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7 posts, 13:39 yesterday
Hi there! We are a couple that were interested in your ad here, we live in the area. Wanna meet up someday to get to know eachother and exchange some experinces? Let us know.. We are from Scandinavia…
1 posts, 12:58 yesterday
Please join us for a special exhibition of botanical illustrations created during the Botanical Drawing Workshop. The drawings and paintings on display were created through a process of close…
13 posts, 27 June
I completely understand. I have been in the same boat for years. My issue was that my job was only english speaking and with kids, I just wasn't getting the german exposure that i would have had with…
12 posts, 26 June
it's true that if you're here with a tourist visa and you have an appointment for the auslaenderbehoerde, you... technically in the clear until then. i came on a tourist visa and had an appointment…
38 posts, 26 June
That's rubbish; of course they can. The are called "zeit­lich be­fris­te­ter Ar­beits­ver­trag" and according to you the company even offered one to you. But you can't take it because you have the…
1 posts, 26 June
Hello, I am looking for a summer camp for my 5 year old daughter who is in Berlin until July 31. She speaks English but the camp could be in other language beginners level. Please send us any info,…
33 posts, 25 June
There is a nice table here in Kreuzberg where it's possible to play after dark because it's well lit, despite being outside. If anyone's up for it, I'm just a bit better than a beginner. Never…
166 posts, 24 June
Kleinod: Colincostello schleusenkrug: Krs, Butterpie I'll go with you on this one Krs as I like the place, but believe me, If a table isnt reserved there's not a cat in hell's chance of getting…
160 posts, 23 June
Looking for clarity is "word games", aha. Believe it or not. business-on.de/stu... There's no logic in there. Albeit franklan hopes so: Yeah, "Grundnahrungsmittel" like truffles for…
1,033 posts, 23 June
Some interesting insights in this thread. I fall into the 'useless in Berlin' skills category so I think my options are probably limited to a low paying hospitality job. Luckily it seems to be trendy…
112 posts, 23 June
Hey, hey, hey! My name is Taz. I'm 28, from NZ and have come via Sri Lanka to spend the summer in Berlin. I love everything motorcycle orientated (although I can't ride here legally sadly)…
10 posts, 22 June
To make things clear: What he is poining to is an RCD (formally FI) wikipedia: " A residual-current device (RCD), or residual-current circuit breaker (RCCB), is a device to quickly disconnect current…
10 posts, 22 June
Quiz Night at Curious Fox - Tuesday, June 21st, 20:00 Flughafenstr. 22, 12053 Neukölln U7 Rathaus Neukölln / U8 Boddinstrasse 8 rounds of trivia questions including Arts & Literature,…
7 posts, 22 June
On my travels last week I noticed a fahrschule advertising lessons also in English. fahrschuke Kladow It's of no suprise really given that this area of Berlin was the old British sector with…
3 posts, 22 June
And is your kid a native English speaker or are you looking for some free English lessons? I am not trying to be mean here, but if your kid is a German native speaker with some English skills I know…
3 posts, 22 June
If you specify what goods or series, you may find many responses on this forum, even though it will be in English. Many expats have lived here for years, so know how to find these things. And many…
1 posts, 22 June
✯ sparklers ✯ family ✯ friends ✯ beer ✯ food ✯ games ✯ Join Democrats Abroad in Berlin for this most American of celebrations on July 3, 2016 from 12-5pm at Tempelhofer Feld. Bring your own water,…
18 posts, 22 June
That's why I do, even if I can speak German it works better keeping a picture of myself with a haircut I really liked and telling them to try to do something similar. And about prices, my local…
34 posts, 21 June
ACHTUNG a bit of an update. Last I tried, there are no more appointments at the Bürgerämter in Berlin, the system appears to be on hold since the tabloids reported third parties SELLING…
11 posts, 21 June
Burger update! Tried The Bird Express at Hackeschermarkt today after the football. The burger was super tasty but too greasy and didn't leave me feeling great. In London terms I'd say its like an…
3 posts, 21 June
Thanks Smaug. No, none of that was mentioned by the notary and I've just gone through the paperwork and can't find anything mentioning it. I can contact the notary to see what they say. We had a…
224 posts, 20 June
The next meeting of the book group will be on Wednesday, 13th July, at 7:30pm. We will discuss "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Depending on the weather, we will meet either at Oranium…
1 posts, 19 June
I need to apply for a WBS. I am living north of Berlin, near Templin, and my Anmeldung was here. Someone told me that the Wohnberechtigungsschein I can apply for here is only valid in this region,…
35 posts, 19 June
Do you think that vending homemade food at Mauer Park and around other town spots/parks (walking with the samples, without a stand) is still following same guidelines as exposed by AimeeColleen?…
7 posts, 19 June
For Turkish barbers, the one that seems to get the most traffic in my area of Neukölln is the one across from the Arcaden on Flughafenstr. near the Rathaus U7 stop. I can't speak to the prices since…
1 posts, 18 June
Dear Music Lovers, As every year we are having a summer break but as always it doesn’t mean that we have to wait till the end of summer before we get to hang out and enjoy some great music. This year…
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