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5 posts, 15:51 hrs
Hi! I know I'm a little late to the game, but I'm finding myself in a similar situation as you all. Moved to Munich about 3 weeks ago and waiting on paperwork from the States to get everything…
418 posts, 15:13 hrs
Heads up -- Entity does update the Facebook event (Shakespeare's Twelfth Night) if they have to cancel because of rain. They just cancelled tonight's premiere, so TOMORROW night will be the premiere!…
2 posts, 15:10 hrs
Following the success of its last three summer Shakespeare productions, Entity Theatre returns to its summer season and presents Twelfth Night at the Theatron, Westpark, directed by Conny Loder and…
8 posts, 14:26 hrs
The fourth and final overnight hike in 2017 takes us up Germany’s tallest mountain. We’ll split the ascent of 2300hm in two days: Garmisch to Knorrhütte (1400hm), and Knorrhütte to Zugspitze (900hm).
2 posts, 11:09 hrs
Hello beernauts It's the famous Hofbräukeller ... on Friday! Hooray!  It's at Wienerplatz in Haidausen. People tend to start arriving at 6 - 6.30pm. Cocktails are available from the Cocktail bar. …
2 posts, 10:38 hrs
Hello everyone, Firsty, I'm sorry for posting Annonymous. This is gonna be a surpise for that Person. I'm organizing a bachelor's Party for which I was thinking of a Pub Crawl in Munich.
9 posts, 10:08 hrs
I can understand your concerns and questions. These are valid but due to personal situation, we have to take this hard decision. As Lavender Rain mentioned there could be some circumstances.  …
26 posts, 09:00 hrs
@LukeSkywalker The current weather forecast says 30°C and sunny on Sunday. But I do know a good number of cake shops and cosy cafés in the Bavarian Alps as well if an alternative route is required at…
4 posts, 02:51 hrs
1) They may be of the opinion that their own Hausmeister is competent to look at the roof and determine whether there are any obvious causes of a leak, such as missing tiles or insecure flashing, to…
15 posts, 23:47 yesterday
Food was pretty good, service was rather scatterbrained, but I thought this place was the quietest place we've ever ever been. Conversations galore. Alcoholic offerings rather limited though.
1 posts, 22:38 yesterday
Hello, We look for a new aupair to start early September. She should be a native English speaker and have experience with children. We have 3 children (10,8 und 5) and live 5 min walk from Pasing…
88 posts, 21:37 yesterday
Hi Lars, how long does this last usually? I want to join, but this Sunday at 11h starts Japanfest and I thought I would join later. If not, I am looking forward to this in future!
3 posts, 14:48 yesterday
Javier, I would be interested in the September 30th Pschorr Braurosl tent. I currently have 4 people attending that day, but if you would like to sell the entire allotment (all 10), I'm sure I…
18 posts, 13:34 yesterday
Dear all, I have the following table reservations for Oktoberfest 2017 that I am not going to use. You should pay the official amount requested by the tent and you would get the vouchers.
76 posts, 12:04 yesterday
My assumption is that as the service personnel could no longer afford to live in the city then they would HAVE to move away, therefore there are no personnel anymore, therefore wages for such people…
162 posts, 10:29 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…
54 posts, 08:41 yesterday
Hello TTers, I just wanted to revive this thread and reintroduce myself. I am an American chiropractor and I have been practicing 15 years (the last 6 in Munich). I am also trained in Osteopathic…
5 posts, 00:30 yesterday
Hey Eva! I realize this post is old, but I just joined this group and was so excited to see your post! I am also from Colorado and will be moving to Munich next month! Have you found a running…
1 posts, 00:20 yesterday
Fed up of being a pawn in Theresa May's increasingly incoherent Brexit game? Here's a newsflash from Munich's Brexit information group: David Davis meets Horst Seehofer tomorrow in Munich at…
10 posts, 25 July
Hi @englechen, Thank you for your answers. However, I'm not sure if you understood what I wrote about the "reunification" visa nit being an option - first of all, I don't have an apartment large…
13 posts, 25 July
He's an Airedale terrier. It's funny how different people are in Germany. As I mentioned, I've always had roommates in the US with my dog, and its been absolutely no problem. I've lived at…
6 posts, 24 July
It started right here in July 2007, with this post: You, reasonably educated and occasionally career-minded, said "Let's fly!" when your significant other proposed this boondoggle to a faraway…
20 posts, 24 July
 Friday, 28 July 2017 starting from 20:00. You can drop in when you wish as it normally goes until at least 22:30 if not later. Once again @ the Zunfthaus Thalkirchner Str. 76, 80337 München (near…
6 posts, 23 July
The Results: First Place Vegetarian Chili: Mark Burke with Red Rum (that wasn't red and didn't have any rum in it) Third place regular chili: Wade Dugas with his grandfather's cast iron pot!…
4 posts, 23 July
You dont really need a personal trainer to do HIIT. What are you trying to accomplish and what do you have to work with regarding stuff to work out with? There are many styles you can use for HIIT.
16 posts, 23 July
Just wanted to update this because I am so proud of my Indian friend. I was expecting to be fielding all sorts of questions and giving him loads of advice and inviting him to join TT but he has done…
47 posts, 23 July
Dear Jigardil, Congrats for your new family member! I can suggest you the Panasonic g7. In my opinion is an extremely lightweight and powerful camera, and has also interchangeable lenses....
55 posts, 22 July
I posted this article about an hour ago on the Flummoxed thread about these people who watched, laughed, and took video instead of helping this drowning man according to the article they are facing…
3 posts, 22 July
I couldn't find anything in English on their website either but I did find the relevant German help page which gives a fairly logical probable cause and relatively simple remedy. I put it through…
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