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'German ticket collectors saw I was a tourist and milked me'
Photo: DPA

Ticket controllers on Munich and Frankfurt local train systems are facing new accusations of exploitation of tourists who do not understand the payment rules.

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15 Bavarian words you need to survive down south
"I like you" in Bavarian. Photo: DPA.

Things are a wee bit different down in Bavaria, so you might want to brush up on your basic Bairisch before paying a visit.

Child hospitalized after father feeds her magic mushrooms
Photo: DPA

The man was already high when his daughter came to visit, so he fed her some magic mushrooms.

Baby's Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn
Long-distance buses in Munich, Photo: DPA

The boy got more than 80km before being tracked down by the police.

World Nose Championship brings big beaks to Bavaria
Champion Hans Roest having his glorious nose measured. Photo: DPA

Contestants competed to see who has the biggest nose of them all.

‘Argentine’ buyer splurges on Nazi relics at Munich auction
Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering in Berlin in 1933. Photo: DPA

A buyer who said he came from Argentina spent over €600,000 on Nazi memorabilia, including one of Adolf Hitler's uniform jackets, at a controversial auction in Germany, a report said Monday.

Bomb threat on Hamburg flight puts police on high alert
Photo: DPA

Police in Munich received an anonymous email on Sunday afternoon warning them there was a bomb on a flight between Munich and Hamburg.

Jewish group outraged by Munich auction of Nazi relics
Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering in Berlin in 1933. Photo: DPA

Germany's top Jewish group Thursday labelled as "disgusting" plans for a weekend auction of Nazi memorabilia, including Hermann Goering's silk underpants.

Naked corpse on Munich shop floor bewilders neighbours
Photo: EPA

The corpse lay there for several hours.

Munich man collared by cops after offering to clean station
Photo: DPA

A Munich man got in a spot of bother with the law on Wednesday after offering to clean one of the city’s main train stations.

Five men arrested for gang-raping woman in her home
Photo illustration: DPA.

Five young men from Munich were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly gang-raping a woman in her own home, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Raging ticket controller seizes Chinese traveler's passport
File photo of a plainclothes ticket controller. Photo: DPA.

Germany's national rail operator is in hot water after a ticket controller reacted aggressively to a newly arrived Chinese traveler who made one of the most basic transit mistakes: forgetting to stamp her ticket.

Church hides refugees from state in Bavarian beauty spot
The view near Tutzing on Lake Starnberg. Photo: DPA

The Catholic Church in southern Bavaria is offering religious asylum to refugees who fled Isis, and who the state now wants to deport.

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill
The clean up near Bayreuth. Photo: DPA

The main road artery between Munich and Berlin was completely shut down on Tuesday evening after a truck driver committed a cardinal sin.

Here's why Munich is worth 20 times more than Berlin
BMW's headquarters in Munich. Photo: DPA

The Bavarian capital leaves other German cities in the dust when it comes to where the highest-valued companies choose to plant their flag.

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