In 1907, Prince Luitpold, regent of the Kingdom of Bavaria, selected the area near Grafenwöhr as the place best suited for training of the Bavarian Army. Construction began in 1908 and by 1915, the training reservation covered an area of 37 square miles. The first artillery round was fired in the training area at 0800 hours on June 30, 1910. Throughout World War I, from 1914-1918, the area was used for training and equipping of combat units. After the end of the war, the Berlin High Command used Grafenwöhr Training area for the 100,000 man German army. In 1936, the training area was expanded to the present size of 90 square miles. On 5 and 8 April 1945, the camp and town were subjected to Allied air raids. On 20 April 1945, the last German Commander of the training area surrendered to the American forces. After World War II it became an important Cold War training site for the United States Army and allied forces. Many German Bundeswehr units still use the training area for maneuver and live-fire weapons training.
100+ years of history!
Construction of the famous water tower
How it looks today
Overlooking the formal parade grounds
I'm more than a little obsessed with "tiny homes", lol! I think they are so awesome, and some are truly beautiful. The thought of having such a great home, truly owning it (as opposed to a bank owning it!), being self-sufficient in terms of utilities, and allowing for a simpler lifestyle is so appealing to me! I found these beauties on Pinterest...
Zombie proof?? Until the lake freezes, lol!
Love the patio and garden!
And saving the best for last...some oh-so-cutie pics of my grandbaby, Emmett!!!
I wanna boop his nose!!
And nibble on those toes!!!!
He's getting so big!!