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I’m not sure if this is a common thing, but I see it a lot here in Leipzig especially on their Schrebergärten. We even have a bar that has these flags on their windows and such.

Is there a reason for it, or is it just a matter of “it looks cool”?

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I had left Germany end of June and had done a flat handover on my last day with the Makler representing my landlord. During this handover, the Makler did an inspection of the property and told me that everything looks fine. He also mentioned the landlord is planning on doing some renovation work on the property. He mentioned that my landlord will be contacting me within a week or two to get my bank information, etc. to give back my security deposit.

However, after over a month, I finally receive a letter from my former landlord claiming that I did not do many of the repairs I was contractually obliged to make (e.g., repainting walls back to neutral color, remove all personal property, general cleaning of place). They are demanding that I make all the appropriate fixes to the property or else they will hire someone to do it and have me bear the costs (most likely taking it out of my security deposit).

Is there anything I can do to fight this? Personally, I think they are using this as an excuse to use my security deposit to pay for their renovation work, as 1) I have done all the necessary repairs and 2) they did not contact me until over a month has passed after handover.

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Hello guys, i just want to ask for the tap water in germany is healthy or not ? or safe or not to drink? i live in Frankfurt.

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So my family and I recently went to a Telekom and received some SIM Cards and service from them a couple days ago, but I just tried to put in the SIM card and I had No connection. Is this an error on their part. Also, I bought one of their hotspots and set it up and it said "Kein Netwerk." Thanks!

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Hello all! I am visiting Germany for the first time (Stuttgart area) and unfortunatley ran out of nicotine lozenges. Does anyone know where to get them? In the US they are available at pharmacies/drug stores but I am not familiar with germany’s stores (or even how to ask at the counter— lol). Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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So I am moving to munich to study in TUM and while looking for accommodation I was talking with another student for a short time accommodation. He is living in student union dorms (munich) and was agreeing to sublet his room for that period.

He said he won't be around but I can meet with his room mate, take the keys from him and pay him the rent etc. But he said since he is not here - and since its less than two months(?) - he can't make a contract (since he won't be there to sign it) and it is not necessary for the short duration.

Is there any chance I can be scammed in that case? Can I demand something in writing from his room mate for example that he recieved the payment?

And is there any issue in a contactless Subletting Like this?

And finally if I'm living in a hotel etc, do I need to register in the residence thing?

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Will be arriving in Munich on a Sunday afternoon on the tail end of a trip and flying out of MUC 3 days later on that Wednesday. Without being overwhelmed with too much travel, would you stay in Munich for 3 days or split time (and staying nights) in nearby towns? Thanks!

Add: if anyone has any recommendations for areas of town to stay, I’d appreciate it. Vibrant/local more than CBD (eg Brooklyn instead of Midtown)

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I am not German but I have lived in Berlin once. I always wonder about it. From what I read, Berlin is broke, has serious debt, high unemployment and need financial assistance from other states of German Federation.

Here is an article I read with title "6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'":

https://www.thelocal.de/20160826/6-reasons-why-berlin-has-earned-its-label-of-a-failed-capital-city

If you live in any City of Germany except Berlin. Do you think it is dragging the country down, or it is a legitimate result due to history (ww2 and separation)? Why didn't it improve since reunification at 1990?

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Hi guys, I'm currently on the outskirts of Stuttgart and I'll be flying out tomorrow. I'll be sleeping in the car tonight so will be picking somewhere quiet!

Apparently my Ryanair flight has me down with 20kg extra luggage which I didn't see when I was booking....

So I'm looking to make the most of it and buying lots of nice alcohol and cigars. Any cheap places you'd recommend?

Also anywhere cheap to buy a suitcase? Can be old/battered just needs to survive one journey!

Thanks!

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I think I have a Urinary Tract Infection and I need to see a doctor. I signed up for TK and I'm waiting for the insurance card to arrive via post. How do doctor visits work? Do I see a regular (GP) for a UTI or do I need to see a specialist (Urologist)?

Anyone have experience in Berlin setting up appointments? Any advice? Will I be able to do this in English or must I take an interpreter?

Thank you

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Hallo Alle, Ich mache eine Reise durch Europa mit meiner Familie und werden Stuttgart für einen Tag besuchen. Was kann man eigentlich mit einem Tag in Stuttgart machen? Ich bitte um eure Vorschläge. Danke im Voraus!

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I take my car to local Bosch service centre for regular oil changes since last two years. My car's steering wheel was vibrating at 100-120 km/h. I asked him to check the wheel balancing at the same time.

While picking up the car back, he said now its ok. But the tyres are 12 years old. So this may cause some issue. Here is where the fun starts. I told him I changed tyres about 2 years back here at the same place. I showed him the bill and he confirmed in his system. I know about 4 digit numbers which show week and year of manufacturing. My mistake was to trust him and not check them after replacement. Now he has offered to change all tyres for 120 euros since the current ones have approx 36000 kms on them. Do I have any legal recourse here like not fulfilling the contract or endangering driver's life etc.

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https://www.wi.tum.de/programs/bachelor-in-mt/application/

I particularly talking about the chart they have where they mention gpa for international. What exactly is the math on it or is the process hidden and it’s just a breakdown of the weighted categories.

If so what is a good range for gpa of a student hoping to attend

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I'm so sorry if this is the wrong sub ( please direct me to the appropriate one ), but I'm in a bit of a bind and need some help. First, some background regarding my case:

I'm a German citizen by birth. When I was 3, my mother married my step-father who was in the USAF. We soon got green cards and moved to the US, where I would remain until moving to Australia 10 years ago where I am now a permanent resident. I am not a dual citizen with any other country; just EU/Germany. I never naturalized in the US.

Now, as a 37-year-old, I'm trying to renew my passport while living in Brisbane. I have all necessary information with the exception of a single thing. On the renewal form there is question 19 regarding my previously registered address in Germany. I have no idea what this is. I have no idea how to answer this question. I also don't know who to contact to get this information as living relatives aren't being very helpful. The only address I have on hand is my Oma and Opa's house where I lived for a short time as a child.

Do I put this address on the form along with an estimated deregistration date and risk it getting denied? Do I leave it blank and risk the same end result?

I renewed my passport before moving to Australia when I lived in Chicago, but I do not recall this question popping up in the old form. A lot can change in 10 years, though.

I have no idea what to do.

I have an appointment with the honorary consular in the city in 2 weeks and I plan on calling them tomorrow morning, but was wondering if any of you could give me some information on this or at least point me in the right direction in the mean time.

Thank you so much!

edit: I should also add that I do not speak German. So much has been lost over the years. It's quite terrible, actually.

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Hi All,

I'm planning on spending a week in Germany during an upcoming Europe trip. I'm flying into Berlin on August 25th and taking a train out of Cologne on August 31st. Between that, my plans are still fluid. I was planning on spending 2 days in Berlin, 2 days in Cologne, and 2 days somewhere in-between.

Nuremberg seems interesting - looks like there are lots of historical sites in the city. But then I read some comments that Wurzburg is a better choice. Can anyone comment on this?

Or I could do 2 cities for a day each?

Suggestions are much appreciated. FYI I'm a 27yo guy travelling solo.

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I will probably be without a job next 10 days so I’m open to any type of work. I can clean your house, wash your car, help you in any way. If you can offer me a full time job I’m listing. If you want to hang out I’m there. Frankfurt. Pm’s welcome

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Hello, I'm going to be moving soon to Hamburg and decided private health insurance is suitable and cost-effective for me in Germany. My insurance broker(who's very helpful so far) has suggested me that I go with Gothaer and it looked pretty decent to me while compared to other options.

I can't find many reviews on the insurance policies offered by Gothaer. Can you tell me your experience with Gothaer's if you ever used it? If not, can you point me to a site where I can find reviews on various private insurance policies?

Danke Sehr! :)

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Hello r/Germany! I'm an IB graduate and I was offered a conditional offer in a German University! I'm very excited to be able to come to Germany. However, the condition for my enrollment requires me to pass a TestAS test for Computer Sciences.

So, I searched online for some TestAS samples and I have completed them. I did alright, scoring almost 75% of the questions. However, I am very afraid that I may fail the test because I think the difficulty may be much different during the actual test.

So, what else do you advice I do? Should I take out some of my sibling's Singapore aptitude tests? Should I go online and take some other aptitude tests?

Thank you all very much for any feedback and advice at all!

:)

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