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I am a former public school art and gardening teacher with an education credential from the state of California, and have worked extensively with children of all ages. English is my native language,…
1 posts, 21 April
Hello, I have questions about “Beschäftigung erlaubt” status, and also about switching freelancing visa to work permit, and possibly switching back after a while. First of all, I have been living…
4 posts, 20 April
Housing prices have increased dramatically in the past 8 years and it is not easy to find cheap accommodation. I think it is rather risky to hold out for something cheaper. On the other hand, you…
59 posts, 19 April
Not bad for being not great. Forbes: Here are the Top 50 U.S. breweries, ranked by volume of beer produced last year, according to the Brewers Association: 18) Stone Brewing, Escondido,…
106 posts, 18 April
Friday 5th April 2019, 21:30 The Castle Invalidenstraße 129, 10115 Berlin goo.gl/maps/atukkdz6ncu2... High standing tables behind the bar by the back door are reserved. Meetup sign on the…
2 posts, 17 April
Although the WG itself might be a perfectly good deal, the reputation of Marzahn is certainly worth consideration and not just based on rumours, unfortunately. I'd keep looking for somewhere a bit…
4 posts, 14 April
In a nutshell: No. f you live in Germany and want to work as a Freelancer, you have to register here with the tax office, have health insurance here, pay taxes here. You have to register. You…
13 posts, 14 April
Hi Everyone, Okay, so a tricky situation for me. I'm from the UK and registered here in Berlin last June. I was fully employed and registered in Berlin and got my tax number as an employee. I…
118 posts, 14 April
Time for an update: plastic plugs jeopardize the planned opening in October 2020 according to TÜV Rheinland. It's about fire safety once again. Meanwhile, costs have risen to an estimated €7 billion.
1 posts, 13 April
Looks like the folks at Quatsch Comedy Club have put together another outstanding lineup for next week's shows, particularly headliner Allan Havey, star of stage and screen. From their website:…
1 posts, 13 April
(copy/paste from FaceBook) In cooperation with German partners and British in Germany e.V., the British Embassy Berlin will host an Open Afternoon on Tuesday 30th April 2019. This will be an…
112 posts, 11 April
If the OP is 24 as she claimed earlier, projecting the "hot skllls" which will give her better job security when she is around 50 years old is more than a bit speculative. Java came out in 1995.
1 posts, 10 April
Dear yogis and friends, We are very excited to celebrate Yoga Hub Berlin’s FIRST BIRTHDAY and we invite you all to celebrate with us on a special yoga happening and party - a whole day of FREE &…
18 posts, 9 April
A Staatliche Anerkennung is probably not enough on its own, however, if she completed her Ausbildung here and it included a module in Sozialkunde or Gemeinschaftskunde she could probably use that…
50 posts, 6 April
I guess it depends on the city you live. In Heidelberg, I never experienced this kind of things. On the contrary I feel drivers are rather polite. There is a street near where I lived before.
1 posts, 6 April
Hello there, moved back to Berlin from the UK and need to file some taxes, its been a while - 8 years that I was away and was completely out of the German tax system with moving January to Berlin,…
13 posts, 5 April
From my experience, this advise is completely wrong! At least, don't de-register before you're really sure that this is how it should be done! I registered my German car in Sweden and the process…
24 posts, 4 April
The best Neapolitan pizza in Berlin is Malafemmena (Hauptstraße 85). This is run by Italians, the pizzaioli are Italian and the pizza offered is Neapolitan style. Zola is OK but being in…
30 posts, 4 April
Our next date is on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - starting at 18:30 till about 20:30. (each of us gets his/her own time slot) email me if you want to join the group! botoxinberlin@gmail.com…
11 posts, 4 April
Hi there, I moved to Frankfurt area because of a job. Till December 2018, I pay two rent because of keeping two households with some support from from Jobcenter. My husband was receiving ALG II,…
13 posts, 3 April
My grandma used to sing me this song for bedtime. RE: bear's leek. Remember to pluck a leaf from each plant rather than uprooting the whole thing, especially in areas where it's not thick.
12 posts, 3 April
apparently, but the important part is she also left after she completed the two semesters. anyway I agree with the others: use the date you actually left in 2014 as that is the truth and nothing…
253 posts, 1 April
The next meeting of the book group, to discuss Arno Geiger's "The Old King in His Exile", will be on Tuesday, 23 April, at 7:30pm. We will meet at Oranium/Grand Bar (Oranienburger Str. 34) as usual.
8 posts, 31 March
Just to add to the above comment, I have 4 weeks left on my yearly Abo ticket, and went there yesterday. I only had to pay €2.50 to cancel it's renewal plus the remaining month even though I had not…
5 posts, 28 March
Thank you for your reply. I'm new to Berlin I came in May 2016. I was able to get a loan from Commerzbank. But I had problems with MediaMarkt. Even In IKEA, the person in the reception desk…
1 posts, 26 March
Hey everyone, I have moved in 2018 to Germany as an expat and the first 8 months(January-August) I was working in Germany, paying taxes in Germany but my contract was Swiss and was receiving…
623 posts, 25 March
Most German supermarkets (larger better ones at least?) carry Königspasteten. Different shape, but similar idea. You usually fill them with ragout, cans of which are conveniently placed beside…
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