FAQ Archives - Living In Germany

Hitting a deer with your car is bad for everyone. In fact, if you get through the situation uninjured, you are pretty lucky. There are over 1.5 million accidents involving deer per year. Deer accidents send 10,000 people to the hospital and kill about 200 people per year. Who knows how many deer die, Read More

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So you thought your car is safe out there on your favorite parking spot? You say its covered, locked and has an alarm? Well it may not be as safe as you would hope … Martens, adorable little ferret looking animals call Germany their home, and while usually harmless to humans, they will defend, Read More

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You’re out in town and the weather is nice, sunny and warm… Perfect timing for a visit at one one the numerous Ice cafes along Germany’s roads… It doesn’t matter if you walk along the pedestrian streets or you are in a busy main road, bella Italia with its yummy ice cream dreams are, Read More

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This is kind of my baby here and since we faced a lot of these issues ourselves, I thought it would be a good Idea to share. German food wrappers are, just like the American brands, required to show what is in the product. But the nutritional info is a bit different as in, Read More

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PCS season is in full roll right now, and this page is hit daily with horror stories of Moving out problems. A lot of these issues can be prevented if you take the time at contract signing and handover of the key day, before you even move in! I know a lot of people, Read More

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Ever sat in front of the perfect parking spot, but were unsure if you are allowed to park there? Well you’re not the only one. In Germany parking can be a pain, so there are some hints and tricks. If you want to sightsee in one of the many cities in Germany try looking, Read More

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There are some 15 species of hedgehog in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of the small creatures that compose the bulk of their diet—insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. As a hedgehog picks, Read More

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So you got your orders and told your friends and family you are going to the old world… Germany to be exact. Your loved ones will be sure to give you lots of tips and tricks and before you know it you will be packing suitcases full of toilet paper, just because Auntie May, Read More

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  A PCS move overseas is stressful enough, but add on a pet or two, and your stress level can rise exponentially. There are several considerations and numerous steps that families must take to ensure that their pet arrives safely in Germany. For dogs and cats, this includes having a health certificate, an ISO, Read More

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Like last year, I am running the summer countdown again during summer break. I tried my best last year to come up with fun stuff to do during the summer, but between my own kids being off and going placed I did not get as many places up as I would have liked. So, Read More

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Sadly, most of those animals are never seen in the wild. They have been hunted, pushed out of their natural habitats or just disappeareddissapeared over the last century. I still would like to show some of the beautiful animals that once roamed our forests.

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How does preschool work on the German side? Depending on the area you live you may have several choices for your little one. Normal here is to start Kindergarten with 3 years of age till the child turns 6 years. You have to register them in advance though to make sure you get a, Read More

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For Kristy: I am trying to find stores where I can buy school supplies and such For the normal stuff (paper, pens, crayons) I usually go to stores like Globus or Real in Kaiserslautern but you can find that stuff at any other big store like that anywhere. Especially at school start they have, Read More

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