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The Inclusion Act, effective in all EU member states and in Germany as of August 2014, states that parents have the right to send their children, even ones with disabilities, to the public schools.
432 posts, 02:28 hrs
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a laptop. I've been to both Saturn and Media Markt and all their laptops only have the German keyboard configuration. They can order English configurations but it costs…
3 posts, 02:25 hrs
Hi all, Has anyone taken legal action against their insurance company, after they made a wrongful payment to the party making a claim against you? I would really appreciate your advice.
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Sorry to hear about your dear dog passing away Erdmann. I know how you must be feeling. When my cat passed away last year I also posted it here and was very touched by the nice comments from our…
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030 90 24 99 0 (service.berlin.de/termi... I don't know how long it'll be available. Due to the elections in September, it is supposedly possible to anmelden personally in your area until…
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Thanks for these tips any suggestions for job leads in marketing or communications let me know even graphic design or web or public relations. Sending out my resume getting contacted alot but seems…
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Don't forget the pious ascent to her pulpit and the solemn opening of her folder and studied arrangement of notes. Uncannily similar to how the presbyterian preacher begins a sermon. I predict it…
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Reviving this thread to find out if there are any Tips to learn basic Japanese? I'm not looking to attend any classes, but more on the lines of Podcasts, or kids coaching materials. Understanding…
2 posts, 22:55 yesterday
I'm looking for openings in Wurzburg and have seen a number of jobs at Flyer Alarm. Anyone have experience with them? I'm a well-trained Canadian accountant CPA (CMA), if anyone knows of opening…
19 posts, 22:24 yesterday
Who is interested in a medium/hard hiking trip up Kramerspitz near Garmisch? This tour isn't technically difficult, but a very good stamina is required. And the current weather forecast says rain…
311 posts, 22:15 yesterday
That is true.- But they tend to stick together in 3's or 4's and are usually back long before dark. They've always been good about saying where they are going and when they'll be back, and kept to…
554 posts, 22:12 yesterday
It's just ridiculous, I hated paying the uk equivalent but at least I watched the tv there. I listen to 1 live now ans again other than that no German tv whatsoever. I pay my internet fees to unity…
3 posts, 22:10 yesterday
Hi Navushe You could try contacting the Bembe Studio in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. They have 50 studios in Germany including 2 in Berlin. Their website is mosly bilingual (see the UK flag button at top)…
122 posts, 21:55 yesterday
Hey guys, I have a question regarding to deregistering and registering. I live and study in Bonn but I'll be moving to Munich for 6 months for an internship. Do I still need to deregister in Bonn or…
13 posts, 21:20 yesterday
The fourth and final overnight hike in 2016 takes us up Germany’s tallest mountain. We’ll split the ascent of 2300hm in two days: Garmisch to Knorrhütte (1400hm), and Knorrhütte to Zugspitze (900hm).
1,156 posts, 20:38 yesterday
Oh wow, that sheds new light on it. So it was worth asking I've been sitting on the question for years now because my kids do alright in school and in general I've been satisfied with their…
4 posts, 19:35 yesterday
Wow I have never heard of Schmallenberg!!! When I moved I had to quickly learn to get my hair done myself. Crochet, braiding, weaving, weaves...the whole nine yards. I get bored quickly with hair…
2 posts, 19:29 yesterday
Yep, I am. I used to go to a Munich bakery, where the person behind the counter would pick up my rolls with her/his plastic-gloved hand, then take my money in the very same plastic-gloved hand. Next…
2 posts, 19:20 yesterday
Contact your Krankenkasse and ask them to help you find one that can see you - they can certainly help with that, but I am not sure about English-speaking ones. As for them, why not contact one…
23 posts, 18:53 yesterday
Thanks for the replies on my query. It's exactly the reason why I thought twice: having stuff in the flat v. not wanting to give my landlord a difficult time since we've had a good relationship.
35 posts, 18:44 yesterday
I just think we all have our own way of writing, especially when nowadays, it's more like informal chat writing. It's all just fine, part of our individual style. I've no idea why I use ... so often,…
3 posts, 18:41 yesterday
Meetup: Sunday 31st July, 9:25 a.m. by the ticket machines near the escalators to the S-bahn, in Marienplatz S-Bahn Bring: sunscreen, sunglasses, water, raingear, money, bike (with both brakes…
66 posts, 18:00 yesterday
Hey girls, I booked a table for us at The Flushing Meadows Bar, it's at the top floor of the hotel with the same name (Fraunhoferstraße 32). They didn't take reservations for their outdoor…
10 posts, 17:31 yesterday
After much negotiations they reduced the amount by 100 euros . The matter is closed by paying the final agreed amount. They agreed to close the account and not charge any further based on my email .
4 posts, 17:20 yesterday
You and your mother sound like wonderful parents. What fantastic memories you shared together with your kids. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's illness, it's so cruel. I like your…
1 posts, 17:07 yesterday
Hi there, I've been living out here for two years but I'm always looking for new young professionals to be friends with. I work as an English lecturer in Ravensburg (German is still poor). If…
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No injuries after blast near Bavarian migrant centre

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Not your average student digs: 'amazing' plastic bubble

Not your average student digs: 'amazing' plastic bubble

20 students at Bochum University have created the “Bloon”, a plastic bubble on top of a converted telephone box in between two houses, reports Spiegel.

Police settle train violence over smelly feet

Police settle train violence over smelly feet

Police were called in to deal with a fight on a high-speed train travelling to Berlin on Monday. The cause of the strife? A pair of particularly pungent feet.

How Berliners are responding to the Bavaria attacks

How Berliners are responding to the Bavaria attacks

Following a spate of four brutal attacks in southern Germany last week, The Local spent the morning on the streets of Berlin, asking people for their thoughts on the situation. People from different districts have very different opinions.

Munich gunman was far-right racist: media reports

Munich gunman was far-right racist: media reports

According to research by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the Munich gunman was proud to have been born on the same day as Hitler and hated Turks and Arabs.

Ansbach bomber ‘influenced’ by third person: officials

Ansbach bomber ‘influenced’ by third person: officials

Officials in Bavaria have said that the man who blew himself up in an apparent Islamist attack on Sunday was influenced by an as yet unknown person.