americana, stud farm

Wild west comes to Zweibrücken

Zweibrücken is big on horses. It is home to the state stud farm of Rheinland-Pfalz. On the day I visited, a tribe of country and western fans had set up their tipis there. So much Americana was not a great surprise. The town was a major garrison town for the US army, which at one point had 9,000 American citizens living alongside 38,000 natives and took up 30% of the surface area. When the US army decamped in 1990, the town had to work hard to make good the vast economic vacuum it left in its wake.


  1. wow.. que buena toma intenacional!.

  2. I was surprised to see the tents and American flag ... thanks for the explanation.