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18 posts, 22:56 yesterday
Going snowshoeing is definitely more tiring than normal hiking. ;-) We hiked up a ski slope wearing our snowshoes and enjoyed fantastic views from the top of Wallberg. Thank you for joining me on…
16 posts, 11:13 yesterday
Hello biological specimens This week we will be in the Michaeligarten. Si... near the lakeside in the evening sun. Early people expected any time after 6pm. But the bigger crowd usually gets…
13 posts, 26 May
Don! I agree  I misread it. I though he was looking for a soft shell roofbox. I am not sure what a soft roof rack is though?? Generally roofbars (aluminium/steel) are screwed to the mounting holes on…
12 posts, 26 May
The second overnight hike in 2017 takes us to the beautiful Karwendel. Our tour starts at Alpengasthof Eng. We will stop at Falkenhütte (1848m) for lunch before we head to our accommodation right in…
13 posts, 26 May
Hi Konradp & Dudv, 100k sounds like a great distance. I have just signed up for a cycling club in meetup but its only about 50K and I am assuming will be a very gentle pace. I can do a steady…
153 posts, 25 May
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! There is no playgroup next week on 26 May, the 'bridging day' (Brückentag) after Christi…
6 posts, 25 May
Dear Pilates lovers ! QUALITY PILATES IN SMALL GROUPS (Prenzlauer Berg) Finally there are new spots available in all the groups , I am a certified Pilates trainer with experience of over 20 years…
5 posts, 24 May
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna (what was Haveli), Nymphenburgerstr 193, 80637 München. Nearest station Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 53, 62, 63 bus plus 12 tram to stop…
16 posts, 24 May
Highly highly recommend Relocately. here's what I wrote on their google review (and, no, I did not get a discount or anything for writing this positive of a review, I actually mean it!) So far,…
9 posts, 23 May
Hi there, I am looking for a babysitter (preferably English speaking) for my 6 year old daughter in the afternoons. She must be collected from kindergarten by 13:45 and cared for till 15:45 - 5…
2 posts, 23 May
I had a place a few years ago on Bad Schachener Str. next to the Innsbruckerring ubahn (Ring 2), 65m2 for 650 warm, so if your budget is 1250, then finding something within the inner rings should not…
373 posts, 23 May
Hi Von, No Dirndl on my part but you and anyone else are more than welcome to wear dress up. It's a small Bavarian restaurant in a back alley. Hoping it would be a little more quiet in the…
1 posts, 22 May
Hello Music lovers , I have some free hours during the week for teaching you or your kid Guitar. The lessons are Classic Guitar for begginers, starting 9 years old. We will learn all the basic…
4 posts, 21 May
Trainee position, in the IP field, is usually an entry level position with a fixed salary. I would be surprised if there would be room for negotiation. As mentioned above, given that the income could…
4 posts, 20 May
In case you didn't know (because I also didn't, until I had an issue) - some iPhone 6s phones are eligible for free battery replacement. Others might also find it useful: You can check here -…
44 posts, 20 May
Ah roger. The first forum I look in and here you are; as cheeky as I remember. I'm coming baaack for a visit with hubby and two kids in tow. Catching up with Harry and Irina on Friday 30/6/17. Can u…
6 posts, 20 May
Hello all, Thank you so much everyone. I checked with the "Landratsamt" and got the information that the VISA I got is a residency cum work permit. As @CoolHead mentioned I can start the…
2,143 posts, 20 May
@zipfidiver You have cut-and-pasted a sign-up list from Page 1 of this thread but sign-ups continue on Page 2, with you included on the hike as number 9. Maybe you can update the current list if you…
6,800 posts, 19 May
Hello Migrants Beergarden Zur Geyerwally from 18:00 this Friday. A lush oasis in such sticky times, this mid sized friendly beergarten has good prices, and its nice inside if there is a storm The…
4 posts, 19 May
Yes, finding availability on Airbnb, I just couldn't determine technically how munich's government was regulating holiday lets. And we all know Airbnb isn't going to tell me ;)
18 posts, 19 May
I'm vegan, don't eat out much but I've tried some places - Would definitely recommend Lost Weekend ( a cafe only a few minutes walk from IceDate mentioned above which I also recommend). I also really…
7,671 posts, 18 May
Please go to meetup.com/cycling-tours... more information and to signup. The ride this Sunday will be north of Munich taking the S-bahn to Altomünster. We will meet at 8:45 at Marienplatz near…
28 posts, 18 May
Hi everyone, Next meeting on Saturday 20th Date & Time: May 20th, 2017 - 11am Meeting point: East entrance of Thalkirchen bridge Trail: Wild South - Ickinger Wehr Duration/Length: 5h…
16,032 posts, 17 May
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Genesha, Rosenheimerstr 113a (corner Pariserstr), 81667 München. Nearest station Rosenheimerplatz all S-Bahns and 15, 25…
5 posts, 17 May
May I ask why you are looking for an English-speaking school in Munich, if, as you say, your daughter can speak German fluently? Obviously, the higher education system in Germany is generally…
1 posts, 16 May
Hi everyone. We are looking for an apartment or house to rent for 3-4 weeks. Does anyone know of any sublets going? We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 children (aged 1 and 4). Ideal dates would be…
1 posts, 16 May
Hi everyone. We are looking for an apartment or house to rent for 3-4 weeks. Does anyone know of any sublets going? We are a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 children (aged 1 and 4). Ideal dates would be…
58 posts, 16 May
AnswerTOLife42, thanks for your suggestions :) No issues with my headlight really. When I said "Last Fall", I didn't mean snowfall or a fall from bike. I meant the season, it was first week of…
6 posts, 16 May
@dpenn - great to hearing that you have had such a terrific experience. There is certainly need in the market for good insurance advisors for Expats always. may I just point out - since you write…
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