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10 posts, 14:59 hrs
There are six DAX-Companies headquartered in Munich (Kreis), of which only one (BMW) directly in the car industry. Maybe I'm too optimistic, time will tell, but I don't see the current worker inflow…
2 posts, 14:55 hrs
A couple of partial answers: I was freiwillig versichert with AOK, and then became a member of KVdR when my German state pension started. As far as I can tell, two main things changed as a…
35 posts, 14:35 hrs
I would start thinking of having a back up plan. The fact that the German Government have not guaranteed the rights of British citizens suggests that things are not looking good.
2 posts, 14:31 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Garam Masala, Radlsteg 1 off the Tal, 80331 München. garam-masala.de/... Nearest station: Marienplatz or Isartor all S-Bahn´s also going to…
4 posts, 14:04 hrs
I have two tickets to see the sold out concert by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at the Prinzregententheater on 19 / 2 / 19 ( tomorrow ) The tickets are for the front row of the Balcony. A…
6 posts, 13:58 hrs
He will need to do a tax return anyway for this tax year. He is leaving after only a few months, and will work/be tax resident in another country (UK) so then he will need to do UK & DE tax…
7 posts, 13:56 hrs
That was for Bavaria, which turned out sucessful despite the farmers being against it. Environmentalists are trying to get one started for NRW where I live: nrz.de/region/niederrhei...
30 posts, 13:44 hrs
I had a German dentist where I used to live, but then I moved to a new location about six years ago. I had been dreading looking for a new dentist, I have a mortal fear of them! I would have been…
24 posts, 13:38 hrs
It's now here: gesetze-bayern.de/conten... §6, Absatz 6 Deepl.com says: "For pupils with a non-German mother tongue who have not attended a German primary school from grade 1 onwards,…
20 posts, 13:26 hrs
I looked at a couple of flats to rent there a few years ago, and we almost pulled the trigger on one (Bernburger Str. I believe). However, the area was a bit desolate and isolated, not very…
158 posts, 13:08 hrs
He uses Google Translate. That's why sometimes he posts links he doesn't really understand because the translation was bad. Imagine how backwards it is to use an automatic translator to read what…
819 posts, 12:50 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…
28 posts, 12:45 hrs
Oh yes, Bengals have wild blood (intentionally bred with Asian leopard cats to make them prettier *sigh*) and are described as notoriously difficult pets. I'm glad you made it work, because in the US…
8 posts, 12:07 hrs
Anyone interested in British Girl Guiding might be interested to know about 1st Munich Rainbows / Brownies / Guides / Rangers. We meet on Tuesdays in Neubiberg and follow the new UK Girl guiding…
31 posts, 12:05 hrs
Anyone interested in British Girl Guiding might be interested to know about 1st Munich Rainbows / Brownies / Guides / Rangers. We meet on Tuesdays in Neubiberg and follow the new UK Girl guiding…
239 posts, 10:19 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…
40 posts, 09:46 hrs
Thanks for the info Spiderpig. I called the guy and he will come and inspect in a couple of weeks - I didn't mention the fact we've already been using the fireplace. Lets see if there are any…
53 posts, 07:38 hrs
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 
3 posts, 07:04 hrs
A letter may have a weight of up to 2 kg. I´d send it as Einschreiben so you can get a tracking number and have insurance for it. The German term is e. g. a "Briefumschlag aus Karton" or…
18 posts, 01:40 hrs
I don't understand what I should've done. Yes, we've bought an apartment from the same company in Athens to profit from the Golden Visa regime to save ourselves from Turkey (thus going back to their…
53 posts, 22:26 yesterday
I can attest that Metall has the best barbecues ever with many interesting guests and wonderful sourdough bread and the best Rumtopf I ever had. She did not sit on one person's face. Not one.
103 posts, 22:03 yesterday
Some people on Crete have told me over the years their reluctance to pay tax stems from the Turkish control over Greece for a long time and they didn´t want to pay tributes to their occupiers...makes…
165 posts, 21:55 yesterday
You are of course right John, but I haven't read anywhere of your standard paedophile wanting to dress and act as a women to gain access to women only areas. Women quite rightly feel threatened at…
65 posts, 20:15 yesterday
From my googling, apparently domesticated turkeys originated from Mexico and earlier fossils were found in Virginia, US. Don't think that all birds come from India and China.. Of course these…
40 posts, 16:09 yesterday
Even though my Icon pic suggests otherwise "like a good neighbour stay over there" in this case I might actually invite the neighbours to dinner or reach out in some small social way. During the…
33 posts, 13:24 yesterday
We did Naxos in April. Which is 2 islands north, I think. Weather was good. Beaches were better for there being no tourist yet. But half the restaurants were closed and all major tourist…
13 posts, 10:14 yesterday
I think there have been challenges to that rate as being out of date, for sure. It works the other way though. Prepaying items here like healthcare can get you 3%+, certainly more than bank rates…
12 posts, 05:40 yesterday
I´m not even sure that they can fire you given that they had no chance to assess your capabilities (provided that the contract had become effective in the first place - see Zwiebelfisch´s comment).
178 posts, 05:24 yesterday
'I just want to know if I'm healthy enough for bacon.' Not a real problem at my age. As Roger Stone said, when the judge said that the more he spoke about his case, the more he was setting…
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