I am heading next week to Munich, Germany, for the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest... [more inside]
Does Germany have its own LinkedIn? Is there a strong professional social networking community in Germany apart from LinkedIn, in the way France has viadeo
? China and Japan are also of interest, but I care most about Germany. For the sake of future readers, other countries are welcome. Does not have to be in English.
Germany filter: what's it like to live in Wolfsburg? [more inside]
What should I know about German customs/behavior/social norms before going there for 10 weeks? [more inside]
Help me enjoy lazy Berlin! [more inside]
Looking for last-minute Oktoberfest accommodations. Where do we stay? [more inside]
I'm planning a trip to Europe and could use some suggestions about plane/rail logistics. [more inside]
US citizen, living in Germany on a visa that is about to expire. I'll be leaving soon, but I want to return for a visit! How long do I have to wait before I can come back for one of those 90-day visa-less stays? [more inside]
Germany filter: What is my best option for a low-priced cell phone plan that will ideally include cheap international calling? No data, contracts possible. [more inside]
I'm in Berlin for a few days, in the Schoneberg part of town. Are there any places (in Schoneberg or just easily accessible) where I can give them bulk laundry and they'll charge a reasonable amount by the pound/kg to do it?
Is it easy/possible to apply for a 'taught-in-English' masters degree in Berlin/Germany, just for fun?
(I am English, 31 years old, a humanities graduate) [more inside]
How do I set up a German bank account and transfer my US banking to it? [more inside]
I'm an American woman going to Europe (Berlin) for the first time. Can you help me dress like a European and/or not stick out like a sore thumb while I'm there? [more inside]
I am Canadian and am considering a job offer from a large corporation near Heidelberg, Germany. It's a great career opportunity, but the catch is that I'm in a serious relationship. She's willing to move, but we're unsure of what her status would be. So if I accept the job, is it possible for my girlfriend (also Canadian) to live in Germany too? [more inside]
Where can I find good music boxes in Germany? [more inside]
I'm interested in reading some non-fiction about Germany (or The Holy Roman Empire) in the Middle Ages and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
What book is this? Kid's fiction set in WWII Britain, featuring a crashed german plane and a salvaged machine gun. [more inside]
Is it too late to take a trip to Europe this summer from the US? [more inside]
How useful will an iPod Touch be for traveling in Germany? [more inside]
Where are the good used-camera stores in Berlin, Germany? [more inside]
Has my German employer handled all the immigration stuff correctly? [more inside]
I want to know everything about East Germany (the GDR). What can you teach me? [more inside]
My German-citizen best friend and I have been talking about him emigrating to the US for a few years now, and now that he's about to graduate from college, we're getting serious about it. So far, it looks like the best route is a graduate degree program, but money is a problem with that (namely, he doesn't have any). This doesn't have to be exclusively how he gets here, we're open to any suggestions. [more inside]
What do I need to know about moving to and living in Germany? [more inside]
Studying in Germany Filter: I want to get a PhD in materials science at a German university, hopefully starting in 2011. Please help me get started figuring this out! [more inside]
A multipart question about moving from the UK to Germany. [more inside]
Help an American understand German politics. [more inside]
Traveling alone in Berlin-- looking for cafe, pub, and restaurant suggestions. [more inside]
I am a man who appears to have a very common STD. I live in Germany, and I very badly hope to have it treated, but I don't feel comfortable going to my GP about it. What are my options? [more inside]
European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
What form of identification can I get in Germany? [more inside]
How is Remembrance Day celebrated in Germany? [more inside]
Have you read an informative, engaging book on German history? If so, what is it? [more inside]
In a critique of Das Leben der Anderen
(The Lives of Others
) Slavoj Žižek asserts that "in all known cases of a married couple where a spouse betrayed a partner, it was always a man who became an informant." Famously, Ulrich Mühe, star of Das Leben der Anderen
, asserted that his ex-wife spied on him for Stasi, though both the ex-wife and her supposed Stasi superior denied this
. Other than that case, are there any examples of East German wifes informing on their husbands for Stasi?
What tasty foods should an adventurous vegetarian eat in the UK and Western Europe? [more inside]
Berlin-Filter: mandatory car emissions sticker stuck in post... [more inside]
Hi, I'm going to be in the Munich area over the holidays and I want to find a place to hang out and drink. I've lived there already and I'm over the typical Bavarian biergarten/hall scene.
Ideally, I'm looking for somewhere cozy and student oriented, good music playing (indie, downtempo, alternative hip-hop etc) and good, natural lighting for people watching.
100 super bonus points if their beer of choice is Augustiner!!!
If you were giving a crash course on the history of Berlin 1933-1990, and you were limited to just a couple films
, which ones would you assign? Documentaries preferred, and they must have some kind of English language option. [more inside]
How do I get from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Alexanderplatz late at night? [more inside]
Talented, creative, experienced (but mostly non-German-speaking) Canadian digital artist looking for postproduction/retouching work in Berlin. Got any leads or advice for my girlfriend? [more inside]
In Berlin, what's the best computer shop with good prices and a wide selection of products? The prices seem to suck here. I need to buy a couple of 1.0 or 1.5TB USB2.0+IEEE1394B external HDDs and some 16GB SDHC cards in the next few days. Near Aleskanderplatz if possible. [more inside]
We will be in Berlin from this Saturday until Wednesday. Please recommend a cabaret-type performance that will be comprehensible to non-German speakers, is not overly risque, and will make for a fun evening.
Seeking tips/advice for a trip to Oktoberfest (and surrounding area) for 2010. [more inside]
I'm preparing for a massive personal archiving/interviewing trip with my grandparents and need advice regarding many aspects of the project. [more inside]
GuitarFilter! I'm going to Mexico in september and i want to buy a guitar. Coming from Germany, are guitars much cheaper there?
I specifically want to buy a Taylor Baby guitar (280 euros in germany), or should i buy a handmade one that mexico is so famous for? :p
I had some very tasty organic been in Germany years ago. It was brewed by Rother Bräu, and was either the Öko Urtrunk
, Öko Ur-Weizen
or the Öko Ur-Pils
. I may have even tried all three at various times. I'd love to be able to track down any (if not all three) of these in the US. How do I do this? [more inside]
Renting a carseat in Nuremburg, Germany without renting a car. Anyone with knowledge about this? [more inside]
I just finished reading Hunting Eichmann and am wondering if any MeFites could recommend any other popular nonfiction books on Nazi Germany, Hitler, war criminals, etc. I don't do huge tomes well (400 pages or less!). The only other books I have read are MAUS and Explaining Hitler. Thanks for your input. So much out there...don't know where to begin. Probably the more well known the better as they may be available at my library.
What's the best option for shipping several boxes of household items from Canada to Germany? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend good books (fiction or non-fiction) that take place in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall?