 10 52538 Gangelt Telefon: (0 24 54) 14 14 Telefax: (0 24 54) 93 93 01Email: Haus.Hamacher@t-online.deWeb: Monday-Saturday 1100-2200 and Sunday 1000-2200 Seasonal Pool Hours Mon-Fri — 0600-1900 Tues 0600-2100 Sat-Sun and Holidays 0730-1900 Just go. This is a place you want to know about. Using […]

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Burg Trips – Geilenkirchen

Stir crazy with no vacations in sight, or just needing to get out and walk, the local castle, Trips Burg just outside of Geilenkirchen is a great place to go for a quick outing with or without the kids (or dogs). The “water castle” built in the 15th century and then expanded in the 17th […]

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Gangelt is the town about 7K from us down the road that many of you probably drive by on a daily basis to get to the base. It’s easy to drive through the cramped main street and not really think about the town, but it’s worth a stop. If you have some time to stop […]

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Drielandenpunt Viergrenzenweg 97 6291 BM VAALS Tel +31 (043) 306 52 00 Fax + 31 (043) 306 59 45 E-mail   In Vaals, NL, only about 45 minutes from the GK area, you’ll find Drielandenpunt. The “Three land point” is the highest point in the Netherlands and the place where the borders of […]

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