Landstuhl Tourism, Germany

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Landstuhl (German pronunciation: [ˈlantʃtuːl]) is a municipality of over 9,000 people in southwestern Germany. It is part of the district of Kaiserslautern, in the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and is home to the Sickinger Schloss, a small castle. It is situated on the north-western edge of the Palatinate forest, approx. 10 km west of Kaiserslautern. The earliest traces of human settlement in Landstuhl date from about 500 BCE; the “Heidenfels” (i.e. "heathen rock") from the Celtic period was a holy site even until Roman times, and a Roman settlement dates from the 1st Century CE. The place is said to have been called, late in the first millennium, Nannenstuhl, with the sense "seat of Nanthari" (who was also called "Nanno"); perhaps once memory of Nathari was centuries dead, the reference to him mutated into "Land", with "Land­stuhl" construable as "seat [for governing] [the settlement's surrounding] territory". In the 15th Century, the noble family of Sickingen assumed responsibility for Landstuhl and the surrounding area. The most famous member of this family was Franz von Sickingen. Franz von Sickingen built his castle in Landstuhl – Burg Nanstein (the most visible landmark in Landstuhl and the surrounding area) - into a dominating fortress that was supplemented by Burg Landstuhl. From this base he moved to expand his domains by conquering other parts of southwestern Germany. After several defeats, Sickingen withdrew to his castle and was besieged by Richard Greiffenklau, Archbishop of Trier, and the Counts of the Rhine and Hesse. During the bombardment of Nanstein, Franz von Sickingen was killed. The castle was later expanded by Sickingen’s descendants, but it was heavily damaged by the French in 1689. Landstuhl is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Landstuhl. Landstuhl is the location of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a major U.S. Army hospital, consequently there are many Americans living in the area. Landstuhl is also known for being the birthplace of these Americans: * Rob Thomas, lead singer of Matchbox Twenty. * Reggie Williams, former Wide Receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars * Shawn Bradley, retired basketball player, holds dual American and German citizenship * LeVar Burton, actor, best known for roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roots, and as the host of Reading Rainbow. * Aaron Altherr, outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, holds dual citizenship Landstuhl is home to the Landstuhl Falcons Baseball Club.


Explore popular vacation packages for Landstuhl, Germany and kick-start your vacation planning for free. Landstuhl is located at a short trip away from Mainz a major city in Germany. Mainz, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Main Tower, The Goethe House, Sachsenhausen. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Mainz Finthen Airport. A holiday in Landstuhl can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Landstuhl*

  • Pollution Statistics in Landstuhl

    Know the pollution level of Landstuhl before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Landstuhl: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Landstuhl for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Landstuhl.

    • Burglary and Theft 20 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 20.83 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.17 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.17 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Landstuhl - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Landstuhl is 221.56 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 79.48 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.71 (High)
    • Pollution Index 12.76 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.98 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.51 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 139.53 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Landstuhl

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Landstuhl

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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