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All the account related passwords and usernames should be in your customer service area on o2 website under "meine o2 Briefe". However you should have also recieved them per e-Mail. The username for…
98 posts, 00:07 hrs
You are conflating hatred of Jews by certain populations in the Middle East with liberals. This makes no sense. Unless in your fevered brain all the members of ISIS et al are secretly American…
23 posts, 23:21 yesterday
I stock up on all otc meds like allergy meds and ibuprofen. In the US you can get 200 cheaper then a 20 pack here. And why not have basic meds on hand? Believe it or not pain sometimes comes up on…
310 posts, 23:18 yesterday
Hi - I have 2 questions regarding the JFK High School which I hope someone can help me with: 1) What are the class sizes from year 7 onwards? 2) The web site says the students can do the German…
13 posts, 23:03 yesterday
here I am again... @yesterday, this may be the problem. I am going to be at the Gasteig on Saturday, I'll take it along and try to connect it at the library. It should have current anti-virus…
67 posts, 22:30 yesterday
I agree, LenkaG, about good and bad everywhere - no doubt. Always been a principle in my life. I´m equally - but not contradictorily - happy this fascist arsehole has been locked up:…
2 posts, 22:26 yesterday
Guys, my wife and I recently moved back from Florida and are looking for some americans to hang out with, have fun and play some board games. Looking forward to hear from you!
535 posts, 22:26 yesterday
Hi ! I have prepared all the required documents but have not made an appointment for the B1 test. Can I submit all the documents I have in order to star the process and submit the B1 certificate…
13 posts, 22:19 yesterday
In the past you could buy a VW Camper van from the US Army with no fittings as they used them as troop carriers on post. They had papers. There are some very good used vans here. A friend bought…
2 posts, 21:23 yesterday
Regarding temporary accommodation I can recommend HomeCompany. They are very professional, at least the branch in Frankfurt, I have no experience with the Berlin branch.
12 posts, 20:56 yesterday
@Metall, Fraufruit No, there is no makler. Or at least its not on the online advert, neither the builder mentioned it. @Petro6golf, Yes, I know this is the practice for houses, I understand the…
716 posts, 20:48 yesterday
I saw Linkin Park a few weeks ago at Rock Werchter and they put on such a fantastic show. He gave it his all and his voice was amazing! This is so sad, another great voice of our generation silenced.
26 posts, 19:57 yesterday
Sorry let's balance this out with a new guardian article: theguardian.com/commenti... The Guido fans BTL are having fun at the Graun's expense: order-order.com/2017/07/... Have you…
589 posts, 19:18 yesterday
Scaramuccia/"little skirmisher", also known as Scaramouche or Scaramouch, is a stock character of the Italian commedia dell'arte. Usually attired in black Spanish dress and burlesquing a Don...
1 posts, 18:38 yesterday
facebook.com/events/1954... 29 July 2017 at 3 p.m. Paderborn's Poppy Picnic returns :-) Basically, it's a nice picnic with a nice bunch of people! Simply bring a blanket, some nosh and…
6 posts, 18:09 yesterday
Hi! I know I'm a little late to the game, but I'm finding myself in a similar situation as you all. Moved to Munich about 3 weeks ago and waiting on paperwork from the States to get everything…
42 posts, 18:05 yesterday
As UN says- the relocation service may be the more convenient deal. How fluent is your German ? They can sort apartments, look at location etc. I would say- go with them. Less stress.
142 posts, 17:49 yesterday
Irish Wheatmeal flour anyone? This is a coarse ground wholemeal flour, with extra bran added. The texture is rough and the taste wonderfully nutty. I generally improvise with German wholemeal and…
11 posts, 16:30 yesterday
No, it's to give parking access to all car owners: DB wants people from villages to arrive by car to the nearest station and park there. Chaotic parking leads to no parking in crowded places like…
6 posts, 16:02 yesterday
My thoughts is that even if you cannot speak German you should still have your CV translated, in case the application process gets automated and it's looking out for certain keywords. This might…
418 posts, 15:13 yesterday
Heads up -- Entity does update the Facebook event (Shakespeare's Twelfth Night) if they have to cancel because of rain. They just cancelled tonight's premiere, so TOMORROW night will be the premiere!…
2 posts, 15:10 yesterday
Following the success of its last three summer Shakespeare productions, Entity Theatre returns to its summer season and presents Twelfth Night at the Theatron, Westpark, directed by Conny Loder and…
1 posts, 15:03 yesterday
Hi all, I am a 26 year old woman working full-time in Germany. As my mother has passed away, my father is currently making me a legal guardian of my younger siblings. This includes my 16 year old…
8 posts, 14:26 yesterday
The fourth and final overnight hike in 2017 takes us up Germany’s tallest mountain. We’ll split the ascent of 2300hm in two days: Garmisch to Knorrhütte (1400hm), and Knorrhütte to Zugspitze (900hm).
24 posts, 14:19 yesterday
Does sound odd- I found a tag on a sweater when I arrived home. I had watched them remove one, but seems there were 2 of them. Hard to miss when I took it out of bag. Yes- had to take it back to…
14 posts, 14:07 yesterday
Cooked eggs in the grocery store don't need to be labelled with their origins. Some people suspect that they are therefore from caged chickens which is illegal in EU. Not that that would explain why…
189 posts, 12:51 yesterday
I'm studying for the theoretical driver's license exam. Does anybody have a recent copy of the Fahren Lernen das Begleidbuch (Vogel Verlag) in English that they'd like to resell? or alternatively,…
1,053 posts, 12:49 yesterday
Sure. To recap: - I've had one interview which led to a short (online only) job trial - but I didn't pursue any further as I had another job anyway. - I've had people email me back for an…
1 posts, 12:19 yesterday
Hi all, I work live in Germany, but I am the first in my company to work in Germany. Therefore, I have to look for a contract for the lease and pass it onto my company. I cant find much…
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500-year-old town hall burns down in small Bavarian town

500-year-old town hall burns down in small Bavarian town

An historical town hall in the picturesque town of Dillingen on the Danube river burned down in a fire on Wednesday night. Luckily, no one was injured.