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130 posts, 21:40 hrs
Hello, I would be interested in meeting up too, but need some notice so I can get a babysitter. Will make a nice change from all my mum and toddler meet ups! If anyone wants to join a parents group…
9 posts, 21:35 hrs
The actual German wording is Kinder und Jungendpsychotherapie. Is it not the same thing? I really don't know much about the different variations. But thanks very much for the link, it looks like what…
12 posts, 21:27 hrs
This pushing down the price of milk and other dairy products happens almost every year. After a while the price will get put back up. It is not to do with subsidies. I remember reading some of…
5 posts, 21:23 hrs
It sounds like the spraying of the mattress cover initially before taking it off has left stains on the mattress itself. I would ask the landlady to send pictures. I think she may be exaggerating…
1 posts, 21:17 hrs
My wife and I bought a house, found an architect last year and he has overseen the add-on and remodeling of the house. For a number of reasons, we mutually decided to part ways. We have come to a…
10 posts, 20:27 hrs
So of course, Google in Germany has perfected the modeling of 3-D buildings in Germany to replace Street View. Tech triumphs over obstructionism. (Ok,maybe it wasn't developed just for Germany)…
7 posts, 20:19 hrs
Anything can be prosecuted. A fine would be based on the severity of the insult and your income. The judge is very free in his decision, there isn't any pre-defined table where you can look up what…
59 posts, 20:18 hrs
Hi Sir Percy! She was not actually saying that it wasn't valid per se, but that it might not be acceptable because it was a damaged document. I have a printed explanation in German that I found…
28 posts, 20:08 hrs
As far as I know, it costs to train apprentices in Canada too but for some reason they still pay them a living wage. A German tradesman will reply to that with "ja, but in Germany the training is…
63 posts, 19:50 hrs
if any mums in Schwabing are still interested in meeting up, I just joined this group which is mainly for mums with toddlers, but anyone is welcome - meet ups once a week in Schwabing…
16 posts, 19:15 hrs
I’ve been living in Austria for 5 ½ years now, so here’s my view. There is a huge difference between Vienna and the rest of the country.  Vienna is a very international city & very open minded…
33 posts, 19:10 hrs
My answer to your answer to my answer was entered on my mobile/cellphone/"useful... gadget" so I was short on (n)etiquette too *enter smiley of your choice here* Gotta go ;-)
2 posts, 18:47 hrs
Personally: I'd buy the Speedport (or a Fritzbox) as cheap as possible, maybe even from ebay. They don't break on mass in my experience. If you buy a new one from a dealer (incl. Telekom) you also…
203 posts, 18:47 hrs
Great - see you there - I'll be there from 7:30pm... Zollpackhof -  Elisabeth-Abegg-Str... 1, 10557 Berlin google.de/maps/place/zol... Here is my number if you can't find us 0171…
81 posts, 18:11 hrs
Yesterday - at last - halfways-decent gliding weather (flew a 381km task around Hamburg area). Today started foggy, then sunny & warm, then clouded over & now mostly cloudy with some blue…
150 posts, 17:49 hrs
Nonsense. According to the WHO Germany's life expectancy ranks 24th behind, for instance, Australia, France, Canada, NZ, Ireland and the UK. Interestingly, Japan is #1 although they only have about…
14 posts, 17:49 hrs
We are a family of 4 - German, but lived in the US for 4 years. We relocated to Germany and are looking for a native English speaker who would like to babysit our kids (5 and 7 years) one afternoon…
15 posts, 17:46 hrs
It's not a German thing but a European thing. I lived in Spain for a number of years and had all the identical issue, an and abmeldung register at city hall etc? The only difference was the Spanish…
1 posts, 17:07 hrs
Dear Ladies, My name is Aleena and living in Munich since 3.5 years. I am a Henna/Tattoo Artist. I started Henna/Tattoo or body painting as a hobby. I can offer you Henna and Jagua tattoos along…
7 posts, 16:57 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Schumannstr 9 (corner Geibelstr),. 81679 München. kerala-restaurant.de/... Nearest station Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 100 Bus.
45 posts, 15:38 hrs
Reviving this Topic once again :-) Links are now on Mixcloud, as Soundcloud has gone downhill over the last while. Here are 2 mixes from me: 1) A set I recorded a couple of months ago…
23 posts, 15:05 hrs
If you read a few posts down, you'd find this link: notfallmedizin.de/erste-... I did it for you since you're replying to a post from 2004. It looks like their next course in English is on 13.09…
19 posts, 14:28 hrs
Our destination this Sunday is Rotwand (1883m). We take BOB train to Fischhausen-Neuhaus (direction Bayrischzell), then a bus (RB 9562) to Spitzingsattel. From there we hike to Rotwand and then stop…
6 posts, 12:46 hrs
Thank you for the info. I'm gonna give it a shot. Well, I mean it's kind of in the nickname, so, I'd imagine he does listen to this type of music. Again, thanks for the info.
1,692 posts, 11:59 hrs
The word "brainstorm" is a late nineteenth-century loan translation from the German "Hirnsturm", which later went out of favor in the original language and was replaced by the English alternative.
46 posts, 11:44 hrs
You're more likely to get a response if you use the PM (personal message) function to get in touch with Kilkenny, as she requests in her ad - I'm sure she doesn't regularly check this thread. PM:…
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President who pioneered Moscow ties dies aged 97

President who pioneered Moscow ties dies aged 97

Former West German president Walter Scheel, who helped pave the way for his country's rapprochement with the communist East, has died aged 97, his party's spokesman said on Wednesday.

Former East to lag behind West for years to come: study

Former East to lag behind West for years to come: study

Twenty-six years after reunification, eastern Germany remains economically anaemic with little prospect of catching up with the rest of the country by 2030, a study published on Wednesday said.

Turkey's spy network in Germany 'thicker than Stasi's'

Turkey's spy network in Germany 'thicker than Stasi's'

Turkey has around 6,000 informants working in Germany, which experts say means they're each monitoring more people than the Stasi did in West Germany during the Cold War.

Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens

Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens

Germany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War.

Germany's first 'intelligent' bridge to open in Nuremberg

Germany's first 'intelligent' bridge to open in Nuremberg

An €11 million bridge, which is nearing completion in northern Bavaria, is set to include technology never seen before on the German Autobahn.

Man wins ten-year court battle over €2.50 surcharge

Man wins ten-year court battle over €2.50 surcharge

An Austrian man has won a ten year court battle over an extra €2.50 he was asked to pay to get into a swimming pool in Bavaria a decade ago.