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  1. I'm looking to get a tattoo while here in Berlin and since my German is not good I was wondering if there were any English speaking tattoo places in Berlin. Best if they were good and not crazy overpriced.
  2. Has anyone recently applied for einburgerung at Burgeramt Pankow ? How long did it take to get Termin there, and how long did the process take. Currently it shows appointments only until 21. November, (all booked). Can anybody share their experience?
  3. Hi there!!  Hope you all are doing well in this hard time.  I am in a bit of confused state at the moment. I would really appreciate if anyone can alleviate me from this confusion.  I have been offered work which is 16 hours a week and I will be paid 400 for the month.  But the company has told me that I would have to issue an invoice.  I have not applied for a freelancer ID yet and at the moment, my husband and I do the taxes together and I am also insured with him as family.  I was wondering if I should be applying for freelancer ID for such small project. (Or could I still do the project and put the amount as an additional income when we do our taxes?) I plan to apply for freelancer in future as I have plans for it but right now I only have one project not more.  Do you have any suggestions for me?  I thank you so so much!!!! 😊😊
  4. Hi all   I am the landlord of an apartment in Berlin. It's a 4 room apartment in West Berlin. Unfortunately, we currently have a situation developing where I may never gain access to this apartment. I have owned this apartment since 2008. The apartment was already occupied by an older couple. At the time, I was unaware of the tenancy laws in Berlin and how it could impact my future. I would love to hear some advice from you if any of you have any experience in this regard. For the record, there was a couple living there since 1995 I think.    I went to visit Berlin last year and went to check the apartment block. When I arrived, I noticed that there was a new name stickered below the current tenant's name on the doorbell. I was concerned as I thought the apartment was being sublet. I was angry and spoke to my property manager. She informed me that the wife has died last year and the husband has a new girlfriend living there.    I immediately hired a lawyer to investigate the legalities of this. It turns out that its legal and they are entitled to do this. My lawyer then mentioned that if this new girlfriend marries the widowed husband, she will be entitled to live there with strict laws after he dies. This is very frustrating to me as I had hoped to let my children live here soon as they'll be finishing their studies.    Is there any way to reduce the possibility of my fears occurring? If I wanted to get these people to move out how would you suggest going about it? I have waited a long time now and would really like to gain access to my property.   Thanks
  5. 1. FC Union Berlin

    Cult club Union Berlin promoted to Bundesliga for 1st time  
  6. Hey,    I haven't been in Berlin for a long time, so I can't really remember the city that well. Going to visit it for 4 days in March. What would you recommend to do? Besides the touristic attractions, I'm also looking for some tips to get the typical vibe etc. Clubs to go party are also welcome (Looking for something like techno, edm and similar).    Danke
  7. Motorcycle stunt riding around berlin

    Hello!  Do you know any places in/around Berlin when I can train some motorcycle stunt riding? Just so I can come and ride back and forth keeping balance on wheelie etc.    Or even better - find a group I can train with? Way better and safer.    Dead end road with no traffic, always empty parking lot in non-rrsidential area would be great.   I don't want to be dangerous for others (endangering myself is ok-ish) and don't like to be an "icehole" annoying residents with wrrrrrum-sounds.
  8. Hi Everyone,   I am moving to Berlin in the summer. I will continue to work for my current employer. I will be moving there indefinitely. The first 3 months of work will be on a trial basis and I will still be getting paid in UK and paying UK taxes. If the trail is successful I will be moved onto the German branches payroll, and everything will be straight forward.   Am I OK to register for Anmeldung in this case and continue to pay UK taxes for the 3 months. As I will be being paid by a UK company that will not pay German healthcare, is my EHIC card sufficient for this initial 3 months as I will technically be a posted worker(will Anmeldung affect this status)   Thanks in advance, any information you have that could help would be great.   Tom
  9. Hello   I'm about to start a job, 51,000 a year. I'm single (not married), i'm athiest, i'm 27 years old.   I also have another invoice coming up around 60,000 euros. I do not understand too much German finance as I am originally from the UK.   If i'm in full-time employment (and all of my taxes, insurances and surcharges are covered by my job), how much would I be taxed on the 60,000 after my full-time employement salary of 51,000 a year? I will be full time employed but would I also need to announce that I am freelance here? Are they any smart moves like savings accounts or tax breaks that I should know about to save myself getting hugely taxed or is it simply, that I would have earned 111,000 in the 17-18 tax yer?   Thanks in advance for your help and advice! J
  10. Real estate purchase

    I am in need of a lawyer with English (or Italian) in Berlin. I am purchasing an estate and I need some professional help to get some advice on this matter. Possibly someone that you directly know or had information on. Not just a name from a directory.   My apologies if this has been submitted for the thousandth time. Please merge this request to a thread if it needs be.   Thank you!      
  11. Hi,  I'm trying to register my UK motorcycle here in Berlin, I found the various threads about that so all good.  One thing is that I would like to find an English speaking insurance provider.  My girlfriend is from Berlin so I'll be getting help with the TüV etc but I think it would be best to have my insurance doc in English if possible,  I'd settle for an English speaking broker.   Any one know of anything in Berlin?  Thanks in advance.   
  12. Hi all, I hope everyone is doing fine despite the circumstances.   I will move into a new apartment in May, but I have a few questions about how to proceed with the change of address.   Does anyone know if it's possible to do the Ummeldung in Berlin now? Do I need to wait until the pandemic is gone?   Here are the authorities and companies I know for a fact I have to notify: - Finanzamt (I'm a freelancer. I believe I need to get a new Steuernummer?) - My insurer (calling) - GEZ (online) - Phone company (online) - All other billing-related things, such as my bank, Apple Store, Amazon, etc.   And now the questions: - KSK: I applied to KSK in February and haven't heard from them (except for a letter stating they are looking at my application and will get back to me whenever they can) - Citizenship: I started a process of acquiring German citizenship in the Staatsangehörigkeitsbehörde from my Bezirk. I imagine this will change now, as I will move to a different district.   How should I proceed in the instances above?   Thanks for the insights!
  13. So my neighbours,   you have already seen them, I am talking about the compact cars in your neighbourhood, which even you are allowed to drive. License, smartphone and some cheddar provided   The majority of these cars also run on an electric motor, which I personally find great. A big goal behind the car sharing idea is to reduce individual traffic and thus have fewer vehicles on the roads. We are talking about an alternative that has its right to exist alongside public transport.   Nonetheless, I am somewhat sceptical as to whether something like this will become established here in the big city of Berlin. With the metro or the S-Bahn, you can get anywhere, and faster than by car. Those who already own a car will not switch to car sharing completely.   Will it remain a niche product? What do you think of the idea? Have you ever driven one of these cars? What is your opinion? 
  14. Hello,   Can anyone recommend a lawyer in Berlin that speaks English well, to help with an issue in my renovated apartment that I bought 4 years ago and the lack of sound insulation installed in the upstairs neighbor's apartment? I had an acoustic specialist come and conduct tests, and the sound doesn't fall within the German building regulations. The developers have ignored my emails, although there is a 5-year warranty for fixing defects. At this point, I would like to consult a lawyer to see how to proceed.  many thanks!