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  1.   I am an American with a license to practice in Germany as a counseling psychologist. My private Practice has been located in the heart of Munich since 1997, where I do individual, couple's and Family Counseling. I have treated depression and anxiety disturbances, such as panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders, successfully for many years. I also have treated behavioral issues, such as attention and hyperactivity in adults, eating disorders, alcoholism and internet addiction successfully. I am in the Registry of Doctors in Oberbayern, although I am not a medical doctor myself.   After having graduated  from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Psychology, from the University of Chicago with a MA in Psychology, and earning a doctorate from the LMU while doing research at the Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie, I earned a degree in Psychotherapy from the Center of Integrated Psychotherapy (CIP) in Munich in 2001.    I am a member of the American Psychological Association and have continued to expand my training and experience in many seminars and conferences. I use a variety of approaches to help the people, who come to me. These include cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focussed, Gestallt therapy and hypnosis. German laws recognize cognitive-behavioral methods, so that the therapy is generally covered by private insurances, but not by public insurances.   Appointments: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 20:00; Wednesdays 9:30 - 19:00; Fridays 15:30 - 20:00.   Contact: Call my practice at 089-1233824 any time; to reach me personally call  Monday & Friday mornings between 9 and 12 noon, or                  Email me at Counseling@DrDum.de   www.DrDum.de      
  2. Secure, simple tax preparation for Americans living in Germany   Greenback Expat Tax Services Phone: +1 888-362-5032 Website: www.greenbacktaxservices.com E-mail: info@greenbacktaxservices.com     Greenback Expat Tax Services makes life better for Americans living abroad and aims to take away the anxiety and hassle of helping US expats become and stay compliant with their US taxes while living overseas.   American expats and Greenback co-founders Carrie and David McKeegan found their expat tax needs overwhelming and expensive while living in the UK as professionals.   While they both loved being American and living abroad, they were fed up with the process of filing US expat taxes. So, Carrie and David built a service that could meet the needs of US expats — a tax preparation company whose accountants were at the forefront of expertise in US expat taxes that was simple and easy to work with and treated customers fairly and respectfully.   And thus, in 2008, Greenback Expat Tax Services was born to serve the needs of all Americans living abroad and has since served nearly 8,400 US expats living in over 211 countries and territories.   Greenback prides itself on offering an extensive choice of expat tax services, as well as open, transparent, flat-fee pricing. Never worry again if your US Expat Taxes are done right.   Have questions about your US taxes?   Greenback can help! Our expat-expert CPAs and IRS Enrolled Agents are here to help you navigate the often-confusing nature of expatriate taxes. Get in touch today!    
  3.   Nestpick offers a wide range of furnished apartments, rooms and student accommodation. Working with international providers we offer over 80,000 listings in 40+ European cities.   Our services are targeted mostly at expats and students relocating nationally and internationally, searching for furnished mid-to long-term accommodation in unfamiliar cities.   We also provide helpful relocation information for each city, such as costs to expect when moving to the city, information about different neighborhoods and tips/advice about student life.   Relocating to or within Germany? Compare furnished apartments in the following cities below:   - https://www.nestpick.com/berlin/   - https://www.nestpick.com/munich/   - https://www.nestpick.com/hamburg/   - https://www.nestpick.com/frankfurt/ https://www.nestpick.com/
  4.     Munich International School Nurture – Challenge – Inspire     Munich International School nurtures, challenges and inspires our students to become academically successful, life-long learners, creative and innovative thinkers, ethical, globally-minded contributors, and healthy, well-balanced individuals who will thrive and make a positive impact in a complex and changing world. Munich International School is not just another international school. Visitors see it immediately when they step onto our parkland campus. Students feel it every day through their inspiring interactions with our world-class faculty. Munich International School leverages unparalleled expertise in delivering renowned international curricula within a caring, innovative and healthy environment. We are proud of our 50 years of success at cultivating academic achievement, physical and emotional well-being and the ethical and social competencies necessary for students’ success and happiness in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1966, Munich International School is an independent, non-profit IB World School (IBO) that has been authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) since 1980. We are officially recognised by the Bavarian ministry of education and fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Easily accessible from Munich, the School takes full advantage of its 26-acre campus in an idyllic nature preserve near Starnberg to provide students with high-quality educational experiences both within well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and performing arts spaces and in our exceptional outdoor facilities.   MIS is a community school where more than 1250 students comprising 65 nationalities learn together on a single, purpose-built campus. Munich International School promotes excellence in learning and in individual student growth and development. We recruit the most caring, competent and committed teachers and staff from more than two dozen countries. These educators create a vibrant, diverse, student-centred programme of learning, supported by superior facilities and resources, like our: • performing arts centre (PAC) • new design and technology suite • 1-to-1 laptop programme (Apple MacBooks) • Olympic-sized 8-lane track-and-field complex • triple gymnasium with adjacent dance and fitness studios • two student libraries (primary and secondary) • new modern languages complex • differentiated outdoor play spaces for early childhood and primary years. Students at Munich International School routinely gain admission to the world’s elite universities. Our excellent academic programmes are embedded, however, in a holistic, values-based curriculum that provides support and appropriate challenge for every child.     It is a joy to introduce new students and families to the outstanding community that is Munich International School. The Admissions Office is the first point of contact for prospective students and parents and can be reached on +49 (0) 8151 366 120 or admissions@mis-munich.de. We warmly invite you to visit us and experience first-hand how Munich International School is different.   www.mis-munich.de  
  5. WZT - Fast, friendly and cost-effective tax consultancy services for English speakers   https://www.toytowngermany.com/munich/wzt.php  
