Ansbach Germany Cheat Sheet

Welcome to your quick resource guide, aka “cheat sheet” to Ansbach, Germany!  

Need a local mechanic?  New hair dresser?  Yummy foods?  

Oh wait… orthodontics for the kids right?  

Don’t forget a pet groomer for your fur baby! 🐕

Table of Contents

AutomobilesPOV ShippingRental Cars  – Taxi & Shuttle Service  –  Cleaning Services – Towing & Junking – Car Mechanic  – Insurance  –  Pet Services  – Language & CultureTravel –  Data Telecommunications  –  Restaurants  – Hotels/Temporary LodgingHealth & Beauty  –  Real Estate  – Furniture  –  Entertainment  –  Kid’s Activities  – Banking – Miscellaneous

Local Community in Ansbach Germany

Once you PCS to Germany, you have to completely rebuild your trusted local community. 

The good news: We already vetted your list of options for you!

I understand how intimidating it can be to move to a new foreign country. Especially when you’re looking for a new “local spot” to take care of all your needs while living in Germany. 

Kein Stress, “No Stress” as the Germans say.

I built this resource guide to provide you with a number of local businesses that will help you throughout your tour. 

These are businesses that I literally use on a monthly basis.   

In fact, we all do…

I’ve been living here since 2014, so over the years, I crowd sourced and cross referenced these recommendations in military spouse groups who have personally experienced them as well. 

These are actual human beings that already have a personal investment in your well being while living in their country. 

Each affiliate I recommend is hand selected.

I see them as “strategic partners” 

Trusted by the community to provide you with a full range of products & services!  

*Did I miss a business that needs to be shared with the American community?  I want to hear about it!  

downtown ansbach germany

Popular Ansbach Attractions:
Ansbach Residence | Oktoberfest | Hofgarten Ansbach | Maypole Fest

Ansbach Germany First Look

First off, let’s get you familiar with the basics.

With a military population of about 6000, USAG Ansbach is about 40 square kilometers (15 square miles) and consists of the city of Ansbach and the town of Illesheim in the Franconian region of Bavaria.

USAG Ansbach makes up 9 different Kasernes:

Barton Barracks: the command center of USAG Ansbach & USAG Ansbach Garrison Headquarters

Bismark Kaserne: Army Family Housing, single soldier housing

Bleidorn Kaserne: Army Family Housing and the Garrison’s live community theater

Franken Kaserne: Training center located 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the city of Ansbach

Katterbach Kaserne: Headquarters of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. Ansbach Community Central Processing Facility for in- and out-processing, as well as the DoDEA schools and more Army Family Housing

Shipton Kaserne: “Soldiers Lake” recreation center with outdoor grills, picnics, and a favorite fishing spot for the Ansbach community

Storck Barracks: Located approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ansbach, and is adjacent to Illesheim. Storck Barracks also has an airfield to accommodate rotational aviation forces and is home to Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Overseas (TASM-O), and one of only two flight simulation building complexes in Europe.

Urlas Kaserne: Post Exchange, food court, a new commissary and base townhouses.

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Ansbach Transportation:

🚆 – The closest train station is the Ansbach Hauptbahnhof (12mins from Katterbach)

✈️ – The closest airports are Nuremberg (44mins), Munich (1hr 53mins), Memmingen (2hrs),

🚘 – Closest highway (autobahn) = A6

🏘 – Closest (big) city = Nuremberg & Munich

New to the train in Germany? Learn how to ride with my FULL video tutorial!

DoDEA Schools in Ansbach Germany

– Ansbach Elementary and Middle/High School

– Child Development Center (CDC): child care for ages 6 weeks – 5yrs old (pre-school)

See a list of all DoDEA Europe Schools by district here

Learn how to PCS to Germany with kids. Oh.. and this is what it’s like to go to school on base in Germany!

Adult Education in Ansbach Germany

The Ansbach Education Center consists of a learning center, testing program, and four major colleges:

– Central Texas College

– University of Oklahoma

– Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

– University of Maryland Global Campus

Ansbach Germany Cheat Sheet

Below is your official Ansbach Germany cheat sheet categorized by industry.

Make sure to tell them DTV sent you! 😉

*Keep in mind, most of these companies speak English and accept VAT forms.

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Automobiles 🚗

Bavarian Motor Cars

Tax FREE Vehicles!  Custom Builds!  Pre Order from the States!  

Just imagine… a gigantic red ribbon on top of your brand new BMW, ready to hit the autobahn for your first family vacation overseas!

The ONLY company I’d recommend turning this dream into a reality is Bavarian Motor Cars.  I’ve been working with this company from the very beginning.  Since 2014, they’ve sponsored all my events, they’ve put my friends in new cars, and they’ve become family for my wife and I.  

This is what you can expect when you walk into a BMW dealership right outside of base.

