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1 posts, 17:39 yesterday
We’re planning to buy a small apartment in Freising since we’ve been paying through the nose for rent here in Munich and need something larger. The only problem is that the wife wants to start an…
2 posts, 13:54 yesterday
On TT we put the event date in the title. In your text there is no date at all. If I click on your link, it says it starts at 2:30 pm, but you wrote 4:30 pm? Perhaps you can make some changes for…
57 posts, 17 January
yeah but that doesn't have anything to do with why and how fatca really and tangibly hurts Americans in germany, which boils down to the reporting requirements for financial institutions. They can't…
8 posts, 16 January
I checked the website as I was curious. The group is offering private services to expats all over the world. Really not applicable to the average publically insured person in Germany who needs…
1 posts, 16 January
I am being asked to vacate my apartment for 6 to 8 weeks as essential repairs are required in bathroom for leaking pipes under the floor. I need advice ..does Landlord have to find the alternative…
1 posts, 16 January
Munich Sitters is a multilingual (English, French, German) web platform designed to help expatriate families in Munich quickly connect with competent multilingual babysitters and nannies online.
1 posts, 16 January
We are a German/American family in search for our sixth (!) Au Pair to live with us. We used to live in San Francisco but moved to Germany last summer, and are now looking for a native English…
13 posts, 16 January
Lol, I just stumbled across this and was like - whoa that happened fast but then I saw the original post was 2008. Well nice. Congrats on the success, fingers crossed things work out the same for me…
6 posts, 15 January
Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, at the latest 5 pm Wednesday.   1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. Traveler  3. LisaJK  4.+5. Shishimaru +1  6.
1,011 posts, 14 January
Happy New Year! I will be happy to join in subsequent meetings, I'm on holidays till the 15th! So have fun that day. Really looking forward to meeting new people Cheers Lili
42 posts, 13 January
First QB Munich Stammtisch (LGBT Meetup) of 2020! Friday, 17 Jan 2020 starting from 20:00. You can drop in when you wish as it normally goes until at least 22:30 if not later. As usual @…
19 posts, 12 January
What a pain. In the US I had a friend in the neighborhood who is a notary as she’s a social worker. I would just run over with papers and nab her husband and another neighbor if 2 witnesses were…
4 posts, 12 January
Hi there! We are looking for a babysitter for our two kids, 6&7 years old, in Lehel, Monday’s to Thursday’s, 4h a day, 2:15-6:15pm - they are bilingual English/German. If interested please email…
5 posts, 11 January
Google "skyquakes" "Barisal guns" "Seneca guns". Apparently strange noises are quite common around the world, anyway if you start with those three you will find many others. Possibly around Munich.
9 posts, 10 January
Oh, that is pretty damming! My own experience though has been mostly positive and I have had an account with them since they took over my Dresdener Bank account (several years now). I do like the…
17,015 posts, 8 January
After the festive break we have a new venue for the New Year. Swagatam, Elisabethstr 12 (corner Isabellastr) 80796 München. Big menu including beef and pork! Usual Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm.
18 posts, 8 January
Haha! Will do, thank you for the kind wishes. The sports things is a very good suggestion, thanks again! Hi Kiplette, Happy New Year to you as well. It was a quiet holiday season for me this past…
121 posts, 7 January
The next La Leche League meeting will take place on Monday January 13th 2020 from 12.00 noon - 2.00 pm in the Familienzentrum Ramersdorf, Oedkarspitzstr. 20, 81671 Munich. The nearest underground…
7 posts, 6 January
I checked the website as I was curious. The group is offering private services to expats all over the world. Really not applicable to the average publically insured person in Germany who needs…
4 posts, 6 January
kennedysmunich.com/jobs/... Be aware of the legal implications - you can only work for 90 days out of a year I think. And make sure you've health insurance. Re accommodation, try a hostel…
5 posts, 6 January
Hi, I was looking for some (cheap) accommodation for 2 people in Munich for the summer (mid June to early Sept). They will both be travelling over to do some casual work in beer gardens and wanted…
1 posts, 4 January
We are looking for 3-4 good volleyball players. We are not professionals, but we like volleyball, and we train on Mondays from 7 pm in the hall, about 5 minutes walk (300 meters) from Freimann U6…
3 posts, 3 January
No, you need a Kassenzulassung that is then valid for all public insurance companies. Opening a practice for physiotherapy in Germany requires going through a fair amount of red tape and it is…
98 posts, 2 January
Hello there, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! I will have time for one more student starting from mid of January. I am offering one-to-one online German lessons via SKYPE. Just get in touch…
11 posts, 30 December
I have answered your PM message, beccac. If your husband has a German work contract, it is easy if you have no or very low worldwide income. But happy to send you information about the system in…
9 posts, 30 December
Tell them to take all the tags off and wash and dry them before sending. Then they can put used jeans on the declaration and something like $40 value. I read today that Walmart is selling Levis for…
2 posts, 25 December
From Süddeutsche Zeitung: By Jenny Buchholz, René Hofmann and David Pfeifer The heart of the city More than 440,000 people living alone: Munich is a single metropolis that offers many…
5 posts, 22 December
If you have got another offer with a start date earlier than three months talk to your HR or boss. Usually a company meaning well will let you go earlier if you ask for it. Here in this case they…
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