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1 posts, 16 February
Hi, im looking to rent some workshop space to build furniture, lighting and other product design prototypes. Ive been looking for a while now and it seems spaces are either massive and accordingly…
6 posts, 16 February
I can recommend Verena Pagels. She works with Dr. Dipl.-Kfm. Kai Langhein, 180 Grindelallee  As a freelancer new to Hamburg (and Germany for that matter) she made the pretty daunting task of…
32 posts, 14 February
Trauben Gelee gets quite a few hits on Google, although most of them seem to be home made. I'm not sure if this is the same thing though, as I've never heard of this until now. Might be worth going…
1 posts, 13 February
Hello and thank you for having me, I am looking to get a visa from Hamburg but I am living in Luneburg. Is it possible to apply for visa with an anmeldung from another close by city? Is there…
14 posts, 13 February
yes in theory the landlord/host COULD cancel the rest of the OPs reservation but in that case he would also have to provide a refund to the OP for the remainder of the term. The OP has already said…
17 posts, 10 February
Hi, I'd love a few updates on this thread. We're in Hamburg only for 4 months on a Fulbright (this spring / summer) and are debating on sending our child to Phroms or Rudolf-Roß-Grundschule…
20 posts, 8 February
I have been staying at a room provided by Medici-Living for the past 1.5 months. I think it is a good option as a temporary stay, as it is cheap&central. Not saying it is perfect but enough to…
5 posts, 6 February
Hey there, late to the party, but I'm a photographer who recently moved to Hamburg, and I'm always up for meeting other creatives. send me a message if you want to get a coffee or a photo…
3 posts, 3 February
Hello All, I have a question regarding visit to a doctor. After lot of search and wait i managed to get an appointment with two OBGYN. My first doctor didn't spoke English but i did managed , i…
6 posts, 2 February
@maxie: thanks a lot for the feedback! I am right in between and I could use that experience there. It is encouraging that I was already familiar with the articles  Alexnf left here. Still, my CV…
16 posts, 30 January
One word of advice: don't upgrade your windows until it is mature, i.e. until the first service pack is available. I have used that rule for 17 years but for some stupid reasons (MS free upgrade) I…
15 posts, 29 January
Noris Bank is a direct bank meaning online only but as it's a part of the Deutsche Bank you can use all the ATMs of the cash group ie Commerzbank Post Bank etc. NO FEES. Won the best current…
3 posts, 27 January
Thank you sooo much for coming along for a giggle !!!! Full house + great crowd + fab show !!! Have a lovely weekend everybody and c ya soon !!! Next show is on wed 22nd march ;)
4 posts, 27 January
funny that.. I ordered a fridge for my new place from Saturn online 2 months ago.. they promise they will delivery within 2 weeks. Then they send me an email after 1 and a half week saying they…
1 posts, 23 January
Yes, this Saturday. Details: freizeit.de/veranstaltun... Critical appraisal of a previous performance: blogs.angloinfo.com/hamb... Watch a stream of yet another performance,…
29 posts, 23 January
Thanks for your input Engelchen regarding moving to Munich. But as I said our family are in Hamburg and that is a big push for us wanting to move to Germany. The SAHD seems a good idea LOL. Also…
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