Here’s the deal, if you just want to start fresh with a new car for your family, you have to check out all the special offers they provide:

– Tax Free, military discounted offers 
– Pre ordered, custom builds guaranteed to be ready before you even arrive
VIP delivery service (Free one night stay in a beautiful 4 star hotel, or get it delivered right to the base with that red ribbon 😉)
– Stateside trade ins, meaning they can trade in your old car while you’re still in the US
– Loaner car programs & much more!  

If this is something you’re interested in, I highly recommend checking their inventory or contacting one of their representatives with your questions. 

Tell them “DTV” sent you!

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Used Car Guys

Spearheaded by two of England’s finest; brother’s David and James Sweeney are co-founders of Used Car Guys.

We’re two brothers with a history of car sales and customer service, working alongside the U.S. Military in Germany for over 23 years. We are from a large Irish family and grew up in Cambridge, England – check it out!

Family First, Community Always!

Used Car Guys was founded in January 2012 on the principles of providing great quality cars, superior customer service and being all-round good guys.

We want to be the car dealers that you would recommend to your boss, your buddies and your grandparents. We wanted to build the company our mum would be proud of and the company that you would recommend to your mum – And plenty of people have recommended them.

Get your FIRST LOOK 👀 of Used Car Guys here!

To speak to them directly, go to their contact page.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or message them directly on Whatsapp 0172 7129046.

*Keep in mind, Used Car Guys can deliver to ANY military base throughout Germany. Learn more here!

Let them know DTV sent ya!

POV Shipping 🚢

American Business Center
📧 info@american-business-center.com
📱 +49(0)6371 597 4719
📍 Ziegelhütte 2, 66877 Ramstein
🎥 First Look!
📧 francisco@shipoverseas.com
📱 (858) 547-0840
📍 9920 Pacific Heights Blvd Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92121
🎥 First Look!
🎟️ Get a $50 Military Discount when you put "DTV" in the "Additional Notes or Instructions" section of the Online Quote!

Rental Cars 🚗

Autoverleih Muhr
📧 ansbach@muhr-autoverleih.de
📱 0981488330
📍 Gewerbegebiet Rothenburger Straße, Rothenburger Str. 2, 91522 Ansbach

SIXT Autovermietung Ansbach
📱 08966060060
📍 Bandelstraße 17, 91522 Ansbach

Towing & Junking POVs 🛻

"Irish Joe Velburg"
📧 joevelburg@gmail.com
📱 +49 173 8240261

Insurance ⛑️

Mirascon Insurance Solutions
📱 +49 (9802) 75 89
📧 ansbach@mirascon.com
📍 Katterbach Haus 8b, 91522 Ansbach
🎥 First Look!

Pet Services 🐕

Feathers & Fur Express (Import Pet Shipping into Germany)
📧 Lindsey@ffexpresspets.com
📱 +1 470 938 5180
📍 5499 Jonesboro Rd, Morrow, GA 30260, United States
🎥 First Look!
🎟️ Military Discount!

Let them know "DTV" sent ya! 😉
Care 4 Cargo (Export Pet Shipping Out of Germany)
📧 info@care4cargo.com
📱 +49 69 8088 3729
📍 534, Cargo City Süd, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
🎥 First Look!
🎟️ Mention "DTV" in the notes section for a discount!
Hundeschule-hoffnung (Dog School & Boarding)
📧 info@hundeschule-hoffnung.de
📱 09823924608
📍 Zobelfeld 6, 91578 Leutershausen

Meierhof with Barbara (Dog Boarding & Training)
📧 info@cf-ansbach.de (Ask for Julia or Christian)
📱 098164029
📍 Mittelbach 32, 91522 Ansbach
Hundesalon Blacky & Skippy in Gunzenhausen (Pet Groomer)
📧 office@hundesalonblacky.de
📱 015175508040
📍 Zeppelinstraße 12, 91710 Gunzenhausen

Frei Schauze in Lechteanu (Pet Groomer)
📧 FreiSchnauze@mail.de
📱 017684860560
📍 Ansbacher Str. 31, 91586 Lichtenau

Zoo Becker (Pet Store & Groomer)
📧 info@zoobecker.de
📱 098112288
📍 Ritter-von-Lang-Allee 2, 91522 Ansbach

Language & Culture 🇩🇪

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Survival German with Nadja (Online Language Course)
🎥 First Look!
🎟️ Use coupon code "MilitaryDTV" for 10% OFF!

Travel 🧳

EuroTrip Adventures

If you’re like me, your Euro plan is to make long lasting memories by visiting as many countries as possible with your family.

Well then, let me introduce you to EuroTrip Adventures.

This budget friendly travel company provides unique opportunities for you to see all of Europe!

Primarily through extended bus travel, but they also offer a handful of flights to top European destinations.

