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Deutsche Bahn jacks up prices for first time in 3 years
Photo: DPA

Germany's main rail provider, the state-owned Deutsche Bahn (DB), announced on Friday that it will raise prices on long-distance train travel.

Self-driving Tesla car hits bus on Autobahn
A Tesla Model S on autopilot. Photo: DPA / obs / ADAC

Questions about Tesla’s self-driving cars are now being raised in Germany after an accident on Wednesday.

EU takes Germany to court for 'discriminatory' foreigner toll
A sign that reads "toll" along the Autobahn by Rostock. Photo: DPA.

The European Commission on Thursday said it is taking Germany to the EU Court of Justice because of the country's plan to impose a road toll that would mainly charge foreign drivers.

World's first hydrogen train to go into service in Germany
Photo: Alstom press office

Germany is set to host the world's first zero-emission, hydrogen passenger train when it gets into gear next year.

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5 reasons to hit Oktoberfest - and 5 reasons not to
Photo: DPA

The biggest beer festival in the world is just days away from being zapfed into life in Munich. But should you strap on your dirndl or run for the Alps?

New train line to cut 2 hours off Berlin-Munich trips
Photo: DPA

It has been 25 years in the making, but on Wednesday the rail line that is set to mark a new era for travel between Germany's capital and its economic powerhouse went live.

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
Photo: DPA

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.

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