Verliebt in deutsches Brot? Explore and Enjoy during Bakeries Open-House Week, May 9-15, 2016

Next week is the “Woche der offenen Backstuben” – a weeklong showcase of the art of German organic bread-making. With 16 bakeries taking part in the event, there will be a mix of workshops on all aspects of baking from flour milling to fermentation, and bakeries throughout the city will be hosting open houses. The full program is available here.


Check your Mailbox: Tax Identification Number

When you check your mailboxes at the Student Residence, in Mondrian Suites, or at your registered home in Berlin these days, you will find a letter from the city of Berlin with your Tax identification number (Steueridentifikationsnummer).

This 11-digit identification number ensures unique identification within the tax system and every person successfully registered in a German city receives it.

If you intend to work in paid employment (in a part-time job or an internship) in Germany, your employer will need this number as soon as you begin new employment or before receiving your first salary. Your employer will surely ask for it. Please do not lose this document; it is very complicated to have the number issued again. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Anne Strauss ( or stop by the Student Life office.

Join the “Academic Writing Workshop I: Midterm Support” on Thursday, March 8, 1:45 – 2:45PM in Room “Prenzlauer Berg”!

Join Prof. Dettmer for the first of two Academic Writing Workshops, which are designed to further improve your writing skills. This first workshop, which will be held in room “Prenzlauer Berg” at the NYU Berlin Academic Center on Thursday, March 8 from 1:45pm to 2:45pm, will address questions you may have with regards to your midterms. Please note that this workshop will not focus on specific content, but rather support you in identifying research questions, formulating theses, structuring your arguments, and organizing your workload. Please feel free to email Prof. Dettmer ( with any specific queries you would like to be included in the workshop. Light refreshments will be served.

If you wish to attend, please sign up on the list posted on the Upcoming Events whiteboard located next to the entrance of the Academic Center or email Prof. Dettmer directly.

Useful Berlin-Apps

587px-bvg-logo-svgPublic transportation: BVG

This official BVG app includes all means of transport, buses, trams and trains, helps you navigate Berlin, and has up to date information on delays and more. You can even purchase your travel tickets.

The app is free of charge and available for iOS and Android:
iOS: bvg-fahrinfo-plus-berlin/id284971745
Android: apps/details?

taxiTaxi Berlin

Taxi Berlin can immediately find out which taxi is in your area and when it can be yours, as well as letting you know the approximate costs of the ride.

Download Taxi Berlin from iTunes (free):

Download Taxi Berlin from Google Play (free):

komootBiking in Berlin: Komoot

There are several Apps to plan your bike travels in and around Berlin. We can recommend Komoot, available for iOS and Android:



citymapperTransit: Citymapper

The urban transport app is designed to help users figure out the best way to get around a city — pulling in live public transport data and drawing on all available multi-modal options, from buses, subways and taxis to bikes and even walking, to get you to your destination as fast and comfortable as possible.