Toytown Germany

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  1. Welcome to the Obermenzinger Gymnasium!  Dear parents and pupils,Providing individual support in a friendly, caring atmosphere and with a varied daily routine is at the centre of all the institutions of the Münchner Schulstiftung.The Obermenzinger Gymnasium is a private school located in the lovely residential district of Obermenzing. Due to its small size and caring atmosphere, the Obermenzinger Gymnasium provides an environment in which both pupils and teachers feel comfortable and are able to build the foundations of a successful school experience. more ...   What sets us apart Economics and Social Sciences Gymnasium Compared to international schools the Obermenzinger Gymnasium leads to the bavarian Abitur (A levels) Bilingual track (German/English), now class 5-10 All-day schooling Two-teacher system ABIplus® with accredited vocational qualifications Small classes Own school canteen with two cooks "Culture afternoon" in the 5th and 6th grade Open Art Studio (woodwork, painting, crafts) An additional hour of mathematics instruction per week Member of the learning directory MatheLV (opportunity for exam prep in mathematics) Repetitorien Wide range of AGs (sport/working groups) and elective courses Wide range of excursions On-site team of school psychologists Educational therapy Addiction prevention programmes Living Europe: Erasmus+/Comenius, European school projects  
  2. Self-employed expats face a number of challenges when coming to Germany. ASEIG – the Association of Self-employed Expats in Germany – tries to address these challenges, offering solutions and services to make your life in Germany easier and your business more efficient.  One of the main issues or challenges for every self-employed expat coming to Germany is finding suitable (and legally compliant) health insurance.  Since the German health insurance system is unique in the world, setting yourself up with health insurance can be daunting, time-consuming and even mind-boggling.  We have succeeded in setting up a special health insurance group plan for ASEIG members with one of the leading German insurance companies in this field. Other insurances and business services can also be obtained with the assistance of ASEIG and its exclusive network of vetted brokers, advisers, lawyers and tax accountants. Your membership grants you direct access to these experts and often also substantial rebates on both insurance products and consulting/advisory fees within the ASEIG network. Learn more about what a membership with ASEIG can gain you here:
  3. Self-employed persons coming to Germany often face the puzzling conundrum that German law requires them to have legally compliant health insurance as a resident in Germany – but then no German insurance provider wants to accept them, which can make a VISA-application really hard. ASEIG (Association of self-employed Expats in Germany) has negotiated a unique and truly special health insurance group plan for its members with the HALLESCHE, a leading German health insurance company.  This group plan fulfills all legal requirements in Germany, is fully compliant with the relevant laws, and will satisfy every immigration officer working on your VISA. Plus, ASEIG is affiliated some specialized immigration lawyers that can assist you in getting your VISA approved if you hit some administrative roadblocks.  Learn more here:
  4. Optimum Capital Management is a premier insurance brokerage focusing on the needs of expatriates.   Derrick Loehr is fluent in English, German and Spanish and can offer free consultancy in the areas listed below with a main focus on health insurances, pension planning and income protection.   The company is a fully independent firm and has no links or ties to any insurance companies or business networks and so we can provide genuinely independent advice.   Derrick is a fully licensed insurance expert with the German chamber of commerce.   As an owner managed firm we are small enough to care about your needs. In fact by law, as we are brokers (and not agents), we are obliged to work in the interest of the customer and can be made fully liable if we do not do so.   At our clients disposition we have over 300 different insurance companies and financing companies. This makes it easy for us to make sure that all our clients always receive what they are looking for and only receive custom made solutions of uncompromising quality.   Insurances: All health insurances Life insurances Income protection insurances Other insurances Pensions: International private pension plans German pension plans Tax-saving pension plans Corporate pension plans If you would like a no-obligations, free of charge consultation, please contact Derrick Loehr in confidence via this contact form. Derrick aims to get back to you within 24 hours during office hours.   Website:
