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Hey everyone, Totally random question, anyone out there have experience busking/making street music in Hamburg? I tried it for the first time a couple of times last week and it wasn't very…
8 posts, 22 May
Haha, yeah, reading it back it is a little ambiguous xD Yeah, cats can be problematic for rats. I never found a workaround beyond not ever, ever letting them in the same room together, even if…
6 posts, 22 May
Hi all I am 34 from South Africa looking to meet some other musicians. If you're reading this and you're not a musician, It would be cool to meet you too. Here's a song I just finished…
5 posts, 22 May
Hi there, is this playgroup still happening? We are here in Halstenbek visiting family for five weeks. My almost 2 year old speaks English and German, and we want to make sure she gets to play with…
2 posts, 19 May
Top Notch Comedy Club presents: Wed 25th May 2016 Prince Abdi & James Bran @ Motte for one day only! Prince Abdi is a fantastic comedian who regularly tours all over the UK and has also…
5 posts, 18 May
Haha is it that obvious that I'm Greek?!? Thanks for your warm welcome!  Anyway, I already glanced at these posts, but most of them are a bit old, so didn't know if still valid! But yes, Hamburg is…
2 posts, 17 May
(Hamburg, 12.05.2016). The Massachussets Institute of Techonology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA is one of the most reputed worldwide universities. The International School of Hamburg is proud to welcome…
1 posts, 14 May
For committed beginners and those who wish to get back into their creative flow. We’ll spend the day sparking your creative muse by engaging in writing exercises, boosting creativity, working through…
1 posts, 13 May
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016: children and parents are invited to the world- premiere „The Bird Wedding“ featured by Rolf Zuckowski (Hamburg, May 3rd, 2016) “Die Vogelhochzeit“ is one of Germany’s…
4 posts, 12 May
I live in Altona, and had no issues for having foreign car parked between buildings (across the street of building that I live in) and car was there for 3 months. Family visited me and stayed for 3…
2 posts, 12 May
There are few options, if you want the flexibility of playing at your own convenience then you have to look for sports parks with badminton courts, there are quite a few around Hamburg. You have to…
1 posts, 8 May
Hello Everyone, i am looking For some Swimming classes for adults in Hamburg which are not so Crazy expensive. Anyone with personal experience and recommendation ? Thanks in advance Rimmy
67 posts, 8 May
More snow in the night (which has melted except in the gullys of some rooftops). Alternate sunshine, hailstorms & now just plain rain. This has been a crap flying season so far!
3 posts, 7 May
Thank you Mapleleafdude for the info, but the decent Gymnasium in my neighborhood always has more applicants than it does spaces. So, I need to keep searching for the real criteria that will be…
10 posts, 2 May
Thanks everyone for your advice. It has not become a legal matter, yet. I am currently trying to negotiate the price down. We will see what happens. I just find it strange and frustrating that in…
4 posts, 28 April
Hi, I recently went to a yoga workshop held in Hamburg in English by Eric Bennewitz. He seems experienced and well-qualified. His website in case you want to check out his…
1 posts, 27 April
Hi everyone! I'm looking to start an expat/immigrant/foreigne... also Germans" football group here in Hamburg, playing weekly in a park around town, probably on a weekday evening. All still to be…
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