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779 posts, 22:16 hrs
Yes, at the moment I can travel to Greece, Cyprus and a bunch of other countries. But negative PCR test is required on the way back (to board a plane). So if I get Corona on vacation I cannot come…
33 posts, 21:15 hrs
Just to update: My son finally found work last November and the trial period finished on May the 1st and they took him on permanently. It's a state job so the conditions are really good with…
31 posts, 20:56 hrs
How could you put up with this for 5 yrs. without seeking help? Even if you don't have legal insurance, you could have hired a lawyer or contacted the places that have been recommended here. Wish you…
94 posts, 18:13 hrs
Quick question here: I'm considering an offer for a room in a 2er WG in Hamburg, until I realized it'll be two Hauptmieter (I forgot to ask if it's two signatures on one contract under the Vermieter,…
3 posts, 15:02 hrs
I think they have to send you warnings before they it gets entered into your SCHUFA. Good thing you documented everything. I really feel like I would have kept my gym membership if they had just…
12 posts, 14:38 hrs
I've recently renovated my apartment, next to Panzer Baracks in Böblingen Tannenberg. Bathroom, toilet, kitchen/built in kitchen, waterpipes an electrics, marble tiles, doors and entrance door (WK3)…
11 posts, 14:05 hrs
How does that help the two posters in this thread who are receiving ALGI? Unpaid mandatory internships for students are legal in Germany, however, students are not generally eligible for unemployment…
122 posts, 13:46 hrs
Incase anyone else is in my situation...ie. owns a British license, wants to drive legally in Germany while at the same time keep a car in the UK... Miles and Weshare have indicated they'll no…
30 posts, 12:28 hrs
If you've been here less than 5 years you get "temporary residence". The difference is if you leave for more than 6 months you lose your residence (some exceptions), whereas someone with with…
83 posts, 00:42 hrs
Frankly, just when you think they can't do any worse, they do. My hair is an unholy unflattering mess. And gets ever worse no matter where I go. As does the hair of those around me. Think I will also…
4 posts, 20:44 yesterday
Is the organisation a true traditional Genossenschaft, or just something like one? Seems an awful lot. I think the Anteil pays a dividend or interest, with the bank it does (not much). One should be…
90 posts, 20:25 yesterday
Because I don't believe such a vaccination exists. Note I didn't ask the poster what vaccination *they* had, I asked which vaccination you would get in case of a sexually transmitted disease (and…
2 posts, 16:02 yesterday
I had the throat test done in at Johanniter in Giesing. I’m a huge baby with doctors and they were really good there. Might be worth calling up to find out more. johanniter.de/johanniter...
4,489 posts, 15:50 yesterday
Sounds good - home made dumplings! I cheat and use package ones- with ham and herbs . I am not keen on dumplings, and OH likes them sliced and sautéed -very tasty and quick. Today- found recipe…
30 posts, 14:43 yesterday
You can get a Telekom guy to come round and check what is happening with the disruption. I had a similar situation when we upgraded to a different type of router and the Telekom guy came round and…
2 posts, 09:08 yesterday
We have seen a blackbird faffing about outside the kitchen for a rew days, and yesterday kid#3 and I had a good look for a possible nest when it was not there. This morning I saw it quite by accident…
220 posts, 08:35 yesterday
30yrs ago my language school tried to get me to understand German. Their first phrase (and their teachers were so good that I remember): Das Wetter in Hamburg ist wechselhaft!
5 posts, 6 May
Wow, this sounds exactly like my situation right now. I am a British expat, started off my German "career" in academia before transitioning to the private sector (I am currently one of two foreign…
24 posts, 6 May
The original October fest happend in October, to celibate a royal marriage, the couple invited everyone in Munich to come and paid for the beer. It was so successful, that it was put on for…
285 posts, 6 May
A bit off topic maybe. Is Agios for Agiostratis ? I played for several years a combat simulation named Arma 3 and the "playing fields" were basically an accurate reproduction of two islands:…
1 posts, 6 May
Hi everybody, I have some questions about Mutterschutz & Elterngeld (I know it has been asked a thousand time! ) I have already searched in TT, but seems that it is not exactly the situation I am…
4 posts, 6 May
So, @MovedHere, as the Covid driving school rules vary from state to state, some have extended longer. You need to ask your local Fuhrerscheinstelle BMVI - Informationen zur Verlängerung…
10 posts, 6 May
Thank you. Yes it is indeed unclear about what kind documents will be needed so at this point we are trying to collect as many documents possible that could help but it is still upto the discretion…
3 posts, 5 May
Thanks. Yep, I did the very same, but could not find a straight answer to my questions, so I opened a new thread. Yes, I will be working solely as a freelancer, so there is no need for me to inform…
13 posts, 5 May
In that case I'd say you may have to go for a three step search. Get a short term flat, look for something quick and ok while in there, then start looking for a place where you want to live in the…
5 posts, 5 May
...oh yes, and at the start of your conversation, ask how much they cost, and when they start charging. For example, I think it is unreasonable for them to charge you for the time you are providing…
2,019 posts, 5 May
The salient question would be: "what is/was the criteria for determining recharge location sites"? I wouldn't be surprised to discover the use of a supercomputer to optimize all the possible…
2 posts, 5 May
First of all is this a private seller? Is it simply a person to person sale on a social media webpage or a more regular sale out of a car lot. It is not illegal for people in the Auto trade to sell…
39 posts, 5 May
They were offered to get either one. My husband’s invite allowed him to get either one. And in typical German fashion, rather than doing something about it, they get pissed but do what the…
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