And they’re super convenient for military personnel with pick up locations in:

– Grafenwoehr, Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden, and Stuttgart

Other locations include:

– Nuremberg, Munich, Ingolstadt, Mannheim, and Frankfurt

I’ve been on a ton of their trips, so naturally, I made an entire review blog of them here.

Get to planning with their upcoming destinations here, check out all their reviews, or contact them directly with your questions.

EuroTrip Adventures: +49 172 4557667

US Flights 24 (Military Airfare & Rental Cars)
📧 dtv@usflights24.com
📱 +49 1704705597 
🎥 First Look! 
🎟️ Mention "DTV" for €30 OFF your flight or rental car

Data Telecommunications 🛜

Telekom Shop
📱 09815730
📍 Uzstraße 12, 91522 Ansbach

Restaurants 🍽️

Hotel Gasthof Zur Windmuhle (German)
📧 info@hotel-windmuehle.de
📱 0981972000
📍 Rummelsberger Str. 1, 91522 Ansbach

LaCrêpe (Breakfast Cafe)
📧 kontakt@la-crepe.de
📱 098120363909
📍 Neustadt 41, 91522 Ansbach

Restaurant Pizzeria & Cafe La Luna
📧 lalunaburgoberbach@gmail.com
📱 098059327519
📍 Triesdorfer Str. 37, 91595 Burgoberbach

Hotels/Temporary Lodging 🏨

Edelweiss Lodge & Resort

Welcome to your fairytale, an all-season pass to Germany’s most premiere Armed Forces Recreation Center situated in the beautiful Bavarian alps of Garmisch-Partenkirchen!

Edelweiss Lodge & Resort is the perfect vacation get away for eligible service members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their families and other authorized users.

This is by far my favorite destination in Germany, and they have it all! Get your FIRST LOOK 👀 here.

Celebrate in true festival fashion with events like the Munich Oktoberfest, take advantage of the skiing or snowboarding in the winter season high above the Bavarian alps, or visit iconic historic castles that inspired Walt Disney.

This Resort gives you & your family an opportunity to play in Germany’s most scenic outdoor playground. Climb, bike, or glide your way through one of their alpine adventures.

The sky is truly the limit: “Ride the Alps” on your motorcycle, take horse drawn carriage rides through the city, or try a gondola ride to the “Zugspitze,” Germany’s mightiest mountain.

To get started, explore their spacious room options (including the cabins – Vacation Village and Campground), choose your dates and get ready for memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime!

📍 St. Martinstrasse 120, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 82467

📱 From USA: (011-49) 8821-9440, From Europe: (49) 8821-9440

📧 vacation@edelweissresort.zendesk.com

♿️ Wheelchair accessible

🐕 Pet friendly

Hotel Gasthof Zur Windmuhle
📧 info@hotel-windmuehle.de
📱 0981972000
📍 Rummelsberger Str. 1, 91522 Ansbach

Rossano Boutique hotel & Ristorante
📧 info@hotel-rossano.de
📱 09827927221
📍 Hauptstraße 30, 91623 Sachsen bei Ansbach

Colmberg Castle (Hotel & Restaurant)
📧 info@burg-colmberg.de
📱 0980391920
📍 Burg, 91598 Colmberg

Health & Beauty 💆🏻‍♀️

Dr. Thomas Hrach (General Medicine & Family Practice)
📱 09827200
📍 Hauptstraße 22, 91623 Sachsen bei Ansbach

Hausärztliche Gemeinschaftspraxis Schönecker und Zießler (Family Practice)
📱 0982392200
📍 Steinweg 2, 91578 Leutershausen
MVZ Dr. Fichna & Partner | Zahnärzte und Fachzahnärzte für Oralchirurgie (Dentist)
📱 098165050650
📍 Schalkhäuser Str. 10, 91522 Ansbach

Dr. Oliver Knappe (Dentist & Oral Surgeon)
📱 09874 689 24 76
📍 Hauptstraße 13, 91564 Neuendettelsau

Dr. Arendt & Kollegen | Ihr Zahnarzt Ansbach | Kompetenz-Zentrum für Zahnmedizin (Dentist & Oral Surgeon)
📧 ansbach@zukunftzahn.de
📱 098190934077
📍 Technologiepark 4, 91522 Ansbach

Bettina Waßer Zahnärztin (Dentist)
📱 09874686565
📍 Bahnhofstraße 27, 91564 Neuendettelsau
Praxis für Frauenheilkunde - Dr. med. Gertraud Leidenberger (OB/GYN)
📧 info@frauenaerzte-ansbach.de
📱 098113131
📍 Schalkhäuser Str. 6, 91522 Ansbach

