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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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Germany’s Most Beautiful Pothole to be Peserved

Dazzling tropical colors, miniature plants and a tiny goldfish figure in the middle of it all. What at first glimpse appears to be a magical pond is actually a pothole in the middle of a street. Artist Maren Doerwaldt prompted debate across Germany when she transformed a pothole in a …

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Germany Soccer Coach Loew to Stay Until 2022 World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Loew has extended his contract by two years until the 2022 World Cup, the German Football Federation (DFB) announced on Tuesday. If the 58-year-old World Cup-winning coach does stay until the Qatar showpiece, he will have been in charge of Germany for 16 years. A federation statement, which …

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