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Germany boasts Europe's best value beaches
This beach just got named Europe's cheapest. Do you know where it is? Photo: DPA

Forget Mallorca or the Costa del Sol - the best beach bargains can be found in Germany. But where?

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Enter if you dare: Berlin's best abandoned haunts

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Lufthansa cuts profit targets after 'repeated terror attacks'
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Terror attacks in Europe and "political and economic uncertainty" have prompted German airline Lufthansa to cut its full-year profit target, the company said Wednesday.

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Berlin's six coolest attractions you've never heard of
The Badeschiff pool on the River Spree. Photo: DPA.

Sick of feeling like a tourist? These off-the-radar spots will take you away from the cameras and cheesy selfies.

Neuschwanstein: nothing special or 'fit for a princess'?
Neuschwanstein. Photo: DPA

“More visitors than ever before” are flocking to Germany's fairytale castle. But why is it such a must-see?

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Six soothing day trips to escape the bustle of Berlin
The peaceful tranquility of the Spreewald woods. Photo: DPA.

Looking to escape the urban jungle? There's no shortage of day trips within easy reach of Berlin.

Prosecutors raid Ryanair staff rooms at 6 German airports
Touchdown? Photo: DPA

State prosecutors in Koblenz raided Ryanair crew rooms in six airports across Germany, accusing the discount airline of tax evasion and unfair labour practises, it was reported on Wednesday.

What's on in Germany: July 2016
Berlin Pride celebrations. Photo: DPA

Beer, beach and the BMX - here's what's coming up in Germany this month.

Germany ups Turkey travel advisory after Istanbul attack
Berliners at the Brandenburg Gate mourn the victims of the Istanburl airport attack. Photo: DPA.

Germany on Friday warned its citizens to exercise particular caution if they travel to Turkey, following this week's deadly Istanbul airport attack.

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Flights from Berlin to Istanbul cancelled after terror attack
Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. Photo: EPA.

All flights from Berlin's Tegel airport to Istanbul have been cancelled after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 36 people in the city's major airport.

This film makes Darmstadt look more romantic than Paris
The Russian Orthodox Church in Darmstadt. Source: City, Light and Movement.

Not quite sure where Darmstadt is? A short film shot by a Syrian refugee will have you rushing to locate it on a map.

'German ticket collectors saw I was a tourist and milked me'
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Ticket controllers on Munich and Frankfurt local train systems are facing new accusations of exploitation of tourists who do not understand the payment rules.

German Rail aims for driver-less trains in 5 years
You may be able to say bye-bye to train drivers for good quite soon. Photo: DPA.

Germany's trusty train system may be getting a big makeover with trains that can drive themselves.

Berlin court shoots down challenge against Airbnb ban
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A Berlin court on Wednesday rejected a challenge brought by four individuals against the German capital's authorities over their ban on private holiday rentals.

Confused Spaniard to blame for alarm at Cologne airport
Police search Terminal 1 at Cologne airport with the help of a dog on Monday. Photo: DPA

A man has been arrested at Cologne-Bonn airport after a security alert forced police to evacuate all passengers.

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