I'm traveling to South Africa next week, and need to make regular calls to Germany. I'm from the UK and have a UK mobile. What's the cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
How do I find a place to live in Munich? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I will be meeting my dad in Berlin in mid-September. I've never been to Germany and my boyfriend has never been to Switzerland, and we'll be there a total of 10 days. How should we split up our time, and what should we see? My dad will be renting a car, so we're planning on driving between cities. Any suggestions are appreciated!
I'm organizing a trip to Berlin for about 10 people in their mid-twenties in July. What should we not miss? [more inside]
I want to move to Berlin. Is it a good idea? [more inside]
Will it be possible to use the iPhone 3G in the U.S. and in Germany affordably? [more inside]
I'll be in Germany for about 3 weeks in September/October. I want to get a tattoo (towards the end of the trip, probably) while I'm there. Any recommendations from personal experience? I don't speak German but will be with a native. [more inside]
Help an American traveling in Germany get around for a month this summer - car or train? [more inside]
Grad school in Germany? [more inside]
Moved to Germany from the US. Need advice on rebuilding my life. [more inside]
Flying into Frankfurt Wednesday morning. Where should I have breakfast? [more inside]
Please help me survive a whole year of school in my third language! [more inside]
Where should we visit in Eastern Europe? [more inside]
I'm a 21 year old Canadian considering moving to Europe, and I'm mostly looking at Germany. What difficulties might I face? Which country might be the easiest to get a EU citizenship in? [more inside]
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
Cheap or free German gps maps for a magellan roadmate 1200? [more inside]
Why were the Germans allied with the Japanese in WWII? Why were the Americans at war with the Japanese?
Must see things in Frankfurt, Dresden, and Berlin? [more inside]
I have just been accepted into a study abroad program in Germany for next summer, and am very excited! But now I would like some advice. [more inside]
Transferring money from a US bank account to a german one? [more inside]
My friend and I are going to Germany. We have both read "Gravity's Rainbow" and are interested in checking out a site or two related to the German rocket program during WWII, like Cuxhaven, Nordhausen, or Peenemünde. Does anyone know anything about spots like this?
I'm spent over four months in my my life on vacation in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I've done all of the touristy stuff. I'm bored out of my wits. What else can one do around here? [more inside]
Pre-paid international shipping? I'd like to have someone drop something off in Germany and have the item shipped to me in Canada at my expense. Simpler is better. [more inside]
What chocolate, candy, sweets, etc, from Canada should I send to my friend in Germany? What do I have here that she would never have tried there?
Why are transfer times between trains in Germany so brief, and should I be concerned about this? [more inside]
How does one say "Merry Christmas" in Bavaria? Is it Fröhliche Weihnachten? Frohe Weihnachten? Something else? I'm looking for the standard phrase people write in Christmas cards.
The Postal Service of a few different countries is a factor in where I decide to move. [more inside]
A german friend of mine needs to send me ~US$300. What is a simple and inexpensive way for her to send me the money from Germany to the US? Speed is not important.
What should I not miss in Kassel, Germany? [more inside]
How to track down my host family from six years ago? [more inside]
Help me find a new (I think) nonfiction book about Germany in World War II. All I know about it: It MAY have been recently mentioned in the NY Times (a search there failed) and one memorable scene. In the scene, a German pilot writes about flying over Normandy on D-Day, seeing the sheer mass of the Allied force, and knowing right then that the war was lost for his country. I know it's not much to go on, but can anyone help?
My parents decided they want to visit Munich during the Oktoberfest. Every hotel or B&B near the town center seems to be booked or prohibitively expensive during this time. Can anybody recommend lodgings or other areas in which to look for lodgings that are not directly in the town center? [more inside]
CornballFilter : I'm trying to change the words of an old German song to make a German girl laugh. (Look .... you are just going to have to trust me on this) Need help making it rhyme. [more inside]
MusicalInstrumentFilter: I was watching a program on german folk music, and one musical instrument basically looked like a small milk churner, and made a .. uh.. farting sound. Anyone know the instrument?
Is there an archive of German comics anywhere in Germany? (Or even elsewhere) [more inside]
I am visiting Lourdes in mid-August with my family, there will be 6 adults and 1 4 year old child. I am looking for some tips about this and what to do afterwards. [more inside]
Life in Germany between 1929-1933? [more inside]
So I'm going to Germany for about a week this summer, flying into Cologne. The cash available for good times is significantly lower than I had thought. Anyone have good ideas for cheap ways around and thru Deutschland? Can I take an inner-tube down the Rhine? [more inside]
I'll be starting a new job in Germany soon. Conservative dress (read: a suit) is expected. AskMe Germans, expats, and/or fashion mavens, please help me figure out what I can buy online or in the USA that won't look too out of place in Deutschland. Danke! [more inside]
German-speakers: What are the Commies in these (very brief) clips from East Germany saying? [more inside]
I am an American interested in buying property in Berlin. Do any other Americans with experience in this have any advice to offer? [more inside]
What in Alsace and/or Bavaria and the Romantic Road should two bier-vergnügen people experience? [more inside]
What form did the repatriations that were extracted from Germany after WWI take? I am curious as to whether they were in the form of the heavy durable goods that would have accelerated the recovery of German industry or if they were foodstuffs, direct labor or something else. Where can I find data that would give me a breakdown on what the repatriations consisted of?
Does anyone have any experience with a B2 visa to the US from Germany? [more inside]
I'd like to be able to live and work in Germany in the next couple of years. I know that their employment system is the definition of old school - virtually every job requires a multi-year apprenticeship or internship. I'm wondering, are there any exceptions I could exploit to get a job? [more inside]
Please tell me the name of an awful German or Austrian porno from the late 80's or early 90's (Dubbed version). NSFW (duh!) [more inside]
How to make a small profit with currency if you have regular access to the Euro and Slovak Crown? [more inside]
Asking for friend: Watching The Lives of Others, a movie taking place in East Germany during the Cold War, I noticed that a limousine in the movie was a Volvo. I have also noticed that other movies set in the Eastern Bloc show cars made by Western nations. Is this an oversight by the movie makers, or were these cars actually available at these times?