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Germany's first 'intelligent' bridge to open in Nuremberg
File photo: DPA

An €11 million bridge, which is nearing completion in northern Bavaria, is set to include technology never seen before on the German Autobahn.

Berlin airport employee admits taking €150,000 bribe
Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Photo: DPA

The German capital's long-delayed international airport has been haunted by claims of corruption and incompetency.

Sri Lanka airline suspends drunk pilot in Frankfurt
Flight UL554 was held up at Frankfurt airport for more than 15 hours on Friday as staff scrambled to find another captain for the Airbus A330. Photo: DPA

Pilot was visibly drunk.

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Seven German cities you never knew were once capitals
Trier Christmas market and cathedral. Photo: DPA

Berlin is far from the sole centre of power in German history. Towering cathedrals in unexpected places attest to the historical importance of much smaller towns and cities.

Driver takes passengers captive after using wrong bus
Photo: DPA

This bus journey really wasn't worth the €19 price tag.

Court rules small victory against Berlin Airbnb ban
Photo: DPA.

A court just issued a small blow to the capital city's ban on Airbnb-style holiday flat rentals.

German Canaries blaze suspect remanded
Around 2,500 people have been evacuated from their homes to escape the fire. Photo: AFP

A German man who allegedly sparked a deadly forest fire in the Canary Islands by burning toilet paper has been remanded in custody, a court spokesman said Saturday.

What's on in Germany: August 2016
The Sonne Mond Sterne Festival in Thuringia. Photo: Sebastian / Flickr Creative Commons.

From fireworks to festivals to films, there's something for everyone.

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Germany's 10 most beautiful and iconic castles
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From the splendour of Neuschwanstein, swathed in the mystery of “Mad Ludwig’s” sudden death, to Wartburg Castle, where Martin Luther translated the New Testament, you can learn a lot about Germany through its castles.

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

These hidden spots are steeped in shadows of their past and just begging to be explored...

Lufthansa cuts profit targets after 'repeated terror attacks'
Photo: DPA

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.

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