Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kindsbach

I realized today that I have very few pictures up of our actual town: Kindsbach. Here are some pictures in an around our lovely little town - it was a bit rainy today, but that makes the pictures all the more normal for the setting.


Above is the trail that Cody and I like to walk after dinner at least twice a week. On the other side of the green fence is the town's soccer field. There are NO parking places in our neighborhood on Sunday's because of the soccer crowd - it drives Cody nuts.


Just some rolling hills and scenery along the walk. Below is the town church - we can hear the bells ringing on Sunday.



Today I detoured from the usual walk and was rewarded by finding the town's little lake, complete with a railed-off shallow section for kids, a boat-house where you can rent little canoes, and a neat little playground.





Below are some pictures of the road that leads to our house.




And, last but not least, our vine covered home by the forest.

33 comments:

  1. I love your pictures! Thanks for sharing! My family is from Kindsbach. My Opa took me on many walks to the lake. I live in California and miss Kindsbach, Germany terribly...

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  2. Lived in Kindsbach for three years back in the early 90s. Made good friends with the Scheithe family (Steigstrasse) and have visited them numerous times since. As a matter of fact, my wife and I are travelling to Kindsbach in February for two weeks. Kindsbach is one of our favorite places in the world and seeing your pictures--we cannot wait to get back there.

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  3. Kindsbach is still as lovely as I remember it. I lived with my family in the outskirts of Landstuhl nearly 50 years ago and used to ride my bicycle to visit a friend who lived in Kindsbach. Pleasing to see so little has changed. I now live in a small town in southeastern Arizona - very different and not nearly so green. Thank you for the pictures.

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  4. Oh I love your photos. My hubby and I lived 3 years in Kindsbach and my heart aches for it even more now that I see your photos. God willing I can come back to the place I was intended to live. Thanks and enjoy your time, it goes by too fast!

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  5. great memories come back to me, when I was stationed at Ramstein AFB, but did most of my duty in kinsbach, at the COC cave center.. I remember great little gasthaus across from the gate, named "Erika's", and later she relocated to the lake in kinsbach, with the pond, and park.. I was there in the late 60's, from 64-67, met a colonel's daughter, romanced her for three year, got married, and moved back to the states, great times, at kinsbach, and also in landsthul...

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  6. beautiful...i lived in kinsbach in 1979...i loved it. your pictures are just as i remember it.

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  7. loved the pictures.....brought back memories of over 50 years ago there...stepdad stationed at Ramstein...I stayed three years, from 15 to 18 years old...Special lake and gasthaus (waldshenke) probabley spelled it wrong...Might go back next year.......

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  8. WOW..this is VERY Nice!! I lived in Kindsbach for 2 years back in 1974. I LOVED it! I was So happy living there. One of the best times of my life. I will Never forget this place and it will always hold a special place in my heart. thanks for sharing these photos. I'll have to dig out my old pictures and post some that I have of Kindsbach. THANK YOU!!

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  9. Thank you for posting these! My family moved from Kindsbach to the US in 1851! I still have some relatives there. -G. Gute

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  10. Hi. Loved Your Photos..I was Stationed AT Ramstein AFB..2135th Comm. Squadron..I worked at Kindsbach Cave..Comm. Center for a year and then Weather Relay At Cave,..We used to go to a little lake..and also played mini golf..I think. Cannot remember it's name. There was an A&W Rootbeer near there..and between Ramstein and Kindsbach we used to swim at the Schwimbad..I used to stay with Sgt. Brown and Family at Vogelweh on weekends and we toured Germany. Such a delightful time. Would love to hear from anyone who was at Ramstein AFB when I was 1965-1968 Smokey thesmokester6@msn.com Thanks !!

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    1. I also was stationed at Ramstein AB from Jan. 1971-August 1973. I worked at the Kindsbach cave in communications at the 2135th. Always love seeing pictures of any town from around there. There were 2 great eating places in Kindsbach back then. A gasthaus and a pizzeria. Great schneitzel dinners.

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    2. I was stationed at the 2135th Comm Sq on Ramstein from Aug 1965 to August 1968. MSgt Brown was the head of the crypto maintenance section at the time. SSgts: Wooldridge, Suddreth, and Airmen: Riggs, Skidmore, Billiter, Alford, Waters were part of the team. I have many fond memories of the area and the people. Would like to hear from any of the guys.
      Best regards, dwalker1995@sbcglobal.net

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  11. My family and I lived at #1 Hirtenpfad for many years while I was OIC of the Intelligence Watch Office in Kindsbach Cave.

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  12. It is indeed a small world. I also lived on Hirtenpfad from 1982-1984 and also worked at the Intel Watch Office in the "Cave". I loved my time at Kindsbach and still miss it very much. Thanks for the photos!

