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7 posts, 12:47 yesterday
That's the thing about Germany's much lauded social safety net: all workers have to pay into it, even the lower paid ones. In many other countries (like Ireland, where I come from), the lower paid…
21 posts, 10 July
We spent 2 weeks in Baabe (between Seelin and Göhren) this summer. I would definitely recommend it as a base for families with toddlers - a beautiful, safe beach, peaceful forest, well maintained…
1 posts, 10 July
Hi, My son enrolled in a music school. there were a contract and term and condition to cancel the contract says notice period 6 weeks and auto-renewal to next semester if no information is given…
143 posts, 10 July
For a second I thought you are a lesbian feminist defending another lesbian who lacks common sense. After I checked your profile, I realised you are just a Canadian gay insulted by my "homophobic"…
29 posts, 8 July
Hello, I know these posts are older (sometimes several years), but I was wondering if anyone still lives or newly moved to the Husum/Heide area? I’m American and have been here since 2006.
8 posts, 7 July
If it is not too late get a Gutachten, that will take into account looses in resale value due to the accident and all necessary parts are quoted for, rather than just the badly damaged ones. Same…
10 posts, 6 July
Lack of a response is not something you should take personally - if you investigate a bit, then you will see that Freiburg is not a hotbed of activity as far as TT goes. IIRC then FB might be more…
1 posts, 3 July
Hi, im Min (23M). Well im a Student in RWTH. Im quite new to Aachen so i would love to meet more people here. Also i think its ok when we speak german, ofc i still need to learn more about this…
15 posts, 3 July
I wouldn't be surprised if you did know some. There are around 60'000 people living in Germany but working in Switzerland, so some will be British.  With the transition period of Brexit coming to an…
8 posts, 3 July
nixonpeabody.com/en/idea... 23 states have enacted a permanent "remote online notarization" law. These laws generally purport to allow a notary licensed in that state to notarize documents that…
42 posts, 3 July
Just reviving this old topic as I recently struggled to find a woodworking tools supplier and I managed to find something. First would be Fine tools: fine-tools.com/i... Website in German,…
7 posts, 2 July
First of all thank you all for replying This is very helpful info! I'll read into it. My parents already have an old building in the garden with a toilet and electricity. Because of this…
5 posts, 30 June
Hi, I know this is an old post but I was wondering if you made it to France for fly fishing? I've been looking into fly fishing in France since it seems much easier to fish there than in Germany. I…
1 posts, 28 June
Hello, I have just moved to Karlsruhe to work. I speak fluently French and English (been living in English speaking countries for 10 years). I don't speak German. I am in my 30's. I would…
13 posts, 23 June
I only know St Blasien from a few hours visit when in the Schwarzwald quite a few years ago now. I still remember sitting in the empty Dom surrounded by that amazing white space and feeling a most…
1 posts, 23 June
Hey all,  With libraries being closed for non-students, I am looking for a quiet room/shared space (without many phone calls) for a few weeks/couple of months. Would love to hear from you if…
4 posts, 19 June
Why? Depending on whether it is for further education or employment there are different institutions involved and there are slight differences in the exact requirements depending on the institution…
5 posts, 16 June
1a true 1b not true 1c true 2a not true 2b true? 2c true (the butler knows it was the cook) 3a thus true 3b The most obvious lie. Starting point. 3c thus true (it was the cook)…
2 posts, 14 June
Another Bauhaus and bike tour? Some of the original Bauhaus Weimar teachers founded HfG after the war: a a design "university" which ran for about 15 years . One goal was social responsibility in…
15 posts, 13 June
Yes, the King, that is his idea. I am facing a similar situation, and that s why I advised you. You can go with a German-speaking friend, or if you are a recent immigrant/refugee then there are…
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Berlin clubs receive average €80,000 to ensure corona doesn’t kill off techno

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Corona crisis leads to most punctual German trains in decade

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Is Berlin once again the spy capital of Europe?

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