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German Pensioner Completes Cardboard City after 65 Years

A 78-year-old German man has completed a city made of cardboard that he began building over six decades ago, he told dpa on Friday. According to news agency dpa, Karl Sperber, a pensioner in the Bavarian town of Burgebrach, said he had completed an entire cardboard metropolis stretching across 40 …

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US Celebrates Germany Year Under the Motto ‘Wunderbar Together’

Starting on the German national holiday of October 3, or German Unity Day, the event whose name features the German word for wonderful is expected to feature more than 1,000 events across the US, making it the largest cultural year of its kind. The initiatives and projects taking part in …

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German Racers Compete for Glory on Toy Cars

No engine? No problem! Men well into their 60s were among those hurtling past crowds at 90 kilometres (74 miles) an hour on bobby cars at the recent bobby car races in Germany, where there was one unbreakable rule: no engines allowed. Their racing vehicles may be tiny and engineless, …

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Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport Used as Parking Lot for VW Cars

Berlin’s hopelessly delayed and much-maligned new airport, Brandenburg, which was originally scheduled to open in 2011, is now being used as a parking lot for thousands of unsold Volkswagen vehicles. According to dpa news agency in Berlin and rbb24, the German carmaker has leased around 8,000 spots in three parking …

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German Police Save Man from Squirrel

Help, I’m being chased by a squirrel! A man called German police for help on Thursday after a baby squirrel started to follow him and wouldn’t stop. According to police in Karlsruhe, south west Germany, officers dutifully responded and sent a patrol car to help.  They arrived to witness the end …

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Zigzag Cycle Route a Challenge for Berliners

Cycling in most cities can be challenging enough, but one particular route in Berlin seems to be designed more for skiers than cyclists. The prize for Berlin’s most absurd bike route would, if it existed, currently go to the Berlin suburb of Zehlendorf. On the quiet Leo-Baeck-Straße cyclists are forced …

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