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mike
31-03-2005, 10:11 PM
I am going to be based in Osnabrück, Germany within the next 4-5 months and will be living there for at least the next 4 years!

I have only ever passed through Germany so have never realy experienced or learnt much about the country. i was wondering if all you kkw memberes who may live there have been there or just know something about Germany specificly Osnabrück could share your knolege with me

im looking for infomation like

1.customs
2.plases to visit
3.simple usefull phrases
4.and anything else you may think might benifit me or maybe interesting to know about my future temporay home

Edited:Osnabrück

Jacoby
31-03-2005, 10:20 PM
www.google.com

German chocolates are to diiiieeee fooor.

AureaMediocritas
31-03-2005, 10:40 PM
Places to visit : Berlin , Desden , München and Weimar (because of the most
remarkable German writers and artists) and Trier, Köln and Freiburg (because of the Roman traces). If you would like to visit München , wait until October (Oktoberfest :a lot of beer, Sauerkraut and sausages , and most importantly,
lots of blue-eyed blonde "Gretchen" waitresses) As for the countryside, I am
afraid that there are no real touristically attractive locations , except perhaps
the "Nord- and Ostsee" (the beaches) or maybe the Alps down in the South,
the "Schwarzwald" near Freiburg might also be of your liking. Please note that
most Germans "flee" to France, Mallorca or Thailand (hrhr) to pass their holidays, only a small percentage spend their time in Germany.

Customs: I do not know what to tell you there ; they ´ve got many but none
radically different to British customs, as far as I know. I am sure you will find out.

Useful advices: - Never mention the war (it´s deadly) !
- Do not laugh at their accent (yes okay but not in public)
- Be sociable (most Germans are)
- Do not be afraid of braging or showing off your ego (they
like leader figures)
- Try to avoid an "occupant´s" behaviour ;)
- Be careful with "humour"
Further rambling :
I am pretty sure that you are going to pass a nice time over there. They
rebuilt everything.
By the way, it is spelled Osnabrück. :P

hasselbrad
31-03-2005, 10:53 PM
I had German food for dinner last night...sehr gut!

mike
31-03-2005, 10:56 PM
www.google.com

German chocolates are to diiiieeee fooor.

have searched google got some good things but would rather direct advise from you guys
but thanks for the tip anyways

looking forwad to chocolates now tho :)

Osnabrück
tut google let me down :( thanks for that corection i would have been wondering why no one was sending me leters

dose anyone know the nerest airport there?

AureaMediocritas
31-03-2005, 11:03 PM
Must be Münster , I suppose.
Just a question. Are you serving in the 1st Armoured Division ?

mike
31-03-2005, 11:11 PM
Must be Münster , I suppose.
Just a question. Are you serving in the 1st Armoured Division ?

AureaMediocritas=better than google lol

yes i am in the 1st Armoured Division! the Queens Dragoon Guards is the name of my regiment

AureaMediocritas
31-03-2005, 11:19 PM
Well that´s great , it seems to be one of the best units in the army.
At least , you ´ll not be alone in Germany ; around 27000 of your men still
occupying. Wow !
How about your stay? Will you be affected to Osnabrück the whole time or is
there a possibility of transfert to Bergen-Hohne , Gütersloh , Paderborn or
Rheindalen ? (Paderborn = nice place to visit too)

JackYang
31-03-2005, 11:24 PM
MMmm.. German...

Haha sry, I'm quite obsessed with anything german from people to cars. :icon_conf

mike
31-03-2005, 11:29 PM
Well that´s great , it seems to be one of the best units in the army

because im in it :) note i have taken your advise and am bragging lol

around 27000 of your men still
occupying. Wow !

you seem to know more than i do lol.how do you know so much?

How about your stay? Will you be affected to Osnabrück the whole time or is
there a possibility of transfert to Bergen-Hohne , Gütersloh , Paderborn or
Rheindalen ? (Paderborn = nice place to visit too)

my regiment will be moving sometime in 2006 but i didnt quite catch the name think it began with an "F" its still in germany and there are already units based there.

i have always wanted to go to Paderborn with the army i liked the sound of the name :)

the best bit about getting posted in germany so ive been told, is most things are cheeper, we get some things tax free and we get payed more than we would if we were in the UK so that means more beer :)

EDIT it dosent begin with F :S i think it may be Sennelager

AureaMediocritas
31-03-2005, 11:41 PM
Sennelager ? Ouch !
They ´ll hopefully have hidden the swastica by then :P
It used to be a Wehrmacht installation , with Russian prisoners being kept there.
Although it might not be very helpful to you (the page is in German) , a little
appetizer :P :
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Karte/Truppenubungsplatze/Sennelager.htm

mike
31-03-2005, 11:48 PM
hmm dont understand a word of that but saw alot of old german war posters so that realy fils me with confidence :icon_err:

so how do you know so much or at least what seams a fair amount about the British Army in Germany



Hmmm just found this picture it was taken in germany so its not completly spam hope it dosnt happen alot out there
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y77/--nash--/oops.jpg

Ranman
01-04-2005, 01:58 AM
I heard German Whores are nasty, I've never been there so I don't know
how true it is. Hope I helped.:rolleyes:

Dionysus
01-04-2005, 02:17 AM
Don't mention the war :D

Narg
01-04-2005, 02:29 AM
Parox kicks ass, thats why he knows everything, he's also my sex slave.

Flightfreak
01-04-2005, 06:51 AM
parox, I am laughing my thea all over my keyboard thanks :D
"they like leader figures" LOL

do not forget to pas by in the Benelux. :)

Katie
01-04-2005, 11:09 AM
the best bit about getting posted in germany so ive been told, is most things are cheeper, we get some things tax free and we get payed more than we would if we were in the UK so that means more beer :)


The UK's definitely more expensive in general.. And I also heard that for some strange reasons, although things are more expensive, british people get generally paid less for their jobs.

A good advice: Don't say that you like Bavaria. That is just something you don't do because nobody likes Bavaria (except for the Bavarians.. but they obviously don't count.) ;)
And if you're visiting a Bundesland (You know what that is? Don't think there's a direct translation) near Bavaria, like Hessen, where I live, don't ever say that we're almost part of Bavaria ourselves because of the short distance. DON'T. At least if you want to return alive.

hasselbrad
01-04-2005, 01:07 PM
Maybe this will help.

http://www.collegehumor.com/img/f/finland_135.w492.jpg

mike
01-04-2005, 01:40 PM
lmao ill be sure to keep that in mind

hasselbrad
07-04-2005, 06:16 PM
Keep these in mind as well...

http://www.collegehumor.com/img/s/sign70081.jpg