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I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree with the others. Berlin is full of speakers of Russian, native and otherwise, and the market Russian language services is tiny and extremely competitive. Many of my fellow students when I studied Russian here were Russian, with good degrees from the Lomonosov, excellent German…
Naturalisation as a German citizen
German citizenship may be acquired by naturalisation by those with permanent residence who have lived in Germany for 8 years. Additional requirements include an adequate command of the German language and an ability to be self-supporting without recourse to welfare.
Reminds me of the guy hitch-hiking on the Autobahn.
A truck stops - and the driver asks the hitch-hiker where he's going.
"Oh, I'm heading towards Berlin."
"Ah, well, I can take you as far as Ludwigslust."
So, the hitchhiker gets in and away they go.
"Why are you going to Berlin?"…
If you are new in Berlin, or live in Berlin and are new to this forum, feel free to post a message here to introduce yourself to the rest of the TT community.
Note: Posting to say "send me a message" is not the way to meet people here. It's not how it works. This isn't a contacts board. Instead you need…
Whether it's the exact same situation or slightly different, I don't think it's enough to warrant a separate thread on the subject of flatshares, so I've merged your thread with the existing one.
Personally, I don't think you're missing any huge senior-citizens-with-no-... demographic, because…
Jesus! I wasted 30 seconds of my life reading the post of someone who hasn't trawled through thousnds of other posts written by opinionated, grumpy farts whose drab existences are made briefly more interesting by the possibility of attacking someone on an internet forum.
To the OP: Berlin is no longer cool, there…
And/or he or she just dishes up a cold cup of reality that is hard to swallow. englechen's posts are amongst the most informative I've found on this site and are usually spot on. How many people who actually move to Berlin end up making it? I'd argue roughly a third, at best. Nothing wrong about bursting unrealistic…
I can understand if people just don't pay the fine and forget about it. What I can't understand is when they spend so long deliberating over whether to pay that they end up signing up to a forum to get advice about it.
If you have to ask it's obviously playing on your conscience, so the logical solution is…
How frustrating. Having your peace interrupted by new neighbors is always a bummer.
May I make a bitchy, but likely to be quite effective, suggestion? If you feel you must call the police--which I agree is a bit extreme, but if you've tried being rational and gotten no results, I don't know what else they can expect--then…
VAT, SCHMAT. In Germany there still exists the concept of "quality of life" (and even quality of residing), and living in a neighborhood or on a street where half of the people don't call the place home can and often does reduce your overall quality of life/residing (perhaps especially for families with children,…
Sure, but it is nice to remember big moments in Darkknight's TT history like that one, when he insisted platform tickets existed in Berlin which of course they do not exist and when he could not prove it with his Google Knowledge (TM) he said he called BVG and they told him they exist and you need them. It was great,…
Here ya go, giullietta
I found a "bucket shop" (Eimerzentrale) for you by searching the food industry wholesale suppliers and manufacturers directories.
Go to the URL shown on the pictures and you'll find that it's a wholesaler with prices quoted netto - ie + 19% MwSt!! There are links on…
As a note, unless you or your spouse is American, you can't go JFK: by Senate rule it is only for Americans and Germans, no other anglophones.
We put our kids in a German school and are very happy with it- we were accepted at another bilingual English school and looked at JFK but we actually thought it was very important…
Hello Berlin Toytowners,
Has anyone ever thought of having a regular group for folks planning to stay in Berlin indefinitely?
1. Most of the english-speakers I meet at Toytown events seem to be in Berlin either for just a few months, a year, etc., and it's somewhat annoying for people staying for the "long…
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