Tips for the pitfalls of everyday life

From opening an account to locksmiths: The consumer advice center has summarized information for refugees on twelve areas of life in several languages. The non-profit association has published the details on the website of its federal association. In addition to texts in English, Arabic, Turkish and Farsi, there are also some translations into Ukrainian and Russian. The information is intended…

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How the Naldo semester ticket works

There is a special semester ticket for students for public transport. This can be found on the website of the transport association Naldo. The semester ticket costs 114.10 euros for one semester and is then valid for all buses and trains in the Naldo transport association. The area includes the districts of Tübingen, Reutlingen, Zollernalbkreis and Sigmaringen. The ticket is…

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Quick help from the Internet: The Germany4Ukraine website

Germany4Ukraine is the German government’s central portal for supporting refugees from Ukraine. Here you can find answers to the most important questions. In addition to the website, there is also a Germany4Ukraine app. The platform helps people find their way around Germany: It offers Ukrainians an up-to-date overview of entry, registration, medical care, social support, accommodation and residence. Information is…

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The waste calendar is online

Is the waste calendar in the trash? Will you need a new one after you move? In these situations, Tübingen has an online replacement. You can download a trash collection calendar at https://www.abfall-kreis-tuebingen.de/online-abfuhrtermine/ You only need to write down the name of your city and street. All collection dates for residual waste, bio bins, yellow bags, and waste paper bins…

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Rights and obligations: the German constitution

The Basic Law has regulated the coexistence of people in Germany since 1949. The constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany since reunification in 1990 has also applied to the federal states of the former German Democratic Republic. The Basic Law regulates not only the rights but also the duties of all people in Germany. Moreover, The Federal Office for…

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Incorrect bill from the energy supplier—what to do?

A shocking bill arrived from the energy provider: they wanted an additional payment of more than 850 euros and increased the monthly payment by 75 euros for electricity, gas, and water. What to do? The Consumer Advice Centre recommends checking the bill thoroughly first. According to the list for this year, water consumption has increased more than fivefold over last…

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Please buy your ticket!

By Mostafa Elyasian Unlike many other countries, where you show your ticket as you board the train or bus, things work differently in Germany. Here, travelers board public transportation without first showing the driver their ticket. Passengers without a monthly ticket must purchase their ticket before boarding, or directly on the vehicle at a ticket machine. While you don’t show…

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Return to Ukrainian frontline towns

Hanna’s mother returned from Tübingen to Kharkiv in Ukraine in mid-June 2022, to a destroyed house. Many of her friends are also in the process of returning to the city, where Russian missiles are still hitting. About a third of the Ukrainian population has fled after the escalation of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine since 24 February 2022. Of…

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Recognize fake shops on the internet

Customers are increasingly ordering and paying for goods online, but they are not delivered. Consumer Advice Center warns of more and more online fake shops. Therefore, it has developed a search engine. This service allows customers to identify fraudulent providers where the Internet address of an online shop can be entered at the address www.verbraucherzentrale.de/fakeshopfinder In the sign light, red…

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Grilling is allowed again at fireplaces

The risk of wildfires has decreased due to rain and lower temperatures. From Thursday, September 1st, you can grill again at the public fireplaces in Tübingen. The Tübingen district office announced this. The “No barbecue” signs installed in July are gradually being removed. For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.kreis-tuebingen.de/aufnahme+waldbrandanger.html tun22090101 www.tuenews.de Grillverbote auf Grillplätzen wegen der starken…

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