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You could also search for flea markets here: kinderbasar-online.de/... by ZIP code. A lot of kindergartens have them in the spring and in the fall, as someone already mentioned. If you want…
28 posts, 15:24 hrs
I happily moved the other way down that chain (IBM -> Lenovo -> 20-person operation) and I am now so happy in my job I am accepting huge pay cuts just because it's such a good place to be.
40 posts, 15:23 hrs
Hmmm...let's see if you can answer your own question... Displaying that sort of sentiment could easily make someone who was working there for many years think you were arrogant. Just by way…
6 posts, 15:08 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Sitar, Robert-Koch-Str 4, 80538 München. Nearest station U4,5 Lehel or 18 Tram. sitar-indisches-restaura... 1. ex-essex (Paul) 2. Andi…
81 posts, 15:02 hrs
Reminds me of where my uncle used to live. I think he was Hausmeister and after lots of complaints from other tenants about one particular family not cleaning and making lots of mess in communal…
48 posts, 14:58 hrs
I think Ms Swaney's attendance at the Olympics was more a symbol of the silliness of these kinds of events: she managed to qualify for the Olympics by being in the top-30 in loads and loads of World…
14 posts, 14:35 hrs
I can confirm this. Both my kids went to Kitareise when they were 4 and 5 years old, for 3 nights. Pretty awesome experience. They did an overnight in the Kindergarten before as practice and to…
42 posts, 14:30 hrs
I suspect it would come down to a neighbor reporting it just to be nasty or because they want to rent it...who knows? yes @Smaug I understand it's not a requirement that it be implemented, I just…
330 posts, 13:49 hrs
I think these people are stupid and radical from the get-go and for whatever reason they latch onto veganism or some other fundamentalist philosophy/lifestyle I've known several very level…
9 posts, 13:26 hrs
Here is some general information. I am also American and send my tax return to the IRS weather I owe taxes or not just so they have something on file. "when I don't do any work in the United…
132 posts, 13:24 hrs
It's the 68th Berlinale and the announcements preceding the film are even more cringeworthy examples of Denglish than usual - today's gem " ...nach dem Film können Sie voten..." yes, the verb was…
14 posts, 12:22 hrs
Hi all, I'm a bit confused. I left a backpack AT THE S-bahn platform at hauptbanhof in Munich, not ON the s-bahn, u-bahn, or trains. There are several different offices and I am wondering if in this…
22 posts, 12:12 hrs
@GertyMeTurty hearing your story is giving me some second thoughts! Your situation is exactly what I fear happening to my husband, he's similar your husband: educated, native speaker level English,…
10 posts, 11:50 hrs
You asked for ridiculous and this certainly fits the bill. I have it on 78 and love it to bits, can't help but cheer up when I hear it. Spike Jones ... haven't been home for three whole nights…
5 posts, 11:43 hrs
Zefy, looks like everyone else was in a rush this time too - you didn't miss anything! I'll wait a week before suggesting the next round of dates to ignore ... Or, people, you can feel free to…
1 posts, 11:27 hrs
Top Notch Comedy Club (English Stand Up Comedy) Wed 28th March 2018 @ Motte   Yes, after a sold out and absolute fantastic Top Notch Comedy Club in January another great show is up for grabs…
7 posts, 10:42 hrs
Back in my kindergarten days (as in when I worked at one!) I would make about 75 cupcakes for my birthday from 'the box' and always brought said packaging with me just in case. That seemed to be…
35 posts, 10:02 hrs
Yup, they are called Earthships, and hippies built lots of them with rammed earth. There was even a Grand Designs house built with tyres. Regarding disposal, I don't think standard Gemeinde…
30 posts, 09:55 hrs
Yes, as a member of the KVdR (= Krankenversicherung der Rentner) your pension provider always deducts your contributions to your German Krankenkasse from your pension right at the source (= you only…
21 posts, 09:21 hrs
They’re still looking and finding new clues. If it is him wandering around in a state of confusion after 11 days, you have to wonder what happened to cause that. A day or two after some heavy…
51 posts, 09:19 hrs
Was killing time scrolling in my FB newsfeed when an ad for Leapin showed up. It's an Estonian based limited company.  They're advertising themselves as a low cost less hassle alternative to a Gmbh…
8 posts, 09:18 hrs
Hi, we are a German family with 4 small kids (age: 1-6) looking for an English Native babysitter for the older kids. The kids are fluent in English. You should be available on a regular basis once…
1,387 posts, 00:13 hrs
If there are two women sitting together, always go for the uglier of the two. The pretty one has heard it all, and the uglier one will be so surprised that you chose her, that it'll be easy…
24 posts, 23:48 yesterday
Damn, I wish I would have seen this thread earlier. I just broke down and bought the Photographer's bundle from Adobe. You get Photoshop, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic and a few other tools for…
14 posts, 22:16 yesterday
swine-flu was notoriously fast and furious. At least in Boston area, this was how most doctors diagnosed it - you got really sick, really fast, but it didn't last so long. I had it - apparently…
4 posts, 21:25 yesterday
I'm told a limited number of tickets for tomorrow's show is still available at the box office. So if you're planning on going, you might want to buy (or reserve) your tickets ahead of time, to avoid…
2 posts, 21:22 yesterday
Spend Saturday evening with the women of WITCH HUNT as we fight evil with our combined powers of stand up, improv, and variety. Join us as we vanquish our enemies, tell delightful jokes, and save the…
157 posts, 20:42 yesterday
Your landlady's husband sure sounds like a schmuck. Urban Dictionary: Schmuck- in American English is a pejorative term meaning one who is stupid or foolish, or an obnoxious, contemptible or…
21 posts, 20:41 yesterday
I have no bad conscience thank you. I am only incredulous that some people do not value cultural heritage. Once it has gone, it has gone. As an archaeologist I know only too well about maintaining…
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The Local Germany
German court jails Sweden

German court jails Sweden's 'laser man' shooter for life

A German court on Wednesday found one of Sweden's most notorious far-right killers guilty of murdering a Jewish woman in 1992.

Cold snap: lows of -20C set to hit Germany starting at the weekend

Cold snap: lows of -20C set to hit Germany starting at the weekend

It might be wise to dress warmly for the next few days; the temperature is predicted to drop dramatically in Deutschland.

Frankfurt authorities are ‘trying to drive homeless Roma out of town’, says rights group

Frankfurt authorities are ‘trying to drive homeless Roma out of town’, says rights group

An organization which supports the rights of Sinti and Roma in Frankfurt has accused city officials of “scandalous" behaviour for tampering with the passports of Roma migrants.

Volkswagen workers in Germany secure 4.3 percent pay bump

Volkswagen workers in Germany secure 4.3 percent pay bump

Workers at the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said on Wednesday they had secured a big pay bump, in line with the rest of Germany's powerful metalworking sector.

Germany remains ‘best country for international students,’ above UK and France

Germany remains ‘best country for international students,’ above UK and France

A ranking of countries in Europe based on their attractiveness for foreign students released on Friday showed that just like last year, Germany leads the way.

The young Scot missing for 11 days in Hamburg - what we know so far

The young Scot missing for 11 days in Hamburg - what we know so far

On February 10th Liam Colgan disappeared while celebrating his brother’s stag do on Hamburg’s party mile. Several clues in the strange case point to a small town just south of the Hanseatic city.