  5. If you are looking for an English-speaking school for your children, you have come to the right place:   The Jules Verne Campus is a state-approved bilingual elementary school, including all-day concept and supervision throughout the school holidays. Since September, 2015, a high school ("Gymnasium") is part of the Jules Verne Campus as well.      German and English natives as teachers Our goal is to provide a long-lasting, bilingual, and intercultural education. We stress the importance of internationality, global thinking, and entrepreneurship. Individual learning and a healthy, balanced lifestyle—with freshly prepared meals and daily sports and exercise—are keystones of our appoach. At Jules Verne Campus, we encourage and challenge children according to the principle of language immersion – with native speakers in small groups with a maximum of about 24 children teaching with methods that address the individual needs of students.   Following and surpassing the official Bavarian elementary school curriculum With our special subject “Curiosology”, we nurture and encourage children’s natural curiosity as a source of enjoyment, creativity, and success. Based on scientific evidence that shows there is a direct connection between physical activiy and brain development, we have created a diverse program of daily physical activity at Jules Verne Campus. Our program is age-specific and incorporates aspects of aerobic exercise, coordination, and mental focus.   PYP- oriented international branch In addition to the bilingual teaching, where lessons are held in both German and English in almost equal shares, an "international branch" is available where the lessons are held mainly in English. The international branch is designed having in mind the curriculum of international schools, so the Bavarian curriculum is supplemented by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). This new branch aims at supporting parents moving to Germany or planing to move abroad. Members of our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about our unique educational approach.     Information evenings information evenings take place at the school in the Bayerwaldstraße 8, 81737 Munich. You can register here or contact us directly beforehand. Members of our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about our unique educational approach.   Just write an email to   or give us a call at +49 (89) 62 81 66 86 0.   Kind regards, The Jules Verne Team
  6. Post here if you know of a local kindergarten that has places available, or if you are seeking a place.
  7. Red Tape Translation

      Red Tape Translation   Translation, interpreting, and telephone help for English speakers in Germany.   Visiting public offices in Germany can be stressful if you haven't yet mastered German. Hiring a relocation agent or an immigration lawyer is costly. Red Tape Translation is an affordable solution: a German language expert will come with you and interpret at your appointment in Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin, Cologne, or Hamburg.   Ausländerbehörde (foreigner's office), Agentur für Arbeit, Jobcenter, Standesamt, apartment viewings… a German-English interpreter or translator makes your job and your case worker’s job much easier. Sign a rental contract in Hamburg, view an apartment in Frankfurt, organize your unemployment benefits in Cologne or sort out your freelance artist’s visa in Berlin. Tape Translation will come along with you for a price that won't break the bank.   Book Telephone Time to get through your important German phone calls, Germany-wide. Much cheaper and more personal than a translation hotline, you buy a block of Kathleen's time in advance, and use it when you want to make German phone calls. Get Skype help before you even leave your home country, and know exactly which documents you need to pack. This service is great for calling your landlord, organising repairs, booking a doctor’s appointment, or finding out what you need to bring to your work permit appointment. Over Skype, you can use it from anywhere in the world.   Red Tape Translation offers: Document translation (both directions) Certified translations (both directions) Interpreting at your appointment Help for new expats for those who are planning a trip to Germany Help for pregnant women or families with new babies: Elterngeld, Kindergeld, Jugendamt, Familienkasse German - English interpreting on the phone (Germany-wide) Skype help with filling out forms and preparing for appointments Help finalising everything when you leave Germany   Kathleen Parker is a translator, writer and editor living in Berlin. Having gone through just about every bureaucratic process possible in Germany, she did it all the hard way - on her own. In the process, Kathleen and her expat friends and colleagues made and learned from just about every mistake it’s possible for a foreigner to make in Germany. Red tape Translation got started in 2012, and now enlists the help of friendly bilingual interpreters and translators in Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Hamburg.   Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG:   Red Tape Translation Kathleen Parker Tel.: +49 30 2089 6634 Ust-IdNr: DE282731584   This is a paid placement posting.
  8.   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 also the related Meetup page: Munich International Hiking.   And the archive thread from hikes in previous weeks.
  9. 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.      
