The cost of living in Germany is fairly reasonable compared to other countries in western Europe, although Germany's cost of living is more expensive than it's eastern European neighbors and many other parts of the world.
On average you should expect to pay from 20- 25 Euros for lunch in an average bar, café or restaurant or up to 6 euros for a sandwich or bakery snack. A cup of coffee is around 4 Euros.
For more information please visit Army Community Service.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is currently the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 314 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial 011-49-9802-83-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
THE USAG ANSBACH MISSION:
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach integrates and delivers base support to enable the readiness and force projection of permanent and rotational forces for U.S. Army Europe.
THE USAG ANSBACH VISION:
The standard for garrison support to land force readiness and power projection in the U.S. Army Europe area of operations.
Ansbach has been a garrison city since the end of the 2nd World War and is the governmental capital of Middle Franconia. Stadt Ansbach has hosted military garrisons for hundreds of years. The first military installation, known as Hindenburg Kaserne, was built in 1772. It hosted German Soldiers until the end of World War II when it was occupied by the U.S. Army. It was returned to the German government in the early 1990s and is now home to a Bruecken Center shopping mall. Ansbach is a beautiful city with a rich history. Margrave's Palace, the Orangerie and Park, and the Kasper-Hauser-Memorial are just a few of the many historical sights located here. Ansbach borders the Franconian Heights Nature Park which has extensive forests and open space and is also a point of interest on German Castle Road, which begins in Mannheim in the German west and goes as far east as Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
For more interesting information please visit: https://home.army.mil/ansbach/about or https://home.army.mil/ansbach/about/local-community
Today the city of Ansbach has a population of over 50,000 residents.
USAG Ansbach continues its vital mission of streamlining base support operations management, allowing tactical commanders to concentrate on their essential training and missions. The garrison takes pride in its support to more than 6,600 Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members, who work and live within the USAG Ansbach area.
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is located in Middle Franconia and is in an area that includes the city of Ansbach and the town of Illesheim.
Within this areas are several different installations: Bismarck Kaserne, Barton Barracks, Bleidorn Kaserne, Franken Kaserne, Katterbach Kaserne, Oberdachstetten Training Area, Shipton Kaserne, Storck Barracks, and Urlas Kaserne.
The city of Ansbach is located in the northern part of Bavaria, approximately 117 miles southeast of Frankfurt and 26 miles southwest of Nuernberg. The base operator can be reached at 011-49-9641-705-92-1140 / DSN 467-1110 or find contact information on the Garrison Phonebook.
USAG Ansbach is located in northern Bavaria, Germany approximately 40 kilometers (circa 26 miles), southwest of Nuremberg. The garrison is spread across three major U.S. installations among the cities of Ansbach, Katterbach and Illesheim.
Driving from Nuremberg Airport to Katterbach Kaserne
Time: Approximately 55 minutes.
For GPS coordinates to other USAG Ansbach Kasernes, click here.
Directions for DoD Civilian or Contractor
If you are a DoD civilian or contractor you will need to report to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, which is located in Grafenwoehr in Tower Barracks, building 244. For more information please call: 09641-705262081. DSN: 314-526-8008
A Military Shuttle Bus is available to transport community members between the various Kasernes located throughout the USAG Ansbach Military Community. The Shuttles run Monday through Friday, but are not available on weekends, German, or U.S. Holidays.
The latest information on Shuttle Route, Schedule, and other information can be found here.
You can always contact Ansbach Community Transportation and Motor Pool CIV: 0981-183-7757 / DSN 468-7757.
To reach a base operator please call:
Civilian (from off the installation): 09641-705-92-1140
From a DSN Phone: 314-467-1110 or simply press 0 on the DSN Phone to be connected
Or for the Garrison Phone Book go to: https://home.army.mil/ansbach/contact/garrison-phonebook.