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All missing accounted for in Bavaria crash
Rescue workers stand in front of one of the wrecked train wagons on Tuesday evening. Photo: DPA

All missing accounted for in Bavaria crash
2 hours ago

Police said on Wednesday morning that they were not expecting to find any further victims of Tuesday's train crash southeast of Munich, denying reports of an eleventh body found.

Why the Bavarian train crash should never have happened
A trackside magnet used by the PZB system. Photo: DPA

Why the Bavarian train crash should never have happened
21 hours ago

Over 96 percent of Germany's rail network is fitted with the PZB system, which is supposed to prevent collisions – so how did Tuesday morning's full-frontal crash happen?

Avalanche risk high in German Alps
A walker struggling through windblown snow on January 15th in the Allgäu alpine region of Bavaria. Photo: DPA

Avalanche risk high in German Alps
February 01, 2016

Bavarian authorities warned on Monday that the German Alps are at high risk of avalanche after several days of stormy weather.

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9 pics that show Germany is a magical winter wonderland
Wildbad Kreuth, Bavaria. Photo: DPA.

9 pics that show Germany is a magical winter wonderland
January 21, 2016

It's cold and looks set to stay that way for a while longer. To help thaw your pessimistically polar disposition, The Local reminds you with these photos just how magical a German winter can be.

German petrol prices tumble along with global oil costs
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German petrol prices tumble along with global oil costs
January 20, 2016

Good news for German petrolheads, less so for tree huggers: the price of filling up your tank is now one of the cheapest in western Europe.

Frankfurt court bans app's discount taxi rides
myTaxi lets customers order a cap to their exact location using their smartphone. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt court bans app's discount taxi rides
January 19, 2016

Taxi-hailing app mytaxi will no longer be allowed to offer customers 50 percent off trips, a court in Frankfurt has decided, saying that the deals represent unfair competition.

Stuttgart asked to stop driving as city faces record pollution
Cars pass beneath a display board inviting drivers to switch to public transport because of high pollution levels in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA

Stuttgart asked to stop driving as city faces record pollution
January 18, 2016

City authorities in Stuttgart called on citizens to leave their car at home on Monday, as a fine particle pollution alarm was issued for the first time ever in a large German city.

Remains of German victims of Istanbul attack flown home
Coffins with the remains of ten German tourists killed in a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul, laid out in a hangar at Berlin's Tegel Airport. Photo: DPA

Remains of German victims of Istanbul attack flown home
January 17, 2016

The remains of 10 Germans killed in a suicide attack blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group in the Turkish city of Istanbul were flown home on Saturday.

Tourist sues Airbnb after finding hidden camera in flat
It might have been more polite to post a sign. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr

Tourist sues Airbnb after finding hidden camera in flat
January 14, 2016

A “humiliated and angry” German tourist is suing Airbnb after a hidden camera secretly filmed her over several days at a rented apartment.

€2.4 million Stradivarius left on train by violinist
A Stradivarius stolen in the USA in 2014 before later being recoverd by police. Photo: DPA

€2.4 million Stradivarius left on train by violinist
January 08, 2016

German police on Thursday said they managed to locate and return a Stradivarius violin worth millions to a young musician who forgot it on a train.

Hunt for cause of fire that gutted Berlin train
The burning train near Wuhletal station. Photo: DPA

Hunt for cause of fire that gutted Berlin train
January 07, 2016

A regional train burst into flames in Berlin on Wednesday evening, leading to a mass evacuation of passengers.

Cold weather hobbles 1/3 of Berlin police cars
A convoy of Berlin police vans driving through the south-central district of Kreuzberg. File photo: DPA

Cold weather hobbles 1/3 of Berlin police cars
January 04, 2016

Berlin police had to do without 90 patrol cars on Monday as the sudden cold snap hitting north-eastern Germany left them stuck in their parking lots.

German cartel authority punishes booking.com
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German cartel authority punishes booking.com
December 23, 2015

The German cartel authorities have banned the online hotel booking portal, Booking.com, from requiring hotels across the country to offer it their lowest room prices.

Hamburg plans Helmut Schmidt Airport for 2016
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Hamburg plans Helmut Schmidt Airport for 2016
December 18, 2015

Hamburg's airport is set to be renamed Helmut Schmidt Airport next year, in honour of the former German chancellor who died in November aged 96.

Berlin fare-dodging cases up 7,000 percent
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Berlin fare-dodging cases up 7,000 percent
December 17, 2015

Almost 34,000 people were dragged before Berlin's courts for fare-dodging in 2014, as the capital's public transport company cracks down hard on travelling without a ticket.

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