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    1. Captain Michael WhismanMay 8, 2014 at 3:51 AM

      If you were at the Watch Office, I was your OIC. Captain Whisman. schnurri@live.com

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  13. Your pictures are great. Brings back some good memories. Worked at the Cave from 1/65 to 9/67. 2135th Comm SQ in both communications center and weather relay last few months. Kindsbach is a great town.

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    1. I worked the shift with TSGt. James and Mahoney....rotated back to the States in 67
      saintapg@verizon.net

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  14. Wow, I grew up in this town, how neat to see this posted on line :)). Spent all of my childhood here , went to school till 6th grade, then changed to Hauptschule Landstuhl. I have gone swimming in the town lake every summer, and gone ice skating on it just about every winter...on, and on, many many....memories there.

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  15. the picture of the pond? is there still a small pub there? I remember going there when I lived there around the corner. My father was stationed there for a year. I loved it there. I want to go back. Do you have any more pictures?

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  16. I was stationed at Panzer Kaserne from 67/68 and lived off post, in Kindsbach, with my wife in a small apartment above a home. Can't remember the location but the pictures sure remind me of the main street going through town. Played many rounds of golf at Ramstein, AFB.

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  17. Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures of Kindsbach. I too lived there as a military wife ( Army ). We lived in a couple of towns while there. The then husband who is now an ex. / and deceased was a chaplains' assistant. I played for all the military Sunday church services and also funerals.

    I remember s special day set aside and it was a religous event. The town was decorated w/ all flower pedals and we walked behind the priest. Don't remember the name of this event but seemed to only be in Kindsbach.Maybe someone can help w/ what that ceremonys' name was. It was in 1968. So so beautiful. The husband was staioned at Vogelweh Army Base and we would go to Ramstein AFB after church. There was an A&W root beer stand but don't remember exactly where eactly its' location. We lived in an upstairs house w/ a German landlady who was a nurse. Prior we lived in Kaiserslatern.I spoke German fluently and knew the customs and of ccourse the currency. I learned in 2 weeks.

    I sure miss the beautiful town of Kindsbach. When looking out the back window or going to the back of the house especially on a day when it was blanketed w/ snow the locomotive trains would go by. I wish I could return.
    I am glad I looked up Kindsbach and found this site. Again thank you for sharing the pictures and for allowing us to blog about our times in Gernaby.

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  18. Loved your photos. I lived on Hornchenstrasse from Jan 02 to Nov 05, while I was stationed at Landstuhl. I used to walk up the mountain with my boxer way back into the woods. There was a crossroads (paths) with a house where the forestmeister lived. You could walk right over the shoulder of the mountain to Burg Nanstein.

    I wish I could take my husband back to see it...

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  19. Wow, looks like it did when I lived and worked there from 1973-75. I lived at #10 Weber Strasse where I rented from the Schmidt's.

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  20. Have grandchild living in Kindsbach, germany, at the Air force base. The town looks just lovely. All of germany looks so quaint.

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  21. Your pics make me miss Germany so much!!! I used to live on Eisenbahn Strasse right across from the church and the bakery. You probably arent there anymore but thanks for the pics!

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  22. anyone know of any bible studies in or near Kindsbach? Our daughter just moved there with her husband from USA and is looking for Christian community, bible studies, friends.

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    1. I don't know of anything in Kindsbach, but there is a very charismatic, outreach-oriented Baptist church in the next town over, Einsiedlerhof - about a 5 minute drive away. They host bible studies and other community events - all in English (it's an American/military faith community). Here is their website:

      http://www.faithbaptistchurch.de/

      Best of luck to your daughter and her husband!

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  23. SmokeyB
    Assigned to Det 1, 615th ACW Sq. Jan 1979 - July 1983. Served as the last Site Chief and closed the unit. Large painting on the 2nd floor was a night-shift project with another NCO. We lived in Vogelweh where I managed the Scouting program. Son graduated from K-town HS in 1985. Thanks for the photos -- many memories!

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    1. Michael WhismanMay 8, 2014 at 3:53 AM

      Hi Smokey!! Mike Whisman. schnurri@live.com

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  24. Lived in Kindsbach from Feb 79 until Aug 87. Was a great place to live. Was first in the KUF (Kindsbach Underground Facility), then the old 608MASS on Ramstein then on to 26AGS at Zweibrucken. Only good memories of Kindsbach.
    Ken G

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  25. Hi Megan - Are you still living in Kindsbach? My husband and I just moved in down the street (last house closest to the soccer field) and thought we'd come over and introduce ourselves if that's not too random. We're Army - husband is stationed at Landsthul. Best wishes, Robyn

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  26. I loved at Ramstein Air Base and worked at Kindsbach Cave at detachment 21 2nd Weather Wing 1972 thur 1973. Such beautiful country. I was also a member of an Air Force Skydiving team at Zweibruchen AFB

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  27. My sister, my brother, and I were fortunate to have lived in Kindsbach when we were kids. We were allowed to attend the German school in town. We departed in 1968. I hope to return for a visit.

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