My husband is being transferred to Russelsheim Germany and the company he works for will move us. Here the worry: we just completed a beautiful home gym setup for him in our basement (I gave up a kitchen remodel to put it all together!). He has a powerrack, GH, lat pulldown (good equipment from Elite). It pains us that we may not be able to take it with us. Has anyone moved to Germany? If so, are basements or garages common? We not even sure the company will permit us to ship such items (I’ll give up my furniture first if needed!).
If this cannot work out, what is the weightlifting culture like? Can decent gyms be found? Any other advice? We will be there for three years.
Rather than living in Russelsheim we are thinking we will be closer to Mainz.
Thanks in advance for any input. This is heavily on our minds.