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Lets see, as a photographer you are supposed to charge VAT right? ( 7% I believe or ? ) Whats to stop you just paying the 7% to the finanzamt yourself and incorporating that in your pricing? Or…
41 posts, 15:45 hrs
Apparently "deinetwegen" comes from an older dative expression "von deinen Wegen", which underwent an insertion of a "t" --> "deinentwegen" and a subsequent deletion of the "n" -->…
6 posts, 15:16 hrs
First a big thanks to Mary-Ann and Lisa for organising while I was away. So this week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Royal India, Westendstr 117, 80339 München Nearest station: All…
3 posts, 14:06 hrs
You might try that but it wouldn't really save you any money or time nor get your license converted. It appears that you and whoever you have been speaking to at your driving school may have…
227 posts, 13:15 hrs
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:00-12:00. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
3 posts, 13:12 hrs
@SerratedEdge As you are in Munich it might be worth taking a look at what @AndreaBo can offer you. I've had no direct contact with her nor personal experience of her teaching but have read…
1 posts, 12:53 hrs
Hi, I am looking for a squash partner, regio Aalen. I consider myself as an intermediate player. Before I moved to Aalen, I played squash once a month. I want to play squash weekly or…
38 posts, 12:52 hrs
There's another possibility. There are loads of adverts of people searching for such stuff for flea markets - Trödelmarkets. I got rid of quite a lot of my deceased mother's stuff via this…
85 posts, 11:33 hrs
Certainly the British in Europe group and the local ones are advising it may be a very good idea - of course, according to one's circumstance. While it does indeed have no point for most EU…
1 posts, 11:31 hrs
The last English show of the year at Quatsch Comedy Club looks like it'll be fun. Note that it's on a Monday this time around (it's usually on Wednesdays). From their website: Long-term TTers…
27 posts, 11:18 hrs
Hi All! I'm new to Darmstadt and looking for climbing partners. Thus I thought I would spam all these old threads where people are looking for others to climb. I'm 35, from Finland and have…
3 posts, 10:38 hrs
Hi All! I'm new to Darmstadt and looking for climbing partners. Thus I thought I would spam all these old threads where people are looking for others to climb. I'm 35, from Finland and have…
17 posts, 10:19 hrs
Hi All! I'm new to Darmstadt and looking for climbing partners. Thus I thought I would spam all these old threads where people are looking for others to climb. I'm 35, from Finland and have…
13 posts, 09:44 hrs
I made goose on Sunday and bought it from Metro ion Saturday. At this time of year the large one at Ostbahnhof has fresh geese in stock and you don't even need to pre-order. Do you have a…
4 posts, 09:09 hrs
You beat me to it! But just to add: Spreading the benefits this way is known as Elterngeld plus. And you are allowed to take parental leave up until when your child is 3 years old (although…
79 posts, 08:54 hrs
Thank you, hoare-spitall & Pappnase. Everything went without a hitch when we bought our house, but I did wonder about it while we were listening to the seemingly endless reading of the contract.
1,069 posts, 07:54 hrs
Are you as moral as you think you are? This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an…
2,934 posts, 07:09 hrs
Been using an amazing spice, Chihuahua de Mexico smoked sea salt.. (Mexican version of Maldon Smoked Sea Salt) and used like a dry rub to create a smoked flavor without a smoker. Use on a baked…
1,203 posts, 00:21 hrs
I read back till page 45, spring 2017, and the quote I replied to is the only thing I saw similar to my situation. Why did the miss me, and why the see me now? It does not seem that the are…
5 posts, 22:40 yesterday
Here is a link for you that may help a bit. I know a lot of people here are getting dual citizenship, but mainly German/British. citizensinformation.ie/e... Good luck! and welcome to the…
104 posts, 22:37 yesterday
The market is moving fast but there's still certainly choice with that, although also likely competition, at least in the hot areas. You might want to find some typical agents who do connect to the…
7 posts, 22:27 yesterday
Hi I'm wondering if there is any updated answer to this question? I would like to ship about 20 boxes of books back to the states -- does the M-bag still exist for non-commercial shipping? This is a…
1,165 posts, 20:10 yesterday
I hit the 8 years in January next year. I went last April to ask them about the process and they said it was fine to submit but that it couldn't be approved until I hit the 8 years. I've submitted…
240 posts, 19:31 yesterday
@MunichNOW I ended up going to Dr. Selmair after reading your reviews and a few others great reviews about her and seeing her score on Jameda. Another dentist diagnosed me with a gum infection…
4 posts, 19:25 yesterday
Thank you for your kind reply. I have to say Berlitz doesn't have any glowing reviews from adults and teachers neither here nor on other websites and I could find nothing on the language camps.I will…
68 posts, 18:38 yesterday
What most of us in that situation therefore do is get a family member, friend or associate to help us. It's going to run in German, as the others say. That won't change. I'd not even have come…
4 posts, 17:58 yesterday
Hey everybody! Happy November! In the spirit of democracy, I am putting up several possibilities and ask that you note down which would be possible for you. Ideally, we'll fix a date where everyone…
4 posts, 16:39 yesterday
Ok one more question: Over at rundfunkbeitrag.de I tried to sign in with my 'aktenzeichen' and with the post code of my old WG (which is on the letter I received) Doesn't work. They can't…
1 posts, 16:34 yesterday
Looking for somewhere to celebrate Thanksgiving in Berlin? Join us at Belushi's in Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz! We've got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and at the top of our list is roast…
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The Local Germany

'More holes than cheese': A recap of what Theresa May's Brexit deal means for Brits in Europe

British Prime Minister Theresa May will present her already much-maligned Brexit deal to her government on Wednesday. Here's a recap of what that draft deal - as agreed in March - means for British citizens living in Europe and those who aim to move here in the near future and why it angered campaigners.

10 golden rules to know if you lose your job in Germany

10 golden rules to know if you lose your job in Germany

Nobody wants to get the sack, but it can happen to us all. We look in detail at the rights you have if you are given a dreaded job dismissal.

'Here I am a human being': How Kaiserslautern continues to integrate refugees

After volunteering in the Greek island of Lesbos at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, Anita Lekic was inspired to spend time in this southwest German city, which is playing a huge role in providing asylum for refugees, to see how it is dealing with the influx of people. Here’s what she found.

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

How the Greens co-leader wants to ditch Germany’s controversial benefits system Hartz IV

The co-leader of the Green Party, Robert Habeck, has proposed an alternative to Germany’s controversial welfare benefits system, Hartz IV.

Seven camels spotted outside of Lidl in Lower Saxony

Seven camels spotted outside of Lidl in Lower Saxony

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German word of the day: Das Bargeld

German word of the day: Das Bargeld

Bargeld is a word which you'll hear a lot in Germany - and use much more than in many other European countries.