Ansbach USAG

Base Name:  Ansbach USAG, Germany

Base City:  Franconia, Bavaria

Base Operator Phone Number:  011-49-711-680-113 or DSN 314-430-1110

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address:   Building Katterbach ACS (Main office) Katterbach Kaserne

-          Phone Number: 09802-83-2883 /2846 DSN: 314-467-2883 / 2846

-          Website:  http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/army-community-services/#.Uty1On_XeSM

 

Cost of Living:

-          BAH/OHA: OHA Rental Allowance starting at 693.00 EURO, 
Utility/Recurring Maintenance Allowance    536.25 EURO, 
Move-In-Housing Allowance (MIHA)    $421 for E-1 without dependents

Rental Allowance starting at 770 EURO,
Utility/Recurring Maintenance Allowance 715 EURO, 
Move-In-Housing Allowance (MIHA) $421 for E-1 with dependents

 

Housing:

-          Housing Office:  

o   Amount of on base houses available: 1200

o   Phone Number: DSN: 467-3415 Commercial: 09802-83-3415

o   Address: Bismarck Kaserne 5843D

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.army.mil/Housing.html

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:  https://www.ahrn.com/usagansbach.php

 

Schools/Daycare:

-          Child Development Center: Katterbach Child Development and School Age Center

o   Address:  Katterbach Kaserne Bldg. 9028

o   Phone Number: DSN: (314)467-2828 Commercial: +49 (0)9802-83-2828

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/childcare/#.Uty2u3_XeSM

-          Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info: DSN 4672-536 or CIV 011 49 9802-832-536

 

-          Elementary: Ansbach Elementary

o   Address:  5507 Von Steuben Strasse, Katterbach, Germany 95122

o   Phone Number: 467-2628 dsn

o   Website: http://www.ansb-es.eu.dodea.edu

-          Middle/High School: Ansbach Middle and High School

o   Address: Unit 28614

o   Phone Number: 467-2808 dsn

o   Website: http://www.ansb-hs.eu.dodea.edu

 

Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): Eurasia

-          Address: Katterbach Army Health Clinic, Katterbach Kaserne

-          Phone Number: 09802-83-3398 Commercial

o   Apt Line:  314-467-3398 DSN

o   Info:  314-467-3398 DSN

o   Tricare: 0800-825-1600

-          Website: https://ermc.amedd.army.mil/katterbach/index.cfm

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only):  Katterbach Army Health Clinic

 

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks: 

o   Aquella-Freizeitbad 

§  Address: Am Stadion 2, 91522 Ansbach

§  Phone: 0981-8904-500

Website: http://www.myaquella.de/willkommen.html?L=1

 

-          Gym/Fitness Center:

o   Katterbach Kaserne fitness center

§  Address: Bldg. 5805

Phone: (314)467-2771

Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/ansbach-fitness-centers/#.UtzLVH_XeSM

 

-          Base Vet Clinic:

o   Address: Katterbach Kaserne Building #9003

o   Phone: Commercial: 09802-83-3179 DSN: 314-467-3179

 

-          Outdoor Rec: Address: Katterbach Kaserne Bldg. 5807

o   Phone: DSN: (314) 467-3225/3224/3354

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/outdoor-recreation/#.UtzKbH_XeSM

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR

 

-          On-base bowling alley: Address: Katterbach Kaserne Bowling alley
Bldg. 5509

o   Phone: DSN: (314)467-2638

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/bowling-centers/#.UtzK0X_XeSM

-          Library: Storck Barracks Library

o   Address: Bldg. 6503

o   Phone: DSN: (314)467-4675

o   Website:  http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/libraries/#.UtzLBX_XeSM

 

-          Golf Course: Ansbach Golf Club (Off Base)

o   Address:  Rothenburger Straße 35, 91598 Colmberg

o   Phone: 09803/ 600

o   Website: http://www.golf-ansbach.de

 

-          Hobby Shop: Arts and Crafts Center

o   Address: Barton Barracks Bldg. 5262

o   Phone: (314)468-7627

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/arts-crafts-center/#.UtzMqH_XeSM

