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5 posts, 20:17 yesterday
So I actually found a Reddit thread on this topic reddit.com/r/berlin/comm... and apparently the Berlin Senate has decided to grant a 6 months reprieve and not impose fines on the Vermieter if they…
3 posts, 17:47 yesterday
Here is a video (in English) describing the process. If there is a box to cross if you don't know your RV number yet (3.29 mins), I guess they know this is an issue. redtapetranslation.com/h...
61 posts, 14:05 yesterday
Hi Lovely TowTowners, I have a small query around the topic. Wy wife is living and working in Germany for a German employer. Somehow, her company will be closing in few days and she was already…
72 posts, 10:45 yesterday
Almost pointless to post anything in this moribund thread, but a new Indian restaurant has opened in Kreuzberg offering "cuisines of North and South India". Swadesh, Falck... Straße 44A, 10997…
1,403 posts, 3 August
BTW, LIDAR is an area where I work (VCSEL) and eye damage from VCSEL is real. Even a smartphone with VCSEL can damage your eyes, if not properly calibrated. Now imagine what hundreds of cars per…
4 posts, 2 August
Hello In 1997 my band played our last ever show at a venue called Trash in Kreuzberg. This is not to be confused with White Trash which is I place I know (knew!) well. Trash was in Kreuzberg,…
1 posts, 2 August
Howdy Toytowners, Quick question: I'm looking for a (preferably) small Berlin based book (a BBB) or toy distributor. I've got an independent learning game publishing company, but I've not had any…
14 posts, 1 August
Then you buy my book "Computers for Dummies" for only €19,99. Chapter 1 elaborates on how to turn on different computer models and laptops. Chapter 2 describes how to switch it off. It also entails a…
156 posts, 30 July
Friday 31st July 2020, 21:00 BRLO Brwhouse Schöneberger Str. 16, 10963 Berlin goo.gl/maps/hkjjaa3rnurr... Look outside for the red inflatable stonker and Meetup sign on the table. I'll post…
4 posts, 28 July
well... that's a highly creative idea, but I'm not sure if it can be done. There are private KiTa (like this one, for example: schöhöndassdudabist.co... ) in Berlin, and if they have a vacancy,…
66 posts, 24 July
Update: After several e-mails saying my claim had been rejected due to multiple applications, I received the same request as others to the effect that my claim was being checked, and would I please…
687 posts, 24 July
you can get nice tin "pill boxes" on Amazon.de amazon.de/nostalgic-art-... or this one amazon.de/nostalgic-art-... you can also get Altoids - in case you need pill boxes with their…
4 posts, 24 July
I regret to inform you that you've come to the wrong place for good advice due to the increase of clueless trolls and I would highly recommend that you contact the Mieterverein first to determine…
11 posts, 20 July
As already said, yes you must register as a freelancer. The other issue with accepting exploitive conditions is that it ensures exploitive conditions will continue for others. They pull this kind…
21 posts, 19 July
I saw it in Real yesterday, well over €6. I never particularly liked it even in the past. I generally buy Ostfriesen bags or leaves, nothing fancy. I drink tea black anyway and I think I've just…
12 posts, 17 July
Yeah, we’re planning on doing just that. Joining and then putting ourselves on the waiting list. Never thought about swapping apartments. I suspect our current Genossenschaft won’t let us do that…
3 posts, 15 July
Why not? You are going to need a good reason in order to obtain written permission from your landlord to sublet your apartment under these circumstances. Subletting without permission is considered…
27 posts, 13 July
Thank you for the advice. We are planning to settle in Germany so It's a valid point but it should be done in the right time with the right property. And for us it means that we need to wait few…
27 posts, 12 July
Couple of articles from this year: n-tv.de/ratgeber/mietrec... handelsblatt.com/finanze... In the second article, even after more than 40 years of using an access road, an application for…
55 posts, 10 July
Hallo zusammen! I can see that there has been some action going on here during the past few days... good for that! I am not sure if any of you has been lucky enough to have received a…
2 posts, 8 July
Offhand, I'd suggest paying cash for the one month and trying to get it back from the Familienamt/Jugendamt (or whatever) later. I doubt you'll be able to get them to adjust the voucher by the…
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