Grafenwöhr was founded in the 9th century on an island between the river Creussen and Thumbach. During its early days, the town was reigned by the landgraves of Leuchtenberg. The name, Grafenwöhr, means Counts' Island. It is widely known for the United States Army military installation and training area, called Grafenwöhr Training Area (GTA), located directly south and west of the town.
Weiden (Oberpfalz) and its train station is located about 25 km away from Grafenwöhr and accessible by car; Weiden i. d. OPf. is connected to the German rail network and has direct connections to cities like Regensburg, Nuremberg or Munich
Grafenwöhr is accessible via the German autobahn road network. The national highway B470 is easily accessable from Grafenwöhr and leads to the autobahn A9 in western and to the autobahn A93 in eastern direction:
Renting a car is absolutely advisable for everyone who wants to get around.
The main attraction is Grafenwöhr Training Area and the historical buildings (including the military museum) inside the city centre. As a part of the training area, the Netzaberg Housing Area is a unique initiative to support a Gated community for family housing which consists of 835 build-to-lease housing units with an integrated military-construction funded village center, including an elementary and middle school, chapel, child development center, youth services center, shoppette (AAFES), and sports fields.
Visit the excellent military museum of Grafenwöhr. address: Martin-Posser-street 14, 92655 Grafenwöhr tel: +4996418501 opening hours: mon - thu and sun 2pm-4pm Appointments for guided tours through the military training area are possible by calling the above mentioned telephone number.
Local specialties like Obazda, hog roast (German: Schweinebraten) and others specialties are offered in various places throughout the city of Grafenwöhr.
Affordable and good quality stays are possible at Hotel Restaurant Böhm 
Wireless LAN is offered in many places throughout the city. Above mentioned Hotel Restaurant Böhm offers free WiFi in its hotel and restaurant.