Berlin lost briefcase reward
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30,000 Euro Reward for Briefcase Lost in Berlin

The owner of a missing Italian-brand briefcase took a full-page advertisement in a daily German newspaper on Friday to offer 30,000 euros (35,000 dollars) for its return. The anonymous advertisement placed in the Bild newspaper said the owners wanted the grey, suede Brioni briefcase returned, “including its complete contents.” The …

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Germany Trabant
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East Germany’s Iconic Trabant Turns 60

The Trabant car – the symbol of everyday life in communist East Germany – continues to fascinate, charm and amuse. Spare parts are in demand, there are hopes that prices might rise, and a new museum extension is being planned to commemorate the “Little Stinker.” Frank Hofmann simply has to …

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Frankfurt Beach Gym
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Surf’s Up at new Frankfurt Beach Gym

A new sports center in Frankfurt is offering its members a rather unique alternative to the usual workout zone – a “Beach Gym”. Filled with 3 tonnes of washed sand, the indoor “Strandraum” at TG Bornheim is offering fitness classes with a twist. With large posters featuring beach motifs on …

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Iconic Volkswagen Camper Is Back – And It’s Green

Volkswagen has announced plans to bring back its iconic camper – but not quite how you’d imagine. The VW camper bus. You’ve got to be hiding under a rock if you don’t have an instant mental image when you hear those words. Commonly referred to as the Volkswagen Type 2, …

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Hamburg tram
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Miniature Tram Network in Hamburg is a Treat for Rail Enthusiasts

Hamburg maybe home to Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway exhibition, but there is another attraction in the city that can proudly claim to be truly “mini”. If you didn’t know it was there, it would be easy to drive straight past the sleepy little German house nestled in …

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Germany beachfront bed
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Rent a Beachfront Bed for the Ultimate Seaview

Visitors to Germany’s North Sea and Baltic Sea resorts have long been intrigued by the sight of small boxy shelters dotting the beaches. A new design offers visitors a chance to literally sleep under the stars – the beachfront bed. They usually have a wicker basket main frame, a roof …

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