Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed

Contact

Panzer Kaserne
Bldg. 2953

Tel:
+49 (0)7031-15-2774

Military DSN Tel:
(314)431-2774

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More information on upcoming Outdoor Recreation trips and tours.

Cancellation Policy

Trips, tours, and program activities cancellation policy:

• Cancellations made fourteen (14) or more days prior to trip departure will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.

• Cancellations made between thirteen (13) and seven (7) days before trip departure will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.

• Cancellations made three (3) days prior to trip departure will be charged an 80% cancellation fee.

• Cancellations made two (2) days or less, to include a 'no-show', will forfeit entire trip fee.

 

• Military Duty or Sickness Clause:  A signed memorandum turned into Outdoor Recreation within seven (7) days of trip completion by Company Commander or medical doctor stating last minute duty (or orders) or sickness will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Amenities

We are your one-stop shop for outdoor adventure and equipment rentals.

Join us for:

  • White-water rafting
  • Paintball
  • Alpine hiking
  • Biking
  • Cultural/Historic Tours
  • Scuba diving
  • and more!

We’ll even schedule special trips for your unit or large group. We have equipment for:

  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Special events (canopies, BBQ grills, etc.) 

Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting program features: 

  • Our own hunting area adjacent to Panzer Kaserne
  • Leased fishing stream in the Black Forest
  • Private gun storage and special order purchasing

ProShop offers:

  • The Hunting, Fishing, Sport Shooting program offers a limited selection of firearms, ammunition, optics, shooting vests, ear and eye protection, holsters, and gun cleaning kits.
Bike Rentals
Bike Type Weekend     Week     Additional Day   Monthly   

Mountain or Touring    

$20 $50 $10 $80
  • Bike rental limited to one month maximum
  • Bike must be returned clean or a cleaning fee equal to one days rental will be assessed
  • Weekend rental is Friday - Monday
  • Week rental is 7 calendar days
  • Month rental is for month block (no refund for early returns). 
  • Additional days can be added to weekend, week, and monthly rentals.
  • Bike rentals may be reserved one week in advance.
  • Bike rental reservations must be cancelled at least three working days prior to pick up to be eligible for a refund.  Reservations cancelled two working days or less (or 'no show') will forfeit rental fee.
  • No refund for rentals in the event of non-use.
  • Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

 

Bike Repair

Please contact the Outdoor Recreation Center for local bike shop contacts that can provide bike repair services.

Camping Equipment Rental
Equipment Weekend Week    Additional Day
2-Person Tent $12 $24 $6
4-Person Tent $16 $32 $8
6-Person Tent $22 $44 $11
Sleeping Bag $6 $12 $3
Sleeping Mat $4 $8 $2
Lantern $6 $12 $3
Stove $6 $12 $3
Back Pack $10 $15 $5
Small Cooler $10 $20 $5
Large Cooler $20 $30 $10
Canoe $15 $30 $60
Life Vest $5 $10 $20

 

All equipment must be returned clean and dry.  If equipment is returned dirty or wet a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed per item.

Equipment must be returned during regular business hours.

Renter responsible for propane for camp stoves and batteries for lanterns.

Weekend rental is Friday - Monday.

Week rental is 7 calendar days.

Additional days can be added to weekend and week rentals.

Camping equipment can be reserved one week in advance.

Camping equipment rental reservations must be cancelled at least three working days prior to pick up to be eligible for a refund.  Reservations cancelled two working days or less (or 'no show') will forfeit rental fee.

No refund for rentals in the event of non-use. 

Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

Event Equipment Rental

 

Specialty

 

Daily

 

Weekend

(Fri-Mon)

Weekly

 

Delivery*

 

Inflatable Boxing Ring (25'Lx25'W x 8'H, approx. 355 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Inflatable Jousting Ring (20'Lx20'Wx3'H, approx. 295 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Inflatable Bounce House (15'Lx15'Wx12'H, approx. 350 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Inflatable Bounce Castle - Princess (15'Lx15'Wx12'H, approx. 350 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Inflatable Bounce Castle - Prince (15'Lx15'Wx12'H, approx. 350 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Inflatable Jumbo Funhouse (20'Lx20'Wx13'H, approx. 450 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Inflatable Zip-It Obstacle Course (25'Lx10'Wx14'H, approx. 325 lbs.) $100 $150 $300 $50
Dunking Booth $50 $100 $200 $50
Large Grill $75 $100 $150 $50
Folding Chair (each) $1 $2 $10 $50
Heater $15 $30 $60 $50
Cornhole Game $10 $20 $30 $50
Horseshoe Game $5 $10 $20 $50
Mobile Stage (Flat Fee) $475 - - $150

Renter responsible for setting up, taking down, and re-rolling of inflatables.

