Stationed in Hanau '79 - '83

by Diane Merlock
(Myrtle Beach, SC)

Hanau Christmas Market

Hanau Christmas Market

Those four years in Hanau, in Germany, were the best years of my military career. Every weekend there were volksmarches, farmer's markets, castles to visit... so much culture and history to experience. The German citizens were friendly, and always willing to share the language, the food, the history...

Thank you, Hanau, for a wonderful tour!

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Jun 23, 2012
love Germany enjoyed Hanau
by: Anonymous

i was there for 3 years and loved it i didn't want to come back to the USA , i wish i could of stayed in germany , my father was in the army in Hanau,,Germany is so clean ,and well maintained,,and lots of history ,still standing,, not like in USA where most is torn down ,and trash on the streets and off highways and in woods,, German people have pride ,and sharish their land ,,nice farmer's market, with fresh foods and the toto loto man comes to nieghbor-hoods and delivers fresh bread and veggies and eggs,i like the German people when you have a good german friend they are very loyal,,i like all the parks and wooded areas people can go for walks ,swim in the river,, there is a sence of freedom ,that i never felt here,in USA, shore miss it alot,most German people go buy there daily food early in the morning form the baker and butcher and market store, all nice and fresh and very good, they never had fast food but hear they do now to bad they will get fat as us,,now, why can't we leave other countrys be as they are must we make every place like the usa, why !!??look at this country fat people we eat very unhealthy, we don't take care of are land, we think only of are selfs,and we have hungry staving people not jobs bad schools that education is lowsy ,here, so lets change other country like ares ,now that makes alot of sence ,what does are goverment do but waist are tax dollars, in germany everyone get health care , 6 weeks payed vication and one day a month payed day off to do what you want, for fun,, and everyone can get an dagree ,training and schooling for free,to make a desent living ,,maybe we should be more like Germany ,its more far to all,

Dec 05, 2011
Stationed in Hanau 1980-85
by: Pete Coogle

I spent five wonderful years in Hanau stationed on Pioneer Kaserne with the 85th and 8th Maintenance Battalions. I lived in Ravolshausen and made many great friends who I still maintain contact with even today. I recently visited my friends in 2011 and renewed many old friendships. The people are always friendly and welcomed me back in their homes. I will try and return more often.

Mar 09, 2011
Hanau 1981-1983
by: Anonymous

Loved my time in Hanau as a child. I will never forget the beautiful country and the great German friends I met. Unfortunately, I had all of my Volksmarch medals and walking stick with pins attached stolen upon my trip back to the states. I would love to be able to find replicas or replacements. Any suggestion please post.

Dec 20, 2010
Greetings from Hanau
by: Rita

Hi Diane,

Good to hear you enjoyed your time in Hanau. There are indeed many wonderful places to visit in our area.

Merry Christmas to you.


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