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10 posts, 01:28 hrs
Okay, by ordering a weekly ticket from the RMV website, I have received a non-VGF branded chip card in the post, which I was able to add to my profile on the RMV website and can buy tickets online…
16 posts, 00:27 hrs
I called them, the police I mean once at hermanstrasse UBahn using their helpline at the platform. But they appeared not too eager and had many questions in German. I do speak german but then it was…
7 posts, 00:27 hrs
Not just catholics, but the Catholic church is one thing worldwide whereas protestantism is significantly less centralised. So a catholic is a catholic and pays the tax whereas someine who is a…
2 posts, 00:22 hrs
I have a flight at 7.20pm tomorrow and want to drop baggage on my lunch break at around 1pm. Flight is business class with British Airways. It's not exactly clear when the earliest time is, only…
1,307 posts, 23:37 yesterday
When newly learning the German language, do not repeat what your German step-father called you once or twice to someone you have just met. "Du Affe!" - Doesn't go down too well.
1,365 posts, 21:36 yesterday
I only use coinbase through my broker but it is not available in DE last time I looked which sucks as Coinbase usually has the best rates. You could have a look at Bitcoin.de but I have no personal…
16 posts, 21:33 yesterday
Hi there I have a problem with a previous tenant. I let some rooms in my apartment out for a short period (2 months) with a basic contract. There was no inventory, etc. A security deposit was paid.
21 posts, 21:18 yesterday
someonesdaughter - up until now the police have either said there was not enough proof or that it was civil. Deutsche post customer services did not help but i then went to head office who sent in an…
3 posts, 20:57 yesterday
I read a lot of posts related to the registration in a new address, but I couldn’t find this case... so here’s the thing: My boyfriend and I are building a house. It was supposed to be ready by…
10 posts, 20:29 yesterday
That would have been more entertaining... after lunch, political professor twitter feed and I had a nice wee sleep on the sofa. Cheers! That is what I tend to do when some jackass parks in our…
62 posts, 20:28 yesterday
Jeff sees the world as a 7 year old sees Star wars. There are the Jedi and the Sith, the Empire and the rebellion. There is no in between. Like that 7 year old, he is not yet ready for the…
162 posts, 20:17 yesterday
Agree. Germans do seem to lose their tempers very easily and scream at you. They need to learn to stop - but they probably won't. They also - often - shout when you askt them to repeat something…
1,068 posts, 18:43 yesterday
That is a result I did not see coming. Although a sportsman to bring people together... NBA legend Charles Barkley returned to his native Alabama to campaign for Jones in the closing days and told…
3 posts, 18:31 yesterday
Hey, just asked a colleague of mine who lives in Frankfurt: He said...The westhafenturm (also called ebbelwoiturm) at westhafenplatz 1 does shared offices and mail service for 450,- EUR per…
3 posts, 18:10 yesterday
Hello Father Christmasses and Father Christmasettes We have our favourite corner of the Franziskaner in der Au on Friday from 7p... As you go in the front door it is the far right corner with…
161 posts, 16:47 yesterday
Well, not really. In the West in the same situation is usually marked by "no entrance" red sign or something. Well, actually there can be "do not stop" signs at every intersection in Germany…
795 posts, 16:44 yesterday
This was brilliant, and thank you for the tip. Would recommend it heartily to anyone. Pretty sure I got one wrong in the test, hey, ho, the whole Bundestag,rat,sammlung thing was my weak point.
35 posts, 16:08 yesterday
Yes. Let's have a look at Bundesmeldegesetz, Ausnahmen von der Meldepflicht, §27 (2): "Für Personen, die sonst im Ausland wohnen und im Inland nicht nach § 17 Absatz 1 gemeldet sind, besteht…
88 posts, 15:48 yesterday
DoubleDTown: when I said switching states after moving to Germany isn't allowed, I meant from the German point of view with regards to attempts to circumvent their DL exchange agreement barriers. I…
7 posts, 15:43 yesterday
Hey DUMBers.. J.R and I offered to moderate for the month and then I checked my schedule and I recalled having committed to another NEAT theater performance taking place this week so, vice going out…
97 posts, 14:07 yesterday
Hi Krieg, Just got a letter from Familienkasse. They asked me to fill a form, get seal in it and sign from my employer. They also need details of previous kindergeld got in my own country (we…
3 posts, 14:03 yesterday
hello, I fly from Manchester to Frankfurt a lot and I use Alex Shuttle to Ramstein. But this time his last pick-up is 1430 and my plane doesn't land until 1530. I have looked on DB to Landstuhl…
11 posts, 13:37 yesterday
If you need to transport paintings between Ireland and Germany and want to go with a specialised company, I had a good experience with this company in 2016 (and they were good value):…
30 posts, 13:06 yesterday
Thanks for your help @PandaMunich and for the helpful link! Regarding your first comment: in addition to being registered in Germany, I am also registered with the Portuguese authorities as a…
6 posts, 10:36 yesterday
Hi mencjuzs Regarding the point 2, like sneaker said before ask your landlord where the APL is. I made a mistake by assuming I've seen it and it turned out it wasn't the right one, they had to…
2 posts, 09:34 yesterday
Most of our clients, who are either self-employed/freelancin... or well-earning employees/managers are using tax advisors who are specialized on Expats (and often with a even more special focus like…
22 posts, 08:39 yesterday
Sure, but in the end they will be the ones paying, so the best thing to do would be to tell them what you are going to do do and ask them before they go, if they will pay and what they will pay for.
15 posts, 08:22 yesterday
I wanted it done as I was told by a workshop that given the conditions of South African Roads (the car is based in Cape Town) it should be done every 10000km. Strange thing is I had it done before…
2 posts, 07:26 yesterday
On Sunday 17th December 2017 CDU Duisburg Buchholz is organising a walk along the Six Lakes Area accompanied by the forester. Meeting point is at 11:30 at the forester’s house, Zum Wambachsee 21,…
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Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

The Local Germany's editor Jörg Luyken was born and brought up in the UK. But his immigrant father decided to lumber him with an über-German name. This has led to confusion at home and in Deutschland, too.

German authorities ordered to take back illegally expelled Afghan man

German authorities ordered to take back illegally expelled Afghan man

An Afghan man who was illegally expelled from Germany has arrived back in Frankfurt, a refugee rights group said on Thursday, after a three month bureaucratic struggle.

Raccoon breaks into workshop and destroys 40 pieces of art

Raccoon breaks into workshop and destroys 40 pieces of art

Last Friday, an artist in Thüringen was shocked to discover that his workshop had been vandalised, not by a criminal but by a raccoon.

Women in Germany receive half the pension men do, study shows

Women in Germany receive half the pension men do, study shows

Men receive more than twice as much old-age income as women in Germany, according to a study released on Thursday.

Wage inequality in Germany now at same level as a century ago: study

Wage inequality in Germany now at same level as a century ago: study

The best-selling French economist Thomas Piketty released a study on wage equality across the globe on Friday. His team found wages in Germany were as unequal as before the First World War.

Berlin police raid properties of suspects ‘linked to Isis’

Berlin police raid properties of suspects ‘linked to Isis’

Raids in the nation’s capital have been taking place since early in the morning on Thursday.