Inflatables suitable for non-paved surfaces only.  

Delivery of special event items restricted to USAG Stuttgart installations.

Folding chairs for indoor use only.

Renter responsible for German propane tanks for heaters. 

Stage is $475 per use (one day use) plus $150 delivery fee.  Stage can by assembled and disassembled by Outdoor Recreation staff ONLY!

Specialty equipment can be reserved up to three months in advance.

Specialty equipment reservations must be cancelled at least 1 week (7 calendar days) before pick-up/delivery date to receive refund.  Cancellations made within a week will forfeit rental fee. 

No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use. 

All equipment must be returned clean and dry.  If equipment is returned dirty or wet a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed per item.

Equipment must be returned during regular business hours.

Weekend rental period is Friday - Monday.

Week rental period is 7 calendar days.

Additional days may be added to weekend and week rentals.

Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

Standard Canopy Rentals Daily  Weekend  Weekly  With Set Up & Delivery
20' x 20' $55 $65 $130 $130
20' x 30' $65 $75 $150 $150
20' x 40' $75 $85 $170 $170
Sides  $50     Included if delivered

All standard canopies are for use on non-paved surfaces only.

Delivery and set-up is not guaranteed.  Arrangements must be made in advance with Outdoor Recreation.

Dig Permits for canopies are the responsibility of the renter.  Permits obtained through DPW. 

Canopies can be reserved up to three months in advance.

Additional days may be added to daily, weekend, and week rentals. 

Canopy reservations must be cancelled at least 1 week (7 calendar days) before pick-up/delivery date to receive refund.  Cancellations made within a week will forfeit rental fee.

No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

All equipment must be returned clean and dry.  If equipment is returned dirty or wet a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed per item.

Equipment must be returned during regular business hours.

Weekend rental period is Friday - Monday.

Week rental period is for 7 calendar days.

Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

E-Z Up Canopy Rentals Daily  Weekend  Weekly  Delivery
10' x 10' $25 $35 $75 $50 per trailer
10' x 15' $30 $60 $80 $50 per trailer
10' x 20' $35 $70 $100 $50 per trailer
Sides (each) $5     Included if delivered

E-Z Up canopies are free standing and do not require a dig permit.  Stakes are available to secure canopy to ground.  E-Z Up canopies can be used on paved as well as non-paved surfaces.

Renter will be responsible for setting up and taking down E-Z Up canopies.

Canopies can be reserved up to three months in advance.

Additional days may be added to daily, weekend, and week rentals. 

Canopy reservations must be cancelled at least 1 week (7 calendar days) before pick-up/delivery date to receive refund.  Cancellations made within a week will forfeit rental fee.

No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

All equipment must be returned clean and dry.  If equipment is returned dirty or wet a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed per item.

Equipment must be returned during regular business hours.

Weekend rental period is Friday - Monday.

Week rental period is for 7 calendar days.

Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

VIP Canopy Rental Flat Fee  Delivery & Set-Up
20'x20' (Framed Canopy) $175 Included

All VIP canopies include delivery, set-up, and take down.  Set-up and take down must be done by Outdoor Recreation staff.  VIP canopies are only available for VIP functions and Change of Command ceremonies.

Practice or walk-through set-ups will be reserved and charged separately. 

Canopies can be reserved up to three months in advance.

Canopy reservations must be cancelled at least 1 week (7 calendar days) before pick-up/delivery date to receive refund.  Cancellations made within a week will forfeit rental fee.

