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Istanbul airport bombing
Flights from Berlin to Istanbul cancelled after terror attack
Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. Photo: EPA.

All flights from Berlin's Tegel airport to Istanbul have been cancelled after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 36 people in the city's major airport.

This film makes Darmstadt look more romantic than Paris
The Russian Orthodox Church in Darmstadt. Source: City, Light and Movement.

Not quite sure where Darmstadt is? A short film shot by a Syrian refugee will have you rushing to locate it on a map.

'German ticket collectors saw I was a tourist and milked me'
Photo: DPA

Ticket controllers on Munich and Frankfurt local train systems are facing new accusations of exploitation of tourists who do not understand the payment rules.

German Rail aims for driver-less trains in 5 years
You may be able to say bye-bye to train drivers for good quite soon. Photo: DPA.

Germany's trusty train system may be getting a big makeover with trains that can drive themselves.

Berlin court shoots down challenge against Airbnb ban
Photo: DPA.

A Berlin court on Wednesday rejected a challenge brought by four individuals against the German capital's authorities over their ban on private holiday rentals.

Confused Spaniard to blame for alarm at Cologne airport
Police search Terminal 1 at Cologne airport with the help of a dog on Monday. Photo: DPA

A man has been arrested at Cologne-Bonn airport after a security alert forced police to evacuate all passengers.

Raging ticket controller seizes Chinese traveler's passport
File photo of a plainclothes ticket controller. Photo: DPA.

Germany's national rail operator is in hot water after a ticket controller reacted aggressively to a newly arrived Chinese traveler who made one of the most basic transit mistakes: forgetting to stamp her ticket.

'Shit show' Berlin airport
Plan to open Berlin airport in 2017 finally (inevitably) dead
Passengers won't be walking beneath Willy Brandt's name in lights any time soon. Photo: DPA

Travellers are set to wait still longer for Berlin's much-delayed new airport to open, as city media report that a provisional opening date in late 2017 is no longer achievable.

The Local List
13 (even more) thrilling facts you must know about Berlin
Berlin, du bist so wunderbar. Photo: DPA.

Berlin is just so gosh darn interesting, we couldn't fit it all into the first list on our website of infinite virtual space.

We'll crush German airlines, boasts Ryanair boss
Michael O’Leary. Photo: DPA

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has told a German newspaper that German rivals Air Berlin and Eurowings are doomed.

The Local's ultimate guide to summer in Germany
Photo: DPA

Whether you plan to pack your summer with extreme sports or spend it drinking beers in a Berlin park, we've got you covered in our comprehensive guide.

Alps plane crash
Top doctor blasts Lufthansa over pilots' mental health
Debris from the flight 4U9525 crash seen in the Alps. Photo: French Interior Ministry/DPA

The head of Germany's doctors' association has lashed out at Lufthansa for failing to prevent last year's Germanwings crash by allowing a pilot suffering from severe depression to fly.

'Known Salafist' allowed to work at Berlin airports
Berlin's Tegel airport seen from the air. Photo: DPA

A worker was allowed access to secure areas of both of Berlin's airports for up to 10 months after authorities found out he had links to fundamentalist Islam, media reported on Wednesday.

Smoke in cockpit forces pilots into emergency landing
A Germanwings plane. File photo: DPA

A Germanwings flight from Dresden to Düsseldorf was forced into an emergency landing on Monday evening after smoke appeared in the cockpit.

Brit in critical condition after driving on wrong side of road
Firefighters examine the wrecked British car. Photo: Polizei Adenau.

A British man is in life-threatening condition in southwest Germany after he caused an accident by mistakenly driving on the left side of the road.

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