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  1. Bavarian International School e.V.     The Bavarian International School e.V. (BIS) was established in 1990 to offer a full-day education in English to children from the international community in the north of Munich. We opened in February 1991 with 6 students and in 2016 celebrate 25 years of inspiring and challenging young minds! In those years we have grown to a two-campus school with a steadily increasing enrolment of 1,100 students, representing approximately 52 nations. We are an IB World School, authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation ( to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP).   Our two beautiful campuses are located in Haimhausen and in Munich, Germany. The BIS Haimhausen Campus, 10 kilometres north of Munich, is situated within the picturesque grounds of Schloss Haimhausen and caters to students in EC1 (4-5 year olds) to Grade 12. Grade 12 graduates can qualify for an IB Diploma that will allow access to the best universities and colleges worldwide. In February 2000, German educational authorities recognised the IB Diploma for all German students wishing to enter German universities. In addition, BIS awards a US-style High School Diploma to its graduates. Students can also receive the MYP Certificate (end of Grade 10), which has been recognized in Germany as a "Mittlerer Schulabschluss".   The BIS City Campus, opened in January 2016, is a beautifully renovated facility on Leopoldstrasse 208 in Munich and caters to students in EC1 to Grade 5. Our BIS City Campus is a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality education that the Bavarian International School e.V. believes is important for our students.   Maximum class size in both our Haimhausen and City Campus Primary Schools has been set at 20 in EC1, and 24 in EC2 to Grade 5. Maximum class size for the MYP Grades 6-10 is also 24 students and the DP (Grades 11-12) is 18 students. The average class size school wide is 19 students.   BIS is approved by the government of Bavaria and fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Council of International Schools (CIS). BIS is also a member of the Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS), the Association of German International Schools (AGIS), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internationale Schulen in Bayern (AISB), and the National Association for College Admissions Counselling (NACAC). We subscribe to the NACAC’s Statement of Principals of Good Practice.   One of the things that parents value most about BIS is its friendly family oriented school feeling and strong sense of community. Our teachers know just how to make new students feel accepted and at home, right from their first day. The Parent Teacher Organisation helps relocating families to find new friends, connections and resources, and to feel part of the school community. For many ex-pats, the school's families and programmes become a focal point of their life in Munich.   To learn more about our dynamic international community, please visit us as   Contact details: Haimhausen Campus          City Campus Hauptstrasse 1                       Leopoldstrasse 208 85778 Haimhausen                80804 Munich   Phone: +49 (0)8133 917 0 E-mail:  
  2. TV Solutions – complete solution for UK TV abroad   TV Solutions  - quick, easy access to all major channels in UK including live streaming of major sport events. Plug-and play set-top box solution with <5 minutes installation time.     Are you missing your favourite soap? Wishing you were back home to support your local sports team? Wanting to hear the latest news from home? Or would you like to relax with a movie in your own language?   TV Solutions offer access to: > 300 live UK & US TV channels > 4000 films/popular shows in a video club Live streaming of English & Scottish premiership football games and many major sporting events (cricket, golf, rugby, UEFA, La Liga, Bundesliga, US football and college sport, etc.) 4-day catch up   More information under or contact us at    
  3. TV Solutions – complete solution for UK TV abroad   TV Solutions  - quick, easy access to all major channels in UK including live streaming of major sport events. Plug-and play set-top box solution with <5 minutes installation time.     Are you missing your favourite soap? Wishing you were back home to support your local sports team? Wanting to hear the latest news from home? Or would you like to relax with a movie in your own language?   TV Solutions offer access to: > 300 live UK & US TV channels > 4000 films/popular shows in a video club Live streaming of English & Scottish premiership football games and many major sporting events (cricket, golf, rugby, UEFA, La Liga, Bundesliga, US football and college sport, etc.) 4-day catch up   More information under or contact us at    
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  5.     International School Augsburg - Where relationships are at the heart of learning.   International School Augsburg (ISA) on Munich’s threshold, is committed to fostering open-mindedness and respect. The school provides a fully accredited, varied and balanced programme for students from pre-school to secondary school.     Students at ISA feel very much at home because their teachers are friendly and supportive. “It is crucial that young people feel safe to take risks and make the mistakes that lead to learning. “says Cathie Mullen, Director [Education].   ISA is an authorised IB World School, running the International Baccalaureate® (IB) PYP and IB Diploma Programmes. “We have a responsibility to provide young people with the skills and attitudes they will need to be successful in a rapidly changing world,” says Mullen. Above all, critical and creative thinking will be essential. The school offers an excellent education in computer science and mathematics. The visual and performing arts are an integral part of learning for all students.   