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3 posts, 22:23 yesterday
@fraufruit The average German doesn't have a clue about nationality / immigration law. What I've been reading in this forum over the years about ex-pats relying on the misinformed advice of various…
1 posts, 11:27 yesterday
Dear Pilates lovers ! QUALITY PILATES IN SMALL GROUPS (Prenzlauer Berg)! Finally there are new spots available in all the groups , I am a certified Pilates trainer with experience of over 20…
110 posts, 11:23 yesterday
Dear Pilates lovers ! QUALITY PILATES IN SMALL GROUPS (Prenzlauer Berg) Finally there are new spots available in all the groups , I am a certified Pilates trainer with experience of over 20 years…
14 posts, 24 May
How much is "dirty cheap"? I was downsizing and sold several guitars in the past weeks. I still have one that I want to sell but it is not 20 EUR. Probably the best place to find something cheap is…
33 posts, 24 May
Airbnb has it's pros and cons... One of the times I used that service, I ended up in a couch in a crowded apartment small apartment. I had chosen a room, the pictures looked nice and it was from…
10 posts, 24 May
PS: There is another, longer thread with the same title, I posted my question there as well, I'd suggest to use that one instead since it contains a lot of useful information.
13 posts, 23 May
Tim, Thanks for the post and additional information. You make it sound "not so complicated" being a landlord from the US. I've also seen where it is now difficult for a US citizen to open a bank…
59 posts, 23 May
@bramble I agree with you that English too sounds different from different regions even within England. One example could be 2 series Foyles War and Vera. They both sound different especially the…
3 posts, 23 May
I am going to be offering events in Berlin on a "by donation" basis, and am looking for venues around the city that are available on this style of payment. I would pay the venue owner the proceeds…
6 posts, 22 May
Dear AlisaMe! It´s a shame your country is in a terrible mess ( your words ),I´ve no idea about your home country. I can certainly understand your motivation for wanting to move to Germany. Who wants…
308 posts, 22 May
Having read though all the posts, I would love some more recent feedback on the Berlin Bilingual School. We were offered spots for our two kids (incoming 4th and 6th grade) and have to decide soon.
56 posts, 22 May
this week there's been a guy at the gym that left his towel in the sauna for over 1 hour! inside the sauna and outside on the chairs he sat around with his all wet Badehosen. not to mention that he…
46 posts, 19 May
This week we will go to Cassiopeia, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin, to make use of their garden. I'll go early to get some sun: 18:30. Since it is a garden, noobs may need help finding us:…
541 posts, 18 May
I stopped buying Swarfega years ago, when it was shown to me that if you put two spoonfuls of sugar on your hands and cover them in washing up liquid, it does the job just as well.
12 posts, 17 May
Correct, I don't own "anyone", who is that poor person you own? I own property, but not hundreds or thousands kilometers away without speaking the language of the land, without any contacts and…
1 posts, 17 May
Hi, I am an official Mcfit, John Reed Fitness and High5 Gym Personal Trainer ! I'm originally from Johannesburg ,South Africa but I have lived in London for 5 years before relocating to Berlin late…
3 posts, 16 May
When did you first move to Germany? How long have you been legally living in Germany making use of your right to Freedom of Movement (i.e. fulling the criteria for Freedom of Movement including…
26 posts, 16 May
@dpenn :  great to hear that you have had such a terrific experience. There is certainly need in the market for good insurance advisors for Expats always. may I just point out - since you write…
137 posts, 16 May
This week Deutsche Bank released its annual "Mapping the world's prices" report,  cataloguing the cost of goods and services in a cross section of the world's biggest and most powerful cities around…
125 posts, 16 May
I'd guess that the next Berlin TT event would be Kreuzberg Language Exchange though it can get a bit smoky if the doors are closed. As cb6dba says, there are also a lot of online groups so a quick…
8 posts, 15 May
Well, bizarre. Eight years of renewing a visa (sometimes for one year/sometimes for three) and my Ab never asked for this document. I let her copy my USt declaration and my bank info and she was…
6 posts, 15 May
I am playing at Cafe Stadler again. This Saturday, May 20th at 9 pm. It was good last time but I have added a few new songs since then to prevent me from sounding stale. Riders on a Storm Imagine…
29 posts, 14 May
Actually it can but that's not the norm: "Das Bundesarbeitsgeric... NJW 1985, 2158) hat sogar eine Probezeit von 18 Monaten (also 3 x länger als die „normale Probezeit“) eines Orchestermusikers…
1 posts, 14 May
Hi! I searched the site but no updated info seemed available. I could use some recommendations for a washing machine repair service (preferably in Wedding). My machine stops on the rinse cycle, and…
28 posts, 14 May
Haha. I NEVER watch Eurovision except for snippets and the voting/results. It's just too terrible. All show and distraction and light effects. I AM A CHILD OF THE 60's 70's!!!! No music, no…
21 posts, 12 May
You’re right about Frankfurt, there are 13 new sky scrapers planned for the city over the next few years. Omniturm on the Große Gallusstraße will be a mixture of offices, retail and residential, and…
2 posts, 12 May
Check out this website Kangaroo Garden is on Johann-Georg-Str., White Cockatoo is on Gervinusstr. I have no idea if they have free spaces, but you can call their office and ask: 030 / 89 04…
1 posts, 11 May
Are you up for joining a men's football (soccer) team? We play weekends and we're looking to recruit some new players. Ideally, you're decent and available to play this Saturday lunchtime. Either…
9 posts, 11 May
I also have chronic Lymes disease. My hausartz didn't diagnose it for 2 years, telling me I was "depressed" or that "I should expect to feel like this at my age (60)", but finally, after a lot of…
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Manchester bomber made stopover at Duesseldorf Airport: police

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi made a brief stopover at Duesseldorf Airport, German police said on Thursday, contradicting press reports that he had spent time in the western German city.

Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack

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Berlin drug raids lead to arrest of four Islamist militants

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Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

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Election officials in Germany's most populous state said on Tuesday that the far-right AfD party should have gotten 2,000 more votes than were originally counted in the state parliament election.

German federal govt spent €20 billion on refugees in 2016: report

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The combined amount spent on the refugee crisis by the federal government totalled over €20 billion in 2016. Over half of the money was spent abroad aiming to stop the flow of migrants making the journey to Europe.

Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return

Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return

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