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16 posts, 10:35 hrs
I use them all the time, not for that amount but they are very reliable, way faster and cheaper than banks. I have a debit card with them also which means free atm withdrawals in Germany.
10 posts, 16:08 yesterday
Yes. When you sign an new contract that is the one that is legally binding. What clause? According to the op he signed a "enheitsmietvertrag ... whonungen und hauser", a standard contract that…
26 posts, 14:25 yesterday
Did a little grocery shopping at my local Edeka yesterday and they had a fairly large display of Stone products tucked up against the cash registers - Arrogant Bastard Ale and a couple other…
5 posts, 13:58 yesterday
Wow - your timing is as impeccable as your wit (the show was last week). I'll let you know when the club is doing boring knob open mic, so you can get your due. Maybe you can get your whole fan club…
116 posts, 09:05 yesterday
There was exactly similar case in Munich U-Bahn last year. But without violence. welt.de/regionales/bayer... So, not sex mecca: there is more sex during Oktoberfest than in a whole year in…
10 posts, 23 April
Good luck BioCranio. I may be one of the few who has experienced cranio-sacral therapy. I found it extremely relaxing, performed by a good friend of mine who was a Reiki healer. I'm a follower of…
26 posts, 23 April
Good to hear it worked out- with HR backing and no loopholes needed. Many of the comments really were valid- so many hopefuls had no idea of the Vorang requirement, and failed in their search.
10 posts, 23 April
I did the recognition of qualification in Germany for my two Master's degrees. It took about six months to hear back from them. Cost was 100 Euro for first degree and 50 for the second. Plan ahead so…
25 posts, 23 April
It was not complex work and was predicted to start later than stated (I emailed the contractor asking for more details) and end much earlier. Power was out briefly after 9:30am and then again while I…
1 posts, 23 April
I am part of various book clubs and really like reading. But one thing I love even more is watching movies. So  my idea, together wtih a few friends is to start a movie club. And what would be more…
1 posts, 22 April
Berlin's oldest pop and Jazz Choir, estd. 1987, is holding a Sing-along concert at the Neukölln Borough Library on 25 April from 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome, it is free and you will recognise some…
50 posts, 22 April
Thank you for you post, dessa. I also wanted to add that many thieves are well dressed middle class looking men and women. They steal because they know they can get away with it. They are…
5 posts, 22 April
Normally the work permit process requires you to provide educational credentials involving something like a real degree (bachelor's at least), so someonesdaughter's post is actually quite relevant.
6 posts, 22 April
That's called welfare state. By paying money to long term unemployed you save money on police and crime prevention. There are other advantages as well. We already have one US in the world. We do…
20 posts, 21 April
Hi tracywong, maybe its a bit stupid to ask this question because everyone knows Berlin is a safe city I thought it was a good question and not at all stupid. OK, I'm replying quite a long…
16 posts, 20 April
I was reading that finding unexploded WWII bombs is happening more and more in London also. The properties that were built after war are now getting pulled down and are getting replaced with new…
1 posts, 19 April
Last year, Eddie crafted and performed his "Force Majeure" show in German during a 20-show residency in Berlin. This year, Eddie will be creating and testing the material for his new show IN…
1 posts, 18 April
We at the Radical Frame Film Festival are proud to announce the sixth edition of SHORT FILM SERIES – Berlin, Germany. We are happy to present original and exciting short films movies from different…
11 posts, 16 April
What the hell are you talking about?!?!!? The OP clearly stated that the "internship" is 6 months long, which automatically excludes two of the four options. Furthermore, he has made no mention…
5 posts, 16 April
Same situation here. I travel very often and would like to rent one of my room for a week or two. It seems like not clear information out there...What are the regulations for a short term WG?
3 posts, 14 April
Max Schliemann GmBH, in 12103 Berlin, the Boss speaks English, not sure if his workers can though, but they will know what to do, they are plumbing geniuses, I can recommend them.
9 posts, 13 April
Hi @genista! I know this is an old thread, but did you ever manage to get a copper IUD in Berlin? I am in exactly the same situation, so any experience that you had would be great to hear!
40 posts, 13 April
I've been into motorbikes my whole life and now I have 2 kids who have been riding dirty bikes on the motocross track since they were 4. Now they are 7 and 9, quite proficient, specially the big one…
8 posts, 11 April
@Brockman This has definitely helped me put things into perspective! I saw the topic, read through it initially but I was still missing essential information hence why my confusion. As far as…
5 posts, 10 April
Hey Guys Im from sydney just did my WHV in Berlin yesterday and i DID NOT need Anmeldung. I just took the two forms : - Einzugsbestätigung of the landlord - wohnungs mietvertrag (rental…
2 posts, 9 April
Hi All, I was, for a six month period in 2016, working as a freelancer (never fully registered as freelance, just making ends meet whilst looking for a new job). For part of these months, a…
3 posts, 9 April
If you do not speak German, the Notar has to make sure that you understand the contract. So that is a legitimate expense. No. If you want to pay the fees twice, of course you can.
24 posts, 7 April
Agree with much of El Jeffo's comments, except the notion that the quality of life in Berlin has declined. It has changed, for sure, but there are positives as well as the negatives. I lived here…
4 posts, 7 April
Some other people were posting a few days ago that they were told that they were denied ALG i based on not being free to take any job because they needed a new work permit. You would have to see how…
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