  10. Who's suffering now?   As an EFL teacher for 30 years and independent insurance broker in Hamburg since 1992, John is very familiar with expat needs and solutions to these regarding insurance matters. John's specialities are:   Expert advice on full and supplementary health insurance for self employed and employed expats in Germany Quick professional support for visa applicants and the appropriate health insurance Income care Tax optimizing private and company pension plans Long term nursing care insurance Low cost term life insurance Household contents/renter's insurance Private liability and legal insurance Professional liability insurance   John always enjoys offering independent and free advice. At the client's request, consultation can be in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and, finally, in French (on a good day!).   Feel free to skype anytime if you want face to face contact, including weekends. If calling from outside Europe, please don't forget the time difference!   John Gunn & Partner Radickestr. 28 21079 Hamburg   Website: Email: Tel.: +30 (0)28 4209 4757 Mobile: +49 (0)172 948 2994 OR +49 (0) 40 87409692 Skype: john.gunn3   This is a paid placement posting.
  11. Hello,   my name is Dr. Isabel Selmair. I am a general dentist practicing in the heart of Munich-Schwabing. I grew up in San Diego, U.S.A. and earned a Bachelor`s degree from the University of California at San Diego. I graduated from the University of Würzburg (Germany) Dental School in 1993 and have been practicing dentistry here in my own office since 1998.   Since more than a decade I have thoroughly enjoyed treating many English-speaking patients from around the world. As someone who is familiar with living overseas, I completely understand how it feels to need medical and dental care in a foreign country.   Our team takes pride in building a trusting and courteous relationship with our patients. We provide services at the highest level of care; continuing education and training in our chosen field keeps us knowledgeable and skilled in state-of-the-art procedures and in the use of the latest technology.   Whether it is a common problem, dental disease or damage from trauma, we are able to restore our patients´smiles with the highest quality of advanced general and cosmetic dentistry.   Services provided in our office include individualized hygiene sessions, tooth whitening, invisible/tooth colored composite fillings and veneers, inlays, crowns, implant-crowns, bridges, root canals (certified by eazf, 2008) and fitting with partials or dentures. We also perform dental surgery, including periodontal treatments, simple or complex tooth extractions.   Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me by calling 089/300-6283. Our practice accepts all insurances, public and private, and we are happy to help you with any of your questions and concerns.   I am looking forward to meeting you!     Visiting hours: Monday - 9am - 2pm Tuesday - 9am - 1pm Wednesday - 1pm - 7pm Thursday - 9am - noon, 2pm - 6pm Friday - 9am - 1pm   Contact:   Enquiries can be made via phone or email.   Praxis Dr. med. dent. Isabel Selmair Clemensstraße 21a (see Google Map) 80803 Munich-Schwabing Tel.: 089 3006283 Email: For further information, please check the shortened English version of Dr. Selmair's website:   Located two blocks from Leopoldstrasse, three walking minutes to U-Bahn Münchner Freiheit.       This is a paid placement posting.
  12. Huntcrest Building Services     Qualified tradesmen Native English-speaking (good German) For all your needs, big and small   Their services include: Painting and decorating Parkett/laminate/carpet laying Kitchen installing Carpentry work Plumbing Electrical Tiling Light fittins/curtain rails/pictures Furniture assembly Cleaning Rubbish removal Transportation and moving service     For free advice and quotation contact: Mike - 0163 4804795 Lee - 0172 8658524 Email - ...or use their online contact form     This is a paid placement posting.
  13. Every Wednesday evening at an Indian restaurant in Munich. Location varies each week.   Curry night is not just about having good food but also about having great time and lots of fun. The cultural diversity of people who are regularly part of this event is as colorful as the curry itself with all its different flavors and spices.   We particularly encourage newbies to join us and they are heartily welcome. It is one of the best events to ease yourself into TT where you can make instant friends over drinks and fine food in a pressure-free, casual atmosphere.   Come join us cuz when you are here, you are family.   Click the "Follow this" button top right to receive updates via email.     Every Sunday night at midnight all replies to this post are automatically moved to the discussion archive.