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14 posts, 20:35 hrs
Well i'm glad he has this thread to pour out his hate for me. I don't actually hate him at all. I shall also not respond to him (I did recently) but he now has his own pointless area to come to. Win…
21 posts, 20:28 hrs
Living above a shop can also be loud when they are rolling around great trolleys and restocking shelves before they open and after they close. Perhap not for a small shop. @Metall, when I am in a…
152 posts, 20:27 hrs
I came here because my employer relocated me  If given the choice of unemployment or making use of freedom of movement to a new environment with a high standard of living and in the process keep…
18 posts, 20:25 hrs
Although I'm a dog owner now, I always loved cats. Always had them in my life. Most recent couple - the first was a stray I found in 100 degree heat in the Saudi sun. Felt half sorry for her and half…
37 posts, 20:18 hrs
I've emailed for now, will call if they don't reply early next week. The Brexit issue is troubling, but I'm going on the assumption it will be the same in Germany as in the UK, ie that if I'm…
38 posts, 19:48 hrs
Because a normal agreement with legal consequences requires a written consent from someone competent to understand what they are entering into. A third party record of water being splashed in the…
4 posts, 17:07 hrs
Good to see you back Keefy. Hope you are okay. Oddly enough i have yet to see the original Downfall, but I know more of the derivatives of that film! Will put it on the list. RIP.
816 posts, 14:00 hrs
Hello all, Our next meetup will be Wednesday, Feb 20 at 6:30. Cafe Neuhausen Blutenburgstr 106 Ubahn Mailingerstrasse Please let me know if you're planning on coming so that I can adjust the…
22 posts, 13:13 hrs
There is absolutely no shortage of sources of books or maps with trails (and probably apps too) for any state in Germany, but by far the greatest number available are for Bavaria so it's somewhat…
39 posts, 12:17 hrs
Graduates who have completed studies... For the sake of clarity here's a translation courtesy of www.deepl.com My bolds. As you can see, apart from graduates, it's possible not only for…
18 posts, 10:57 hrs
Didn't manage to do anything yet. I'll message you my number for a WhatsApp group. Even if it's to share war stories and advice until we can arrange a meet up. I'm in Kronberg if anyone is…
96 posts, 10:49 hrs
I know that the Meldebhörde won´t ask for proof of income. However, I also know that free movement isn´t the same as freedom to join another member state´s tax funded social system. Being German I…
23 posts, 10:44 hrs
It is possible that the stopcock is near the water meter. But the water meter is in a sealed cupboard that only the meter men can access. So can I get a key for this cupboard? It is not a normal…
25 posts, 09:46 hrs
If they do send you a Bestätigung des Schadenfreiheitsrabattes... you won't be getting what your Italian motor insurer needed to put you in the correct classification. The 'rabatte' part is…
1,277 posts, 01:22 hrs
To answer your 2 questions: first perspective.. I am a 62 year old self employed consulting engineer with dual British and South African citizenship. I own property in Munich, have been here for 8…
52 posts, 19:45 yesterday
So, here's an update and a recommendation for people wanting to sell cars in Germany. I sold my car about two hours ago. I had the car advertised on mobile.de and ebay kleinanzeigen. After a lots…
38 posts, 19:01 yesterday
I'm standing in the hauptbahnhof looking at the yellow schedule and my train is not on the time it shows... I'm in REWE and the shelf has a tag for my favorite cereal, but it's empty... My ISP…
51 posts, 17:14 yesterday
That's getting increasingly rarer with more and more scheduled airlines introducing "Buy on board". Still, at least with BA "Buy on board" means a branch of "M&S Simply food" in the sky 
12 posts, 16:45 yesterday
From their website. As British in Germany we: Campaign for the rights of UK citizens living in Germany and support campaigns for the rights of German and EU citizens in the UK. Engage with…
5 posts, 15:53 yesterday
Hello, families! I am offering babysitting services in/near Haidhausen! I am 26, from the US, and have been living in Munich for several months now. I'll be here for 2 years while my husband…
23 posts, 15:48 yesterday
I host basketball about once a week through my company Sunset Rec Sports. We are typically recreational players but all skills levels are welcome. Check out my site for the most up to date info on…
3 posts, 15:36 yesterday
I host badminton once a week, typically Tuesday evenings, through my company Sunset Rec Sports. We are mostly recreational players but all levels are welcome. Check the most up to date info about our…
40 posts, 12:53 yesterday
I think we evolved to stuff ourselves around the pagan festival of Saturnalia which the Catholic Church kind of turned into Christmas. There was a reason we ate and ate - to get fat around the tummy…
190 posts, 12:44 yesterday
There is a whole circuit of it round my way, which family with older members seems to know about, the carers mainly come from Slovenia. However, it is also true that they cannot do everything - a…
12 posts, 12:43 yesterday
Any excuse for a party, right? Seriously, everyone has a right to their own opinions and I truly hope that it all turns out all right in the end. You might want to keep the location under…
363 posts, 11:46 yesterday
From the viewpoint of being completely uninformed about hydrogen powered vehicles there should be no contest in respect to an infrastructure compared to EVs, electricity is readily available just…
71 posts, 10:16 yesterday
I had the same type of miserable job at first but it lasted less than a year and I used it as a stepping stone to get to investment banking. If you're unhappy with your job change it, is the lesson…
9 posts, 09:26 yesterday
Have to be careful with what kind of people we allow into the country, don't we? And Barnier is a twat. If he told me the sky was blue, I'd look up to confirm it for myself.
10 posts, 09:24 yesterday
Understood, I am doing this because, irrespective of the outcome, the only thing I can guarantee is that without it I will have problems when it comes to the residency interview required in Hesse.
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