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2 posts, 21 June
We have to move out of our lovely apartment and are hoping to find someone to rent it. 2.5 rooms, 92m2, large balcony overlooking Am Wieher Park, fully furnished, sunny. €1,196 plus nebenkosten and…
8 posts, 18 June
Thanks for the information. Just to be sure, the "no drone" zone is the cross shaped area or one of the almost circular one ? For example, flying at point "delta" / Barsbuttel would be OK ?
4 posts, 17 June
While I can't speak to the reputation directly, I have worked with several of the Profs and assistants on various projects. It is the only University in Europe dedicated soley to architecture and it…
2 posts, 15 June
I think that over 12 months is no longer considered non-immigrant. Even if you just say you have no intention of moving there, in effect you have even if you say you are travelling. They don't really…
11 posts, 14 June
Regardless of whether you perceive your landlord as normally friendly, don't forget that the relationship between landlord and renter is a business one. You don't have to be friends with your…
2 posts, 13 June
Moin moin, The Hamburg Hurricanes are an English speaking multicultural football/soccer club consisting of players from 18 different countries. After two promotions in the Hamburg…
2 posts, 13 June
If you are expecting to get paid for the classes, then you definitely need to follow the procedures to apply as a freelancer (insurance, tax and the likes). Search the forum for "freelance taxpayer".
3 posts, 13 June
Sorry if this is too late, but hopefully it'll help anyone else looking for a pet sitter in Hamburg. We've used Fran many times and she's always been really great. She speaks very good English.
81 posts, 12 June
Hi all, just to let people know we are no longer playing in the stadtpark and now have an organised league team playing in the Hamburg Kreisklasse, if you would like to get in touch about joining…
10 posts, 10 June
@lisa13 The quote function on this site is so borked... Anyway, I'm not sure, but I think that if all you are looking for in Berlin is four walls and a roof, it would still be pretty easy to…
5 posts, 10 June
I doubt if you find something cheaper in Hamburg. Check Meininger : meininger-hotels.com/... sometimes it has offers starting at 25 euro for a double room, but it is a 3 star hotel with free wi…
3 posts, 9 June
BTW: there is a Baseball Game (Bundesliga,Hamburg Stealers) at 1pm and another one at 3pm – we will go there first then meet up at the bar... pls respond if you are planning to come. thx
4 posts, 5 June
Hi all, Anybody interested in joining me on the occasional road bike ride? I generally head out, weather-permitting, once each weekend for between 2-4 hours, averaging 27kph or so. If so, shoot…
3 posts, 3 June
Hello All, I have been in Germany from past more than a year and already completed by B2 German language. I am looking for a job till then i want to improve my German speaking skills. I don't have…
70 posts, 2 June
Thick fog early this morning. Currently rumblings of thunder from the direction of Hamburg. Wetterradar is showing a small shower area over Hamburg with a larger area behind it. Easterly…
4 posts, 1 June
I tried googling nichtschwimmer... erwachsene hamburg and got a lot of hits. Following though did find some actual places for adult beginners but perhaps you think too expensive though being able to…
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