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13 posts, 21:13 hrs
For some reason, I haven't really experienced any particular increase over the past couple of weeks - aside from a lot more fireworks being set off down in the area of S-Bahn Neukölln and up near…
21 posts, 09:24 hrs
Ooh thanks for the suggestion for the detour to the Harz. Looking forward to taking this Brockenbahn, but which of the two suggested cities, Quedlinburg or Wernigerode, are directly served by the…
1 posts, 23:34 yesterday
Can anyone recommend a baby swim class somewhere convenient enough to Prenzlauer Berg? Doesn't have to be right there but within a reasonable distance by public transport. I have done some searching…
14 posts, 15:26 yesterday
What happens after the 4 years? What does your wife do? I would expect that not speaking half decent german will be painful for her unless she will be working in an international company (ie in…
557 posts, 10:45 yesterday
Anyone know where to get a German language Tea Towel calendar that isn't old fashioned looking? Etsy has some updated, more contemporary ones but they all seem to be in English. Thank you!
126 posts, 09:58 yesterday
There's no guarantee you will even get 16mb. Take a look at Telekom's site and see if they offer any better. I had a similar problem some years back and one provider could only offer 16mb but…
65 posts, 11 December
In general. And it's been discussed a couple of times before ... Doctors/practices have budgets, set by the (public) insurances. When they exceed that budgets (per patient or drug wise) they have to…
1 posts, 10 December
Sprinkles of Self Doubt. An English-Language stand-up comedy show with two extended sets from two amazing Comedians. Tapas available at the bar, doors open at 9pm show starts at 10pm sharp. A double…
1 posts, 10 December
For future dates, location, and rules: wycacting.com For the Facebook group: facebook.com/gro... WYC Acting Classes are an attempt to make professional-grade acting classes available without…
3 posts, 9 December
as far as I know any issues with not getting permission from the landlord or hausverwaltung is her problem - it has nothing to do with you. handing over the deposit in cash? Not smart, but not…
1 posts, 9 December
Hello everyone! Dick Salad is a night of alternative stand up comedy for the awkward, unhinged, and adorable. We are a trio of Berlin’s finest nerds, queers, Brad Pitt look-alikes, and dads.
1 posts, 8 December
Hi, I'm a Blue card holder for less than 2 years and want to change my job. I'm in Berlin and this question is specifically about LABOs in Berlin. I followed the recommendations from the ABH…
26 posts, 7 December
I guess we should make a complaint to our developer then because our new-build apartment cools significantly if we turn all the thermostats down for a day. Our under-floor heating also seems to be…
62 posts, 7 December
This week we will meet at Silberfisch from 21:30. Silberfisch, Oranienburger Str. 37, 10117 Berlin Look out for a meetup sign on a table. Should be fairly easy to spot us as it is not a huge…
2 posts, 5 December
I used a lovely Midwife called Liliana 3 years ago. She speaks English but not sure if she speaks French too. You can contact her via the link below. www.ibaby-berlin.de Good luck!
12 posts, 4 December
Just a quick update. I think fredg is right when we said ' just saw Bockman's reply. I don't believe you need anything so complicated. A Danish marriage is automatically valid here and you should…
54 posts, 3 December
Hi guys, I'm a Scottish guy living in Berlin since 2014 and I have a massive Ford Transit with clean laminate floor that I used to live in. I'd like to make some extra cash on the side while I'm…
16 posts, 30 November
The situation is clear. As a software developer, you shall be easy to find a job and you should do that immediately. Don't mind the salary or company, just get a job first and apply for permanent…
3 posts, 30 November
Thanks! I was wondering about things like sick leave, maternity leave, etc. Will my health insurance cover my the same way as if I were working for a German company? Would I have the same…
2 posts, 25 November
Hi! I'm moving to Berlin in January to finish my German studies. I'm initially going to be there until the summer, and got the idea to start a 'zine to show off my photos, and I would love to do…
11 posts, 23 November
The kids will do this at some point anyway. In kindergarten the food was dished out and they knew exactly which food had been ordered for each kid. Result, teacher not looking, swap food. In…
106 posts, 23 November
Your timing is impeccable - it looks like that is indeed the case. According to a Tagesspiegel report today TÜV Rheinland has found "grave defects in technical systems", particularly in those for…
23 posts, 22 November
Any other reviews of relocately? I've been speaking with them but before agreeing want to make sure there are no horror stories. Good reviews on google but don't put too much faith in those...
1 posts, 21 November
At Belushi’s Berlin on Thanksgiving we’ll be thankful for two things Football and Turkeys! We'll be roasting one sorry turkey to succulent perfection and serving it up with cranberry sauce, creamy…
8 posts, 20 November
@Wasteland I did not know that about a complete new build on top of an existing building?! Aye well learning something new is always good now that you mention it about the pipes replacing I do…
10 posts, 19 November
Just don't go to a Med. Fußpflege place instead of a doctor like we did. The one we went to (5 stars on google plus) sniffed at my son's toe, said it smelled of lots and lots of bacteria, and then…
1 posts, 19 November
Are you the competitive type of guy that’s looking to have fun on the field but you are new in town and no friends to play with? Do you enjoy team play and have some pretty cool skills with the ball?…
2 posts, 17 November
Welcome to TT! I think you should be happy to be out of this WG - if the main tenant isn't capable of having just a little chat with you about cleaning the place, then this is not an ideal person…
6 posts, 16 November
I believe Massage Tables Now can ship to Berlin, although they primarily do business in the states. Oaksworks and Earthlite are good brand of massage tables. Here are some pictures of what their…
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