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Yes. Although in both cities there won't be a problem to find a tenant very fast. Even in one day. So many people seeking a place to live. The problem is to find a good tenant (or: to find a non…
40 posts, 10:01 yesterday
It's simply not possible to cover every single possible scenario that can happen even in a book titled the complete guide. What I can promise is that 120€ you'll spend buying the book and the tools…
3 posts, 08:48 yesterday
Have a look through this thread. Some relevant links. Click the blue title text. Perhaps try to think of some more specifics...I imagine your aunt's maiden name might be less common than her…
114 posts, 05:28 yesterday
@El Jeffo I can ask the Hausverwaltung to send me this Itemization ? Is it usually in a document that has a certain German name ? I am also thinking of how to prepare an official letter to the…
599 posts, 17 February
I've got some Peri Peri sauce, which is OK, but not the same. Thanks anyway. I've checked on amazon (via Veri Peri FB page) but it just says unavailable. I think this one might be a bit too obscure…
1,055 posts, 16 February
Not sure what it is worth but my job offers and positions have come from people finding me. So far my best success has been out of Linkedin. I am a native English speaker and pretty much all the…
3 posts, 15 February
You may find useful this page I built for my English speaking removal clients moving to Berlin, tips for finding home or storage or transport or local online communities for most everything…
5 posts, 14 February
Hi @Dorirsita, I was wondering if you managed to find a Rheumatologist in the end? I have a chronic condition which I’m struggling with at the moment and also need have some tests done. I have…
161 posts, 14 February
There are no secrets. I´m reading Berlin related news on a daily basis. In German and in English. For more than 15 years now. When I find something that fits a thread I´m sharing it. BTW,…
78 posts, 14 February
Some hospitals or staff or combinations of both are insane. Last week I visited a friends father recovering in a proper hospital from the damages caused by another hospital. One of those damage was a…
8 posts, 13 February
Thanks The return on real estate in Berlin comes from value increase not rent. I see my first investment value has increased by at least 5% annually. I will get rid of the property manager and…
5 posts, 13 February
Bumping this thread in case anyone has some up to date recommendations. I have recently adopted a puppy from Romania, am eager to get him trained but my German isn't up to scratch just yet I have…
1,818 posts, 12 February
Not sure this is the correct thread, but I have been going through god knows how many trying to find the right answer. Or at least direction. Like many I am also in this desperate search for an…
8 posts, 11 February
if you can reach Moabit easily, every Saturday morning there is a group of volunteers running a smallish flea market in front of the church on Thusnelda Allee (between Turmstrasse and Alt-Moabit),…
6 posts, 11 February
I was curious about the Radio Eins playlist. If anyone else is, you can see all the tracks they play listed by DJ hour and even listen to some here, by day, hour slot etc. radioeins.de/musik... is…
1 posts, 11 February
The Berlin Creatives Meetup is back! This is a meeting for anyone who does anything creative in Berlin, from music-makers to mime-artists. Come along, make friends, find opportunities for…
5 posts, 11 February
Try that at the police station in my town. They have people there but they will tell you they don't have time to take your statement and that you should either come back during office hours, 8-16…
4 posts, 10 February
Since a couple years I do not get a receipt for the ground tax, it is simply automatically deducted from my bank. This maybe be the same in your case. I dont have any property manager so there is no…
2 posts, 10 February
Is there anyone that has children at Berlin International School or teaches there? I'd especially be interested, if you have contact with the upper grades. I'd appreciate it, if you'd send me a…
9 posts, 9 February
Ok so, I never received any notifications that there were replies to my post so I never bothered checking again. It was a really stressful time last year and I forgot about this, but it is coming…
4 posts, 6 February
The 'burden of proof' justification for needing more than 7 hours is vague (link: service.berlin.de/dienst... Ein längerer Betreuungsbedarf ist möglich, wenn er sich aus Ihrer Familiensituation…
12 posts, 3 February
Hi, it's several years later but I am looking for someone to play tennis with for Feb. and March in case there are any takers... am in Nikolassee and there are at least two in door courts here, butam…
14 posts, 2 February
We have a little network of small group drop-in lessons on Minigrouper for just 6€ per hour with about 4 people. There are various teachers, locations, times and levels so it's also a good way of…
1 posts, 2 February
We are in Berlin for one month and my son is looking for a gym, primarily for free weights and spinning. Most posts on this topic are over 5 years old- are there currently any gyms that offer…
9 posts, 2 February
Pls click on Pandas second link and then on "Wie wird Insolvenzgeld beantragt?" You'll find this list: "Fügen Sie Ihrem Antrag bitte folgende Dokumente hinzu: - Insolvenzgeldbescheinigu...
2 posts, 2 February
Hi guys, I tried to look around but couldn't find any answers. First, does anyone have any recommendations for English-speaking divorce lawyers in Berlin? If there are insights on how to save…
1 posts, 2 February
Dear all, I hope that I'm not breaking any forum rules here as I'm trying to be helpful so please let me know if I am and I will promptly remove this post. I have been being asked non stop…
8 posts, 2 February
I dunno, lots of people are resigning so lots of positions might be available. Personally I would not want to be in the position of trying to explain US policy to foreign diplomats. I am not that…
2 posts, 1 February
Sorry, but RSVP means répondez s'il vous plaît (please reply), it should not be used as "please RSVP" or "it is mandatory for RSVP", better "it is mandatory to reply". Great event, unfortunately…
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Far-right AfD now the second most popular party in Germany: poll

Far-right AfD now the second most popular party in Germany: poll

A poll published on Monday by the newspaper Bild put the Alternative for Germany (AfD) on 16 percent, showing that they are currently more popular than the Social Democrats (SPD).

Merkel picks ‘mini Merkel’ and heir apparent for top party role

Merkel picks ‘mini Merkel’ and heir apparent for top party role

The popular female premier of tiny Saarland state is set to take over as secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative party, sources said Monday, fuelling speculation the chancellor is lining up her potential successor.

The easiest visa to get for your first year in Germany (if you

The easiest visa to get for your first year in Germany (if you're young)

For citizens of select non-EU countries, such as Canada, Japan and Israel, taking part in Germany’s Working Holiday programme is a relatively easy way to get one’s foot in the door in the country.

High court to rule on whether banks can keep addressing women as men

High court to rule on whether banks can keep addressing women as men

An elderly lady from Saarland has taken her bank all the way to Germany’s highest court in protest at having to fill out forms that address her as a man.

Pensioner injures three refugees in knife attack outside church

Pensioner injures three refugees in knife attack outside church

Police in southwestern Germany have released a man who stabbed three refugees outside a church on Saturday. A local newspaper expressed disbelief at the fact the crime wasn’t taken more seriously.

Police suspect bank robbers after internet cut in 40,000 Berlin homes

Police suspect bank robbers after internet cut in 40,000 Berlin homes

More than 40,000 households in the southwest of the German capital lost internet and TV services after cable lines were damaged on Sunday. Police are investigating whether the outage is connected to a bank robbery attempt.