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Lufthansa strike hits 20,000 passengers
A stranded group of travellers from Vancouver, Canada, sit and wait at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa strike hits 20,000 passengers

UPDATE: The fourth pilots’ strike in recent weeks hit Germany’s biggest airport on Tuesday morning, with long-haul Lufthansa flights grounded at Frankfurt. Around 20,000 passengers have been affected. READ  

Deutsche Bahn freezes most ticket prices
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Deutsche Bahn freezes most ticket prices

Germany’s train operator Deutsche Bahn on Monday attempted to take the fight to cheap coach services, which have eaten into its market share, by freezing the price of second class tickets. READ  

Lufthansa pilots to start fifth strike wave
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Lufthansa pilots to start fifth strike wave

UPDATE: Pilots at Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa announced a fifth wave of strikes on Monday morning, starting at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday. READ  

German Foreign Office ups travel alerts
An Iraqi soldier in northern Iraq where troops are fighting Isis. Photo: EPA/KHIDER ABBAS

German Foreign Office ups travel alerts

Germany's Foreign Office on Friday upped travel warnings for several countries amid terror fears. READ  

Travel
How to spend 24 hours in Dresden
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How to spend 24 hours in Dresden

In English-speaking circles, its name conjures images of dreariness and tragedy. But Dresden - a city shaped by kings, communists and artists - has reinvented itself once again. READ  

Electric cars to use bus lanes, get free parking
Politician Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter (SPD) gets in her electric service car after announcing the new law. Photo: DPA

Electric cars to use bus lanes, get free parking

The Federal government on Wednesday laid down the new "electric mobility laws", paving the way for inner city drivers to use the bus lanes on their journey to their free parking spaces with their electric and hybrid cars. READ  

Blitzmarathon
Pupils catch teacher and mum speeding
A camouflaged speed camera in Schleswig-Holstein on Thursday. Photo: DPA

Pupils catch teacher and mum speeding

UPDATE: A nationwide operation against speeding drivers ended on Friday morning, with police hailing their "Blitzmarathon" as a success. One child in Düsseldorf caught his own mother driving too fast, while another driver hit 238 km/h. READ  

Where to find the speed cameras today
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Where to find the speed cameras today

Police deployed 13,000 officers across Germany on Thursday to catch speeding drivers in a so called "Blitzmarathon". Here is where the radar guns are. READ  

13,000 police will catch speeders on Thursday
This sight will be familiar to drivers on Thursday. Photo: DPA

13,000 police will catch speeders on Thursday

UPDATE: Drivers across Germany will be on the lookout for police holding radar guns on Thursday, as 13,000 officers take to the streets to crack down on speeding. READ  

Frankfurt court lifts national Uber ban
Uber manager for Germany Fabien Nestmann leaves the Frankfurt court on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt court lifts national Uber ban

App-based chauffeur car service Uber is no longer illegal in Germany, a Frankfurt court ruled on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Lufthansa pilots abandon Frankfurt strike plans
Ready to go again. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots abandon Frankfurt strike plans

UPDATE: Pilots' union Cockpit has announced that a planned strike at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday has been called off. READ  

Hotels hike up prices six-fold for Oktoberfest
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Hotels hike up prices six-fold for Oktoberfest

As an estimated six million people get ready to raise their glasses for the annual Oktoberfest in Munich, hotels are raising their prices by as much as six times their regular rates. READ  

Berlin spy station sees tourism boom
On top of Teufelsberg. Photo: DPA

Berlin spy station sees tourism boom

A former US listening station in Berlin is experiencing a boom in visitor numbers since the NSA spying scandal hit the headlines. The Local takes a tour of the abandoned Teufelsberg, guided by one of its former spies. READ  

Train drivers: We're going to strike again
Train passengers may have to find other forms of transport in October. Photo: DPA

Train drivers: We're going to strike again

Union bosses representing Germany's train drivers opted to prolong railway strikes in a ballot on Thursday. READ  

Homeless German stabs four policemen in Rome
Police at the scene on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Homeless German stabs four policemen in Rome

A homeless German man was arrested on Wednesday night after allegedly stabbing four policemen in the centre of Rome. One witness described "panic in the street" as the attacker flew at his victims with a knife and hammer. READ  

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