Nicknamed "K-Town", Kaiserlautern was home to many military personnel during the Cold War.
In the middle ages, the town was chosen by Emperor Friedrich I (Barbarossa) as a seat of government.
Kaiseralautern is one of the twelve host cities for the 2006 World Cup.
Regional trains travel to Kaiserlautern from Saarbrücken (€10, 45 min) and Neustadt(Weinstr) (€9, 25 min). An ICE from Frankfurt takes 1½ hours and costs €32. An S-Bahn connects with Heidelberg (1¼ hour) and Mannheim (1 hour).
FC Kaiserslautern - FC Kaiserslautern is Kaiserslautern's professional football/soccer team in Germany's premier division.