No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

Fest Sets Daily Weekend (Fri-Mon)
Individual Set $4 $8
Rack of 14 Sets $56 $112
Rack of 20 Tables $40 $80
Rack of 30 Tables $60 $60
Rack of 40 Benches $40 $80
Rack of 60 Benches $60 $120

Fest set consists of 1 table and 2 benches.  Fest tables are 7' L x 2' W.  Benches are 7' L x 1' W.

Rack delivery limited to USAG Stuttgart installations.

Delivery Charges:

  • One to four racks = $75
  • Five to eight racks = $150
  • Nine to fourteen racks = $225

Each rack is chained and locked.  Renter must put deposit down for lock key.  Key deposit is $10 PER KEY.  Full refund given upon return of the key. 

Fest Sets can be reserved up to three months in advance.

Additional days may be added to daily and weekend rentals. 

Fest Set reservations must be cancelled at least 1 week (7 calendar days) before pick-up/delivery date to receive refund.  Cancellations made within a week will forfeit rental fee.

No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

All equipment must be returned clean and dry.  If equipment is returned dirty or wet a cleaning fee equal to one day's rental will be assessed per item.

Equipment must be returned during regular business hours.

Weekend rental period is Friday - Monday.

Week rental period is for 7 calendar days.

Customers liable for lost, damaged, or destroyed equipment. 

Ski Rental

 

Skiing 

Weekend

Week 

Additional Day 

*Season 

Adult Package $40 $90 $20 $199
Adult Skis $40 $80 $20 $130
Adult Boots $12 $24 $6 $52
Adult Poles  $4 $8 $2 $45
Youth Package $30 $70 $15 $149
Youth Skis $30 $60 $15 $90
Youth Boots $8 $16 $4 $40
Youth Poles $4 $8 $2 $30
Ski Helmet $4 $8 $2 $30
         
Snowboarding        
Adult Package $40 $90 $20 $199
Adult Snowboard $40 $80 $20 $130
Adult Boots $12 $24 $6 $52
Adult Bindings $4 $8 $2 $45
Youth Package $30 $70 $15 $149
Youth Snowboard $30 $60 $15 $90
Youth Boots $8 $16 $4 $40
Youth Bindings $4 $8 $2 $30
Helmet $4 $8 $2 $30
         
Snowshoeing  $30  $60  $15  N/A
         
  • All ski/snowboard packages include a helmet while supplies last
  • Weekend, Week, and Seasonal ski/snowboard rentals begin on Monday 17 October.
  • All individuals wishing to rent ski/board equipment should be present for fittings.  In the event that a person is not present for fitting, Outdoor Recreation cannot be held responsible for improper sizing. If re-sizing is required, a fee may be assessed.  Groups or families can be fitted separately, if needed.
  • Weekend rentals are for Friday - Monday.
  • Week rentals are for 7 calendar days.
  • Additional days can be added to beginning or end of weekend or week rentals.
  • Ski Package includes skis, boots, poles, and helmet.
  • Snowboard Package includes board, bindings, boots, and helmet.
  • No reservations or prior fittings for ski or snowboard equipment available.
  • No refunds for equipment in the event of non-use.

Rental Agreement:

  • No equipment may be picked up or dropped outside regular operating hours.
  • All equipment must be returned clean and dry by close of business on due date.
  • Equipment dropped off dirty or damaged will be assessed additional fees.
  • Lost, damaged, or stolen equipment is responsibility of person renting said equipment and must be replaced or reimbursed. Stolen equipment must be reported to the Military Police.
  • Customers will be held liable for damaged or destroyed equipment.

* The winter season rental period lasts from October 17th - May 8th. 

Ski/Board Repair
Full Service (basic base repair, edgse sharpened, & hot wax) $30*
Hot Wax Only $15
Edges Sharpened Only* $15
Base Repair (starting) $15
Belt/Stone Grind $15
Stone Grind  $12
Snowboard Binding Mount/Adjustment $5

 

* Extensive damage repairs will incur additional fees.  Estimates available upon request.

Hunting, Fishing & Sport Shooting Program

Hunting/Fishing

There are many wonderful opportunities for US Forces personnel to go hunting and fishing in Germany. Hunters may seek game including Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar and Chamois. Fishers will find several different trout, catfish and pike along with many other fish in the waters of Germany and other European countries.

