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52 posts, 22:48 yesterday
Well we still have a long way to go, but we bought our rental property with the intention to make it as retirement income. We took a mortgage which is paid by the rents, and hopefully when we retire…
1 posts, 21:09 yesterday
Hello everyone, Does anyone know if it is easy to get on an ice hockey team in Berlin? I have played since I was about 3 and may be moving to Berlin very soon from the US, and I really want…
2 posts, 19:11 yesterday
Quatsch Comedy Club is kicking off the new English Comedy year with a stellar line-up, featuring old favorites and new talent. From their website: The Quatsch Comedy Club is a great, intimate…
6 posts, 19:09 yesterday
There's a MAC store at Hackescher Markt, Mall of Berlin and in Alexa. Karstadt also has MAC counters. I was super excited to here that Sephora was coming to Germany, but very disappointed to see that…
7 posts, 15:29 yesterday
It's just 2 doors in our flat, made of wood with a wooden frame. The other doors are still good, and we've asked neighbors and they do not seem to have this problem. Thanks for answering.
247 posts, 17 January
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 13th February, at 7:30pm. As usual, we will meet at Grand Bar (formerly known as Oranium, Oranienburger Str. 34). The book will be "Let the Great World Spin"…
1 posts, 17 January
Every Australia Day things get wild down at Belushi's Berlin and this year will be no exception. If you’re an expat missing home or love to hang out with your Aussie mates, join us for one hell of a…
44 posts, 15 January
When you have the chance, it would be very helpful if you could include a bit more info in a new thread. Many newcomers make the mistake of trying to save on health insurance by buying policies on…
107 posts, 14 January
OK now everything makes sense. Yes you have a reason to be upset. Managing the unit, settling the bills etc is not that complicated. Time to hire a new agency, unfortunately I don't know of anyone…
2 posts, 13 January
The link you've posted, that's the page where you get to know that there are three offices able to process your request. Now your question is which one? Go to the address for booking an appointment…
6 posts, 12 January
First you said the €99 was the cost of the table and then you said the pillows. I would kiss that money good bye just to get out of there. No need to keep fighting with her when you don't want…
7 posts, 12 January
Thanks I will try to find a reasonable small apartment in (Prenzlauer Berg ,or Charlottenburg, Grunewald, or Schmargendorf or Wilmersdorf). Those seems to be good areas from my search and visits…
1 posts, 12 January
This is my first year in Germany and I have a somewhat complicated tax situation with US income from 1099 freelance work, income from a trust, and income from rental properties. I have a job in…
12 posts, 11 January
@fernie Thank You very much! Your post is very very helpful. I wil try to get referal for Dr. Dollinger from my Orthopedic doctor. I hope he can help to narrow down my problem.
8 posts, 11 January
Hi all, Analog photography! I'm offering different darkroom workshops in English in Friedrichshain, near Ostkreuz. You can learn how to develop your negatives, how to print from your own…
67 posts, 11 January
Hey guys, Indian here, and a cooking enthusiast, following the discussion for a bit. Let me start off with an old Indian joke: A man wanted to throw a party for 200 people in rural India. He gave…
3 posts, 11 January
Berlin Creatives Meetup is back in 2018. Are you a visual artist, musician, writer, designer, filmmaker, or something in between? Then come and have a relaxed drink with other creatives based in…
22 posts, 11 January
@donutsfordays - Have you started to look at possible jobs on LinkedIn in your field? I too work in tech and almost all the recruiting emails I get are for jobs in either Munich or Berlin. I just…
20 posts, 8 January
Yeah, unluckily it was just me giving the monthly pass to HR at the end of the month and getting it reimbursed. Anyway, I asked around and finally came up with a personal experience: She…
1 posts, 6 January
Mommy was a dancer (twice monthly) Wednesday 1100-1200 facebook.com/events/3921... A dance and movement workshop for new mothers and (babies between 0 - 12 months with or without Kanga or sling)…
1 posts, 6 January
This class is for people new to movement or contemporary dance or coming back to dance after a long break. The class runs in a 7 week block where we will work on theme and finish the class with a…
4 posts, 5 January
Hi, I have a question regarding appliance repair. We bought a new AEG washer four years ago. It is not working properly but the warranty is finished. There is no error code...the machine does not…
17 posts, 5 January
You might also check out YouTube "German with Jenny". She has videos starting with level A1 going up through C1. She covers a small amount of material in each video, speaks clearly, and slowly. She…
2 posts, 5 January
Lavash asked me to review her on here which I gladly do: Thoroughly professional, fun and well rounded. I could never make the same progress by myself, with or without a gym. I cannot recommend…
6 posts, 4 January
Though it is not always that straightforward. So you need to tell them, and then send them proof (new Anmeldbestatigung and new rental agreement). And some consider 40 km near enough to keep going.
4 posts, 4 January
The one that I saw was this one and I know a friend who lives in Pankow that was very confused / disappointed that the connection went away - though now he's just planning to go out of Tegel if…
11 posts, 3 January
Ahhh this does not make a whole lot of sense, if you have IE11 you would have settings, but you can also click on the blank bit above the URL bar and select show command bar then go to Tools then…
4 posts, 3 January
Well, it's too late for the Mieterverein to get involved retrospectively...but good advice for the future. Nasty business. The main thing is that you're out of there before anything worse…
76 posts, 31 December
Come to think of it, although my first visit to Berlin was back in 1967 and I've lived here (on and off) since 1992, I've never taken the wheel of a Trabi...maybe one for the bucket list in 2018!
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Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

All long-distance trains in Germany have been cancelled, Deutsche Bahn (DB) said on Thursday as the company took precautions against storm “Friederike” which has since been upgraded to hurricane status.

Jews seek to heal wounds of past with first ever Karneval float

Jews seek to heal wounds of past with first ever Karneval float

Even before the Nazis' rise to power, Jews were banned from taking part in Cologne Karneval. This year a Jewish organization wants to overcome the past by building a float for the Düsseldorf procession.

MPs exclude far-right lawmaker from Bundestag football team over hooligan past

MPs exclude far-right lawmaker from Bundestag football team over hooligan past

Germany's parliamentary football team said Thursday it excluded an AfD MP because of a hooliganism conviction, the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the far-right party.

It’s time we stop asking ‘where are you from?’ in Germany

It’s time we stop asking ‘where are you from?’ in Germany

When a study published on Tuesday revealed that foreigners in Germany with a visible migration background experience discrimination far more often than foreigners who appear "typically German," it resonated with The Local’s Shelley Pascual.

Complaints against Deutsche Post soar, as customers seethe at late deliveries

Complaints against Deutsche Post soar, as customers seethe at late deliveries

Over 6,000 complaints were registered against the German postal service in 2017, an increase of 50 percent on the previous year, the Saarbrücker Zeitung reported on Thursday.

Salafist scene in Berlin has tripled in size in six years: report

Salafist scene in Berlin has tripled in size in six years: report

Since 2011, the number of Salafists in the nation’s capital has almost tripled from 350 to currently over 900 people, according to a media report.