 

-          Auto shop: Urlas Housing Automotive Skills Center

o   Address: Bldg. 8130

o   Phone: DSN: (314)467-2753

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/ansbach-automotive-skills-center/#.UtzM5X_XeSM

 

-          Local Attractions:

Kaiserburg Museum http://www.kaiserburg-nuernberg.de/index.htm

Nurnburg dungeons http://www.museen.nuernberg.de/lochgefaengnisse

For more museums visit: http://www.museums.nuremberg.de

Geiselwind amusement park http://www.freizeitlandgeiselwind.de

Nurnburg Zoo http://www.tiergarten.nuernberg.de

For more visit: http://www.ansbach.army.mil/FlipBooks/TreatsArtsandFunStuffOffPost/mobile/index.html#p=24



-          ITT office information:

o   Address: Katterbach Kaserne Bldg. 5807

o   Phone Number: DSN: (314) 467-3225/3224/3354

o   Website: http://www.ansbach.armymwr.com/europe/ansbach/programs/outdoor-recreation/#.UtzfXn_XeSM

 

 

 

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06/02/2012
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Andrea O. asks: Hello I was wondering could someone give me some info about Katterbach Germany. The housing and schools I have a high schooler. This will also be my first time oversea's so any info on moving and preparing is welcomed also! TIA!

 

Army Housing says: Hi Andrea you can view the housing options for Katterbach on the Army Housing Online User Services Website (https://www.housing.army.mil/ah).




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June 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

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March 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

how can i get in touch with the catholic priest at your facility? i need to have a memorial service scheduled for april of 2011

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mkm says:
February 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

My husband and I PCS?「どィび「d here to Ansbach 6 months ago. We are civilians with no kids, but we do have dogs. As we are not military, we live in off post housing on the economy. The housing office on post reviewed our lease and helped to find our home. Our landlord doesn?「どィび「t have a problem with dogs, as most of the tenants have at least 1 dog. We may be the only Americans living in this complex, but most people do speak enough English to get by. Alt Stadt (Old Town) is awesome! There are lots of shops and every Saturday morning there is a farmers market selling everything from fresh cheeese, meats, to veggies & fruits.


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October 4, 2010 at 5:06 am

Take a look at this web site. http://www.cafemom.com/group/19333 It can answer many of your questions and more and is a great support group for when you do finally arrive here in germany.


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Robyn Goransson says:
October 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm

I?「どィび「m looking at PCSing to Germany in the next year with my husband and 2 Pure BreedGerman Shepherd?「どィび「s. I don?「どィび「t really know a lot about how to do this and what to bring and what not to bring. I?「どィび「m also concerned about bringing my dogs since my husband and I don?「どィび「t have any kids are dogs are kids and mean a lot to us. If any one can kinda let me know what it?「どィび「s like and what the whole process is like I would really ap


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Judith Spring says:
June 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

It is an extremely picturesque area to live in. Beautiful countryside & city life smacked together. Old town has a lot of fests, lovely shopping, a lot of history & amazing architecture. Summers can get muggy & winters have snow, rainfall is moderate to heavy. Farmland is dotted all throughout the city too, so don?「どィび「t be surprised to see tractor holding up traffic in front of the mall. Most of the area is extremely hilly. The Orange Gardens in town is a wonderful place to relax in downtown Ansbach including several acres of park space. The palace has tours & is a sight not to miss. Nearby are Nuremberg, Wurtzburg & Munich. Get a easy phrase book to help you learn a few basics in German.

