PCS Germany

PCS Germany

Hooking up utilities and communication services in Germany

Now that you’ve found a place to call home, you’ll need utilities and communication services. The good news is that you have a variety of options...

Finding personal services in Germany

It’s been weeks since your nails were done and the kids need haircuts. You’re due for a date night and want a massage. How do you know that you’ll...

Living like a local in Germany

You may notice many cultural differences between American and German living. Adjusting to these differences and learning how to live like a local...

Helpful apps for living in Germany

Get organized, learn the language and make yourself at home with these tablet and smartphone apps. 

Conversions: Monitor...

From house hunting to home in Germany

Finding a home in Germany can seem intimidating. Depending on the time of year you arrive, it may seem like either feast or famine. But once you...

Just Landed: Now what?

Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! If you’ve recently arrived, your head may be spinning from a combination of jetlag and the sheer...

Getting a ride in Germany

Did you take the USAREUR driver’s exam before arriving, and already have your driver’s license? That’s great! If you didn’t, then STOP what you’re...

Enriching your career and education in Germany

Adjusting to moving abroad can be especially difficult for spouses who have left respected careers, business networks and emotional support of...

Pet parenting in Germany

Getting your furry family members here was nerve-racking enough, but upset neighbors and displeased authorities can add to the stress of...

Health care in Germany

During your time in Germany, you’re going to catch a cold, need a teeth cleaning or have to get your eyes checked. With limited health care...

Schools and child care in Germany

A variety of school and child care options are available to you, but keep in mind that many programs have waitlists, so don’t delay! 

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Euro banking in Germany

Your to-do list is a mile long, but you’ll need money to get it all done. So, give top priority to getting an account through an on-base credit...