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450 posts, 15:26 hrs
It's the Zeitgeist, as it were. Like Jakob Augstein in Spiegel, I do blame Merkel -- or rather, not Merkel herself, but the political style that was really getting old in the 2000 and has long…
89 posts, 15:22 hrs
What a load of nonsense. Germany has so many poor people and they are working poor which is worse. Besides Germany has no obligation to take these people when Germans do not want it to…
834 posts, 14:44 hrs
Maybe Trump will bring the whole NK thing to and end. If Kim-yoing-whatever keeps up the wisecracks, he may see such a surge in popularity that he may start to feel accepted instead of the awkward…
38 posts, 14:40 hrs
Futura, although he almost certainly would earn more money in the US, it's still not a good idea for him to do that. Even if she has a support system there in Prien, his wife is unlikely to accept…
1 posts, 14:26 hrs
Berlin Metropolitan School will host their annual open house on Saturday, October 14th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. School tours, information sessions on K-12 program, school tours by students, and an open…
62 posts, 13:48 hrs
Hello alll reviving a old post here I am divorced overseas marriage was also overseas I pay child maintenance for the child since he lives with the mother if she loser her job would…
8 posts, 13:42 hrs
B. is correct. You read the signs from top to bottom. 1) Parking is allowed. 2) There's a two-hour limit and a parking disc is required. 3) This is applicable Monday through Saturday from 8…
3 posts, 13:34 hrs
pre drinks today at Taxisgarten 4-7pm In the beergarden sunshine ☀️ Look out for the pink stonker. Taxis str. 12. U-Bahn U1 Gern Then on after to the, nearby, Ysenegger Cheers. Ian
8 posts, 13:31 hrs
try shiply.com/de... It's basically ebay for transport. Post from where to where, how many boxes etc and whether you are flexible with dates or not and registered transport companies put offers…
12 posts, 12:36 hrs
opodo is merely in intermediary in this transaction. Ultimately you'll have to convince Aeroflot to make the change. Airline tickets (and other travel services) are exempt from distance billing laws.
15 posts, 11:54 hrs
Maybe he's channelling his inner Scot? Congrats, you got lucky. There is a fine line between Freiberufler and Gewerbetreibender for people who produce Gebrauchskunst,... for…
90 posts, 11:48 hrs
Nothing's changed yet, so once they approve your application, it should be paid retroactively from the day you moved to Germany - assuming, of course, that you specified that on your application…
747 posts, 11:38 hrs
Walter Becker, musician and co-founder of the band Steeley Dan, died today at age 67. RIP. This band currently is/was still working and in the middle of a tour. "Are you reelin' in the years,…
19 posts, 11:31 hrs
I think, if the value of a car (befor the accident) was lower than the costs of the damage, the insurance would only reimburse the value of the car. So, possible the lady would have to pay 1000€…
1 posts, 10:55 hrs
Dear all, We are looking for a native speaking English tutor from University students or graduate for our 7 year old daughter . We are living in berlin Mitte near U2 Spittel markt . Ideally…
830 posts, 09:43 hrs
I'm living in a single apartment by myself, so from what I have read I am quite confident that I count as a "household" or whatever and I am supposed to pay. But I appreciate the advice, and I will…
599 posts, 09:35 hrs
Information for others: we submitted our applications 11.4.2017. There was a delay of about 3 months as our Einbergerungtests were lost in the post and so we had to repeat. But we all heard on 11…
1,427 posts, 09:14 hrs
Well, the small and large intestine travel all over the abdomen, and there are stretches close to the back. I'm not surprised gurgling can come from that area. Fun fact - the pancreas, which…
3 posts, 08:31 hrs
Just keep in mind that quereinsteigen is only possible for those with a degree in the subjects that they are advertising and the exact requirements are constantly changing. A German friend of mine…
93 posts, 08:15 hrs
exactly! The problem started in the US with their unsecured mortgage loans which they marketed around the world ca 2005.(via hedge funds) I said then to let the banks go broke but the inbred…
89 posts, 00:28 hrs
Hello there, my name is Regina, I am a German language tutor offering one-to-one online lessons via SKYPE. I will have time for one or two more students starting from October. I am a native…
9 posts, 00:14 hrs
Quite honestly, you could have skipped the second step and left the text in Corsican and it would still be better than the original post, even for those of us who don't speak Corsican.
2 posts, 21:24 yesterday
Hello everyone, I have a full table reservation (8 people) for Friday the 22nd in the Schönheitskönigin tent from 18:00 to 22:00. Unluckily we won't be able to use it...  It's one of the tents on…
32 posts, 19:00 yesterday
or you can just join the mieterverein for about 80 euros, max, and have access to their support and wealth of advice all year long. especially when you are looking at getting a new flat, this is…
3 posts, 18:43 yesterday
We have a couple tables of 10 left for Sunday. Our cost was 42.00 euros. You can have them for 40. For 40, you're getting a 10 euro voucher, 1/2 chicken and 2 beers. Reservation is from…
153 posts, 18:17 yesterday
Unless you're first/business class you If you have to buy a new ticket and it gets expensive fast. BTW any one affected by the Raynair cancellations? Apparently cancelling flights is cheaper than…
35 posts, 16:36 yesterday
Got 8 seats for : - Hofbräu Festzelt , Saturday 09/30/2017 12:00-17:00 Uhr included per person vouchers for 2 litres of beer, a half chicken and a money voucher value 7,50 € Cost per…
4 posts, 16:20 yesterday
The considerably more expensive weekly and monthly ticket prices I gave (170 - 520) also valid on ICE. But would only make sense if OP did not want to commit to 12 month deal.
62 posts, 15:59 yesterday
Update: Our flight from Berlin to NY was fine on Sunday Sep. 17th, it was about 2 hours delayed but other than that minor inconvenience, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. A few days before, around…
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Woman injured in fall from Hamburg Bismarck statue as musical stunt goes wrong

Woman injured in fall from Hamburg Bismarck statue as musical stunt goes wrong

A publicity stunt for the Kinky Boots musical almost turned deadly when an artist lost her grip and fell off the Bismarck Monument in Hamburg while attempting to promote the show.

Berlin expels second Vietnamese diplomat in row over Berlin park kidnapping

Berlin expels second Vietnamese diplomat in row over Berlin park kidnapping

Germany said Friday it had expelled a second Vietnamese diplomat over what it calls the brazen kidnapping by Hanoi agents of a fugitive state company official in Berlin.

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the election

10 German words you need to know to keep up with the election

With the federal election taking place on Sunday, here are some explanations for the German words you’re likely to hear.

'Vote for loyal parties': Merkel takes on hard-right in final election push

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her beleaguered rival Martin Schulz embark on a final push for votes Friday ahead of a weekend election, both seeking to beat back a challenge from the emboldened hard-right.

Mystery surrounds 11-year-old found tied up in south German vineyard

Mystery surrounds 11-year-old found tied up in south German vineyard

On Wednesday evening an 11-year-old girl was found unhurt, with her hands tied up with plastic straps in a vineyard in Heilbronn, near Stuttgart.

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

A poll published by public broadcaster ZDF on Friday shows that both the major parties are likely to suffer major losses, while the small right-wing parties are on the rise.