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Germany offers a variety of landscapes from the coast in the north to the Bavarian Alps in the south.  The country boasts a multitude of historical towns and cities, romantic castles, and excellent museums.  The tourism infrastructure is well developed and most of the people speak English. 

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IMPROVEMENTS & REPAIR OF QUARTERS

Residents are permitted to perform minor quarters improvement projects provided they obtain permission from the Facilities Branch of the Housing Office.  Residents may paint and stencil walls and ceilings, but it is recommended that all paint should be obtained at the Self-Help Issue Point (SHIP) in your local military community.  Paint not obtained at the SHIP should be limited to light pastel shades that would easily be covered by one coat of white paint as failure to use the approved paint from the SHIP may result in the resident having to repaint the quarters.  Likewise, wall borders may be applied; however, occupants are required to remove the borders and any residual adhesive before clearing quarters.  Failure to adequately remove the border/adhesive may result in the occupant being charged for costs associated with contract maintenance.

SELF-HELP
In order to minimize the time that maintenance workers spend on minor projects and allow them to focus their efforts on those jobs needing professional skill, community members are required to participate in the self-help program.  Some examples of projects that have been designated as mandatory do-it-yourself jobs include:

CARPENTRY: Tightening hinges on doors and cabinets, repairing drawer slides, securing handles on cabinets and closets, replacing or tightening towel bars, racks, soap dish holders, toilet paper dispensers, and door stops. 

PLUMBING: Replacing showerheads, faucet aerators, sink stoppers, faucet handles, faucet washers, drainage traps, drain plugs and chains.

ELECTRICAL: Replacing light globes adn covers, switch plates, and outlet covers, and ensuring all light fixtures have working bulbs.

GENERAL: Replacing toilet seats, bathroom mirrors, refrigerator and stove drip pans, and range hood filters. 

DAMAGED SHIPMENT?

SEE OUR GUIDE TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS/DAMAGE TO HOUSEHOLD GOODS/BAGGAGE

 

Castles

Heidelberg CastleHeidelberg
Heidelberg is the very image of romantic Germany.  The city's 17th Century red sandstone castle ruin and the old bridge are two of the most majestic sights in all of Germany.

Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein
Venture into the Bavarian Alps and visit the fairy tale landmark upon which the Walt Disney based his Disney Land Castle: Mad King Ludwig's Schloss Neuschwanstein.

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