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Now that winter is leaving us, it’s time to get off the couch, put the remote down and enjoy the sun, warmer weather and all the things the much-welcomed spring season has to offer. Here are 10 reasons to come out of hibernation and embrace spring in Germany.
 
You’ll find plenty of cafés scattered across almost every town in Germany. On any given afternoon, you’ll likely discover them bustling with people sharing a tradition that’s become a core of everyday German life.
For all of the European travel inspiration, food and shopping tips and helpful resources for living overseas, be sure to check out our free Stripes Europe Spring and Summer magazine.
Being stationed overseas offers military members and their families the opportunity to travel the world with more ease and less expense than if they were living in the States. When my husband and I arrived in Germany, we set out to travel as much of Europe as we could during our four-year tour.
I don’t know about you, but I’m seriously over the cloudy, gloomy days of Germany’s winter. It’s time to shake the cabin fever and get outdoors. So let’s take in the air at one of the county’s alluring gardens at Castle Rastatt. 
A breath of fresh air 
It may be winter, but that’s no reason to put your outdoor adventures on hold. When you’re properly equipped, you may find you can brave all kinds of weather.
Stay safe, smart and warm with the following tools and gear:
Whether you love or despise the chilly weather, winter has finally arrived! With all the rain that has been dousing the region, it’s sometimes easy to forget that it is indeed January in Germany. That being said, preparation for the cold days and nights ahead can make a big difference.
Germany is known for cold, dreary winters, which are brightened considerably by the warmth and cheer of traditional village Weihnachtsmärkte and New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Any of us transplanted from the southern United States dread winter in Germany and its gloomy, short days. However, living in Germany gives you easy access to much of the world’s best locations for skiing and other winter sports.
Whether you partake in these winter traditions or have a few special rituals of your own, may you spend quality time with your family and loved ones during the cold, dead of winter.
Whether you just arrived or have been here a while, you may be scratching— or still shaking —your head about some issues. We polled people at the office as well as other servicemembers, their spouses and U.S. civilians stationed in Europe.
Keep your child’s summer fun with programs available through Army Child, Youth and School Services and Force Support Squadron Youth Services!
CYS programs
School’s (almost) out and the kids are anxious to get outdoors – rain or shine. Sometimes the timing isn’t right for travel or a vacation. But, there are endless of inexpensive kid crafts to make right at home. Who needs a beach?
Being stationed overseas does not mean that there is a lack of exciting, educational and entertaining summer activities for school-age kids.
While there are plenty of exciting experiences awaiting you when you move to Europe, there is also an adjustment period that nearly all people face once they begin to settle into a new environment.