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8 posts, 18:53 hrs
Jumping in on this as I also need to get to Schönefeld this weekend and I'm a Berlin newbie; if the RE7 and RB14 are out for most of the city, does that mean doing a combination of the S and UBahns…
231 posts, 18:14 hrs
I was disappointed to realise this group isn't going on anymore too. Maybe we could set a new one up... meet every two or three weeks perhaps? Where do the three of you who've posted recently live?…
11 posts, 15:21 hrs
YAAAY Hey, we have a regular team and we go quizzing at least monthly. But we just lost 2 of our regular members and so we are looking for 2-3 people to join us on a (semi)-regular basis. PM me your…
3 posts, 14:24 hrs
I'm in teacher training, and I'm giving a free Svaroopa yoga class Tuesday afternoon in Neukölln near U Boddinstraße. Exact time not set yet. Looking for 1-2 more fluent English speakers to join. 1.5…
247 posts, 11:07 hrs
Hey - I'm no longer living in Berlin (Bremen now) but I'm back in Berlin regularly, and I'd certainly be willing to bring my gear along and schedule a trip to coincide specifically with some ice…
199 posts, 00:48 hrs
So tonight we will meet at Aufsturz at Oranienburger Str 67 in Mitte. Right outside the S Bahn Orianienburger Strasse, handy for S1,S2,S25 going North and South also M1 stops right outside. A short…
3 posts, 17:24 yesterday
Hey Alex (and all Berlin Ice hockey players): I, too am new to Berlin and looking for places to play pickup Ice hockey. It's become pretty clear that it's going to be too difficult to join a German…
4 posts, 17:22 yesterday
I've posted this on all the threads I can find...if anyone is still around Berlin and interested in getting a group together, you can join my facebook group here: facebook.com/grou...
2 posts, 15:26 yesterday
Blood grouping is not usually included in routine blood tests. Your family MD would have to order it separately. Blood grouping is not normally done unless you need surgery or other…
2 posts, 01:05 yesterday
Three things:The song for the chaps has changed. To Build A Home by Cinematic Orchestra (from the beginning, up until 2:20 in this version: youtube.com/watch?v=qb0o... craigslist link is weird and…
82 posts, 2 September
Hey Mrschaos,   Apparently its a one way communication on this thread.   You can join some of us on Thursday evening for a beer and speak in English, of course!. Please see the link below.  
6 posts, 2 September
I'm a little late. I too would like to join.    I just know like nobody in town (just moved here), and am looking for an excuse to get out of the house and work on non-work-related writing.   Al!
1,025 posts, 2 September
Good afternoon, lovely ladies of Berlin,   I just discovered this forum and would like to introduce myself briefly. I am Bettina, 48 years old, German and therefore not an accompanying spouse...   I…
3 posts, 2 September
According to the DB website, the city ticket is only good in zone A - which admittedly is pretty stupid, given that two-thirds of Berlin is zone B.   Personally, I wouldn't rely on the goodwill of…
3 posts, 1 September
This! When I tore my meniscus, two treatments of "physio" just involved massages and a bit of balance training. This was completely insufficient to get me back into sport, and my GP / Hausarzt / MD…
5 posts, 1 September
From where you've got that "3 years rule"? it is not like that. Some kindergartens have their own policies, i.e. They take kids from 2 years old. But that's something totally different. There are…
1 posts, 31 August
Hi I've been a regular long-term visitor to Berlin Mitte since November 2014. My husband is working and living here but I need to pop to the UK often to support the family back there so have been…
8 posts, 31 August
I used the hebammensuche website and simply wrote down everyone who served my address, and did then did a mass email. I got two replies (emailed many!) and found someone who is available, so I am…
3 posts, 31 August
Hi, I've got a decent game (USTA 4.5), looking to play someone at a similar level. Singles/doubles, gents/ladies, anything works. I live and work in Charlottenburg, but will be happy to drive a bit…
17 posts, 29 August
We have recently started to offer advice for (international) health insurance due to the high demmand. Thanks again to all the nice people we have met through Toytown.    You can still find us at the…
1 posts, 29 August
I know this has been covered in the past, but on the off chance there's been some changes to the scene I thought I'd post. In October my wife and I are moving to Berlin for a semi-permanent move. My…
10 posts, 29 August
Hi all. I'm moving to Charlottenburg in October for a few years. An enthusiastic roadie hampered only by a lack of fitness. Usually do a 60-80km spin on a Saturday or Sunday morning, earlier the…
8 posts, 29 August
I did that and found the right page. However the Burgeramt website seems to have some technical issues when setting up an appointment. Pretty much all offices in Berlin are overbooked until the end…
3 posts, 29 August
Hi Joanie,   Thank you very much for your help you have been very helpful ! Yes I found out that there are a lot of different books and there is no official package. It's totally surprising, I would…
1 posts, 28 August
Hey guys,   Im a musician looking to meet some other musicians to have some jams etc.    i play guitar and drums and im into bands like QOTSA, Radiohead, truck fightes, arctic monkeys, BRMC etc.   …
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