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3 posts, 23:39 yesterday
Hi Krissy,   I just read your message.. sorry, I don't read TT often anymore. Do you have facebook? I think there's an English-speaking mum's group in Bremen listed there.. it's private, so you'd…
1 posts, 22:53 yesterday
Hello guys,   I seriously need your help/advise on an issue here. I applied to school A (e.g Koln, used the admission letter sent to me from koln for visa application). even though, I applied to over…
23 posts, 16:44 yesterday
Secondary school (Realschule, Gymnasium, etc): child does not have to live in same area as school – §88 (4) Schulgesetz Baden-Württemberg. Primary school (Grundschule), child is supposed to go to…
3 posts, 13:47 yesterday
hey rhody, thanks for that informative post.   we have friends who rented a house in plankstadt, which is why we put it on our radar, and drivng through there, we thought ok, this is a quaint…
15 posts, 11:32 yesterday
This might just turn out to be the hottest Wednesday so far this year. That screams for a quaint beergarden above the Pegnitz - one with a splashing wooden water wheel in sight: Satzing Mühle!!  …
33 posts, 2 July
Hi, My family just relocated from Sydney last September and we will be here at least a few years. All of us are learning German. We are American by way of Canada and Australia (I am a scientist). I…
1 posts, 2 July
I would really like to know if anyone could personally recommend a wedding hairstylist (+makeup) in Nuremberg, preferably who would come to my home in Altstadt. I am going for a kind of messy,…
2 posts, 2 July
Hello, I wonder whether you are still looking for other English-speaking mums in Freiburg? I grew up bilingual, my mum being English, and my twin daughters are now 2,5 years old! Super idea to start…
5 posts, 1 July
From Stuttgart its a fair distance but a visit to "Tiefer Stollen" (a restored iron-ore mine) in Aalen is worth it.   I have been twice - once with flying friends during a rained-out vacation &…
1 posts, 1 July
Hi, I'll start working at Siemens in Erlangen this autumn and I'm going to move to Nuremberg. I would prefer to commute with S-bahn and I was wondering how busy it is in the morning (S1 departing…
478 posts, 1 July
If you're coming from stadtmitte, get off the Ubahn at the front of the train and walk in the direction of travel to where you can cross the tracks. Then turn right on the other side and walk…
16 posts, 1 July
Right. For a very typical Swabian it doesn't really matter if you are born in Hamburg or Sydney, Australia. Both are far away for a typical Swabian. But how many of those very typically Swabians are…
9 posts, 30 June
Thanks Juan and Madalive for the responses! I live right next to the campus & have learned my way around pretty well, even skate at the Gastdozentenhaus area. For the pit area, I guess that's…
19 posts, 30 June
Hello Vimy, hello Toytown Community!  I've returned to Reutlingen after some time in the States (British Expat) and would like to meet some fellow English-speakers! Speaking German the whole time is…
5 posts, 29 June
Prepare to smile and accept the change when your son is placed a grade lower than he has already achieved. The extra time will benefit him in learning German; he will learn different levels of the…
8 posts, 29 June
Thank you everyone for your help! Ticket is purchased and getting appointments set to have the boys prepped for international travel! I used Toytown about 9 years ago when I moved to Munich and it…
1 posts, 29 June
After living in Düsseldorf for 3 years I've developed a taste for Altbier...the good ones: Füchschen, Uerige, Schumacher, or Schlüssel. I now live in Hannover, so buying bier in Düsseldorf would be a…
2 posts, 29 June
Hi everyone! Well, life in Ahrensburg is definitely quieter than in Hamburg! Anyone living a bit north of the city want to meet up for a coffee or a glass of wine? Ahrensburg has both a delicious…
3 posts, 28 June
Will you be starting your new job August 1st? If yes, you should be insured in July for free (§ 19 Absatz 2 SGB V), it's called Nachversicherung. If you do not start at the August 1st, even if it is…
2 posts, 27 June
Hi, My husband works in Remscheid. The city is not considered particularly pretty, except for some areas like Remscheid Lennep. The nearby city of Wermelskirchen is much smaller and nicer(~40,000…
2 posts, 26 June
Hi mate,Rugby Club Bielefeld (just down the road from you) are always on the lookout for new members.We're a good bunch of lads a mix of German,UK Ex-Pats and guys from other Rugby playing…
1 posts, 26 June
Hello,   I am looking for English speaking midwife for after birth care in Straubing. I have found some in Regensburg, but they will not commute to Straubing. I have emailed at least 10 other…
16 posts, 26 June
Moving is horrible,what you posses becomes your burden, and what you dont have you will miss desperately, quite soon.   Whats also different in germany when moving from switzerland , is that you will…
3 posts, 26 June
What has helped me more than private German teacher is by joining some effective language exchange websites/online groups. A lot of German want to practise their English and exchange that with…
1 posts, 26 June
Dear all, This is my first post here on Toytown Germany, so, hello - I am an Italian researcher working at Forschungszentrum Jülich and currently living in Aachen. Despite having a German…
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