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Hans-Torsten Richter gives you advice on surviving and thriving in Berlin. Send your questions to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. This month: Your bike – to register or not to register? more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like the confusing German term Spießer and the city's water problems. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com with all your queries. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, from retirement to founding your own club. Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com with all your queries. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like how to navigate the web of health insurance and the question of "to register or not to register." Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like why switching a driver's license for a German one is easier for some than for others. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like how to get a student visa as a non-EU citizen. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like what is up with the Rundfunkbeitrag. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like why you can't call for a Kurzstrecke-cab or how to go from subletter to main renter. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like what SEPA is and demystifying the elusive Waldmeister. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin, like the ever-complicated issue of health insurance for expat freelancers in Berlin. more

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NOW ONLINE! Hans-Torsten Richter answers your questions about surviving and thriving in Berlin. We know you have burning questions about the most practical things in Germany, but why bother your German friends? Write to hanstorsten@exberliner.com. more

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Knowing how much of a tip to leave when eating out can often be an scary experience. In another of our regular advice columns from Hans-Torsten Richter, he sheds light on Berlin tipping etiquette. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter offers advice on navigating the Standesamt and getting your baby's name accepted, especially in the case when your name of choice is something more original than Florian or Julia. more

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Hans-Torsten Richter gives you advice to help deal with the infamous Shouting-German. more

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Setting up a first bank account in Berlin is a monumental task facing expats. Get a helping hand from Hans-Torsten Richter as he shares his advice on opening your first 'Geldkonto'. more

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