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The Tough Mudder: When Mud Meets Adrenaline

Twenty obstacles over eleven miles, thousands of participants striving to complete challenge.  Icy water, electric shock, mud in all its glorious forms.  This isn’t just your average obstacle course and it’s certainly not for wimps. Created as a training exercise by the British special forces, the Tough Mudder now holds events all over the world […]

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SnowWorld’s New Outdoor Park in Landgraaf, NL.

Reader Contribution with Photos by Megan Kane   Snowworld isn’t just snow anymore.   The new outdoor adventure center just opened in May 2012, and is a great reason to visit SnowWorld.  It is a giant ropes challenge course, with two levels built on telephone poles and a 5-stage zip line.   The website says […]

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Sport & Leisurepark Landgraaf

Reader Recommendation… AR Sport & Leisurepark LandgraafHofstraat 5Landgraaf 6370 AC Landgraaf T 045-7440710 F 045-7440713 E An innovative sports park with a lot of different sports to explore like discgolf, BMX, beachsports, ultimate Frisbee, Mountain biking, soccer, and badminton, the Sport & Leisurepark in Landgraaf offers  sporting activities for every age group. They also offer […]

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Hot Air Balloon Rides

FYI:  There are a ton of hot air balloon clubs and businesses in the Geilenkirchen area and beyond.  You just have to find them.  If you do a Google Search, look up “Ballonfahrten Geilenkirchen” or whatever German or region that you’re looking for and you should find at least a couple results.  You can also […]

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Living in GK? Buy a bike.

Regardless of the gloomy weather, the GK area is the bicycle-friendliest places I’ve ever lived.  So, if you’re thinking of coming over here, bring your bicycle, and if you are here and don’t have one, start looking through the Sunday paper for some good deals (Real is a decent place to start looking).  Biking here […]

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Sandeman FREE Walking Tours

Reader Contribution… Check out the following website for specific cities: Sandeman offers free, English-speaking walking tours in major cities around Europe.  My father and I took their tour of Amsterdam, and it was incredibly informative and entertaining!  Our guide was veryengaging and was a wealth of information on the history and culture of Amsterdam.  […]

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Tri-Border Sailing Club

Reader Contribution… Looking for some inexpensive family fun this summer? Want to spend time together learning a new skill? The Tri-Border Sailing Club is looking for new membership for the 2009 sailing season! We have a wide selection of boats designed for a single person all the way to family boats which can carry up […]

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Bobsledding near Monschau

Reader Contribution… Hey all, we did a day trip to Monschau, but before hitting the village of Monschau, we drove to Rohren and for just a few euros, rode the bob sled down the mountain side. It was great fun, and the girls loved it. Very inexpensive, and all kids can ride. If they are […]

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Carl Alexander Park – Ubach-Baeschwiler

Located between Ubach-Palenburg and Baesweiler, this newly opened park was created on and around an old coal refuse pile from the region’s mining days. There’s a long green space with playground equipment including some really fun swings, a large rope climbing structure, and swivel chairs. Walking and biking trails weave themselves in and around to […]

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Horse Riding Lessons

Horseback riding lessons will not be hard to find in the Geilenkirchen area, but finding lessons in English could be difficult on the German side. Also be prepared that little children will most often not be allowed to take lessons. Many places begin at age 6. Riding supply list: Proper riding attire is preferred by […]

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