The German government allows US IMCOM-Europe and US Air Force Europe (USAFE) to conduct courses that allow US Forces personnel to gain foreigner's hunting and fishing licenses in Germany. Volunteer US Forces personnel instruct these courses in English at IMCOM-Europe Rod & Gun Clubs. Refer to Class listing or call Outdoor Recreation for detailed information.

The main emphasis of our hunting and fishing courses is to learn German laws and traditions that are a bit different from the ways of hunting and fishing in the states. However, the training in safety, game identification and overall procedures provides hunters and fishers with knowledge and abilities to become more well-rounded in the outdoors than ever before.

After gaining certification, US Forces personnel may obtain German Hunting/Fishing licenses and join in hunting and fishing traditions that go back several hundred years, as well as becoming eligible for our hunting and fishing instructor program.

Hunting Course

  • 2.5 month long course offered twice a year
  • Meetings during the 3 months will take place Tuesday and Thursday for class and Wednesday and Saturday for shooting
  • $200 course + membership fee
  • Must be 18 years old or older to sign up

Fishing Course

  • One week long course offered twice per year
  • Meetings during the week will take place Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for class and Saturday meeting will take place at a stream in the Black Forest for the exam
  • $60 for one or $100 for two or more people
  • Membership pricing varies
  • Must be 10 years old or older to sign up
Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment is available for rental?

Summer rental equipment includes inflatables (bouncy houses), dunking booth, canopies, grills, games, bikes, tents, lantern, stoves, backpacks, coolers, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, chairs, fest tables and benches. Winter equipment includes ski equipment (skis, boots, poles, helmets), snowboard equipment (boards, boots, & helmets), and snowshoes.

2. What are the rates for equipment rental?

Rental rates vary depending on equipment rental and duration of rental period.  Please see menu options on this page for specifics. 

3. How do I sign up for a trip or tour?

Registration and payment can be completed by visiting our Outdoor Recreation Center or by calling us during regular business hours.

4. Where can I get my bike repaired?

Unfortunately Outdoor Recreation is not able to perform maintenance at this time.  Please contact us for references to local bike shops. 

5. Who is eligible to go on Outdoor Recreation tours/events?

Authorized US ID cardholders and their bonafide guests, except for local nationals.

6. How can I see upcoming trips for the next six months?

Check our webpage event listing or go to the calendar view.

7. How do I reserve a pavilion/canopy?

Outdoor Recreation only reserves canopies, not pavilions.  Pavilions are property of the housing areas and their coordinators.

8. How early should I reserve equipment?

Reservations depend on equipment requested.  For special event equipment reservations can be made up to three months in advance.  Camping equipment can be reserved one week in advance.  There are no reservations or prior fittings for ski and snowboard equipment. 

9. How early should I register for a trip or tour?

We advise patrons to register as soon as possible for trips and tours as we have limited spaces.  To secure a trip or tour reservation you must pay in full for event.  Payments can be made in person or by calling us.   

10. Where can I find local campground information?

ADAC provides information of all registered campsites in Europe. One can also do web site search for a specific location. Contact our office and we will be willing to assist you.

11. Do you offer lessons (skiing, snowboarding, canoeing/kayaking)?

No.

12. What are the cancellation policies for trips?

Day Trips:

• Cancellations made up to five (5) working days prior to trip = 100% refund.

• Cancellations made between four (4) and two (2) working days prior to trip = 50% refund.

• Cancellations made one (1) working day or day of trip ('no show') will not be refunded.

Overnight Trips:

• Cancellations made up to seven (7) days prior to trip departure = 80% refund.

• Cancellations made between six (6) and three (3) days prior to trip departure = 50% refund.

• Cancellations made two (2) working days or less or day of the trip ('no show') will not be refunded.

13. Can I transfer my trip ticket to another person if I booked a trip and now cannot go on it?

Generally no; however, there can be exceptions.  If no waiting list exists and spaces are still available towards the end of registration then transfers can be processed. 

14. If a trip is cancelled for any reason, will I get refunded/will the trip be rescheduled?

Full refund is granted if ODR cancels a trip.