Daily interactions with children and adults from more than 30 countries gives children the chance to develop their curiosity about the world and promotes open-minded and respectful attitudes to the perspectives of others. Although students and staff come from many countries, the school maintains strong ties with educational, cultural and business institutions in the local region.   Last year, the school became a non-profit public owned company. It has pledged to make every graduate a shareholder. Over time, International School Augsburg will become a school owned by those who loved to learn there: its own alumni. This initiative illustrates the innovative vision that drives the school’s development from a pedagogical as well as a community perspective.   For more information please contact our Admissions Office:  English: +49 (0)821 / 45 55 60 – 29 German: +49 (0)821 / 45 55 60 – 30 Email:   or visit our website:   Contact details:   International School Augsburg -ISA- gemeinnützige Aktiengesellschaft Wernher-von-Braun-Str. 1a D-86368 Gersthofen Phone: +49-821-455560-0 Fax: +49-821-455560-10 Email:    
  6. Across the Pond - Relocation Services for your move to Germany Across the Pond coordinates, manages, and escorts all relocation and immigration processes involved with your move to Germany. Our concepts are individually designed to assist you throughout the entire process: starting with your visa application to finding suitable accommodation, opening a German bank account, and much more.     We are dedicated to helping students, expats, researchers, and families reach their goals in studying or working abroad by assisting with the relocation process. The main benefit our clients enjoy is a reduced work load as we take the stress out of international relocation. Through insider knowledge, we optimize the costs associated with the move and adapt to individual needs. We accompany our clients throughout the whole relocation process: starting before the departure in their home country and continuing after the arrival in Germany. Residents from all nations are welcomed!   We assist with:   «  visa application «  language school «  accommodation «  bank account «  health insurance «  German cell phone «  appointment scheduling «  budgeting «  German driver’s license «  job applications & resumes «  school & Kindergarten enrollment «  and much more!         Busy with your relocation? We help you make it a sensation! Across the Pond Saarstr. 23 30173 Hannover Germany   Tel. +49 511 105 611 57 Email: Website:
  7. FM&C Solicitors – English Legal Services for Expats in Germany   FM&C Solicitors: Taking care of your affairs in England we specialise in Wills and Estate Management, Commercial Law, Property Law, Criminal Law and Matrimonial Law.         ·         Our offices in England can deal with purchases and sales of land and property, landlord and tenant disputes, litigation.   ·         Our private client department has acted for clients around the world in matters of wills, probate and estate management.   ·         Equally our matrimonial department can help guide you through a divorce.   ·         Contact our commercial department if you need advice regarding international contracts or company law issues.     We offer a free initial 30 min skype appointment. Contact us now on   To schedule a meeting. Visit our website:     A bullet list of products, services, or features:   Wills and Probate Property sales and purchases Landlord and Tenant Matrimonial Commercial       Contact us now so that we can set your mind at rest and help you with you legal problems.   FM&C Solicitors   11A Hill Street Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1EH Tel. +44 1799 526 849 Email: Site:   FM&C Solicitors is a trading name of Fairhurst Menuhin and Co Ltd a company registered in England and Wales (7872324) authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (598877).
  8. International School Neustadt   The International School Neustadt (ISN) is a coeducational, all-day international school for children aged 4-19 years. ISN was founded in 2005 by the Verband der Holz- und Kunststoffverarbeitenden Industrie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V together with the financial support of the SBW Haus des Lernens Organisation (Switzerland). With around 170 students from over 16 nations, ISN offers a caring family atmosphere both for expatriates and local families. Expatriate families enjoy the social network at ISN which eases integration into their new location, while local German families benefit from the innovative educational programme and English language instruction.         As an IB World School, ISN was accredited in 2009 by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer both the Primary Years Programme for students between 3 and 12 years of age, and the IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16 and above. ISN is also an accredited examination center for Cambridge International Examinations and offers the full range of English examinations and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).   The school, which is located in several adjacent vineyard villas, offers an all-day programme from 8am until 5pm. While the main language of instruction is English, German classes are also taught daily to all students from beginner to native-speaker level. French, Spanish and Dutch courses are also offered. Before- and after-school supervision is available each day at no extra cost to students from kindergarten up to grade 5. ISN also provides a wide range of after-school activities including music, drama, art and sports.   ISN is recognized by the state of Rhineland- Palatinate as an accredited supplementary school ('anerkannte Ergaenzungsschule'). The operators of the school, SBW Haus des Lernens in Switzerland have over 30 years schooling experience and 15 schools in Switzerland and Germany. In recent years the SBW has dedicated its expertise to the development of its International Schools which strive towards the implementation of the globally recognized IGCSE, IB PYP and IB Diploma qualifications.   For more information please contact the Admissions Office: or visit our website   Contact details: Maximilianstr. 43 67433 Neustadt an der Weinstrasse GERMANY   Tel: +49 6321 - 8900 960   Email:   Website   Click here to see our new school video        
