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@mubeen: "Only if the applicant can demonstrate that they are especially qualified to be granted an exception to that standard by the achievement of certain specific targets may the period be reduced…
5 posts, 20:53 yesterday
Go to a small shop that sells RC stuff (remote controlled airplanes, cars and so on) and talk to the owner... He will know the local "scene" and might be able to point out a local enthusiast with a…
9 posts, 18 October
Sorry the October meetup has taken so long to put up - I just got back from a wonderful two weeks in Brittany. Looking forward to seeing everybody, hope you can make it! Sign-up list for the next…
3 posts, 18 October
Hi dj_jay_smith, Thank you very much for the very detailed information. It is not anything serious, but a very common skin disease, nothing acute, Vitiligo. My mom got this recently. She…
19 posts, 18 October
^^ Genau!^^ I wasn't sure coz I'd never taken German lessons never mind Mathematik auf deutsch. It was guesswork, but starting by checking this (logically assumed) list against the d) &…
45 posts, 17 October
Hello I took my B1 exam just yesterday with Goethe Institut and since I looked up everything I could find about it before I went, (including process and tips on this forum) I wanted to make a post…
19 posts, 17 October
In the centre / fashionable areas, yes. Round my way, you'd be competing with mainly older women as far as I can see. The extent of the casual labour ops and the nature of the workforce is quite…
25 posts, 17 October
Are these by any chance the cannibalistic, STI-carrying harlequins? The new ladybird overlords that have decimated native species? Lots of articles in the UK about them this summer (as you can tell…
1 posts, 15 October
Hi TTer's I am seeking feedback please from anyone "in the know" about what could be called the Bruckmühl - Rosenheim corridor. Specifically, I have these questions: 1. Is the public…
1 posts, 14 October
Hello TT'ers: Wizard of Oz, a HILARIOUS radio play is performing today (Sunday 19:00 in Esslingen)... Yours truly will be standing-in for Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch muaa muaa amuaaa !! PLEASE…
6 posts, 12 October
i live in Iserlohn have been here since 8 months and i speak very good english if you by any chance drive to this side your welcome to meetup im a good company and a good friend im sure i can make…
1 posts, 11 October
This is a really big fun event so expect to queue to get in. On Halloween, the Wilhelma is open from 8.15 a.m. - 8.00 p.m. last admission is at 6.00 p.m. Admission is free to all children under…
5 posts, 11 October
Yo! I'm also living in Münster and literally just got my german license yesterday (I'm from MN, partial reciprocity, only had to take the theory without going through a fahrschule). I'm pretty sure…
8 posts, 10 October
Hi, To close this thread, I have been living in Neunburg for nearly 2 months now, there is no much public transport so the solution to the transport topic is either live in Neunburg or get a car…
7 posts, 10 October
He doesn't mention the B*** word but it's clear from the usual sources (media, twitter etc) that some Germans aren't waiting... to lose EU freedoms and be marginalised, and are already moving back.
54 posts, 10 October
^^ Necroposting a 5 year dormant thread as a 2nd contribution - 54 weeks after signing up - is not likely to convince many TTers that they are not looking at a possible phishing bot at 'work' here.
13 posts, 10 October
Although 2b has given the answer that the OP wants to read... its probably far from the mark. A round trip of 850 km, assuming a diesel car using just 7ltr per 100km, the fuel cost alone will be…
12 posts, 9 October
Hi @Biju, interested to know how it all turned out. I am facing a similar situation. What are the things we need to do before leaving? And, do you have to de-register before leaving?
8 posts, 9 October
My partner and I are taking A1.1 beginner course at Tandem Language School. Pretty decent. Class size of about 7-8 people. It's probably not as established as some of the mentioned institutes but…
4 posts, 9 October
I am skeptical about train schedules in the Hannover area while the Hbf and tracks nearby are undergoing repairs and rebuilds for the next few years. IME, the problems are more with the east-west…
3 posts, 9 October
You may find out that the house waste water/refuse is connected to the main drains, but the rain gutters and any land drainage seeps into the tank.... My old place was connected like this and…
32 posts, 8 October
Anybody living in Borna and commuting to Leipzig (not sure if it's considered a commuter/dormer town for Leipzig? What's the town itself like to live in? I've heard that there's a bit of a property…
1 posts, 7 October
Just fyi for those in Duesseldorf worried about brexit. There is a meeting on evening of Mon Oct 8th organized via British in Germany and the embassy: britishingermany.org/201...
10 posts, 6 October
"I responded by say no I would not do that, and then went to turn and leave the bar area, I was attached from behind by the Security guy where I was brutally grabbed Put in to a secure hold and…
15 posts, 3 October
Hi Ralph! Your wife was with the NHS in the UK before..ok! But now in the USA? Normally, to qualify to go back to her original public insurer in Germany, she must not have been self-employed in the…
5 posts, 3 October
Welcome to Toytown, Anna If you use this search tool (Kassenärztlichevereini... Brandenburg) and put "FA Frauenheilkunde" into the top left box and your PLZ, Potsdam in the 2nd box (more exact…
1 posts, 2 October
Hello there, We moved to a town close to Oldenburg from South Africa quite recently and are looking for other families who are also English speaking.  We have a 3 year old son and a 9 months old…
1 posts, 1 October
Hi all, Does anyone have any recommendations for German/English speaking celebrant (Freie Trauredner/hochzeit redner) in the Oberpflaz/Nuremberg/Rege... area? Have come across a few through…
2 posts, 29 September
Sorry, I can't help directly. But maybe you might have more luck in Wiesbaden. Due to the military base then there are sometimes more English speaking services available their.
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