Anyone in Wiesbaden, Germany??

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Anyone in Wiesbaden, Germany??
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 3:52am

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 10:43am
Oh, I think my cousin spent a couple of years there. I can ask her for some information and see what she says.

Welcome to the group! How many children do you have?

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Registered: 07-20-2004
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 3:33pm
3 boys, ages 6, 5, and 2. Thanks for the welcome, and any advice (even second-hand!) would be awesome!
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Registered: 06-18-2004
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 11:34pm
You came to the right place. I"m in Wiesbaden. Which housing area are you in? (I understand the DH going to work 10 minutes after landing! My DH did the same thing 5 1/2 years ago). I've lived in WIesbaden since 2006, so I know a lot of places and stuff to do. And, you are here at a great time--Christmas market season! I'd love to get together for coffee. I don't know about the next week or so, but we could shoot for sometime next week at the bookstore if that's doable for you?
Kellie
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 4:49am
We are in Hainerberg. It'll probably be ok, I'm just not used to the apartment style, and we just got our Household goods a few days ago so it looks awful right now... ! A coffee next week would be great-- I can do almost any time during school hours. Just let me know what work. Thanks so much! :)
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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 12-02-2011 - 11:24pm

That is great that you two might get to meet up! I heard back from my cousin. I'm going to copy and paste her response here:

The best resource would be at Army Community Services. They almost always have newcomers orientations with tours and local information. Within ACS, there's a new parent support program that might run a play group for kids under 5. If she's new to the military, she could take a few "intro to the Army" classes through Army Family Team Building. Outside of ACS, the Morale Welfare and Recreation office usually runs a travel office with organized tours and local travel info.

We were about 1 hour north of Wiesbaden. She is close to Frankfurt, and there's a fabulous Christmas market there, among many other things. She is also within an hour's drive of Heidelberg. That's a beautiful city with a castle and a gorgeous old city district.

I hope this helps. We had a blast in Germany, but it did take a while to get acclimated. One last note...many organizations on post offer free childcare at the on-post daycare facility for volunteers. That's a great way to get to know people and the community, as long as she's comfortable leaving her kids in the daycare. If it's any help to her, we have always had good experiences with it.