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3 posts, 21:37 yesterday
Hello binge watchers If you've never been to Humboldt's at Humb... 1. near Kolumbusplatz U-Bahn. ...now is a good time to discover why we like it a lot. We have all the high tables and the…
8 posts, 20:30 yesterday
Definitely agree with this, since MIS is way outside of the city, and not even in Starnberg itself! The kids that attend MIS simply do not live in the area and do not tend to participate in any of…
2 posts, 18:15 yesterday
When my son was at BIS many years ago, many of his friends lived in Pfaffenhofen and took the bus from there. I made many friends there through the school and still see some of them even though they…
17 posts, 17:57 yesterday
Unter / Ober Scheissheim? Not for me. The Schloss is nice, but not an area for me to live in. Characterless and sleepy come to mind. OK if you work for Airbus or previosuly Microsoft - but…
15 posts, 17:15 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Sarovar, Fürstenstr 12 (corner Theresienstr) Nearest station U3,6 Universität or U3,4,5,6 Odeonsplatz. sarovar.de/english/willk... 1.
1 posts, 13:44 yesterday
ESME e.V. was was originally founded as the Toytown Orchestra back in 2008: now encompassing an orchestra and a choir as well as a Big Band, we welcome new members at almost any time during the…
187 posts, 09:12 yesterday
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
2 posts, 16 January
Come join Bake This for a night of comedy and laughs! Your suggestions help us to discover new worlds, stories, and songs live on stage. Inspire us! Bring a friend, bring an enemy, either way, you're…
2 posts, 16 January
KIDStory is an improvised musical for children. The kids determine which story we bring to the stage: From superheroes to space exploration, unicorns to dragons, Bake This will take your family on an…
3 posts, 16 January
Hi LukeSkywalker! Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely subscribe to the mailing list (german is no problem)! I am already in Munich as I live nearby since some time, however it's my first…
2 posts, 16 January
No, she should not tell the employer until after her first day at work, i.e. after she already has the signed job contract, see here: sueddeutsche.de/k... Being pregnant, they are not allowed to…
975 posts, 16 January
1. Jennifer (will bring Dominion and the MAD Game) 2. Metall (I am thinking of buying Cards Against Humanity or Exploding Kittens on my upcoming US trip ) 3. sirejk (will bring a pick from my…
10 posts, 16 January
It’s in person at this address because they want to observe you using one of their new digital products and give them feedback. The usability test shows them what part(s) of the product are confusing…
3 posts, 16 January
I moved your post to Munich because maybe there are specific places you can enroll. that only the Munich folks are aware of. That being said, from my experience, if your kid is still in…
1 posts, 15 January
We are looking for a native English speaker to tutor our kids (mainly our 5yr old, but I am sure our 2,5yr old will love to join sometimes) or let’s say practice English with them at our home. We are…
7 posts, 15 January
Hello Everyone! I am so happy to find this post. I am a 38 year old American living in Munich (Trudering) with my German husband and 9-year-old daughter. We have been here in Munich for 6 months…
25 posts, 14 January
I'm sorry, but a single photo of a single parking machine located who knows where in the city (is it even in munich? no idea), which is clearly covering a kurzparken zone to boot, doesn't "prove"…
1 posts, 13 January
I am looking for a gym training partner in the Fürstenfeldbruck area. I am a qualified personal trainer but not looking for any clients at this stage. Just someone to train with mid to late…
72 posts, 13 January
Hello all squash players, I am new to the Munich moved here from the US. In the US we play a sport called racquetball which I enjoyed and provided great exercise. I see squash is very similar and I…
51 posts, 13 January
Yes we just moved to Munich from the US and the Hotel would not sign stating we lived there temporarily so we hired a professional real estate person to aid our apartment search and found a great new…
1 posts, 12 January
Please come to our bi-lingual parents initiative, Chocolate Butterflies, on Saturday, 3 February between 9-11:30am for our Open House. We will have both Kindergarten and Hort spots available from…
1 posts, 12 January
A workshop at Eltern Kind Zentrum Schwabing Maxvorstadt 10 AM - 12:30 PM, February 3rd. Did you make the decision to have a baby knowing that your relationship with your partner would suffer? Us…
1 posts, 12 January
First Aid Course in English for Babies and Children at Eltern Kind Zentrum Schwabing Maxvorstadt Learn to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for…
3 posts, 12 January
You can register at the KVR in a short-term accommodation (such as Airbnb), yes, as long as your landlord gives you the required form (Wohnungsgeberbestätigu... I did so last year myself. Be aware…
5 posts, 12 January
You join a club which will practice 2 or 3 times a week, and play games/tournament on many/most weekends. There are clubs all over Munich, so ask again when you know where you will live or what…
9 posts, 12 January
Germany has changed alot in the last years, nowadays emails are accepted by many companies. Some even accept that you sign a contract or document and email them a scan or even a simple picture from…
24 posts, 11 January
back to the original topic: it's unclear if the interhyp "value" is based on rented accommodations or not. Remember that rented flats sell at a lower price than empty flats. If they gave you…
6,890 posts, 10 January
Hello! This week: We have reserved the high tables and the bar at Wirshaus Zur Brez'n on Leopoldstr. Schwabing The high tables are on the left, then up some steps, booked in the name Meltdown and…
2 posts, 10 January
Hi- I don’t know if you’ve had any replies but I have just moved to Munich for six months. I have a CELTA qualification and have worked in an English secondary school for many years, which means I…
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Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin

Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin

Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna's resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was "wrong".

Why neo-Nazi thriller

Why neo-Nazi thriller 'In the Fade' doesn’t deserve to win an Oscar

Diane Kruger gives an impressive performance as a bereaved mother in a new thriller tipped for award-season success. But the film is a wrong-headed tribute to the victims of neo-Nazi terrorism, argues editor of The Local, Jörg Luyken. SPOILER ALERT!

Poland seeks to calm row with Germany over WWII war reparations

Poland seeks to calm row with Germany over WWII war reparations

Warsaw on Wednesday played down a row with Germany over its demand for World War II reparations, with Poland's foreign minister saying the issue should not hinder good relations between neighbours.

Berlin court rules AfD politician can be called a Holocaust denier

Berlin court rules AfD politician can be called a Holocaust denier

On Tuesday judges in a regional court in the capital ruled that Wolfgang Gedeon, an Alternative for Germany politician, may be described as a Holocaust denier.

Teen refugee banished from east German town after knife attack

Teen refugee banished from east German town after knife attack

The town of Cottbus in Brandenburg has taken the unusual step of telling a resident to pack his bags and leave, after he was reportedly involved in an assault at a shopping centre.

Middle-income earners to keep hundreds of euros under proposed tax plan

Middle-income earners to keep hundreds of euros under proposed tax plan

If the Social Democrats (SPD) eventually agree to join another coalition with Angela Merkel, middle income earners will feel the benefit in their pockets, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports.