Tripsrath, Germany

Country: Germany

Name of your town: Tripsrath
Distance to nearest bases: 15 minutes to either gate of the Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, 20 minutes to Brunssum and AfNorth school, 25 minutes to Schinnen.

Distance to nearby towns: Just off the 221 between Neiderheid and Heinsburg, it is about a 10 minute to drive to Heinsburg.

Size of your town: Tripsrath is a small village. There are a lot of Canadians and a few American families as well.

Busses: There are three busstops in Tripsrath for AfNorth school (Canadian section). Not sure on the American section.

Sense of community: Tripsrath is small and very quiet. Neighbors are very friendly, and there is not much traffic so it is pretty safe for small children to play.

Local businesses:

  • Close to Niederheid where there are three grocery stores, Lidl, Rewe (2) and Aldi.
  • Close to downtown Geilenkirchen. Less than 10 min drive.
  • There is a bakery located at the Rewe next to the OBI store. They are very friendly and most employees can speak English.
  • La Luna 2 has great food and the owner speaks very good English. They have take out, eat-in or delivery.
  • A Kreisparkasse Bank branch is located in Niederhied and there is a Geldautomat located at the Rewe next to the OBI.
Holidays/Special Events:
  • St. Martin’s Day

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