Tuddern, Germany

Country: Germany

Name of your town: Tuddern

Distance to nearest bases: About 20-25 minutes to the GK back gate, Schinnen, and Brunssum; 25 minutes to the GK front gate

Distance to nearby towns: About 15-20 minutes to Heinsburg, 20 minutes to Geilenkirchen, and only 2 minutes to Sittard (we’re right on the border). With the imminent completion of the new highway, Tuddern will have an on/off ramp that will get you to the A2 in about 2 minutes.

Size of your town: Tuddern a moderate sized town with a lot of conveniences and the “county seat” for Selfkant.

Schools: There is a kindergarten near the Catholic church. The church offers a daycare/preschool program for children ages 3 – 6.

Busses: There is one bus stop for AfNorth.

Sense of community: Tuddern is a small, reserved community. Many people living here are Dutch, with a pretty large population of American and Canadian families. There are two new neighborhoods, and a great new park for children. It seems very accepting of the Americans and Canadians that live in the town. The church has several festivals/celebrations such as St. Martin’s and a yearly Christmas bazaar where the proceeds benefit the church’s chosen charity.

Local businesses:
  • Eis Paradeis – one of the best-known ice cream parlors around. It is only open during the warm months, but well worth the wait.
  • A shopping center with a Rewe (grocery with a bakery), Aldi, Kik (cheap clothing), Fressnapf (pet supply store), and DM (beauty, gifts, health foods)
  • On the main street there is a bakery, travel shop, German phrmacy, bank, and several pizza restaurants
  • 2 ATM machines – one located at the Kreisparkasse (bank) on the main street, and one near the Post Office
  • Post Office and Florist are just off the main street, on the way to Sittard
  • Il Roma has great pizza, pasta, and Indian food. They will take phone orders and offer several combo meals on their menu.
  • O Portugese is touted to have great Portugese food
  • There are 2 gas stations – an Esso and a Shell. The Esso takes the American gas ration card.

4 Responses to “Tuddern, Germany”

  1. Anonymous November 14, 2010 9:53 am #

    I live in Geleen, just next to Sittard. I am a Singaporean so my first language is English. If you are looking to connect with more people, feel free to contact me at madjanssen@gmail.com. I’m a SAHM with one 5 year old daughter.

    • Leigh Fish March 23, 2014 7:07 am #

      To the Singaporean living in Geleen, we are living in Sittard and we are South African, first language english. My husband, 3 yr old son and myself. Email me to make a connection. Always nice to make new friends.

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