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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

Dec 5, 2017 11:45 AM Zeitgeist

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

Feb 2, 2015 10:55 AM Features

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

Feb 2, 2015 10:00 AM Features

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

Dec 8, 2014 1:25 PM Features 1 Comments

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

Jul 29, 2014 2:00 PM Features 5 Comments

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

Jul 2, 2014 11:00 AM Features

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

Apr 1, 2014 11:00 AM Features 1 Comments

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

Feb 1, 2014 11:00 AM Features

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

Jan 1, 2014 12:00 PM Features

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

Dec 2, 2013 12:15 PM Features 7 Comments

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

Oct 9, 2013 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments

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

Jun 12, 2013 3:15 PM Features 1 Comments

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

May 14, 2013 3:15 PM Features

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

Apr 17, 2013 3:15 PM Features 1 Comments

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

Mar 13, 2013 3:15 PM Features

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