Roads are extremely narrow compared to American counterparts. Buy & bring a set of specifically winter weather tires with you, they cost in Germany & are required by law to drive during the winter months. Tint is not allowed on the front side windows of your vehicle & you will have to remove it before the post will pass you for inspection & registration. You would be advised to get an International Drivers Permit or License from AAA before departure to hold you over until you can get to the scheduled classes on post for licensing. Parking on the economy is hard to find & can be cost prohibitive. Bring a bicycle if you have one. Cycle & walking are the main ways to get around in town. The rail system works well for travel further abroad. Buy a map if you plan to drive, N-S-E-W & exit numbers don?「どィび「t really exist here. Directions are given by town names even for the Autobhans, so it can get confusing. ( IE: ?「どィ?take A7 towards Nuremberg & get off at Luetershausen?「どィャ would be like ?「どィ?take I-495 E & get off at exit 122?「どィャ)

Lots of shopping on the economy, most shop owners in Ansbach are used to dealing with Americans & can even muddle a bit in English to help you get what you want. Go to Kaufman for groceries, great prices & fantastic selection. Buy your perishable dairy products on post if you are not used to using it all ?「どィタthat same?「どィび「 day or if you have never used boxed milk. The Brukken Ctr is a medium sized mall in downtown that has most everything you could need/want & can?「どィび「t get on post. Shopping on the economy is done mostly in cash, even in the bigger stores, so don?「どィび「t count on using a debit or credit card. If you can & you do, be aware you will not only be charged for the item, you will be charged for the use of the card by the seller & any fees your bank decides to assess for international usage. This doesn?「どィび「t apply to on post purchases, just on the economy. Praktiker or Obi are your Home Depot/Lowes. Dry cleaning & alterations are always separate establishments & are only available on the economy. McDonalds is the only place in town that accepts US dollars.

Nearby attractions for every age include the Playmobil fun park that is based on the toys, The Nuremberg Zoo, Nova Mare, Aquella & Palm Beach water park/pools & the Geiselwind Amusement park. Some great local restaurants include The Kern, Maharaja, & SpielOase Jola. Eidelwiess is a few hours away in Garmish & is an utterly amazing experience in on post resort vacationing. It has very nice rooms, a huge hot tub, pool, restaurants & room service, nearby skiing & daily tours of the area. There is also do-it-yourself touring for all the surrounding areas & countries. The local chapel provides marriage/family/single retreats here as well & they fill up fast.

Plan on ON post housing, off post housing is very rough to get through with out a native to help often. Leases have some strange clauses & expectations that are not suitable to the military lifestyle & dealing with the government (which is how they do it) for remedies is impossible for an American. Utilities are a major nightmare off post as well. The bills come in German, calling is a waste of time because you have to navigate a phone tree in German & if you get through it, the customer reps don?「どィび「t speak English. Bills are paid by bank to bank transfers with no other options (IE: check, in person, in store) The good news is the on post housing has been mostly all updated over the past 1-3 years, very roomy & have great natural light. Curtains need to be modified to fit a European rail system. Don?「どィび「t bother bringing an A/C unit the windows open L to R, are very tall & A/C?「どィび「s either won?「どィび「t fit or can?「どィび「t be installed. Bring a standing in-room unit or none at all. Fans are in almost every room. Heat is central. American appliances are supported.

The post itself is a pain in the ?「どィて?「どィて ! Its broken up into 4 or more little areas sprawled across the city & surrounding area. Example: to get from the commissary to the PX literally across the street, you leave post, cross the street & have to re-enter post with all the associated issues (ID, searches etc). On post facilities include: bank (converts dollars to Euros for you), thrift store, vet, various shopettes, dental, medical & mental health clinics, gym, bowling alley, Burger King, a theater, craft shop, library, gas station & auto shop. There is no officers/nco club, but there is an on post bar. There is also a German eatery near the PX that is run by & has authentic German food at amazing prices. MWR offer a good selection of activities including tours to some of the counties best sightseeing locals.

PCSing out ?「どィて watch the movers like hawks with a few helpers ?「どィて inventory lists are not accurately descriptive because English is a second language & most are Turkish sub-contractors. Valuables are rarely identified as such & not listed as high value items, security seals are not used on boxes just on the large crates. Packing is not done well & a lot of mixing of rooms & damage occurs. Don?「どィび「t expect help from the local reps to intercede on your behalf either. They are locals hired by the military & seem to side with other locals more often than not.


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