MWR Highlights — June edition

MWR Spotlight – Our Hometown Fair

The Ansbach community is celebrating Independence Day with Our Hometown Fair!

Celebrations begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, and last until about 11 p.m., with the grand fireworks show starting at about 10:30 p.m.

Visitors can find plenty of food choices at food trucks, enjoy live music inside the fest tent, tour the static display of current and historic military equipment, or participate in games and activities. A special children’s activity area keeps the young ones entertained.

Admission tickets will be required and be made available at no cost at MWR facilities soon. Stay tuned for updates on our Ansbach Family & MWR Facebook and Instagram pages, the Digital Garrison app, as well our website at

More details will also become available in the near future at


Sunset Paddling

Join Ansbach Outdoor Rec every Wednesday for a sunset paddle from the mouth of the Altmühlsee to Ornbau (approx. 1.5 hrs.). After paddling, stop for dinner at Biergarten on the bank of the river. The trip includes transportation, equipment and instruction, and departs Katterbach ODR at 5:30 p.m. (returns approx. 9:30 p.m., other pick-ups available upon request). To find out more, contact ODR at 09802-83-3225

Biergarten at the Von Steuben

Enjoy a chilled beverage, and network after a hard day’s work at the Biergarten at the Von Steuben Community Center, Thursdays from 5—9 p.m. all summer long.

30-Day Jump Rope Challenge

Jumping rope may be one of the most underrated workouts around, and it’s cheap to get started. You can do it almost anywhere and it targets multiple muscle areas of the body with a single workout. And, while jumping rope doesn’t look like much, it’s versatile and fun!

CYS Summer Camps & Sports

Looking for something to keep your kids active? Ansbach CYS has got you covered! CYS summer camps start June 13 and provide 10 weeks of ongoing fun and activities. A variety of sports summer camps are available in July & August.

For more details and enrollment contact Parent Central Services at 09802-83-2533.

June 4 & 18 – Paintball with ODR

Walk-on paintball days are happening every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month through October at the paintball field on Urlas. Group rates, Warrior Adventure Quest and special reservations are available. To find out more, contact ODR at 09802-83-3225

June 7 – 11 – IMCOM-E Soccer Officials Clinic and Practicum Tournament

The Installation Management Command-Europe (IMCOM-E) soccer official’s clinic and practicum tournament of 2022 is hosted by the USAG Ansbach Sports and Fitness Branch June 7 – 11. Soccer clinic classes will be held June 7 – 10; the practicum tournament takes place June 11.

Contact the IMCOM-E Sports Office for more details at: 0611-143-544-9547/DSN: 544-9547.

June 8 – Handball Club & Training

Learn how to play Handball! Handball, a classic European sport, is now offered at the Katterbach Fitness Center every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Contact the KFC to find out more!

The handball club wants to introduce this as a new sport to the Ansbach community, to be played during the winter season.

June 9 – 11 Fishing Course

Learn all about fishing in Germany and get your license in a three-day course with Outdoor Rec. Contact or stop by Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 5807 Katterbach, DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225.

June 10 – Biergarten at the Bowling Center

Join us at the Biergarten of Katterbach Bowling Center Friday, June 10, starting at 5 p.m., for a refreshing drink and some live music.

June 11 – Paris Express

Hop on the bus with Outdoor Rec and spend a day in Paris! Climb the Eiffel Tower, admire the magnificent Notre Dame, walk through the ornately engraved Arc de Triomphe, or just enjoy the day in one of the numerous Parisian cafes. Trip departs Friday night at 11 p.m. at Storck, 11:45 p.m. at Shipton, and Katterbach at midnight, and returns at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday.

June 11 – Skydiving

Join Outdoor Recreation as they head to the Main River for a day of skydiving May 7. Weight limit is 200 lbs., height limit 6’2. For more information contact Outdoor Recreation, DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225.

June 17 – 20 – Hiking the Dolomites

Spend your days hiking through breathtaking mountain scenery, then relax in the evening with delicious Italian cuisine.

Trip includes transportation, three nights stay with breakfast, bus transfer to hiking trails, and hiking guide. Passport required!

For more information contact Outdoor Recreation, DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225.

June 18 – Father’s Day 5 k

Let’s celebrate dad with a Father’s Day 5 k! Run, walk or bike, starting at the Katterbach Fitness Center at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Katterbach Fitness Center at 09802-83-2771.

June 25 – Explore Pottenstein

Explore Pottenstein in Franconian Switzerland for a day on June 25. This beautiful area offers many different leisure and adventure activities, from hiking and climbing to cave and castle tours.

For more information contact Outdoor Recreation, DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225.

June 25 – Whitewater Rafting in Austria

Enjoy a whitewater rafting trip in Austria with Outdoor Recreation!  They will provide all the equipment needed, as well as an extensive safety and skills briefing to get you ready for your journey on the Inn River. Passport required!

For more information contact Outdoor Recreation, DSN 467-3225/CIV 09802-83-3225.

June 25 – Cosmic Bowling Karaoke Night

Sing your heart out under the cosmic lighting of the Katterbach Bowling Center at Cosmic Bowling Karaoke Night on Saturday, June 25 from 5 – 11 p.m.

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