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4 posts, 19 February
Its an old thread but I thought it might be worth posting about a new start-up called Smoovr that gives you the prices of multiple moving companies. I used it for my move a while back, mainly because…
2 posts, 18 February
I don't know what you consider cheap, but there are short term stays called "derag living hotels", I believe there are two of them in frankfurt, the one on Sachsenhäuser Berg is brand new and pretty…
27 posts, 16 February
Why is everyone moving to Wiesbaden/Mainz, and not Frankfurt? Anyway, we are always happy to meet new people, so PM me if you'd like to meet. We have an 18-month old kid, so we can't really come…
1 posts, 16 February
Hey Folks this week International Cafe Darmstadt is joining forces with TNR (The new Republic) for another great evening of music & of course listening to some great inspiration!! So come and…
32 posts, 15 February
Hi @slavko thank you, it was very thoughtful and kind of you to have put the time and effort into that online listing. Unfortunately you should now take heed of these warnings. Anyone…
26 posts, 11 February
@fraufruit Just a reminder... The Beamter will take your fingerprints for the biometric data and you have the option of activating or not for the use of the electronic signature feature. I asked…
1 posts, 10 February
Hi. Does anyone have any recommendations for a Kindergarten, preferably one with a Kita attached or nearby? Anywhere between Ostend and Dornbusch. We have two kids, our little girl is 8 months…
1 posts, 9 February
Frankfurt's popular English Comedy show Comedians in bars getting drunk! is back with lot of international comedians. standupcomedynight.com/... Comedians in bars getting drunk! Season 3:…
8 posts, 5 February
Seconding GT World of Beauty near Hbf. They have a lot of oils for hair and skin care on the shelves toward the right. Just make sure to double check the ingredient list and you should be fine. You…
51 posts, 5 February
Hey guys, I recently visited another black hair salon and barber shop called Salem's Hair Salon on Gutleutstrasse 155. Here's their Facebook page and you can call 069 - 6 777 70 60.
18 posts, 3 February
Abokhary, how long are you expecting to be in Germany? Your kids are young enough to transfer very successfully to the German system. The private system here is quite 'fringe' and not a guarantee of…
12 posts, 30 January
The Bahnhofsviertel has some of the best non-European restaurants in Germany, a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant just steps from the Hbf among the things I regularly go to when waiting to change…
8 posts, 30 January
An American ask about a Job and I am sure he is aware of the time limit. He or she did not refer to Mannheim nor Heidelberg as a Hessen location, it was just mentioned as a possible location. Instead…
44 posts, 29 January
Hi IIze I moved from Sydney to Wiesbaden about 18 months ago would be interested if you find something have not played in a while either so would be looking for something more social Prue…
1 posts, 29 January
OPEN DAY / TAG DER OFFENEN TÜR Saturday 4th February, 10:00-14:00 Lollipop House is an English-speaking educational playgroup and activity centre for children aged 0 to 8 years old where they…
11 posts, 27 January
The German Red Cross offers regularly first aid courses in English in Frankfurt: drkfrankfurt.de/index.ph... The trainer lived many years in Australia and speaks English fluently.
1 posts, 27 January
Hello TT's We are a cricket club in Frankfurt and play in Cricket Bundesliga from start April to end October. We do trainings once a week and play games (friendly/league)... on Sundays.
82 posts, 24 January
Hello, Im also looking for a good german language school.I wanted to know if taking german at Goethe institute is better than taking one at Frankfurt university as i saw that the university too…
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