"Spangdahlem, Germany" Spangdahlem by JAFA-Rease

Spangdahlem Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 44 photos

Spangdahlem as a jumping off point for the Eifel

Spangdahlem is a quiet and friendly little village, located next to a loud Air Force base.

This page will probably be most useful to you if you are going to be stationed here soon, or if you are visiting someone stationed here.

Most of the locals speak both German and English. You can also find a lot of Americans here.

While Spangdahlem itself does not have a lot to offer, there is quite a bit to do in the local area. Spangdahlem sits in the "Eifel" region of Germany and is used as a vacation spot for many other Europeans. The tips I'll be generating for Spangdahlem will actually be tips for things to do within a 1/2 hour drive of Spangdahlem. While I haven't built the pages for these areas yet, many folks have. They include (in no particular order):
Trier
Bitburg
Berncastel-Kues
Cochem (see my Cochem page)
Pruem
The Mosel river region
Echternach (Luxembourg)
Manderscheid
Wittlich
Dudeldorf (for the Christmas Market)
Philippsheim (see my Philippsheim page)
Polich or Poelich (see the page)

The Eifel is a hilly region with many small villages, vineyards, "Volksmarching" (Hiking) trails and plenty of good restaurants.

Though not all at the same time, I've lived in this area for over 10 years now.

Spangdahlem, scenic in the summer

Like most of Germany, Spangdahlem is very green and beautiful to see in the summer. In the winter it's still scenic, but you might want a few extra layers of clothes on...

Spangdahlem GREEN

Sorry, but I like to do things bass ackwards sometimes. Here is Spangdahlem in the Summer.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The locals are friendly
  • Cons:If you aren't used to jet noise, it can be distracting
  • In a nutshell:A small and friendly German village
  • Last visit to Spangdahlem: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2004
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  • Jun 27, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    WOW! I was stationed at Spang from 1978 to 1985 - I am glad to see that MOM's still exists as this was one of the best restaurants in the area - I can still taste the cordon bleu with jaeger sauce - hmmmmm. Thanks for the updates!! Rick C Msgt, USAF (ret)

  • Jun 26, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    another phrase(s) for those bilinugals: Was ist los? Der Hund ist los! Wie geht es ihnen? Nein, der gate ist open, that's why der Hund ist los!

  • Jun 5, 2007 at 12:54 AM

    That place was very good and cheap when I was stationed there between 93-97. How soon are you going to get something up there for moms? i am heading over in 2 weeks

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    Oct 5, 2006 at 5:06 PM

    I was at Spangdahlem 2002-2004 at the 606 ACS. Man what a great time! My only regret is not taking more photos...

  • Apr 6, 2006 at 11:33 AM

    great pic jafa-rease. brought many great memories of my time there 1988-1992. just hope to get to return for a visit there real soon. keep up the good work. jim mcallister

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    Nov 21, 2004 at 12:02 AM

    ja, Eifler Platt is special: esch, mesch, desch un uus...who can resist it. you done great Rease. wonderful off the beaten path page, made me all sentimental. Gruesse!

  • Sep 19, 2004 at 6:16 PM

    Nice site and great tips! Can't wait to visit. Will you be the tour guide???

  • terps94's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2004 at 3:12 AM

    Nice page!! I always prefer that area over Ktown. the wine tasting in Mosel, the pigfest in Wittlick and of course the winefest in Bernkastel..

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2004 at 2:48 PM

    ok, so l pack snowshoes, umbrella and swimsuit, that shouls cover everything, and no mushy peas enjoyed reading this page, we have similar tractor drivers in the UK

  • Urzu's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 8:58 AM

    Nice pics Rease ;-) , but I DO believe you are in BIG trouble now!!!! Anyway I enjoyed it!!

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