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The weather in Hamburg is very different from that in Munich. Hamburg weather is very much affected by the North & Baltic seas whilst Munich is in the middle of a continent. If the wind is…
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If i were you, I would start in August next year. By then you will have already completed 2 years as a blue card holder, and if you apply just after completing your 21 months, you will likely have…
2 posts, 15 January
Hi guys, As I don't know anyone here in Hamburg, would anyone of you be interested to meet up and just chill? We could play cards, watch a movie, have a cup of coffee, whatever you want :).
26 posts, 12 January
immobilienscout24.de/suc... immowelt.de/suche/hambur... 'course you'll need to add suitable size and location data.... so here are the PLZ for Hamburg : interkart.de/landkarten/...
7 posts, 12 January
Where you did your Anmeldung is the Bürgeramt. The Standesamt is the government office responsible for marriages certificates (and death and birth certificates). You cannot get legally married in…
1 posts, 8 January
Top Notch Comedy Club (English Stand Up Comedy) Wed 23rd January 2019     Yes, after a wicked Top Notch Comedy Club in November another great show is up for grabs with a top-notch line up…
7 posts, 4 January
I am trying to understand if it is feasible as well...for sure it seems less snow than Munich...and I hate snow But what about family life? Safety? Again I use as a parameter, Munich
5 posts, 4 January
Used to go there every day of the week in the 90s to work! It was laid back then but these days..security getting in is time-consuming. My first ever Grünkohl was there..awful Kantine back then! It…
6 posts, 26 December
I don't have all the details yet, but his employer has said the insurance is included/provided, so I am assuming yes. We have several meetings in January/February to work out the details of his…
12 posts, 25 December
I noticed a few weeks ago that the first two seasons of Downton Abbey were only available in German, so I sent an irate email and voila, they are now available in English. Strangely as a separate…
1 posts, 20 December
Situation: I went to BANK1 who said they will give me house purchase loan (from other banks), but told me that i have to sign the papers and if bank says ok the contract is done i.e. no separate sign…
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How Deutsche Bahn plans to improve its service and staffing in 2019

More investment, more staff, better service, less congestion on the railways: Deutsche Bahn wants to improve its trains with a package of measures to overcome the heavy criticism it has received in recent months.

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There are more than 116,470 British people living in Germany. Many of them have put roots down here, others are working, some are studying or travelling. All of them are affected by Brexit. We listened to their stories.

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How Bauhaus designed the world as we know it

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German word of the day: Stoßlüften

This word (and concept) is especially found in public places and schools all around Germany.

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