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    Germany

    Has anyone ever lived there? The R. Clone family is moving there for two years at the end of the summer. On the bright side I guess I will be winning the vast majority of the Friday beer threads.



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    Re: Germany

    Lederhosen.
    Accordions.
    Sausages.
    Tankards of Beer.
    Left lane is for passing only.



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    Re: Germany

    I love Germany. I have never lived there, only visited, but the country is so clean and beautiful, not to mention home to the best assortment of beer on the planet. Where are you moving too? Are you in the service?



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    Re: Germany

    Haven't lived there, but apparently none of them think Bin Laden's dead. See other thread.




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    Re: Germany

    I'm not in the service. The town where we will live is Malsch.



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    Re: Germany

    I just mapped Malsch, and it's not in an area I've visited. I've primarily been around the Dusseldorf area (Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Koln) which is NW of Malsch, and also taken small side trips to Berlin and Hamburg.

    Regarding the beer, try to find an Alt Bier, a special type that is brewed almost exclusively around Dusseldorf. My favorite is Frankenheim, though Schlosser is good too. Actually it's all good, just drink as many as you can. Erdinger Weissbrau is good if you like wheat beers.

    Make sure you take some time to get around the country, and around Europe in general. It is so easy to move around over there, just jump on a train and go. I assume you're there for work, but you'll probably never have a better opportunity to see Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, etc.


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    Re: Germany

    Check out Heidelberg. A bit of a tourist town, but a lot of awesome history with the castle, the river, etc. Tons of cool stuff to see in Germany.



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    Re: Germany

    FYI, Paris is practically a suburb of Berlin. It's a nothing commute.

    That's why France and Germany have always been allies.



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    Re: Germany

    A friend of mine has lived near Frankfurt for the last few years. He works for the US Army Corps of Engineers. As a federal employee he is overpaid and has lots of free time so they have been all over Europe while living in Germany.

    We visited then last year and took over, I mean visited Paris, Munich (200th aniversary of Octoberfest), Garmishparkenkirchen (resort town at foot of the Alps), Dachau (concentration camp).

    Good time, great beers. My friends have enjoyed their time there but are ready to move back to the states this year.



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    Re: Germany

    While I haven't lived there I have a few German friends very close to Malsch(Baden-Baden and Gaggenau) and have visited a few times. Love the area. Here's my advice:
    1. Be prepared to walk, parking is difficult in many areas so your likely going to be walking considerably more than in the United States.
    2. In the same vein, public transport is much more prevalent and may be a better option to get where you want to go many times.
    3. The German people are kind and courteous even more so if you speak a little German, if possible try learning at least a few important phrases.
    4. Even if you don't most speak at least a bit of English, quite a few are fluent.
    5. Since your moving your going to need to get a fair amount of new electronics, not worth the hassle to get adapters for all your current ones.
    6. Climate is somewhat milder in both Summer and Winter than Iowa but you can still get snowfalls and in the summer it can get blazing hot(My first visit it got up to 99 degrees)



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    Re: Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    While I haven't lived there I have a few German friends very close to Malsch(Baden-Baden and Gaggenau) and have visited a few times. Love the area. Here's my advice:
    1. Be prepared to walk, parking is difficult in many areas so your likely going to be walking considerably more than in the United States.
    2. In the same vein, public transport is much more prevalent and may be a better option to get where you want to go many times.
    3. The German people are kind and courteous even more so if you speak a little German, if possible try learning at least a few important phrases.
    4. Even if you don't most speak at least a bit of English, quite a few are fluent.
    5. Since your moving your going to need to get a fair amount of new electronics, not worth the hassle to get adapters for all your current ones.
    6. Climate is somewhat milder in both Summer and Winter than Iowa but you can still get snowfalls and in the summer it can get blazing hot(My first visit it got up to 99 degrees)
    IIRC from my study abroad a few years ago, most electronic devices can handle the European power grid, but you'll need plug adapters. No sense buying new electronics when all you need is something to change the plug geometry. Along with that, if you have gadgets that charge off your computer (e.g., iPods) take advantage of that to avoid having to purchase unneeded adapters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Lederhosen.
    Accordions.
    Sausages.
    Tankards of Beer.
    Left lane is for passing only.
    This! My brother has been there twice and my father has been there once. This isn't the US Eisenhower Interstate system... I've been told they are actually educated on how to drive! A German would go mad driving on US Interstates (as do I).



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    Re: Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Haven't lived there, but apparently none of them think Bin Laden's dead. See other thread.

    LOL What a bunch of dummies!



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    Re: Germany

    3 trips there. Eat lots of Thuringer sausage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BasedClone View Post
    This! My brother has been there twice and my father has been there once. This isn't the US Eisenhower Interstate system... I've been told they are actually educated on how to drive! A German would go mad driving on US Interstates (as do I).
    We rented a BMW for our trip and did a lot of driving. The left lane is for passing and there is no speed limit on the A****ahn. In my experience, the A****ahn is not what you might expect it to be. Congestion. I only had two opportunities in 4 days where there was enough open road to put it in 6th gear. Only got up to 125 mph before encountering more traffic.



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