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1,024 posts, 12:09 hrs
Labor market info for Berlin: ec.europa.eu/eures/main.... and here is a list of fields where there is an excess supply of available workers: ec.europa.eu/eures/main....
4 posts, 16:06 yesterday
Sorry, I realised now only that the link I gave above doesn´t show the "Forderungsausfall"-opti... To see that you need to click on the "+" in front of "Privat-Haftpflichtversi... erweitern..."
18 posts, 27 May
I am still active. The best place to look is Meet up.There are 2 regular meets ups. One is Tuesday evening and the other is Sunday morning at 11. Quite a few people turn up but the standar is…
4 posts, 27 May
Alors là je peux pas t'aider, je pense que le mieux c'est de mettre ses pitchounes dans des kitas franco-allemandes. Maybe you can meet parents in those bilingual kitas as well ?
15 posts, 27 May
I recently moved to Berlin and I'm looking to make friends. I am 27 years old, female and I speak English & German (intermediate). Is any meetup planned? Cheers, Madhu
398 posts, 27 May
I would really like a garden shed, for not too much money (i.e. not €1000 for a cupboard). Googling has so far brought up lots of really expensive sheds, really ugly sheds, and really quite dodgy…
109 posts, 26 May
Hello there!! My name is Kat, I'm 24, from Finland. (I posted on a another forum here, wasn't sure which is better so I'll post in both!  ) I'd really love to meet new people and make new friends…
5 posts, 26 May
You can either do it online (you have to register first, see link "registrieren": ea.berl... or fill in the paper form (Formular "Gewerbeanmeldung") and go to your local…
7 posts, 26 May
"You really want us to write here an essay about all the international schools? " Honestly that's not at all what I wanted. Apologies for how the thread was started and if it was unclear or…
142 posts, 26 May
Since I'm not a big fan of beer I just gave them a call They have 3 beers on tap but they are a little pricy for the area. €3.80. No hard feelings if you wanna suggest a different place
1 posts, 25 May
Looking for the best sports bar in Berlin to watch the European Champions League Final 2016? Belushi's is home of football and The Champions League in Berlin and now we’re gearing up for the…
48 posts, 24 May
Your landlord is most likely in the wrong. The exact situation depends on which laws/regulations he is planning to break: 1 Getting the income and not paying the taxes (I understand this may come…
156 posts, 24 May
I would like to add my recommendation for Dr Geissler here. I went to see him today, his English is great as is that of the receptionists. I was seen promptly without an appointment and made to feel…
2 posts, 24 May
I had the same experience in Düsseldorf. If you want a kitten you need to pay even more than an adult cat. It is different if you get outside of the city, so my colleagues tell me. Just buy one and…
4 posts, 24 May
Parking permit has nothing to do with the origin of your number plates. The authorities, however, might notify the Zoll who can check that you do not avoid German taxes. If you're sure you're legal…
11 posts, 24 May
Of course they said that so you won't call the police. Before bothering your landlord, try calling the police 10 times and see what happens. Getting your rent reduced won't make it quiet and the…
19 posts, 24 May
Hi all, I'd like to recommend a little shop in Wedding for computer repair work. The guys there are very quick, extremely competent and - this is the best bit - they don't cost an arm and a leg.
11 posts, 23 May
Make sure that the product is advertised as "Döner" or "Döner Kebab". A name like "Drehspiess nach Döner Art" is a string indicator that the place is selling cheap sh*t.
9 posts, 23 May
Hi All, So I had to go back to Australia for a month due to family health issue. Will be back in Berlin from Sunday. Anyone keen for some tennis, let me know. I'm living near Alexanderplatz.
40 posts, 23 May
OP - in case you are still reading (people are a curious lot) To be fair, I was in Germany a whole 5 years (at least) before I found Toytown. The time you registered here is no indication of how…
1 posts, 22 May
Hello, I'm looking for advice for wine tasting class preferably in Mitte. I'm looking for a kurs that I can attend everyt week on a regular basis. I'm bored sitting in the evenings alone. Any…
6 posts, 22 May
I know this is heresy on a german forum, but maybe losing the cost of one walk should be racked up to experience rather than filing complaints, hiring a lawyer, et. al. If the company holds tight and…
9 posts, 21 May
@Uncle Nick have you had good luck with that link? I've tried choosing Champions League and Arsenal or Tottenham and trying most of the amenities and nothing comes up. I'm also pretty sure that Lir…
1 posts, 20 May
Walking Story Productions in association with Restaurant Ephraims presents A Cabaret Story - Live in Concert An Evening of Song, Music and Poetry from the Golden Age of Cabaret! Songs and…
18 posts, 19 May
@Erdmann, thanks for getting it. This thread was helpful to me as a single woman contemplating going to a dance club alone, and I wanted to be equally as helpful to other people like me. If we lived…
24 posts, 17 May
hey guys, don't know if any of you are still around this forum, I'm new in berlin too, from KL. Love to get to know more malaysians in berlin, cause honestly, I'm getting a little 'sien' here haha.
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