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13 posts, 15:09 hrs
I changed my old UK pink paper licence for German licence. The UK address was a very old one, and had been using Canadian licence for some years. So, made sense as you cannot renew or change details…
10 posts, 22 November
Sorry, but that's not what the "Bestellerprinzip" is. It's 'the order pays the bill'. If you order the Makler, then you pay. You are the Besteller then. Has nothing to do with renter or not.
15 posts, 22 November
Just make sure what you're getting isn't a fake, like this piece that was supposed to be from the Royal Canadian Mint. The one-ounce wafer in the mint's packaging didn't pass the acid test.
78 posts, 22 November
Hi there, any mummies interested in play dates or meeting up during the day? I have two young kids and there's so much shopping you can do now the weather is getting colder. Live in Gersthofen area…
1 posts, 22 November
Hi Everyone, Could anyone recommend an English speaking immigration lawyer around Erlangen? Or is there any platform that I can check these kinds of things? This is the first time I am hiring…
1 posts, 21 November
Hello, is anyone interested to meet up at some cafe in Cologne to play some board games? I have a few and would love some company to learn and play them  ...ideally in English! Let me know!…
1 posts, 21 November
Hello, I'm a new physics phd student in Tubingen. I'm actually looking to meet locals and people from everywhere around - well, having similar interests would be cool, but not necessary, i enjoy…
6 posts, 21 November
Hello, I'm phd student in physics here in Tubingen. your plans sounds quite similar to mine. Because i'm a bit quiet guy and not much into the part/bar scene, but certainly love tea and coffee may…
1 posts, 20 November
hallo, I am visiting a house on friday which is located 20 km south of Augsburg, in Graben. the military airport is located around 1 km away. does someone know if the airport is very noisy during…
1 posts, 20 November
Hi My wife and I are looking for a flat to rent in Kaiserswerth, within 10 minutes walk of either Klemensplatz, Kalkumer Schlossalle or Kittelbachstrasse U-bahn stops. Looking for 2 or 3 rooms,…
1 posts, 20 November
The Heidelberg International Women's Club is a new social, cultural and charitable club for women of all ages and backgrounds in the Heidelberg and Rhine-Neckar Region (Mannheim, Ludwigshafen,…
7 posts, 19 November
Bielefeld Rugby Club Ladies and Gents teams are a great mix of German and English speakers.We are always on the lookout for new players (or just come along to training to keep fit) We also have a…
14 posts, 17 November
Good evening, Starshollow! I personally am sometimes uncomfortable about the whole system re payments for my work. On the one hand, it may be a good idea to offer fee-based advice to potential…
16 posts, 17 November
Easier is relative of course: for us the GGH was a dead end. They do have new projects (now Mark Twain Village, for example) but space in their existing buildings elsewhere can be really hard to come…
1 posts, 17 November
Once again this year, the Anglican Chaplaincy of Bonn and Cologne is holding its traditional services of nine lessons and carols, with music from the Bonn English Singers. Mince pies and mulled wine…
1 posts, 17 November
Hi everyone, In Kiel just opened an English speaking International Church. (Christian - non denominational) If someone is interested, here is their website: www.kielchurch... Open to any…
9 posts, 17 November
Hi everyone, In Kiel just opened an English speaking international church. (Christian - non denominational) If someone is interested, here is their website: www.kielchurch... Open to any…
3 posts, 17 November
Hi Shiroh, I also made a post about friends in Stuttgart and am definitely interested! If you would like to write more I would definitely be happy to hear from you. My name is Kelly, what's…
7 posts, 16 November
Hi guys, can someone recommend me good Steuerberater in Karlsruhe who can help me fill in my taxt return? I have heard there is possibility to fill in your moving costs in your taxt return if…
27 posts, 16 November
Never been there but BurgerHaus sounds good and like it has no hipsters hanging about. There's online reservations. --just checked- 7 people is too many for online reservations.
2 posts, 15 November
Dear citizens from Duisburg and nearby cities, Duisburg’s unique recreational area is in for it now. Disguised as development of the former railway area the six lakes district was simply included in…
53 posts, 15 November
Shipping isn't so much to do with it for me not feeling landlocked. Its the ships, its the cruise ships, its the recreational boats, the beaches,the baggersees (some of which are just big arms of the…
1 posts, 15 November
Hey, Recent graduate from KIT (24-M). Now that my mind is off of studying I was wondering if there are any Horse riding enthusiasts around or just want to hang out, maybe go for regular jogs?…
6 posts, 15 November
OT - Wegener is one of the heroes of geography, the man who first formulated the theory of continental drift; another is Harley Bretz, who first realized the origin of the Channeled Scablands in…
5 posts, 14 November
I didn't. They just have their own definition of "work". Where I live, we have a former factory from 1889, it is under Denkmalschutz and now is used as a medical clinic. The building looks from…
12 posts, 14 November
I haven't signed any contract or anything yet. During the telephone conversation I said them that 42k€ would be good and they seemed happy about my expectation haha. I still need to send them my…
3 posts, 14 November
Hello everyone! We are looking for a good dog boarding facility (hundpension) for over the Christmas holidays. We typically use Mc-Dog in Cologne but they will be closed. Looking for a professional…
7 posts, 11 November
Hey, I live in stuttgart area and also interested in meeting new people. I am 28buears old, working as a Nurse. My hobbies are goinf for walks, watching series, hanging out and just having a good…
4 posts, 10 November
I know you prefer English, but it's unlikely you will find a foreign language service on a weekday. If your friend is open to going in German there are several services available in the HD…
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