Hohenfels- is a small and quiet town in Germany that located in Bavaria area. It was our 1st station in Germany. We lived in Sonnenstrasse about 10 minutes walk to US base (where my husband worked as OC-Observer Controller) or less than 5 minutes drive. There is no traffic light in Hohenfels, that's how you can tell it's a small town. Metzgarei (meat store), Backerie (bakery), old and ruined castle, beautiful church and few small stores you can see or what Hohenfels have. Driving car is the convenient and fast way to go to big city like Regensburg. Neumarkt or Nurmburg. The closest and next town to Hohenfels is Parsberg. Parsberg is a little bit bigger than Hohenfels. They have Mobel Hof a furniture store, Kik a dollar store and Netto or Aldi like Wal-mart or HEB store. You won't get bored if you go places besides Hohenfels. Bavaria area has lots of places to offer. Down south, you can go to Munchen or Munich where they celebrate the Octoberfest every year to experience the beer-drinking. Between Hohenfels and Munich is the Regensburg. Regensburg has a number of attractions, including 12th-century Schottenkirche St. Jakob, Gothic St. Emmeramkirche and Romanesque St-Kassian-Kirche. And also Steinerne Brucke, a 12th-century stone bridge. We have been in different town or city in Bavaria and you'll love your stay if you explore it more! I missed my friends that still there and I have been talking with them up to now. I also missed the snows since in Ramstein area doesn't snow that much.