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3 posts, 11:50 yesterday
I hope I am not late in replying. You must not assume anything. Go to Rathaus (or wherever you got that form) and explain your situation. If you have a proper contract as "Untermieter", then writing…
177 posts, 10:52 yesterday
I got, sorry. I already corrected it to sr and sr-dingsbums. There was no such threat. Re-read. Why should I delete them? And it's a good thing that both of us have taken screenshots –…
55 posts, 22 March
Hi there...nowadays I usually switch off the smartphone during the weekend in order to focus more on the family. Hence some delays may occur over the weekends (clients always have a direct line for…
18 posts, 22 March
@HEM @BarryAchilles You can find the German cover letter in here: Just replace "Beamtenpension" with "Pension aus meiner Tätigkeit für die britischen Streitkräfte".
3 posts, 22 March
I can't speed for Karlsruhe specifically, but normally in Germany an apartment building will have a separate bike parking room which requires a key to get in. Of course all tennants have the key, so…
34 posts, 22 March
@ Wim: Happy to have you. Just don't be misled by our acronym, we're not all that wild and crazy. But it's always a fun evening. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at…
10 posts, 21 March
Hey @Wim, We went to O'Reilly's in Stuttgart-West, the other Irish pub. It's easy to get to with the S-Bahn, you get off at Schwabstraße. I'll put a notice up when I organise it again. It would…
27 posts, 21 March
Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and experiences. I especially enjoyed the humor about gender of nouns...I know I'm in for a world of confusion on that front. Why a turnip is male, but a…
3 posts, 21 March
Hey! We are an expat couple moving to the valley for the next 6 months. Does somebody know any furnished apartment for rent? Fischen, bolsterlang or obertsdorf preferred. It's definitely not easy to…
8 posts, 20 March
Have you been to his address or do you mean his bank address? Have you googled searched his name, address and Phone number? If it's his home address how far away from you is it? Can you go there?
25 posts, 20 March
Hello and Welcome to Erlangen. Check if your area has vodafone cable connection. If it has, it's the best solution. I have been using their 100 mbps connection which comes with two Landline…
4 posts, 20 March
You can explicitly say which doctor you want to make an appointment with while fixing your appointment. When two doctors are in same praxis, they do expect to share the workload of common patients…
14 posts, 19 March
I'm not a dog owner so can only comment that various dog owners have told me that it's ok to let their dogs poop in fields, forest and grass verges and they don't have to pick it up. What are the…
4 posts, 19 March
1. Yes. Under those circumstances you can apply earlier for an extension of your residence permit. I suggest you make an appointment for early July to give the ABH time to process your application…
33 posts, 19 March
Sorry, but you can't force someone to stay with you if they don't want to, not here in Germany anyways. But you still should be able to see your child. The sooner you accept that the better for…
1 posts, 19 March
Hello! I am brand new to Stuttgart and I am wondering if there is a bar in the area that broadcasts US sports. Specifically interested in the March Madness games coming up. I know these games are…
6 posts, 18 March
Whats the tourist trade like? Any local tour companies you could hit on for work? They always need English speaking guides. You'd need to learn a bit of local history (memorise shit from…
59 posts, 18 March
It depends whether you want to use public transport or want to drive to work. I have a friend who works at the Gymnasium in Weilimdorf and he lives in Kornwestheim. He drives to work, said it takes…
14 posts, 17 March
Yesterday, we got notification that our daughter has been accepted in the local städtisch Kita. We are both very relieved! It seems (anecdotally speaking to a few parents) that in the current…
4 posts, 15 March
Hi Nightstalker FamGKG - Full Text - Gesetz über Gerichtskosten in Familiensachen < Act on Court Costs in Family Matters The (Gegendstandswert ?) formula is contained in § 28 although its…
10 posts, 15 March
Having great troubles with posting here. Can't do it at all from Firefox. In Safari I cannot make the address functionality work. I will try again, using Chrome, which SEEMS TO WORK!: Dear…
6 posts, 15 March
Hi there guys, I have been living in Bamberg since June and only just saw this thread. I would be keen to meet some other ex-pat english speakers. I am 37 from New Zealand and moved here with my…
35 posts, 15 March
Green! Crikey  It's the cell abnormalities I worry about. All my paps have come back clear but it's still always a worry, especially after being on the pill and smoking for so long (not anymore…
2 posts, 14 March
Hi Julia, The flying mat yoga is located in Wiehre (somewhat north of Vauban). The instructor gives the courses in a mix of German and English, depending on who's attending. There are many…
1 posts, 14 March
Hi! My husband and I will be moving to Rheinbach in August for 3 months. We love Germany and are hoping to make a life change and eventually live in Germany. I am sort of introducing myself and…
9 posts, 13 March
Irrespective of your unemployment benefits entitlement, immediately register at local Arbeitsagentur. This will block employers from importing a Non-EU applicant through Vorrangprüfung... and better…
30 posts, 13 March
Hey @Optimalist, here are the local statistics on apartment rents (called the Mietspiegel). You can check your high/low question there. I am not sure if they include allowances for furnished so, of…
15 posts, 13 March
The recommendation of MTV Stuttgart is still valid (for both boys and girls) - it is the known as the best gymnastics club in Stuttgart. Depending where you will live, you may also contact TSV…
8 posts, 12 March
Hello everyone! i know this is quite an old thread but I'm glad I bumped into it. I moved to Wolfsburg here since last year September, but it's been so crazy for me!😂 I would love to meet with…
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German gummy bear maker Haribo to open first US factory

German gummy bear maker Haribo to open first US factory

German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.

German who 'attacks women' in Sao Paulo airport faces deportation

German who 'attacks women' in Sao Paulo airport faces deportation

A German man who has been essentially living at a Sao Paulo airport after he ran out of money to fly home, now faces deportation as well as accusations that he attacked at least seven women.

Body of missing Hamburg football boss 'probably' found in river

Body of missing Hamburg football boss 'probably' found in river

On Thursday police recovered a corpse from the river Elbe in Hamburg, saying that it is probably that of Timo Kraus, Hamburg SV's marketing boss.

Co-pilot didn't crash Germanwings plane on purpose, father claims

Co-pilot didn't crash Germanwings plane on purpose, father claims

Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

German pilot from buried Denmark WW2 aircraft identified

German pilot from buried Denmark WW2 aircraft identified

The pilot of a crashed Messerschmidt found buried in a northern Jutland field earlier this month has been identified. He was 19 years old.

England fans condemned for singing 'German bombers' song in Dortmund

England fans condemned for singing 'German bombers' song in Dortmund

A prominent English supporters group has hit out at the unsavoury chanting of some travelling fans during the national side's 1-0 loss away to Germany in their friendly international.