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Retiree finds parked car after three-week search
Björn Brandvold and Gertrud Kreuter in front of the Norwegian's Mercedes. Photo: DPA

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search

August 25, 2015

A pensioner from Norway has finally found his car after he parked it in Hanover three weeks ago and then forgot what street it was on.

Four-legged Bavarian hitch-hiker gets free ride
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Four-legged Bavarian hitch-hiker gets free ride

August 25, 2015

Lack of a thumb to stick out didn't stop one dog in Bavaria getting from A to B this week – when it played dead to hitch a ride with a local motorist.

Burnt bratwurst causes Munich station panic
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Burnt bratwurst causes Munich station panic

August 25, 2015

Two fire engines were called into action at Munich central station on Tuesday and local trains didn't stop at the station for fifteen minutes – all because an overcooked bratwurst had set off a fire alarm.

Traffic jams are price of strong economy
For residents of Cologne this is becoming an ever-more familiar site. Photo: DPA

Traffic jams are price of strong economy

August 24, 2015

A report released on Monday claims that Germans are paying a price for their country's economic success – they're spending longer than ever sitting in traffic on their daily commute.

Traffic deaths rise in first half of 2015
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Traffic deaths rise in first half of 2015

August 21, 2015

The number of traffic deaths increased slightly in the first six months of 2015 compared with the same period last year.

Germany-Denmark tunnel faces more delays
A computer render of how the tunnel exit would look from the air. Image: Femern A/s/DPA

Germany-Denmark tunnel faces more delays

August 21, 2015

Construction on a planned tunnel under the Baltic Sea between the German island of Fehmarn and the Danish island of Lolland could be delayed by up to a year because of changes to the plans, authorities in north Germany said on Thursday.

Pickpockets hitting rail passengers: police
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Pickpockets hitting rail passengers: police

August 17, 2015

Thieves are making a fortune in Germany's train stations, police have warned, as they launch a campaign to try and tackle the country's growing number of pickpocketing cases.

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Five reasons for dare-devils to visit Germany
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Five reasons for dare-devils to visit Germany

August 14, 2015

A report this week showed that Germany is one of the safest countries in the world, but there's more to do than just snacking on strudel and hemming your Lederhosen. The Local looks at five ways to get your heart racing in Deutschland.

Baby locks self inside car in baking heat
Babies love playing with keys, but maybe there are times when they shouldn't. Photo of a baby: Hoàng Long Lê/Flickr Creative Commons.

Baby locks self inside car in baking heat

August 14, 2015

With elevated heat during this time of year, many worry about the risk of parents leaving their children inside hot cars. This time, it was the baby leaving the parent a bit stranded.

Berlin hot on Paris' heels as tourist destination
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Berlin hot on Paris' heels as tourist destination

August 14, 2015

After another record-breaking half year of tourism, Berlin is now Europe's third most popular destination behind London and Paris. But it seems there's still some work to be done if Berlin wants to catch up with its rivals any time soon.

Fallen 80-ton crane blocks Autobahn traffic
An 80-ton crane fell from a transport vehicle, blocking traffic into Tuesday morning. Photo: DPA.

Fallen 80-ton crane blocks Autobahn traffic

August 11, 2015

An 80-tone crane fell off of a truck transporting it along the Autobahn outside of Düsseldorf late on Monday night, blocking traffic through Tuesday morning.

Germanwings crash
Air crash relatives to sue in US for big payout
The monument to the Germanwings crash victims in the French town of La Vernet. Photo: DPA

Air crash relatives to sue in US for big payout

August 10, 2015

Relatives of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps hope to take their compensation claims against parent company Lufthansa to a US court, their lawyer said Sunday.

Govt admits: airports need better security
A man is checked with a portable metal detector at Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA

Govt admits: airports need better security

July 13, 2015

Germany's government admitted in a parliamentary answer that some of Germany's airports were not properly checked for security, it emerged over the weekend.

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Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub
Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photo: Olivier Maire

Crans-Montana: expats' new international hub

July 08, 2015

Nestled high up in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana offers stunning panoramas of sky-high mountains and serene lakes. But it's more than a resort - it's home to the next generation of expats in Switzerland.

Train strikes
Train drivers and Bahn bury the hatchet
Three ICE (intercity) trains stand in a siding. Photo: DPA

Train drivers and Bahn bury the hatchet

July 01, 2015

The Train Drivers' Union (GDL) and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have finally agreed to end their dispute over drivers' work conditions, offering hope that nine months of rail chaos has finally come to an end.

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