The ten best railway stations in Europe
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The ten best railway stations in Europe

Travelling in Europe by train? Before you embark on exploring your chosen city, take a moment to savour its first port of call.

EPT Berlin – Massive Prize Pool Draws Marquee Names
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EPT Berlin – Massive Prize Pool Draws Marquee Names

Some of the biggest names in poker and an armada of German players have flocked to Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz this week to play poker for big money.

Chemical plant explosion brakes car makers

Chemical plant explosion brakes car makers

The explosion at a German chemicals plant two weeks ago which killed two workers, has thrown the global car industry into turmoil as manufacturers run short of a vital component, prompting an emergency meeting in Detroit.

Minister slams Salafism at Islam conference

Minister slams Salafism at Islam conference

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich condemned domestic violence, forced marriage and the fundamentalist Muslim branch the Salafists at the latest Islam conference on Thursday.

German research centres face huge back-tax bill

German research centres face huge back-tax bill

Germany’s top scientific research centres could be slapped with a multimillion-euro tax bill after it emerged that they had wrongly claimed special tax status for years.

What fuels the American-German love-in?

What fuels the American-German love-in?

Americans like Germans more than much ever before, a new poll found this week. But why? It can't just be gratitude for sending troops to Afghanistan. And do Germans feel the same way about US citizens? Have your say.

German woman: I was Breivik’s lover

German woman: I was Breivik’s lover

A German woman expressing support for Anders Behring Breivik was denied entry to his trial and has been deported, police said Thursday, amid reports she claimed to be the Norway gunman's lover.

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German sex tax men tackle prostitutes

Stuttgart tax men are facing the daunting task of measuring the floor space in all the southern German city's brothels, after a new “per square metre” tax was introduced on the oldest profession.

German words – great ones you just don’t find in English

German words – great ones you just don’t find in English

For our latest Local List, we came up with Germany's best untranslatable words. It was a long list, but we whittled it down to our favourites. Any words you think we should've included?

What’s on in Germany:  April 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: April 19 – 25

This Week's Highlights: Museum night in Frankfurt, Brian Blade in Munich, and burlesque in Berlin.

Women slam ‘their’ minister for new book

Women slam ‘their’ minister for new book

German Women's and Family Minister Kristina Schröder faced a storm of outrage as she presented her new book, "Danke, emanzipiert sind wir selber!" ("Thanks, we're emancipated ourselves!") in Berlin this week.

Real’s boots on other feet after Bayern clash

Real’s boots on other feet after Bayern clash

Munich police are investigating the theft of several pairs of boots belonging to Real Madrid's stars which were stolen from Bayern Munich's stadium before their Champions League clash.

Government advisor stripped of doctorate

Government advisor stripped of doctorate

A high-profile professor and former advisor to the German foreign minister has been stripped of her doctorate after it was found to be largely plagiarised.

Learning to teach Berlin’s Holocaust lessons

Learning to teach Berlin’s Holocaust lessons

A group of British teachers were in Berlin recently to gain new ideas for teaching children about the Holocaust. Andrew Pendlebury, a British teacher who was on the trip, wrote for The Local about his experience.