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21 posts, 09:21 hrs
They’re still looking and finding new clues. If it is him wandering around in a state of confusion after 11 days, you have to wonder what happened to cause that. A day or two after some heavy…
8 posts, 19 February
Don't know what your command of German is like, but I just picked MTHC's website at semi-random (mthc.de). In the navigation they have a link to Erwachsene under Hockey and list 2 men's league teams,…
1 posts, 18 February
Hi! I was wondering if anyone knew of any amateur or community orchestras one could join in Hamburg? I play the violin - not professionally, far from it - and would love to be able to continue…
2 posts, 16 February
Dia dhaoibh agus haigh a chairde! The Irish language group in Hamburg also now has a facebook page: facebook.com/cnaghamburg... Our email address will be up and running soon hopefully.
13 posts, 14 February
I know a man who got his papers in Germany for having a child and he's definitely not living with the mother. I don't think it's an issue if you are willing to be a part of the child's life. But if…
23 posts, 12 February
I would highly recommend Magdalena Javed, she is Polish however she is fluent in English. I have had a few appointments with Magdalena now and she really is an amazing person, highly empathetic, kind…
1 posts, 10 February
Hi everyone, The Hamburg Hurricanes are an English speaking multicultural football/soccer club consisting of players from over 25 different countries. After three promotions in the last three…
1 posts, 9 February
Hi all, can some one recommend private German teacher in Hamburg for improving my spoken German. I have just passed B2 telc exam and would like to improve further, regards, BSD
21 posts, 8 February
No, he's not right, I have my doubts that he's a Steuerberater. If you went to a Lohnsteuerhilfeverein he most probably isn't, but just someone who has done an apprenticeship. Tell him to read…
55 posts, 7 February
Hello sir, All under control - Number Plates in my hand. TUV full check certificate submitted to Authorities. Car is now good to hit the roads. After 2 years only a normal TUV Check to be…
15 posts, 6 February
Hi guys, Do you know if using those Services will work to get the Wohnungsgeberbestä... in order to do the Registration in the City? I'm wondering because Airbnb seems not to be an Option to rent…
3 posts, 5 February
Congrats. We did not consider Waldenau, however they seem to have an active local "village life". Whats the bus service like? With a car you are not far from the LSE with access to Hamburg or…
5 posts, 31 January
Germans have a saying "Ignorance will not protect you from punishment". You may not know how things work in Germany but you do know (a) that the consultant hasn't done a great job so far and (b) that…
44 posts, 27 January
I know the restrictions on how much meat you can take into Switzerland, (1 kg?) but see nothing similar for bring Swiss meat to Germany. So, ok unless worth over the general value of 300 euro is…
2 posts, 26 January
I have attended Berlitz near central station for first 3 levels (not integration course, but weekly two days of classes) and later joined in a different institute (integration course, everyday…
1 posts, 24 January
Hello, Is anybody here from Hittfeld? I would like to know about what is it like living in Hittfeld. We are a family of two and expecting one in May 2018 :). We currently live in Hamburg and work…
20 posts, 23 January
I lived in Munich for 13 years before I moved up here and my daughter's best friend at Kindergarten did not end up going to her local junior school. They submitted a 'Gastschulantrag'.
2 posts, 22 January
Hey, sounds great :-). There's a Permakultur Campus in the Volkspark: permakultur-campus.de/pe... I couldn't find any details in English, but I'm sure that they can help you.
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Underequipped German army ever less ready for battle, damning report concludes

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Germany's armed forces are being pushed beyond their limits as Berlin makes greater international commitments while failing to invest in and reform the military, according to a report published Tuesday.

Fire crews called out after pro footballer forgets to turn off stove before match

Fire crews called out after pro footballer forgets to turn off stove before match

Ghana international Bernard Tekpetey was left red-faced after firefighters had to break into his home to deal with a smoking cooking pot while he was at a Bundesliga match, reports in the German media said.