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19 posts, 27 October
Yes, but you have to know what is required, eg if you go somewhere and want to come back, you could buy an out ticket and a return ticket, if the machine just stamps both tickets then you have just…
20 posts, 27 October
Bwooaaahh! yes, if only I had a spare 5k lay around with nothing to do! these things were actually my inspiration, but I come from a family of sidecar racers and I've always wanted to make a cool…
33 posts, 27 October
After Randstad, Manpower and Adecco are two other significant generalists. Hays are also fairly large in Germany, and then there's Persona Service. A google search on any of them will give you their…
7 posts, 27 October
So I got this sorted out in the end. Our insurance basically provided cursory backup but had no involvement as the other driver admitted fault and we were dealing directly with them. Our…
20 posts, 25 October
Oldenburg is a student city, a collector city for the surrounding rural areaa, and is commutable from Bremen, plus is considered a good place generally. As such, rent is not cheap, though of course…
18 posts, 20 October
In Germany, they dont quote this commercial land but Industrial, so was my text, i have not inherited any money my friend, have slogged as Software programmer, Lead for last 12 years, now finding a…
1 posts, 16 October
Hi everyone We've recently moved to the Baden-Baden area with our 2 children aged 2y6 and 6m for 10 months. While it seems like we will manage to get the elder son into daycare for a few hours a…
1 posts, 14 October
Hello bookworms in Fürth/Nürnberg! I'm looking for fellow literature lovers, who would be interested in meeting maybe once a month, to discuss a book over a cup of tea or a glass of wine,…
3 posts, 13 October
Yes please!I am Irish and moved here in July!My husband and I just had a baby in August, a little small at the minute to engage with your one year old but would love to meet up if possible!
24 posts, 12 October
well... from the landlord's perspective, let me give you an idea about how things went when I advertized my 56m² apartment (Einliegerwohnung in my house) in the Munich S-Bahn area on Immoscout24.
3 posts, 10 October
Here is a link from eBay Kleinanzeigen...5km radius from Südstadt. There are a few for sale and to rent. ebay-kleinanzeige... I don’t know anything about the general terms of acquiring a…
1 posts, 7 October
Hello everyone, My son is almost 3 months old and I have a couple of questions 1. In the next couple of months, I would like to take him to an English speaking play group. Does anyone know…
141 posts, 5 October
Hi DaringD - I was quoting another poster, who apparently decided to lump you in with people like him who are paranoid about getting "mobbed" on TT. My post was not targeted at you.
1 posts, 3 October
Hi Everyone, We will be relocating to Düsseldorf in the summer and my kids will be attending public school. We want to focus our apartment search on areas with great public schools but we aren't…
8 posts, 3 October
I hope you found a school that suits your needs and your time schedule. I went through the process after joining my husband a few years ago and there are two distinct requirements (language and…
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Germany to close bars and restaurants as Merkel unveils new round of Covid-19 shutdowns

Germany to close bars and restaurants as Merkel unveils new round of Covid-19 shutdowns

Germany on Wednesday ordered a new round of shutdowns for the cultural, leisure as well as food and drink sectors, in a bid to halt a surge in new coronavirus infections.

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Every October the Association of German Taxpayers publishes its “black book” of the worst public spending sins in each federal state. The winners this year include a €20 bottle of water and some very pampered hamsters.

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Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended government proposals for a lockdown in Germany in November.

Fears over lack of medical staff in Germany amid coronavirus surge

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UPDATE: These are the Berlin streets where you have to wear a face mask

UPDATE: These are the Berlin streets where you have to wear a face mask

UPDATE: Berlin has expanded expanded the list of streets on which wearing as face mask is obligatory, adding 23 new streets.