  9. Volunteers to test The Local's new site

    Hello,   We’re looking for volunteers who would like to test The Local's new website and feed back their thoughts to our team. If you might be interested please get in touch by emailing for further details.   Kind regards, The Local
  10.   Insurances for Expats Living in Germany       Contact:  Franz Leeb Versicherungsmakler Destouchesstr.68, 2nd floor,  80796 München Tel: 089 74 999 997 Mail:   Independent insurance broker – fluently speaking English – specialized in all insurance issues concerning expats working and living in Germany.   “I will never forget the help of some good friends when I moved to London. Everything in this great town seemed so new and unknown to me and of course there were also many bureaucratic issues I didn’t know about and had to deal with until I accommodated completely. After many years living in England I moved back to Munich and decided to assist people coming from abroad to get in touch with the city as easy as possible and to advise them in any kind of insurance needed for their stay in Germany.“   The German insurance system is one of the most complicated in the world. Mostly all aspects of life can be solved by an appropriate insurance cover. Never the less we know from experience that it can be annoying to take out several insurance policies. We do not only advice you in this field but also supply you with the best solution amongst more than 120 existing insurance companies, whereby our focus is on reasonable premiums as well as a for your specific needs suitable cover for the duration of your stay in Germany.   You receive professional advice on following insurance types: ·         Health insurance ·         Legal insurance ·         Content insurance ·         Disability insurance ·         Liability insurance ·         Accident insurance    
  11. Wonderland Nannies will make all your child care wishes come true Wonderland Nannies is a Munich based nanny agency providing qualified nannies, housekeepers, tutors and casual babysitters of varying native languages to families. We also provide qualified child care staff to companies and child care facilities.    High quality child care in Munich and surrounding areas   Nannies/qualified child care staff   Babysitting service   Nannies/child care staff with varying spoken languages/bilingual     The founders of Wonderland Nannies, Clarissa & Justine have both spent many years working as nannies and in the child-care sector in Germany and the UK, they feel that they know what parents are looking for in a care-giver, know how difficult it can be to find a qualified and suitable candidate and feel passionate about providing the very best child-care for families.   They saw an opportunity to offer high quality child-care, with the aim to fulfil the needs apparent in bilingual and international families, which is the need for a nanny who can speak English and/or German or other mother tongue languages.   If you are family looking for a nanny or babysitter or if you are a nanny/babysitter or a qualified nursery teacher looking for a positon within the child care sector please contact us   Email: Phone: 089 45 66 80 40 Mobile: 0151 5987 80 40   Or visit us here:   Wonderland Nannies aims to find the perfect child care for your little ones    
  12. Post here if you know of a local kindergarten that has places available, or if you are seeking a place.
  13.   The Bavarian Alps just south of Munich are a great place for a day of hiking. There are many mountains between 1,500 and 2,500 meters high with great views and interesting trails, all waiting to be explored by us.   We try to plan our hiking tours every weekend, either Saturday or Sunday depending on the weather. We don't go when thunderstorms are forecast. Our tours are typically between 800m and 1600m of height difference and 14km to 25km of distance. Usually they take between 6 and 10 hours. We start the season with the easier ones and during the year they will get more difficult (and more exciting). Often there are mountain huts on the way where we can buy food and drink. But be prepared with enough food and water in your backpack.   Although these tours are intended for meeting friendly people with the same passion for hiking out in the nature, they are often not for absolute beginners who haven't done any sport during the past two years. Hiking is sport and it is exhausting :-) ... even the easier tours have 800m of height difference and require a certain level of fitness.   This thread will be updated every time a new hiking tour is anounced. So click the "Follow this" button top right of the page if you are interested in receiving updates via email.   What you must always bring: - Hiking boots or hiking shoes - backpack - snacks and water (2 liters) - sunhat, sunglasses, suncream - water proof jacket and overtrousers   Always a good idea: - light jacket or sweater in case if it gets cold - dry shirt if the first one is wet from sweating - map and waterproof map cover - hiking sticks   Who can come? Depends on the tour. The easier ones require you to manage 6 to 7 hours of walking with continuous 2 to 4 hours of ascent (often steep). Also you should not have problems with heights. At some points you need to hike on cliff edges and sometimes you even need your hands. The difficulty will be announced on each tour. So please make sure that you are fit enough. :-)   What else? Things don't always work out as planned. Weather, trains, and conditions can change without notice, so a resilient sense of humour is always required. This is a meeting of friends organized by unpaid volunteers so you remain responsible for your own safety.   See also the related Facebook page: Munich International Hiking.   And the archive thread from hikes in previous weeks.
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  15. Meetup held regularly for English-speakers in Stuttgart.   The venue varies monthly so check back on this thread often.   Click the "Follow this" button top-right to receive updates via email.   See also the archived posts from previous weeks.