Other sites:  Austria · Denmark · France · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · thelocal.de · englishforum.ch
Welcome to Toytown Germany, an English-language community website for Germany. Over 1,500 English-speakers are currently active members. Read the introduction, view the members map, or jump right into the discussion forum.
5 posts, 18:30 hrs
just about any time I've told someone to "go for it!" I have terrible judgment (actually I don't. it's just hard to gauge other people's true deep desires and capabilities...I am terrible at…
7 posts, 18:04 hrs
Yes, everyone has their preferences. I actually stopped running a "home office" and dismantled it. I try to keep my home for personal now as much as possible. I use third spaces, quite a lot of which…
58 posts, 14:36 hrs
https://tvmucho.com Anybody else use this service ? Pay by the month or year (prices from 5€ -10€ a month depending on how you pay) All UK free view channels with a 7 day catch-up service and…
743 posts, 13:48 hrs
I will not be going tonight. My husband surprised me with birthday dinner plans. Hope to eventually meet all of you ladies the next time around...which will be Halloween night?
1,018 posts, 13:34 hrs
Ponder a little and you’ll get it. Jesus Christ superstar was all very well but what about an islamic musical? I reckon it'd go down a bomb. Here are some songs to start (suggestions welcome)…
74 posts, 13:28 hrs
Note how the URL says "avme". That is the code for the international version. International (with language option): service.avm.de/help/de/f... German (no language option)…
1 posts, 13:06 hrs
Is there a TTer with a child visitation agreement who could determine which calendar dates are the visitation dates through the end of March 2019 if I were to PM the relevant details of the…
201 posts, 13:03 hrs
There are about 50 questions on history in the full set of 300, so I guess there are likely to be about 5 in the actual test. There are mostly about the Nazi era, the second world war or the DDR.
14 posts, 12:07 hrs
I think it's impossible to save for elderly care. Absolutely no point in hoarding for that. I think the property is a good idea, again in part, because it takes you out of cash, so harder for…
16 posts, 10:46 hrs
I don't think the current rules for Canadian immigration are the way you describe them (needing a job offer to get permanent residence). There's something called "Express Entry" for skilled workers…
19 posts, 07:46 hrs
I also have to "break a lance" for the kindergarten teachers. They have been on top of my daughter's language delay from 18 months. The speach therapist says she's now up to a year behind (at 3), but…
524 posts, 01:09 hrs
sweet dreams are made of this, who am I to disagree? some of them want to use you, some of them want to be used by you, some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused by you... these…
6 posts, 00:00 hrs
When we lived in Marienfelde in Berlin, we used to visit my wife's sister in Neukolln. I and my wife always used to get our hair cut there, always going to Turkish barbers. They do not rip you…
2,774 posts, 23:05 yesterday
Under a new US and British trade agreement, in the spirit of the Brexit game of chicken, KFC will be renamed to CKFC "Commonwealth of Kentucky Fried Chicken" Thank you for bearing with us..
43 posts, 22:14 yesterday
That. Unfortunately... I find that unless I have laid everything out the night before and written a list of what I planned to do, then other than absolute "have to's", pretty much nothing will…
38 posts, 21:59 yesterday
I agree. Whilst the experience itself is pretty shit with Ryanair*, I have found them no worse than any other airline in terms of reliability. In fact, as a I have mentioned on here before, during…
31 posts, 20:36 yesterday
Bloody hell...dunno, HEM All I remember from my travels is: I peed in Sweden and I peed in Indonesia ) and the water flushed either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Fun is: on the Equator: but I…
2 posts, 20:21 yesterday
Hello TT, I tried search functionality and couldn't find specific answer for similar questions. If I select 1st option- I understand that Deutsch Post is going to notify the certain sender (or…
1,027 posts, 19:51 yesterday
Like playing board games? Interested in meeting new people? We are a group of English-speaking people getting together to play board games (and games with specialized card decks). Bring your favorite…
32 posts, 17:17 yesterday
Hi Guys, thank you to everyone who cared to respond, I used to get Langnese Honig back in the middle-east, yes Langnese have a honey production line aimed at Auslanders, it was the 1st German…
6 posts, 16:33 yesterday
Not only can't you get around the paperwork if you get married in Russia, but by getting married in Russia you'll increase the paperwork necessary for your wife's application. I highly recommend…
12 posts, 16:01 yesterday
There's no need for this. My middle name is used on all my job contracts. Also the Rentenversicherung and my Verdienstabrechnungen are addressed to my middle name and surname. My first name doesn't…
3 posts, 13:30 yesterday
Slightly off topic, but I hate that you are forced to average the billing for utilities. I understand that its desirable for some people but I should have the option to pay whatever my bill is. It…
1,835 posts, 12:04 yesterday
Exactly. Work a lot and save shedload of money, while learning German alongside. Then think about self-financing study as above. Most migrants do not haave the luxury of a sponsor. Background of…
637 posts, 11:09 yesterday
Thanks to your comment, I hightailed into the nearest Lidl yesterday and bought 6 packets of the double Gloucester. I nearly wept with joy and had to restrain myself from grabbing the nearest…
5 posts, 08:10 yesterday
Makes sense I suppose, also why it's quite a long period. If we come somewhere for studying and then leave as soon as it ends, we will probably be seen as having just come for the education, not to…
26 posts, 06:32 yesterday
That way he gets no leave this year though. Since he is starting at the end of November he loses at least 2 days (unless he already took them at the old employer) It's not mandatory for the new…
1,104 posts, 19 October
You mean Regierungspräsidi... Darmstadt, the last federal bit? Well done  I do not know exactly what it means but when I got that request, I certainly assumed it meant it'd be completed as long as I…
5 posts, 19 October
Go to a small shop that sells RC stuff (remote controlled airplanes, cars and so on) and talk to the owner... He will know the local "scene" and might be able to point out a local enthusiast with a…
Read more: Latest forum posts »
The Local Germany
Berlin kidnapping leads to diplomatic freeze between Slovakia and Vietnam

Berlin kidnapping leads to diplomatic freeze between Slovakia and Vietnam

Slovakia may freeze diplomatic relations with Vietnam if allegations that it used the EU country to secretly transport a Vietnamese oil executive back to Hanoi are confirmed, a Slovak foreign ministry spokesman told AFP on Sunday.

Merkel says Khashoggi killers must

Merkel says Khashoggi killers must 'answer for their actions'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said those behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death must be brought to book and called for "transparency" from Riyadh.

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview for publication Sunday he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals as Europe looks to levy tax notably on US tech giants.

Weekend Wanderlust: Getting my feet wet in Wiesbaden

Weekend Wanderlust: Getting my feet wet in Wiesbaden

We look at the historical spa city of Wiesbaden and modern-day seat of Hesse's parliament. Find out why it's the ideal day-trip from Frankfurt, and why you just might want to stay longer.

From shocking storytelling to diverse characters: How Germany

From shocking storytelling to diverse characters: How Germany's children's books are changing

When it comes to children's literature, Germany has been a world leader since the 19th century. But what challenges has it faced and how is it embracing the future? Nehal Johri takes a look at the big issues, past and present.

Germany orders recall of 43,000 Opel diesel vehicles

Germany orders recall of 43,000 Opel diesel vehicles

Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall tens of thousands of diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests.