Walter. I lived in Germany for 2 years while in the military ('73 thru '75). Was stationed in Mannheim and lived in a town where me and the couple that I lived with were the only Americans (Heppenheim... about halfway between Heidelberg and Darmstadt). It was a wonderful experience, and as someone here stated earlier, your kids will benefit a lot from that experience. I encourage you to travel with your family, learn the language, stay away from American enclaves as much as possible, and have a great time there. For me, it was an experience that I will always be greatful for. Best of luck to you.
Originally Posted by WalterK75