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I will soon be relocated to the Landstahl Army Medical Center, Germany. How far is the base from the town and how should I get around, taxi, car, bus? or walk, thanks for the info. I will probably be staying in the town of Baumholder. Also, does anyone know how I go about renting a place to live? Thanks again
There is an S-Bahn (commuter train) stop in Landstuhl, about a mile away from the Medical Center. The S-Bahn will take you to Kaiserslautern (east) or Humburg (west), but don't expect too much, there are certainly (far) more exciting cities.
Baumholder is situated north of Landstuhl (20 miles as the crow flies), and you would definitely need a car. Train from Baumholder to Landstuhl would go via Saarbruecken which would take about three hours one way.
I guess you already came across the following sites and got an info pack?
Or should it really be that the U.S. Army or Air Force orders you to Landstuhl and doesn't even provide a flat near your workplace?
Another website that can provide valuable information is Toytown Germany:
If you want to rent a flat, you could check immobilienscout24.de or immonet.de. But you would need to be able to read German - and bring some furniture, as flats in Germany are not furnished, and in some cases you would even have to purchase (and later resell) a kitchen.
Check Toytowngermany.com for further information and perhaps ask if someone from the area is willing to provide help.
You pronounce it as Lundstool with emphasis on the first syllabus.
I suppose there is a military bus connecting Baumholder with the Medical Center in Landstuhl, but I also suppose you'll be working shift and so you really need a car. Landstuhl and Baumholder are in a nice area,but definitely not in the center of acitivities, so especially for Baumholder you need a car.
The good news are that the rents are lower than in the cities.
Thank you soo much for your wonderful advise. I will check out all of the websites you've mentioned. Thanks again
Thank you for the information, I appreciated it.