Hello J., I & my family live in Mannhiem Germany as my husband is in the Army. We have 2 children whome I homeschool. We choose to Homeschool for several reasons. I think the main one is because it's what WE all want. We made this choice as a family.
As far as Germany goes, well we love it here. It's not only beautiful to look at, it has so much to offer a homeschool parent in so many ways.
Shopping here is really good. I love it. Plus if you can't find what you want on base, then you go outside the base. Then if you can't find it outside the base, do what I do lol, go online. Your sure to find it there. Have it delivered.
Medical on the bases here in Germany, is what you make of it. I do know that DoD's are treated very well. Depending on what religion you are there are an abundance of churches to choose from on the bases, all you have to do is choose one.
I'm sorry your last experience wasn't that great here. I do hope that your next one is better.
I hope this information has helped you, Good Luck in your travels, & welcome to Mamasource!