Dr. Stefan Schwarz (OB/GYN)
📧 info@frauenaerzte-ansbach.de
📱 0981421000
📍 Würzburger Landstraße 7, 91522 Ansbach
Pukki Thai Massage
📧 pukkithaimassage@gmail.com
📱 09819722415
📍 Würzburger Str. 11-13, 91522 Ansbach
Salon Juliane (Hairdresser for Women)
📧 info@salonjuliane.de
📱 098319889
📍 Hafnermarkt 20, 91710 Gunzenhausen

Ulrich's Friseure und Barbiere (Barber for Men)
📧 servus@ulrichs-friseure.de
📱 09827928448
📍 Birkenstraße 19, 91623 Sachsen bei Ansbach

Hairstylistin Sarah (Ethnic Hair & Braiding)
📧 info@hairstylistinsarah.de
📱 017632055393
📍 Karl-Bröger-Straße 21, 90459 Nürnberg
Hello Beauty (Nails, Lashes, Cosmetic)
📧 info@hellobeautys.de
📱 098121416194
📍 Platenstraße 19, 91522 Ansbach

The Brow Bar Ansbach (Facials/Brows/Waxing)
📧 Brows2018V@gmail.com
📱 01715809443
📍 Welserstraße 16 a, 91522 Ansbach

Benefit Cosmetics BrowBar Douglas Ansbach (Located inside Brücken-Center Ansbach)
📱 09814817417
📍 Residenzstraße 2-6, 91522 Ansbach
Tattoo Liebe
📧 mail@tattoo-liebe.de
📱 098197784134
📍 Neustadt 7, 91522 Ansbach

Sweet as Tattoo
📧 info@sweetastattoo.com
📱 017686709482
📍 Würzburger Str. 10, 91522 Ansbach

Furniture 🛋️

Pilipp Möbelhaus Ansbach
📧 info.ansbach@moebel-pilipp.de
📱 09819501200
📍 Adalbert-Pilipp-Straße 21, 91522 Ansbach

SB Möbel Boss
📧 ansbach@moebel-boss.de
📱 09814661970
📍 Industriestraße 8, 91522 Ansbach

Entertainment 🪩

Die Grotte Bar & Club
📧 info@die-grotte.de
📱 015172536341
📍 Platenstraße 24, 91522 Ansbach

Resi (Nightclub in Nurnberg)
📧 info@resi.club
📱 015170133318
📍 Bahnhofspl. 5, 90443 Nürnberg

Kid’s Activities 🛝

InPlaysia (Indoor Playground)
📧 info@inplaysia.de
📱 098259231820
📍 An der Autobahn 20, 91567 Herrieden

📧 funpark@playmobil.de
📱 091196661455
📍 Brandstätterstraße 2-10, 90513 Zirndorf

Freizeitbad Aquella (Outdoor Swimming Pool)
📧 info@freizeitbad-aquella.de
📱 09818904500
📍 Am Stadion 2, 91522 Ansbach

Family Friendly Activities throughout Germany
📍 Theme parks, Animal parks, Alpine Coasters, Water parks, etc.

Banking 🏦

Service Credit Union & Community Bank

Every base in Germany has these two on-base banking options.

These banks will have ATMs on-base (only) and also at Edelweiss Lodge & Resort. 

You don’t need to cancel any banking in the US while living in Germany (unless your lienholder won’t allow you to ship your POV overseas).

Both banks are convenient, have great customer service (especially over the phone), and speak English for any in-person banking needs.

For example, I have my main bank accounts and insurance through USAA, but I pay my German house rent and monthly phone bills through Service Credit Union.

But… you don’t HAVE TO use these banks! In fact, you’ll find that the conversion rates for these banks can be a lot higher than a German bank off-base such as Volksbank.

*Did I miss a business that needs to be shared with the American community?  I want to hear about it!  

PCS to Germany Checklist vs The Ultimate PCS Checklist

FREE Stuff for your PCS to Ansbach Germany

If you’re moving to the Ansbach area, you have to take advantage of all my FREE stuff.

It literally cost nothing and will be super valuable to you during your PCS to Germany.

1) FREE PCS to Germany checklist

No matter if you’re Active Duty or Civilian this checklist will go over the most important and most expensive items to take care of first!

In fact, this checklist is applicable to ALL military installations in Germany, and it’s a living document – which means it’s ALWAYS relevant to you and your family.

30 Things You MUST Know Before PCSing to Germany

2) FREE Guide – 30 things you MUST Know before PCSing to Germany with the US military

This is by far my most popular download (and blog post) on the internet.

The title gives it away.

I’ve been here since 2014, so I categorized the 30 most important “things” you MUST know.

3) FREE “30 Things” Webinar

After downloading the guide in #2, watch the corresponding webinar where I literally break down each topic.

You might want to take out a pen and paper for that one because it’s PACKED with helpful information.

For more content on PCS prep, travel, or local life as an American living in Germany, subscribe to the channel and I’ll catch you in the next one!

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