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About dmbartender

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  • Location Rosenheim, Bavaria
  • Nationality american
  • Hometown Milwaukee
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1980
  • Interests Photography, fishing, travel, american football
  1. Becoming integrated in Germany as a foreigner

    Haha, I was at one time, but I switch to non-alcoholic. Simseer makes a wonderful dry hopped IPA that is non-alcoholic.
  2. Hey guys, this is my most recent video. I talk about the six phases for me of becoming integrated in Germany over the last 16 years.   Maybe some of you can relate. How was the integration process for you guys?   Wie dieser Ami sich in Deutschland Integriert hat! [german with english subtitles]
  3. How has Germany changed you?

    Hey, thanks for watching my other video(s). Well, I wanted to use the ADAC one, but I was afraid of copyright issues. I don't want to put hours of effort into the videos, for them to get taken down. I use, and pay for a membership. Those pics and videos are copyright free. You are right though, the above is a better example.   Bernau is nice! I just joined a fishing club in Übersee, and have started exploring that area. Chiemsee of course is nice in general!
  4. How has Germany changed you?

    What I forgot to mention is, I have also become friendlier. I noticed that Germans didn't take too well to me, and I realized that they were reflecting me. I hardly ever smiled (still have to remember to do it). But once I started making eye contact, smiling at people, and being the first to greet, people started treating me way better. So, in a nutshell, Germany has gotten me to come out of my shell more, and be a better person I think.   Also, it goes without saying that I didn't pay attention to the environment before. Now I do. I watch my water use especially, and aim for products with less or no packaging. I am definitely not a hippie, but these values have stuck, and I think they are good.
  5. Yes thank you! We were still hoping to buy something, but that just isn't in the cards for us. This house will work out very nice for us, is brand new, and the Vermieter is a nice older Bavarian farmer. I like him.
  6. How has Germany changed you?

      Oh, you betcha it changed you! One just doesn't notice it happening ;)
  7. How has Germany changed you?

    Hahaha, good one. I did too, but then I quit drinking altogether. Sure don't miss hangovers!
  8. How has Germany changed you?

    Hey guys, I mentioned in my last post, that I started making content of what it's like to be an expat in Germany. It has been fun making the videos.   Lots of people were commenting, that I sound like I have a German accent, even though I am American. I guess that just crept up on me without noticing. Well, that was the impetus for this video, 6 ways that Germany has changed me.   How has Germany changed you guys?
  9. Hey guys, just wanted to mention that we found a nice home to rent, in our same Dorf, so we are very happy about that. It is more expensive, but not astronomical, like some landlords are demanding. Plus, it will be in a new neighborhood with lots of kids for our kids to play with!
  10. Hello Adele,   Thank you so much for taking the time to write your story, and I can definitely feel your pain regarding finding a new place. It took us years to find this one, which is a beautiful home. No matter what we get next, everything will be a step down from our current rental home. The market has gone up another 25% in the last 4 years, and that is also a hard pill to swallow when paying rent.   I sure hope that you find something appropriate in Köln. Is it so bad there too? I don't get why the Gemeinden don't just release some building lots so that the people can build. Everything has to stay so cramped, and the wealthy benefit.   Again, thanks for your thorough paragraphs. I will come back to read them with my wife.   Best,
  11. Thank you! Thanks also for your sub! :)
  12. Thanks mtbiking! I do not think the chances are good that we can stay -- I have a good income, and we have only been here 3.5 years. Plus, who would want to stay after fighting in court with the owner? I wouldn't want that drama. Plus, it IS his house, not mine. So, we are looking hard. But it may still be a good idea to get a lawyer, if that means we might get a payout. I wonder what that might entail...? Moving expenses?
  13. Thank you Spider, I appreciate your effort, but we really want to stay in Großkarolinenfeld, where our kids go to school...
  14. Yes, I have been to that website. What do you mean I should also do it by the book? We are already looking for a new place. We have asked all of our friends and acquaintances, but in a market with such a housing lack, there hasn't been anything yet. We of course will keep actively looking, and be able to prove that we are looking.
  15. Hey guys, we have been living in a little village near Rosenheim since 2007. We lived in an apartment until 2018, then we found a wonderful house to rent until now. The owner just told us last week that his son wants to move in. It was quite a shock for us, because it is a very rich family with lots of property, and they work in Munich. So we didn't think they'd ever move back here to a little Kaff.   Now we have 3 months to find something, and there's pretty much nothing available to buy or rent with 3 bedrooms.    I made a video about it. In fact, I have decided to start a YouTube series about life in Germany as an American.   I tried to make the video a little humorous. Check it out if you like:   How many of you have dealt with this, and did the landlord give you more than 3 months? The last time we looked, it took us years to find this home. With 20-50 applicants, and a lot of crap apartments on the market, it just took so damn long. Hopefully we can find something quick this time!