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65 posts, 21:53 yesterday
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…
12 posts, 21:10 yesterday
Or you could spend 3 days in the Harz Mountains e.g. using Wernigerode or Quedlinburg as a base. Picturesque, wild, historic, half-timbered houses and crooked streets galore, probably snow ...
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…
12 posts, 10 December
BerlinKSA - there are plenty of International clubs in Berlin and an English cinema. It may be worth checking out at your university if there is a tandem language service offered. There may be…
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…
555 posts, 24 November
@HerrRing as mentioned by easytodraw look for Seeburger as they do exist. You won't find them normally with Crisps and salted nuts but they should be in the baking isle or near to the fruit and veg…
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…
18 posts, 16 November
Thank you for all your responses. I got a confirmed reply from the real estate agency that my deposit will be refunded, and they wrote in unequivocally that they are asking/requesting for payment…
1 posts, 16 November
Moving to Berlin is making me feel not as smart as I though I was, and I'm hoping for some more excellent advice. In trying to figure out health insurance (well on its way - thanks to…
1 posts, 16 November
It's essentially Winter, brrr. Get warm by getting your drink on! Come join us and other English speaking XPats at Bar Marienhof for stiff drinks, free shots, and a round of fun! Bar Marienhof is our…
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China rejects accusations from Germany of espionage via social media

China rejects accusations from Germany of espionage via social media

After the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) had warned that China was trying to recruit German informants for intelligence services via social media networks, Beijing denied these accusations on Monday.

Burning of Israeli flags at Berlin demo ‘disgraceful’, says interior minister

Burning of Israeli flags at Berlin demo ‘disgraceful’, says interior minister

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has sharply condemned the burning of Israeli flags during anti-Israel protests in Berlin.

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What's drawing so many young Brits to Berlin and what are the issues they face?

Ever more Brits are deciding to leave the shores of the island nation and make a move to the German capital. But it’s not just the thudding beat of techno that is calling them over the sea.

200 ammunition rounds found near Christmas market ‘likely a coincidence’: Berlin police

200 ammunition rounds found near Christmas market ‘likely a coincidence’: Berlin police

After the police found two bags of bullets in the west end of the capital city on Sunday, a spokesman said the find’s proximity to the Charlottenburg Christmas market is “likely a coincidence.”

‘Historic’ opening of Berlin-Munich high-speed rail line hit by delays, cancellations

‘Historic’ opening of Berlin-Munich high-speed rail line hit by delays, cancellations

Deutsche Bahn (DB) heralded the opening of the high-speed rail line between Berlin and Munich as a significant moment in German rail history. But the opening went far from smoothly.

Snow and ice thaws after hundreds of accidents on Germany’s streets

Snow and ice thaws after hundreds of accidents on Germany’s streets

The onset of winter kept emergency services across the country busy on Sunday night. But on Monday morning most of the snow and ice had melted with the arrival of milder temperatures.