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At the Christmas Market in Kaiserslautern, I was impressed. At fairs and festivals in the States, I am used to see a line of porta-potties ready to be used. Not in Kaiserslautern. They had a very clean and tidy bathroom stuck in a central location that you could use for a donation. Inside there were flush toilets and sinks to wash up--and these were only temporary bathrooms for the Market. None of these toilets have the look of typical public American toilets with paper and debris strewn on the floor--these are clean and swept. Of course when I think of my Mom getting around to some of these (she is in her 70s and can't climb stairs), I wonder how the disabled and elderly fair finding some of these toilets. Because of the age of the buildings they have been put into, they have had to adapt to the space they have and that means up or down stairs. Usually narrow stairs.
In more typical mall settings, they have the typical bathrooms we are used to with areas for families, changing tables and handicap stalls. And then there is always McDonald's (upstairs of course), but you can get a glass of wine or an espresso too so it is worth the stop! I'm waiting to see one of those public toilets that look like a phone booth on a busy public street--but not here in K-Town!