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property in GermanyHalf of a German Double House, ca 160 sqm, huge garden with old trees (lot is 600 sqm total!), great for families with kids on quiet side street!
KatieR replied to the thread Where to live? on the Germany forum:
KatieR initially posted:
Hi, My husband and I are relocating to Cologne for a few years from Melbourne and we are wanting some advice as to where to live. We have a 4.5 year old who will be attending kinder at the Cologne International school in Widdersdolf and a 9mth old. We have narrowed the search down to 2 houses, one beautiful coverted farm house 3.5kms away from the school in Freimersdorf and another in Braunsfied, close to shops and trams but a lot further away from the school and my husbands work. As I will be home with my son I'm wanting to join play groups and meet other mothers. It would be great to know where mothers/ playgroups are and if anyone has any advice. Thanks, Katie
KatieR replied most recently with:
Will do. Thanks for the advice!
jeba replied most recently with:
Maybe you should post here: http://www.toytowngermany.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=50634 There is much more traffic in that forum.
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khoemmen2 replied to the thread renting in garmisch or as near as we can get on the Germany forum:
kimduffy initially posted:
hi we are looking to move over to garmisch to live about july time ,,my partner speaks german and my daughters a little ,,,my partner lived in germany for 20 years in the army ,,,,we are having trouble finding any rented property's have looked all over the internet just cant find any ,,,,we are looking for short term so we can get there then look around can anyone help please xxx
khoemmen2 replied most recently with:
I would say the 2 biggest real estate search engines are listed below. 'wohnen auf Zeit' is the key words for short term furnished living or search for 'möblierte wohnung garmisch' and you will get more choices. I would agree that Garmisch is a resort town and quick expensive generally. Perhaps Grainau or some of the smaller surrounding communities could be better priced. I would try to call a local real estate agent for advice, many are servicing the us military there and should speak english and know the lay of the land. .eg http://www.steiner-immo.de/index-en.php Viel Glück. http://www.immowelt.de/immobilien/immoliste.aspx?geoid=10809180&etype=15&esr=2 http://www.immobilienscout24.de/Suche/WAZ/Bayern/Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Kreis/Garmisch-Partenkirchen
khoemmen2 replied most recently with:
I would say the 2 biggest real estate search engines are listed below. 'wohnen auf Zeit' is the key words for short term furnished living or search for 'möblierte wohnung garmisch' and you will get more choices. I would agree that Garmisch is a resort town and quick expensive generally. Perhaps Grainau or some of the smaller surrounding communities could be better priced. I would try to call a local real estate agent for advice, many are servicing the us military there and should speak english and know the lay of the land. .eg http://www.steiner-immo.de/index-en.php Viel Glück. http://www.immowelt.de/immobilien/immoliste.aspx?geoid=10809180&etype=15&esr=2 http://www.immobilienscout24.de/Suche/WAZ/Bayern/Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Kreis/Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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kimduffy posted moving to garmisch on the Germany forum:
hi everyone we are due to move to garmisch in july ,,it will be me my partner and our 3 girls ,,,my husband speaks german and my daughters a little he was there for 20 years in the army ,,,,just want to know if this is a nice place to live with our daughters ,,,
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cstarz replied to the thread Post a Message of Support for France on the Germany forum:
adminee initially posted:
We encourage you to post a message of support for the people of France, in particular, the expats in France who use Expat Exchange, please go to: http://www.expatexchange.com/expat/index.cfm?frmid=211&tpcid=3395954
cstarz replied most recently with:
For all of France-My heart is with you all,it is shameful that Mr.Obama will not voice a condolance I cannt do this for him-wether its because of his Guilt feelings regarding his placement of spies in Europe or his personal feelings (being cold-regrettably) I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to everyone there re this tragic event a life is a life-precious.
Carolynnell replied most recently with:
In spite of our president's lack of visible support, the American people are with you, France! Je Suis Charlie! We must unite to combat terrorism.
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Carolynnell posted Should we take US car to Koln, DE? on the Germany forum:
As we prepare to move to Cologne, and we plan to live in the city, within the Hohenzollering-Hansaring, we are trying to decide whether or not to bring our 2010 VW GTI auto. We understand we will have to pay for a place to park it and it will have to pass inspection. We are trying to determine how much the inspection might cost us. Obviously we know the inspector will have to see our vehicle for an exact estimate but we cannot get anyone to even give us an idea how much we are in for if we bring the car. It is in perfect condition. It was manufactured in Germany to US specs. Several sources tell us that a number of things will have to be changed on the car to bring it up to German specs. Can anyone give us a list of those things that will require changing? Or a resource for such information? Can anyone shed some light on vehicle inspections, the process and especially the costs? And finally, who can you recommend we go to for our inspection in the Cologne metro area?
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flyboynm initially posted:
I am 42 years old and will be going to Germany to study for a year. I will be getting the required health insurance. My question has to do with prescriptions. I have 2 medications that I have to have to be able to live. Is it possible to get prescriptions cheaply in Germany or would it be cheaper to have it mail order from the US? If I should send it to me from the US, what kind of paperwork do I need to bring it in? Besides foods that I know I cannot get in Germany that I want to eat, what type of other things should I bring? I know clothes, my laptop, my camera but what am I forgetting?
Nancycatnurse replied most recently with:
I just arrived yesterday, and was told to bring over the counter meds, which you can't buy in bulk as we can in the states. I brought so many I will never run out, but Aleve liquigels are not here, you can't get Melatonin without a prescription, special bandaids, large bottles of Tums. And the deodorant I use, which isn't here. Silly things but important for me. I brought a huge bag of chocolate chips to make cookies, can't get those here. Everything else is the same or better here. The peanut butter is at least as good as Jif, maybe better. Oh, I always bring root beer for my husband, it's almost non-existent here.
Kerstin replied most recently with:
As you are covered under the state health insurance your GP can issue your prescription. If you tell him what you did get at home he usually would precribe the same (if he agrees with the diagnosis from your previous doc that is). A sample box and/or documentation from your doc at home will certainly be helpful. You take the issued prescription to the pharmacy and you are charged between 0,00 and 10,00 Euro for each item. You are not charged the full price, the money is only your share of it. Your share is calculated depending on the drug, the quantity and the contracts the pharmacy has with the health insurance. If you need a special product from a certain company you have to insist on it, because e.g. it has less side effects than similar products. In this case your doc can make sure you get it - otherwise you might get a generic product - that in most cases would be sufficient. If you fall under the chronic patient rule you even can be excluded from this share payments. Ask your GP about it.
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