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The Intro Talk is designed to provide a taste of BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY. You will be introduced to this exciting and evolving body therapy science and explore through self experiential…
17 posts, 19:30 yesterday
"Cut & Go" is a concept. It is like asking "Where to find a coffee-to-go?". But yes, there are actually a couple of places called literally Cut & Go. You can start here:…
3 posts, 16:39 yesterday
If you signed a contract that included specification of supervisory time to do that, and they did not, then of course you may well have redress. Ditto in respect of the quality etc of what you bought…
1,835 posts, 20 October
Exactly. Work a lot and save shedload of money, while learning German alongside. Then think about self-financing study as above. Most migrants do not haave the luxury of a sponsor. Background of…
6 posts, 18 October
Most of what you say there is entirely standard. Most of us transfer our number, many of us don't really use it as a phone much. There's nothing unusual in any of that. Will you need another starter…
84 posts, 18 October
12 October 2018, 21:30 Kaschk Linienstraße 40, 10178 Berlin goo.gl/maps/diqc1yvc6zm2... Meetup sign on table. Indoors unless the weather is nice enough (forecast looks favorable!) to use…
31 posts, 18 October
Perhaps you should try the Chinese/Japanese/Austral... firms who (want to) work in Germany rather than the German firms who work in China/Japan/Australia? So Asian-style CV, Anschreiben in…
13 posts, 18 October
Hi! It’s a little off-topic but I am a wedding photographer and I’m moving to Berlin in January. If you don’t already have someone lined up I’d love to work with you on your wedding. My website is…
17 posts, 18 October
Hi guys! I just made a completely new topic for my furniture transport service here in Berlin. I am very happy to do Ikea moves. Check the post below out and get in touch on +447867636967.
55 posts, 18 October
Hi guys! I just made a completely new topic for my furniture transport service to update the comment I made above: It's very up to date. I'm available right now in 2018! Get in touch!
40 posts, 17 October
The issue here is who pays for the costs. In your case your health insurance pay for the costs of checking up your kid. But when there is traffic accident the health insurance is not going to cover…
14 posts, 17 October
Only wish I could bro*. Sadly, according to the Hedge, the barley harvest this year is very poor: zerohedge.com/news/2018-... Now that's a serious problem. Can I call you bro? Shall…
70 posts, 16 October
This is probably a cuisine where you get most options in some of the lesser-known and / or cheaper areas. I am no expert on the cuisine but there's enough round my way that I certainly like. Ajanta…
1 posts, 16 October
Belushi's Halloween Party 31/10/2018 If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Halloween 2018 in Berlin, join us for some freaky fun at Belushi’s Bar on Wednesday, October 31st! The…
1 posts, 16 October
berliner-zeitung.de/berl... Starting yesterday now BVG employees can fine cars that are wrongly parked and blocking their bus lanes. Being BVG they are printing a one-liner in the fines:…
4 posts, 15 October
Hi Everyone, just a quick update for this year: For those interested in playing hockey in Berlin, last year a group of us started a pick up game once a week at the Lankwitz Rink. We are…
2 posts, 13 October
I just went through this myself. Had a NY driver's license for years and went through the long arduous process of getting (i.e.: exchanging my US license for) a German one. And there's not cheap…
11 posts, 11 October
Long wait times in LABO are unfortunately unavoidable. I believe it's much better in other cities. Honestly you should have researched a bit and probably applied together which would save…
1 posts, 10 October
Hi folks. If anyone wants to learn how to play ice hockey, the club I'm a member of has a beginners group which I've been learning with. The group are really friendly and have helped me lots since…
249 posts, 10 October
The next meeting of the book group will be on Tuesday, 30th October, 7:30pm at Oranium aka Grand Bar (Oranienburger Str. 34). We will discuss "You Will Know Me" by Megan Abbott. I hope to see you all…
3 posts, 10 October
Jonny - if you get German private insurance for 6 months and switch to employee status earning under 60,700 euros a year (from 2019 ), you can and must switch to German public insurance.
3 posts, 9 October
If you are doing or are planning to be doing self-employed work you should apply with the new Finanzamt to notify them that you moved – they would issue the number after that. And if you say that you…
1 posts, 9 October
A night of English standup comedy from NYC comedian Kevin Ryan. Come join Kevin for a night of laughter as he headlines Du Beast as part of his standup comedy tour of Germany. €10 Ticket price…
8 posts, 7 October
I agree that we often conflate our routine freelance stuff that's convenient for us and clients with genuinely innovative small business. Dabbling in a bit of consultancy, I am nothing like my…
7 posts, 7 October
Will you add some general information here as well, so that people with similar questions can also learn from kayw's experience? My son has thought about it, and we would be interested in knowing…
122 posts, 6 October
Yeah, it's quoted in the article. Sounds like total bullshit anyway. Three single guys in street clothes would never have been let in whether they took their shirts off or not. Just yellow…
10 posts, 5 October
Start-ups in Berlin have problems with hiring IT-experts, developers and programmers: chemie.de/news/1157745/d... 45% of the applicants demand too much money. ..or the other way around,…
4 posts, 5 October
Bit late for this but for anyone else looking for T-Shirt printing services in Berlin (we also work nationwide), you can send me a message here or have a look at my site. http://union-nine.com/…
14 posts, 4 October
Although I agree that the kita is the best place for the child to learn German, it is not the best place for foreign parents to learn. In Berlin it really depends on the Bezirk, Jeff already…
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Tip of the week: Your guide to German supermarkets

Tip of the week: Your guide to German supermarkets

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Petition against AfD’s ‘child informant’ plan gathers tens of thousands of signatures

Petition against AfD’s ‘child informant’ plan gathers tens of thousands of signatures

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Germany urges joint European stance on Saudi arms exports after journalist death

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Survey: Majority of Germans want to abolish clock changes

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Merkel: People

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In light of falling poll results, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees the status of the Christian Democrats (CDU) as a people's party in danger. Is there hope before the elections in Hesse this Sunday?