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10 posts, 06:03 hrs
Mate of mine buys cheap engineering stuff from China, via Alibaba. I asked him if there's any import duty he must pay at the end when the stuff get delivered. He answered "sometimes", he says it's…
34 posts, 03:11 hrs
I have a strong urge to ram the apparent majority of the drivers with dazzling brake lights who can't be bothered to use the handbrake at lights and level crossings, especially at night. Am sadly too…
52 posts, 01:19 hrs
Totally irrevelant comment by me, triggered by " two cultures separated by a common language." Young, idealistic hitchhiker in the US ( moi!) and illegally there ( but I was 20 ) and a truck driver…
19 posts, 00:48 hrs
To give an update about the result, my Schönheitsreparatur... doesn't cover anything under 120€, so I sent a claim to the insurance. After a couple of interrogation rounds by the insurance company,…
31 posts, 23:52 yesterday
We stayed at relaxa hotel München back in 2018 and really enjoyed our stay. The beds were ginormous and really comfy and the room was spotless and didn’t look like Oma, like many hotels in Germany 😅…
27 posts, 15:34 yesterday
It is now 26.50€ for a 18cm diameter Rum-Trüffeltorte: see the left of this photo: dallmayr.com/fil... A piece of a standard-sized Rumtrüffeltorte is 4.50€: dallmayr-versa...
17 posts, 14:10 yesterday
A solicitor's firm I was using to sell a house in the UK was closed down a few years ago. All the documents were sent to the Solicitors' Regulatory Authority. They would have subsequently arranged…
25 posts, 12:12 yesterday
I see all too often around Munich that they come and dig up perfectly useable roads and replace them 'for fun'. One might think someone was getting kick backs or had shares/ownership in the road…
779 posts, 12:06 yesterday
Yes, it does. I didn't know it was called a heat pump. It also heats the batteries when it is very cold out when we choose a charging station. Makes it charge much faster. When I think of heat…
1 posts, 10:55 yesterday
Hi Dinner Junkies, As we have moved to Meetup and haven't had anyone sign up here for weeks, I will not publish new events here. Please sign up to the Meetup 'Dinner with friends around Munich'…
1,019 posts, 08:21 yesterday
it takes me about 3-5 seconds to plug in my car when using an at-home charger. Double that to unplug it and return the plug to its holster. I really miss getting diesel and/or gasoline all over…
10 posts, 03:51 yesterday
I witnessed someone in Berlin calling the Feuerwehr to deal with an injured pigeon she'd found. They came with a fire engine and collected it too; not sure what they did with it, perhaps they had…
18 posts, 3 February
Hello, I have a question about the definition of encumbrance, in relation to real estate. Person A bought property under his own name (under construction) for 100,000 EUR, and payments of…
4 posts, 3 February
Maybe Google? hg.org/lawyers/germany/m... And ask them about their fees? Nobody on here knows! If you are a foreigner here, legal insurance is a good idea anyway - as is the essential private…
774 posts, 3 February
Yes, they are not popular here. You need a certain percentage renewable energy and despite PV panels the house did not meet the percentage requirements. The air source heat pump brought us up to this…
207 posts, 3 February
@DanglingPointer About #2. A normal European 16A socket will give you 3.5 kWh and and EV consumes in average 22 kWh every 100 km. I think most people nowadays can charge from a normal socket.
136 posts, 3 February
Welcome! Use the TT search function to find out about various topics- Health Insurance, Driver's licence, renting, tenant's rights, etc. Also Government websites on "Moving to Germany".
48 posts, 3 February
First of all, I would like to say what a valuable site this is which, I must admit, I accidentally stumbled across whilst trying to find some concrete answers. Thank you all very much. The…
16 posts, 3 February
I totally get it, it can be frustrating not being able to directly talk to the YouTube algorithm. Sometimes, it feels like it's this mysterious force controlling the visibility of our videos and it…
12 posts, 3 February
Web link for Munich Tafel has changed it seems. I found this one works. muenchner-tafel.de/... 22,000 People in Munich use that food bank. Arte recently produced a documentary on food banks…
21 posts, 3 February
I've used check24 for years now, hopping around every year or two between different providers for internet, electricity, car insurance and even credit cards, rental cars and shopping. As for…
4,832 posts, 3 February
I think I know what I'm making tomorrow! How much flour did you use? The best cottage pie I've had so far was in a pub in north Devon. It was much hotter than the surface of the sun, but…
12 posts, 3 February
I had a friend who used to housesit for us because she had a very small place and enjoyed the space and amenities. Never paid her but always brought her a nice gift. She also took care of our cat.
6 posts, 3 February
See here, not sure its valid for 2023, but for late year ..., you need to check this closer to the book time bigboytravel.com/europe/... Booking times are fixed depending on the day, area of…
1 posts, 3 February
 Bake This would like to celebrate the power and pain of love with you. We’ll use your suggestions to create funny, romantic, dramatic, and absolutely crazy scenes, characters and songs for you live…
32 posts, 3 February
As far as I know you pay the original amount to the original owner of the debt, but you can contest the Inkasso Gebühren as they have to be transparent and without any "bolstering" by the…
21 posts, 2 February
I got a Barclaycard Platinum credit card last year which comes with Auslandsreise-kran... und Reiseabbruchkostenversic... and Mietwagenversicheru... All for €99. I actually had to test…
11 posts, 2 February
I have a Dutch friend who did C1 exam at Goethe Institute in Munich two weeks ago. He paid €299 without preparation course. He only did an online test exam for written part. He said it was more…
351 posts, 2 February
I’m not familiar with schools in Berlin. I take it that these are international schools and that you intend both of your children to attend the same school? Are you planning to stay in Germany…
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