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Anyone in the military stationed in Germany?

We just got to Stuttgart Germany a week ago and I'm having a hard time finding what all there is to do for spouses and kids. My husband said there was a Facebook page for families in Stuttgart, but I can't find it. Can anyone tell me how they like it here, and what sorts of things are there to do? Also, how do you handle deployments when you live out here? I posted in another group but I haven't gotten any answers, so maybe I'll have better luck here. :)

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Miss-Baby-Baker

Asked by Miss-Baby-Baker at 2:39 PM on Jun. 6, 2012 in Military

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    Miss-Baby-Baker

    Comment by Miss-Baby-Baker (original poster) at 3:40 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • We lived in Bad Kissingen, Germany from 2002-2005. I loved it there. We had a phonebook that listed everything on post along with a map. Do you have something similar? Also, there was a book specifically for military members, spouses, and families about things to do, see, places to eat at, etc on post and in the surrounding cities. You may want to check with ACS to see if they have a copy. Also, check out the USO. They normally have trips at least once a week. Make sure to check out the MWR for their activities as well as the Child, Youth, and teen centers to see what they have going on. How old are your children?

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 3:49 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • We were in a different part of Germany for 3 years, I loved it and want to go back!
    There is so much to do, I don't know about Stuttgart but the base we were at had a lot for families,activities and support, it was like a big family much closer and supportive than the state side base we are at now.
    Elle.et3

    Answer by Elle.et3 at 3:50 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • my good friend is stationed in rammstein (i don't know how to spell it)

    he's there with his wife and their wee one. i think he's about to turn two
    ilovemymonsterr

    Answer by ilovemymonsterr at 3:51 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • Also, this website should give you an idea of what's on base- http://www.stuttgart.army.mil/


    And since you are in Stuttgart, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a must see- http://www.rothenburg.de/index.php?get=121


    And Palm Beach Indoor Water Park is close by as well. There are several swimming pools in Germany. http://www.schwimmbadcheck.de/Pools/Nuernberg.html

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 3:55 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • Elle.et3

    Answer by Elle.et3 at 3:57 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • Thanks so much! :) My two kids are 17 months ans 3 years old.
    Miss-Baby-Baker

    Comment by Miss-Baby-Baker (original poster) at 4:30 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • I came across this website of things to do off base in Germany- http://germany.buzzoffbase.com/


    Here is the June Newsletter for playgroups, parents night out, etc- http://www.stuttgartmwr.com/Portals/138237/docs/CYS-june2012(bulletin).pdf


    Here is the MWR website for Stuttgart- http://www.stuttgartmwr.com/


    I miss Germany if you can't tell.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 4:40 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • If you google it you can usually find the base website. That is what I did when we got Yokota (In Japan). I wish we were in Germany though, that was our number 1.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 5:19 PM on Jun. 6, 2012

  • I was in Bitburg/ Spangdahlem area. It was awesome! I didn't have kids, but in the summer time almost every village has a big festival where the whole community turns out to celebrate. A different festival in a different village every weekend. You are a fast and easy drive to other countries also. Luxembourg has lots to do and even has a movie theatre with English language films. I would move back out there in a heartbeat if I could. It's a great place to live.
    LBoogie0617

    Answer by LBoogie0617 at 10:07 PM on Jun. 7, 2012

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