  6. Insurances for Expats Living in Germany         Contact:  Franz Leeb Versicherungsmakler www.insurance-for-expats.de Tel: 089 74 999 997, Mail: mail@franzleeb.de   Independent insurance broker – fluent English speaker – specializes in all insurance issues concerning expats working and living in Germany. The German insurance system is one of the most complex in the world. Most life situations can be covered by a suitable insurance policy. We identify the appropriate product for the duration of your stay in Germany and select the tariff with the best price/performance ratio from all 120 insurance providers for you.   You receive professional advice on following insurance types: – Health insurance – Legal insurance – Content insurance – Disability insurance – Liability insurance – Accident Insurance     Private Liability Insurance In Germany everybody is by law liable who causes damage – even carelessly or innocently and therefore has to come up for the caused damage. We recommend to take on a liability insurance that covers the costs of damage and also covers your spouse and your children. Liability insurances normally cost less than 100.- Euro per year. Dogs and pets as well as vehicles have to be insured separately. Liability insurance for professionals is more expensive and covers higher risks and damages caused in execution of your profession. Please ask for a separate policy for professional needs and we will provide you with a unique cover corresponding to your individual claims.   Household or Home Insurance This insurance protects you against the loss or damage of contents in your house. It includes your complete furniture, clothes, computers and other valuable items that belong to your personal property, If your belongings include expensive jewellery and art collection. Household policies cover the risks of damages by fire, storm or water and by burglary or vandalism. For enquiries please contact us for an all risk coverage. The costs for this insurance also depend on the size of your home and if you are self-employed and work in your home using one room as your office. In this case it is necessary to insure the office equipment separately. We strongly recommend to arrange a personal consultation in oder to analyse your individual situation so that we can provide you with the best coverage for your needs.   Legal Assistance insurance As in Germany most of the severe legal problems are solved by court, no matter if there are disagreements with tax authorities, employers, landlords or merchants we strongly recommend to take on a legal insurance. Especially for an expat, living abroad and experiencing totally different traditions and legal systems from home and not understanding the complicated foreign terminologies. The legal insurance covers all costs related to expenses for attorneys and court no matter if you win the case or not. If you are self-employed you will need a special coverage for professionals. For any questions please contact us in this matter.   Disability-insurance In case of an accident or severe illness that can cause disablement to work in your present job this insurance covers you with a regular income till you get retired (Age of 67). The pension wil be paid out even when you take on another job in another area and if you go back to your home country.  For further advice please contact us: www.insurance-for-expats.de  We will help you to find the best solution for you and assist you in case of damage.   “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.“ Franz Leeb                    
  7.   Access HMO - Health Insurance for Your Visa and Residency Permit within 1 Day! Local & Worldwide        We provide unparalleled high-quality, cost-effective global and private health insurance solutions to individuals, families, and corporate groups. Our experienced staff has over 28 years of experience in the health insurance field, with licenses in both the United States and the European Union.   Access HMO offers a comprehensive choice of two global and private health insurance plans. We Work directly with the Doctor of your choice. We also assist our clients in locating the most qualified English speaking Doctors in the Access HMO provider network. We can issue your insurance documents within one working day. We have representative in over 15 countries.   Access HMO Provides:   Comprehensive global and private health insurance plans. 24/7 service for emergencies anywhere in the world. Access to a global network of highly qualified providers. Useful and simple online tools for purchase and claims.         Contact Us Anytime!   Our Client Helpline is Available 24 Hours a Day – 7 Days a Week and Ready to Assist You   Access HMO 2885 Sanford Avenue SW Grandville, Michigan 49418-27044 USA   Telephone: +1-616-723-8494 Email: info@accesshmo.com Website: www.accesshmo.com        
  8. 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 ...or use their online contact form     This is a paid placement posting.
  9. Post here if you know of a local kindergarten that has places available, or if you are seeking a place.
  10. 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 www.redtapetranslation.com Tel.: +49 30 2089 6634 Ust-IdNr: DE282731584   This is a paid placement posting.
  11.   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.
  12. 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.      
  13.   At Appelt Steuerberatung we provide providing a full range of tax and accounting services to: expat individuals and familiesfreelancersGerman subsidiaries of International companiesWe take pride in giving personalized, expert attention to every client.  Our certifications include CPA, German Taxation (Steuerberater), and International Taxation (Fachberater für Internationales Steuerrecht).  Our astute familiarity with the American and German taxation and accountancy practices make us a competent partner.    With us, you are not a number, but a client we aim to help in its success. We understand your special situation and are attuned to the needs of expats and foreign businesses in Germany.   We offer: English language correspondenceFair and transparent fees and chargesFlexible appointment times, including in the eveningMeetings for companies can be arranged at your premisesVideo-conferences and net-meetingsProactive ConsultingOne day call back guaranteeIndividual consulting and tailor-made solutionsLearn more about the services we provide by visiting our English-language website: www.steuerberatung-appelt.deSteuerberatung Appelt Alexandra Appelt StB, CPA Raeterstrasse 24 85551 Kirchheim b. München   Telephone: 089 8563 4710 Fax: 089 8563 47110 info@steuerberatung-appelt.de www.steuerberatung-appelt.de   This is a paid placement posting.
  14. 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: www.gunnpartner.com Email: info@gunn-partner.de 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.
  15. Every Thursday evening English-speaking readers of this chat forum meet up for drinks, chat, and a laugh at some bar or pub in Berlin.   Event details: The venue varies from week to week, check the discussion below, and title of this page above, for latest info (see venue history) The number of attendees also varies, but usually around twenty people join each week Everyone is encouraged to post up a message if they intend to come Newcomers are always welcome. Introduce yourself online here so that others know to expect you on the evening Every Sunday at midnight all the chat from previous weeks is automatically moved to the discussion archive. See also the photo sets: one, two, three.