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If you are talking about me, many people here know me personally and investing in restaurants is far from my professional area (Software engineering ). Since BBQ restaurants are rare here and a…
4 posts, 26 September
Hi all, I have been in town about a week! I need to get somethings printed. I am staying at a AirBnb and there are no facilities for printing in the flat. Having looked on the internet I can find…
4 posts, 26 September
Hi Guys, I think I am in the same position as Josh. I arrived in the city last week. A LONG time ago I played D&D with some school friends. We were not very good! I'd be interested in joining…
1 posts, 17 September
We are a family of five (our children are 2, 5 and 7) who just moved to Hamburg Farmsen. Not knowing anyone, we would love to meet some international families in the area. Looking forward to hearing…
5 posts, 17 September
The most economical depends on what you will be doing, and if your companies 'unlimited fuel' also applies to personal trips. Simply from the buying v. leasing v. company car prospective, buying…
83 posts, 16 September
This morning hazy sunshine & not quite as warm as the previous days. Early afternoon clouded over (with no structure - just even gray). A few drops of rain then KAWUM! Three lightning strikes…
1 posts, 11 September
Living in Winterhude and I am looking for an English or Russian speaking plumber (to install a new sink and washing mechine conections), or a plumber in general—I guess I could always drag a…
4 posts, 8 September
We arrived in Hamburg just over a week ago. We'd Googled the closest school near to our prospective new flat, and then emailed them. The school secretary handled all the necessary input details. All…
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75 years since one of Holocaust's worst massacres

75 years since one of Holocaust's worst massacres

On Thursday, German president Joachim Gauck spoke in Kiev 75 years after the Nazis slaughtered 33,771 Jews during one of the worst single massacres of the Holocaust.

Six things you need to know about troubled Deutsche Bank

Six things you need to know about troubled Deutsche Bank

Shares in Deutsche bank plunged on Friday morning, dragging down other European banks and markets worldwide. Here are six things to know about Germany's biggest lender.

Deutsche Bahn jacks up prices for first time in 3 years

Deutsche Bahn jacks up prices for first time in 3 years

Germany's main rail provider, the state-owned Deutsche Bahn (DB), announced on Friday that it will raise prices on long-distance train travel.

Morocco to speed up repatriation of illegal migrants

Morocco to speed up repatriation of illegal migrants

Morocco has agreed to streamline the procedures for the repatriation of citizens living illegally in Germany, the royal court said late on Thursday.

890,000 refugees arrived in Germany last year - not 1.1m

890,000 refugees arrived in Germany last year - not 1.1m

Previous reports had suggested that around 1.1 million people entered Germany to seek asylum last year. But now the German government has confirmed the number was actually lower.

Baby found alive in suitcase with skeleton in Hanover

Baby found alive in suitcase with skeleton in Hanover

A baby has been found alive, along with the skeleton of another infant inside of a suitcase in Hanover, police reported on Friday.