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4 posts, 09:11 hrs
KiKa is fantastic. I miss my kids being that age, but they still watch Logo every night before bed (German TV kids news - also really helps if you are learning German yourself, i absolutely love it).
1 posts, 22 November
Hello Toytown world, I'm Alice, and I'm looking for occasional Babysitting work in Hamburg. A bit about me: I've been living in Hamburg for 5 years, fluent in German (as much as that's…
20 posts, 21 November
I used to have a bank account registered to my hotel address but it was in a small town and the account manager knew the hotel manager. For the OP's original question I'd say Western Union, as…
7 posts, 20 November
I've seen a couple of these petrol Pajero's in my town. Since the OP is probably just looking to garnish praise for his wheels, I'll take the bait. Nice car! If I got a 4x4 I'd go for something like…
4 posts, 20 November
I know many cases where a verified marriage certificate was asked, all of them were at finance office. In our case we never needed it. Our einwohner meldeamt just accepted our marriage certificate…
15 posts, 20 November
Realistically speaking though, the guy is unlikely to get caught with the lights installed unless he drives with them on all the time. i.e. the occasional cruise through town to look awesome will…
27 posts, 17 November
The Christmas market starts today at the Norwegian Church (and the 3 other insignificant ones, Swedish, Danish and Finnish) Freitag 17. November von 12-19 Uhr Samstag 18. November von 12-19 Uhr…
20 posts, 16 November
Hi everyone, In Kiel opened an English speaking international church. (Christian - non denominational) If someone is interested, here is their website: www.kielchurch.de Open to any English…
4 posts, 16 November
Ask a friend with PayPal to send you money to your PayPal account and give your friend the money in some other way (cash, bank transfer). Tell your friend to make the PayPal transfer as "Friends…
1 posts, 16 November
Hello Everyone, Pregnant or want to share your positive birth story? Need encouragement and information?  Come and join us on Friday, the 1st of December at 10.00 am. for our monthly Positive…
4 posts, 15 November
Rugby isn't a contact sport at that age, at least not in my club. In all likelihood at that age he'll be playing flag/touch rugby... but it's a great start to get the skills and of course much safer…
2 posts, 15 November
Unfortunately since a couple of years you can't buy anymore temp plates for a car that has no HU (formerly known as TUV). The insurance you can buy online. I recommend sites like check24.de
2 posts, 12 November
Welcome to Germany! You do not need to "go" to get information, it is all available on the World Wide Web. In this case: no, you cannot swap your license. You need to take both theoretical and…
1 posts, 12 November
Hi, I have a Dubai Driving License (UAE) + International Driving License which will be valid for 1 year but i can only drive in germany for 6 months. I need to know where should i go with my…
13 posts, 11 November
There is loads of halal meat in Germany, no problem getting it at all. For example just about every Döner place uses Halal meat for a specialist halal butcher. I think the issue is: German food…
8 posts, 11 November
I can´t see an advantage doing it yourself. Once, when I was very last minute I applied via check 24 and they advised me to contact the new provider myself additionally. Otherwise haven´t had a…
1 posts, 9 November
Hey! I am from New Zealand and I am here on an Aupair visa. I am wanting to switch to my Working Holiday Visa. I am in the Wandsbek area for the immigration office to get my visa. Is it…
2 posts, 8 November
Hi all, I want to get a new insurance for my Car. The car is exported from Dubai so currently it doenst have any insurance. Can i get a website that will compare all insurance policies or a good…
2 posts, 7 November
Guten tag, I have Tax Slab 4 and i want to change to 3. \ I have my Tax Number can someone guide what is the name of the office called in German which is responsible to do this change.
9 posts, 5 November
There is no "federal employment agency" in Germany. The Bundesagentur für Arbeit is the UNemployment office. It only works with those people registered for unemployment benefits (ALGI / ALG II).
1 posts, 3 November
Hey people hope life is treating you well Seeing that it’s all grey here, was wondering if anyone is interested for an afternoon coffee or so tomorow or after if so, pls let me know happy…
26 posts, 2 November
When signing up with DKB they insisted that the Girokonto would always be free. So far so good, but if this changes in the future I'll take another look at what's on offer. To the OP. DKB almost…
1 posts, 2 November
5th Anniversary Special Top Notch Comedy Club Wed 22nd Nov 2017 Adam Bloom + Windsor & Nik Coppin @ Motte Thank you so much for your support over the last 5 years. We had some fantastic…
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