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 800 English-speakers are currently active members. Read the introduction, view the members map, or jump right into the discussion forum.
10 posts, 08:13 hrs
I had a problem with people parking in front of my garage, and then I put a sign up saying it is private property and trespassers will be towed. I no longer have people parking in front of my garage.
52 posts, 08:07 hrs
That ship obviously has sailed, but Brexit aside, normally you're meant to register within 2 weeks (I think - I've heard various different numbers). It took me over 2 weeks because I had to wait for…
66 posts, 07:54 hrs
It provides a deadline by which one can drive here and swap it without issues. There is a deadline, after the deadline is undefined, but as it currently stands the UK licence is no longer valid. As…
143 posts, 07:49 hrs
3.5W/Kg is nothing to sniff at. should be able to fly up those hills plenty quick. i'm at ~3W/Kg but i'm trying to maintain the FTP, but drop some of the fat, pushing harder just seems to hurt…
6 posts, 05:57 hrs
thanks for the reply, I have the glass fibre tape and have used it throughout the house just wasn't sure if the uniflott would adhere to the bauplatten well enough. the sealant looks like a good idea…
1,812 posts, 05:53 hrs
That's the one thing they don't have. ICE companies are truly burdened with their infrastructure, history, dealer network and existing product line. They are car companies trying to develop software…
45 posts, 18:18 yesterday
That seems to be a common ploy. Last Summer some guy parked his car far too close to mine whilst we were packing things away at our airfield (I mean - there is plenty of space). I did not realise…
4 posts, 12:09 yesterday
Yes, you can. I did this. I did my theory test in Frankfurt and my practical in Munich a few months later. You’ll have to register with two different schools and you will have to do paperwork twice…
56 posts, 01:57 yesterday
Kudos to SpiderPig. I have a 55 year’s old colleague who bought a Tesla S P90+ for way over €100,000 on credit and has no wealth to speak of despite having earned a good income for the last 25 years…
4,312 posts, 01:01 yesterday
This is more a baking than a cooking tale. Whereas I think I've become a good cook down the years, I have very little experience in baking, a skill my old Mum excelled in back in the day…
12 posts, 18 January
Yep, and yet DHL is still better than the rest. At least in my city. The usual justification is postmen are overworked and underpaid. Had shitty experience at post office and Postbank too. I guess…
5 posts, 18 January
Some people like the big portraits, I am not a fan. But studios do seem to be open in Dusseldorf, though it does not really go with the "stay at home" vibe. Mind you, I went to Edeka and got some…
61 posts, 18 January
Fact check: seems true. Fact check: 🤔 Sweden's population density within its cities does not make it a cohort with the other Scandinavian countries. Please stop spreading oversimplified…
8 posts, 18 January
*shrug* As I said, he can try, just don't expect too much. International students get screwed in many ways. Others, including me, have tried to challenge it. Legally too. And yet shady student…
44 posts, 18 January
I wonder how they want to prevent that people are registering in more than one state? Or how people who are living under the radar and don´t have an official address can register?
20 posts, 18 January
So obviously a bogus notice that he gave you regarding family member when he is advertising it online for sale and showing it to buyers. You should either join the mieterverein or talk to a lawyer.
1,707 posts, 18 January
I am almost certain that I posted " Dont let the sun catch you crying"... but it seems to be absent ( Piggie hate)... Well, a clip from the BBCs coverage from the funeral.. Sir Kenny said:…
7 posts, 17 January
Ruhezeit is indeed normally later that that as already written (9pm or 10pm depending on the zone), but at least in the place I live in the Hausordnung it's explicitly said that such particularily…
4 posts, 16 January
Because you must have a minimum of two clients in order to be considered a freelancer, and no more than 83-85% of your freelance income (I can't remember the exact percentage) can come from a single…
2 posts, 16 January
I am changing jobs soon, and my new employer will provide me with a company car - a hybrid (electric and petrol motors). I saw whilst browsing the car manufacturers' pages, that you can get up to…
247 posts, 16 January
Thank you for the amazing tip. I went to Dr. Selmair today, and she (and her team) did a great job. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a new dentist in the Munich area. :)
461 posts, 16 January
After all the discussion about Brexit and Trump, it's probably worth considering things closer to home. I was glad Laschet won today. I'm not really a fan of him, he's been pretty useless during the…
23 posts, 16 January
Yes, some have 3 widely spaced chairs in the waiting room where they had 10 (full) before corona. Windows open and masks worn so I feel safe. They are spacing appointments further apart. No walk-ins…
7 posts, 16 January
On the website I used the "refresh page every few minutes" method of finding an appointment a couple years ago, got one that was a few weeks distant. I'm not sure how that works nowadays. Showed up…
21 posts, 15 January
Another theory: If you are the only two foreigners in the team or department (and people like you better), he might feel inferior and is trying to make up for it? Or he watched too many old movies…
4 posts, 15 January
Freelancers are eligible for Elterngeld. I did this myself twice with our two kids. The amount of the Kindergeld is calculated differently for freelancers than for employees. If the kid is born on…
2 posts, 15 January
I have a question regarding my Blue Card (I am from the US) and secondary employment. I’m currently working on a project that will result in a product in my free time after work. Soon, I'd like to…
1 posts, 15 January
I have been having troubles with trying to explain the short work policy that Germany applies when applying for loans in my home country. Even with a confirmation of permanent employment and months…
77 posts, 15 January
Hi. Looking for a day care center for your child can take some time and you probably want to start searching now even if the kid stays at home for another year. There is a Kita finder for…
Read more: Latest forum posts »
The Local Germany
EXPLAINED: What you should know about Germany

EXPLAINED: What you should know about Germany's stricter lockdown measures

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's 16 state leaders have decided to tighten and extend measures over fears of the new Covid variants spreading.

The tech hub that offers work-life balance as well as digital innovation
Sponsored

The tech hub that offers work-life balance as well as digital innovation

Cities today don’t just compete on raw economics. They’re also in competition to show themselves as leaders in sustainability, digitalisation and quality of life.

Germany not ruling out border checks over Covid-19 variants

Germany not ruling out border checks over Covid-19 variants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged EU nations to agree measures to halt new variants of coronavirus, warning that border checks may have to be installed otherwise.

Germany extends and tightens partial lockdown until mid-February

Germany extends and tightens partial lockdown until mid-February

Germany extended and toughened a partial lockdown until February 14th, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.

How the pandemic is bringing German bureaucracy out of the 1980s

How the pandemic is bringing German bureaucracy out of the 1980s

Signs are emerging that the coronavirus pandemic is finally dragging Germany's notoriously sluggish administrative processes into the 21st century -- albeit one very small step at a time.

LATEST: The charts and maps that explain the state of the pandemic in Germany

LATEST: The charts and maps that explain the state of the pandemic in Germany

The number of new infections in Germany is falling slightly, but deaths remain at a high level. We look at what's going on.

'We have finances well under control': Germany takes on less debt than expected in 2020

Germany took on record new debt in 2020 to shield the economy from the coronavirus pandemic, but less than expected, official data showed Tuesday.