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4 posts, 10:21 hrs
I too am looking for a private German tutor so will keep an eye on this thread.  I've tried using mylanguageexchang... is a good one, although it can be difficult to contact members directly without…
3 posts, 12:55 yesterday
Hi Jay, I am 31 and work in training&development... Perhaps you like to meet for a drink some time? I live in Bonn Gronau and work in the city center.   @JoaoA: I can't find you on fb... but…
10 posts, 10:35 yesterday
wg-gesucht.de might help. Also there are few other websites. Apart from that posting on facebook group might help. Finding a shared apartment should be comparatively easy. All the best! 
13 posts, 29 July
  - since decisions can be soooo hard to make, why not help your OH with this one - let's face it, s/he either cycles to work one day or comes home to a really frustrated, niggly housewife, who will…
2 posts, 29 July
Hi Catmeister, I'll answer your questions to the best of my knowledge:       No, the calculation will be based on your salary during the last 12 months, Arbeitslosengeld is an insurance benefit,…
20 posts, 29 July
Ex-Seattleite valiantly led EATING for years, but is ready for a break - she's still planning to come to the dinners, but felt it was time for someone else to plan them   So... for the first…
1 posts, 28 July
Hello. We are looking for english childcare once or twice a week in the afternoom for our 6 year old daugther for about 2-3 hours. We live in Düsseldorf and look forward to find a nice person, who is…
5 posts, 28 July
Hi Becky,   we've just moved to Kiel from the States and I would love to meet up somewhere. We have an almost three year old and a 10mo old daughter. I am German but my husband is American and I…
2 posts, 28 July
Yes there is a Levi's outlet in Metzingen, you could find out this in Google in like 10 seconds. The prices are like in any other Levi's outlet in Germany, some good deals on crap no one else wants…
5 posts, 28 July
Lots of useful info on Moving to Germany as a UK national. Use search engine-top right. Check out Health care requirements as well, and insurances. Agree with reply- really work on your German…
1 posts, 27 July
Moving to Stuttgart/Degerloch in about 2 weeks. Plan on joining hte DAV and the Kletterzentrum/Kletterha... in Waldau. Looking for anyone (English speaking or German) interested in doing some…
25 posts, 27 July
I was there about 10 days ago and managed to get some amazing deals, as many shops were offering additional sale discounts on top of the existing reductions, upto 70% extra. Got some shirts at Gant…
3 posts, 26 July
Hi thanks for the feedback.   I was not made aware that they could arrange this. They just told me that I would need to find a translator.   I was hoping that if I were to go to the first interview…
1 posts, 26 July
Hello all!   Any beach volleyball players out there? Anyone looking for a player or wanting to play? I see so many beach volleyball games going on in the city and would love to join in! Beach…
6 posts, 26 July
I have to agree Alex, it was a miserable affair. We got there around 6:30 pm and ended up eating a veggie cheeseburger since I refused to wait in line an hour for a peanut butter bacon burger. You're…
24 posts, 26 July
I'm bringing my football team over to Duesseldorf in a few weeks to (hopefully) play a few games. I've got one organised already with a friend who plays over there, but I've just been let down by the…
1 posts, 26 July
Hi im new to Stuttgart (Degerloch) and new to Germany really. Im looking to make friends with artists, musicians, poets, skaters, zoo workers, cleaners or any bohemian spirit. I have more dreams than…
43 posts, 26 July
This reply is noticeably years later but I too miss jammn in Scotland, mainly blues with my harmonica but I play some guitar too. Let me know if your still yearning to make music.    I live in…
2 posts, 26 July
Hi Megyannalise, I´m Charlie and live in Bad Lippspringe which is about 9 kms from Paderborn. In Bad Lippspringe I go to "Charlie´s International Bar" to socialise and before you ask, It´s not my…
6 posts, 25 July
I highly recommend El Dorado bike shop in Rohrbach on Fabrikstrasse just one block south of the corner with Sickingenstrasse! The owner is super knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. We have…
1 posts, 25 July
    On Saturday 1st August, the VHS Duisburg offers this excursion for free:   At the Ruhr meadow, charaacterized by industry and landscape, you will, especially at the embankments find outlandisch,…
4 posts, 25 July
  I've only spoken with a total of two foreign students studying in programmes taught in German in Senftenberg (and at least a hundred studying in English), students studying in English don't have…
5 posts, 25 July
I recently saw a system which I believe is called IPTV and it impressed me. So easy to set up, basically just plug one end into your TV and the other into your router.   It just works.
5 posts, 24 July
Her father would go with me, he is the only option I have, but right now I don't know if I trust him enough for translating such important things. We will go today and see. Thanks for the suggestion. 
107 posts, 23 July
HI We are currently planning on having our next meeting at 3pm on 23rd August. (It has been difficult to find a time when people are available.) We usually meet at Cafe Knigge on Sogestrasse in the…
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Unemployment hovers at historic low

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