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47 posts, 21:16 hrs
I would be amazed if anyone would let you sign a contract without an anmeldung, certainly mcfit wanted to see mine. You could try taking along some other proof of address (rental contract?) but I…
10 posts, 22:57 yesterday
Hehe, learnt only 15 Alphabets till now...it does indeed take a while... and I'm practicing writing it so crude, without any discipline. Later I'll start writing it with sketch pens with thick tips…
9 posts, 17:35 yesterday
@jan5on Regarding my last post and just to be sure before you go rushing out and buying a new machine. I was referring to integrated dishwashers where the controls are on the front. It just…
1 posts, 10:44 yesterday
Hallo Leute, Can anyone recommend to me a prenup lawyer who will help me and my partner draft a pre-nup agreement? I searched the site but could not find any. We have already discussed it and…
4 posts, 10:24 yesterday
Hello everyone and first of all, I hope I’m posting this in the right place, apologies if this isn't the case… We are three musicians from France who’ve arrived in Berlin a couple of years ago and…
200 posts, 28 July
Great - see you there - I'll be there from 7:30pm... Zollpackhof -  Elisabeth-Abegg-Str... 1, 10557 Berlin google.de/maps/place/zol... Here is my number if you can't find us 0171…
119 posts, 28 July
@JacquesFR I generally agree with the 'buy where you want to live' sentiment. But if you're looking for an investment breakdown of Berlin by neighborhood, this might be of interest: 
438 posts, 28 July
Think of a thread as a conversation - not just between you and one other person, but between anyone who happens by and wants to chip in. Dessa mentioned that in her experience Dutch products (in…
38 posts, 28 July
030 90 24 99 0 (service.berlin.de/termi... I don't know how long it'll be available. Due to the elections in September, it is supposedly possible to anmelden personally in your area until…
3 posts, 27 July
Hi Navushe You could try contacting the Bembe Studio in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. They have 50 studios in Germany including 2 in Berlin. Their website is mosly bilingual (see the UK flag button at top)…
2 posts, 27 July
Yep, I am. I used to go to a Munich bakery, where the person behind the counter would pick up my rolls with her/his plastic-gloved hand, then take my money in the very same plastic-gloved hand. Next…
26 posts, 27 July
Contact your Krankenkasse and ask them to help you find one that can see you - they can certainly help with that, but I am not sure about English-speaking ones. As for them, why not contact one…
38 posts, 27 July
@reica thats all very well and good but it would help if you could mention what Frau Hannelore Seiter practices to save people and her receptionist making and receiving pointless calls. @Navushe…
45 posts, 27 July
Gas lines are reverse threaded so you don't use water rated hoses and connectors by mistake, just FYI. It is kinda annoying when you are trying to set up camp somewhere in the dark, in the wind, etc,…
8 posts, 26 July
Hi Sophie (and everyone else) Yes, I am still offering swimming lessons and happy to help you. Specializing in both kids and adults, both learn to swim and advanced stroke correction. Feel free to…
15 posts, 26 July
Great rec's - thanks Brockman! Sounds like you're a fellow schnitzel connessieur! I went to my old faithful Brasserie a few nights ago and it was spectac, albeit smaller than usual. Pffefferling…
16 posts, 26 July
Are you sure they won't take the pfand bottles back when you next order? Or don't you order form them anymore? Most delivery services take bottles back. It's roughly 60€ + of pfand at a guess. If it…
9 posts, 26 July
Thanks for the feedback guys and girls. WIll defo try Mustafas at some stage. I do like a good doner, however what I'm really wanting are the dishes like chicken/lamb iskender with the yoghurt…
3 posts, 26 July
Hi guys, I am going to apply for Niederlassungserlau... (as EU Blue Card holder) and need to send documents to the Ausländerbehörde.... I see that this newly opened branch is now responsible…
43 posts, 25 July
Well I have an account with ING DiBa, a fully online bank (I guess that would satisfy your 'modern' requirement) and so far I've no qualms about their services. You get VISA as quasi-credit card, you…
2 posts, 25 July
Hi, I just saw your post. My 11-year-old brother is in this German Language School summer camp now. He seems to enjoy it. Maybe you can check out their website next year to find someting suitable for…
11 posts, 25 July
@black1 Your link also states: Der Vermieter muss im Eingangsbereich eines Mehrfamilienhauses ausnahmsweise keine Briefkästen anbringen, wenn jede Wohnung bereits über einen eigenen Briefkasten…
1 posts, 25 July
Hello, I had a fine from BVG 2 months ago on May. I forgot to validate my ticket and got a fine. I needed to visit USA few times, then I forgot about the fine and now I saw the paper they…
50 posts, 24 July
Sleep with a chicken. " The experiments, conducted in western Ethiopia, included suspending a live chicken in a cage near a volunteer sleeping under a bed net... Compounds extracted from chicken…
1 posts, 24 July
Berlin Beer Week 2016 & Cosmic Comedy present : Craft Beer & English Comedy Night Free Pizza & Shots on entry. Berliner Berg Craft Beer Brewery and LIVE IN BERLIN present comedy in…
14 posts, 23 July
I've had some good success with Vistaprint (if you can lay it out yourself that is). They now do normal sized cards instead of the weird slightly shorter ones that they used too.
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How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential

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Working in the Berlin startup scene has been the most frustrating period of my entire career. This is partly personal, but a chunk of my frustration is watching a city with so much potential flounder so magnificently, writes Shaun Kemp.

Five years' jail for German darknet weapons dealer

Five years' jail for German darknet weapons dealer

One of Germany's most prolific covert weapons traders was sentenced to five and a half years in jail on Thursday, having sold enough weapons to equip "a small army", the presiding judge said.