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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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IN-PROCESSING

DOD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
All incoming DOD Civilian Employees should contact the local Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) to schedule an in-processing time.  Civilian employees are also encourage to attend a community orientation briefing held at the Central Processing Facility.  Civilian employees are also eligible to attend the Central Processing Facility's German Head Start class for German language and culture instruction.

MILITARY PERSONNEL
All incoming US Military personnel arriving in Germany will report for initial in-processing at their local Community Processing Facility.  Service members must report in duty uniform.  IT is expected that the sponsor will escort the service member to the Central Processing Facility.  Service members will check in with the CPF and be scheduled to return within two business days to attend an initial in-processing.  Spouses are encouraged to attend this initial briefing as a great deal of beneficial information will be provided.  Initial in-processing consists of:

- Community Orientation: A speaker from the Community Family Support Center will provide an overview of the installations in your local community, where various support services are located, procedures for obtaining telephone, internet, and cable service, locations of shopping areas, etc.  An arrival packet will also be provided at this time.

- Transportation Office: Who will tell you the status and expected delivery date of your household goods shipment and explain procedures for making claims for damaged items.

TIP: Be sure to bring your orders and your medical, dental, and personnel records with you.

 

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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