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Lightning rods further delay Berlin Airport
Closed until further notice: Berlin's troubled new airport. Photo: DPA

Lightning rods further delay Berlin Airport

Too few lightning rods and an undersized emergency generator have prevented part of Berlin's new airport from opening. Safety inspectors refused to sign off on the airport's north pier, thwarting progress on the massively delayed construction project. READ  

Lufthansa to resume Tel Aviv flights
A Lufthansa flight at Ben Gurion International Airport. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa to resume Tel Aviv flights

UPDATE: German flag carrier Lufthansa said Friday evening it would resume flights to and from Tel Aviv on Saturday after a four-day suspension due to the conflict in the Gaza strip. READ  

German tourist shot dead in Kenya
Two foreign tourists were murdered in Mombasa this month. Photo: DPA

German tourist shot dead in Kenya

Kenyan police said on Friday a female tourist shot dead in the coastal city of Mombasa was from Germany, the second such killing of a foreign visitor by gunmen there this month. READ  

Berlin is Europe's fastest growing tourist city
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Berlin is Europe's fastest growing tourist city

Berlin is the fastest growing tourist destination among Europe’s major cities, with overnight stays in the capital up eight percent in 2013. It could soon topple Paris as Europe’s number two tourist city. READ  

Lufthansa flight ban is 'surrender to terror'
Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International airport board shows cancelled flights from Europe on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa flight ban is 'surrender to terror'

Politicians criticized German flight operators for "surrendering to terror" after they refused on Thursday to resume flights to Tel Aviv, despite a US decision to lift a two-day flight ban to the Israeli city. READ  

Lufthansa cancels Tel Aviv flights
A Lufthansa Boeing 747 at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa cancels Tel Aviv flights

Lufthansa said on Tuesday it was suspending its service to Tel Aviv until at least Thursday over security concerns amid the escalating Gaza conflict. READ  

Plans unveiled for Iron Curtain bike trail
The trail to Vartius, on the Russian-Finnish border. Photo: www.ironcurtaintrail.eu

Plans unveiled for Iron Curtain bike trail

Plans for a 6,800 km cycle path along the former Iron Curtain – the line which divided Europe into East and West for almost half a century - were presented at the House of the European Union in Vienna on Monday. READ  

The Local (Bucket) List
Bucket List: Ten things to do before you leave
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Bucket List: Ten things to do before you leave

Germany's tourism industry is booming, but what sights should you visit beyond the cities? With the help of our readers, The Local List has come up with a German Bucket List of ten things to see and do while you're in the country. READ  

Ryanair launches flights from Hamburg
A Ryanair flight takes off from Lübeck Airport. Photo: DPA

Ryanair launches flights from Hamburg

Ryanair will begin flying out of Hamburg later this year, scrapping its service from Lübeck Airport which is 70 kilometres away from the city and was described as "Hamburg" by the budget airline. READ  

Fall of the Berlin Wall: 25th Anniversary
Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall route
How the balloons will look. Photo: Visualisierung der LICHTGRENZE © Kulturprojekte Berlin_WHITEvoid / Christopher Bauder, Foto: Daniel Büche

Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall route

Berlin will mark 25 years since the fall of the Wall by placing around 8,000 illuminated balloons along the route of the barrier which divided the city between East and West for 30 years. READ  

TUI cancels all Israel trips amid violence
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TUI cancels all Israel trips amid violence

Germany's biggest travel group, TUI, said on Thursday it had called off all tours through Israel until the end of the month over the recent eruption of violence in the region. READ  

'Disney' castle staff on trial for fraud
Schloss Neuschwanstein. Photo: DPA

'Disney' castle staff on trial for fraud

Germany’s most famous castle is at the centre of a court case with two former employees of Schloss Neuschwanstein standing trial on Tuesday for fraud. READ  

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German cruise ship hit by rocket debris in Israel
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German cruise ship hit by rocket debris in Israel

Debris from a missile fight between Israel and Hamas landed on a German cruise ship with 2,700 passengers and crew aboard on Monday night. READ  

TUI creates world's biggest travel operator
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TUI creates world's biggest travel operator

German travel group TUI and its British subsidiary TUI Travel said on Friday that they had agreed to a tie-up that will create the world's biggest tourism operator. READ  

Introducing... The Local Denmark
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Introducing... The Local Denmark

It’s known internationally for its Nordic noir, high standard of living and great beer – but how much do we really know about Denmark? As The Local expands to Scandinavia’s most southerly nation we hope to bring less-publicized aspects of this country to the English-speaking world. READ  

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