sethmelton90 asked this question 5 years, 11 months ago:

PCSing December 2015 to K-town (Kleber)

Just found out I'll be coming to K-town (Kleber-Kaserne) in early Dec 2015. Already have orders, can anyone point me in a good direction on where to start with everything? I was thinking start with reserving lodging, I know it's allotted 30 days and I'd like to stay as close to possible to Kleber due to the USAREUR driving license issue (from what i've read, only AF can get the license before arriving). Any insight would be very much appreciated.



5 years, 11 months ago

sethmelton90 - Reserving lodging is the easy part. Call Hans at TDYhomes. You'll be treated like royalty. Hans is a good friend of mine, and he takes great care of his guests. Seriously, you'll probably feel horrible when it is time to leave his temporary housing because it is so nice. You can reach Hans at hanslauderbach@me.com. Tell him Sam sent you his way.

5 years, 11 months ago

Quote by JOFTAA:
sethmelton90 - Reserving lodging is the easy part. Call Hans at TDYhomes. You'll be treated like royalty. Hans is a good friend of mine, and he takes great care of his guests. Seriously, you'll probably feel horrible when it is time to leave his temporary housing because it is so nice. You can reach Hans at hanslauderbach@me.com. Tell him Sam sent you his way.


Once again...a NAS is required for AD to stay off post. A year in advance, might be hard.

5 years, 11 months ago

Quote by Bergman:
Once again...a NAS is required for AD to stay off post. A year in advance, might be hard.


True. One can always wait to book housing.

5 years, 11 months ago

What about for finding a place to live? Don't really want to stay in military housing cause I know they'll put me in Vogelweh (sp?) and that's like a 30 minute drive to where I'll be. Trying to stay semi close to Kleber. Any advice?

5 years, 11 months ago

Quote by sethmelton90:
What about for finding a place to live? Don't really want to stay in military housing cause I know they'll put me in Vogelweh (sp?) and that's like a 30 minute drive to where I'll be. Trying to stay semi close to Kleber. Any advice?


Do you know how long you are going to be in Germany? If it is for an extended period of time, you may want to look into buying a place using your allowance to pay for it. For some great advice on this kind of thing, call Robert Mitchell. You can find his info at http://mitchell-investment.de/. When you speak to Robert, tell him Sam says hello. He's good people.

5 years, 11 months ago

most Germans would use one of the programms like this

http://www.immobilienscout24.de/Suche/S-T/Wohnung-Miete/Rheinland-Pfalz/Kaiserslautern?enteredFrom=one_step_search

Mieten = rent
Haus kaufen = buy a house
wiki and translationprogramms can help a lot.

good luck and enjoy the time...

5 years, 11 months ago

I've been here for 3 weeks now. My wife works at Kleber (DA Civlian) and we are in TLA housing just past Vogelweh. I would just wait on the lodging, you are too far out to even worry about that. I'd even hold off on a house.. the inventory available now will be gone by the time you get here. Just look to get an idea of rent and locations.


Check out:

http://www.ahrn.com/kaiserslauternmilitarycommunity.php
also look at:
http://ramstein.bookoo.com/ - This site is like a Craigslist and will also list some rentals...

Its not supported, or endorsed by the Housing Office anymore, but they said use it because it still lists houses that were previously approved by the housing office. At least it will give you a good idea about the cost of rent, and some of the properties in the area.

Honestly, Kleber to Vogelweh is not that far, maybe 15-20 minute drive.. everything here is very accessible..

5 years, 11 months ago

if you go from Hohenecken, along main-trainstation it should be max 15 min, cause less traffic.

5 years, 11 months ago

Quote by diwil:
if you go from Hohenecken, along main-trainstation it should be max 15 min, cause less traffic.


Agreed. That stretch of the A6 is horrible for traffic due to never ending construction. So whatever you choose, I would look very hard for something that allows you to not need the use of the A6 for your commute.

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