Locomore German train
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End Of The Line For Locomore?

Frankfurt to Berlin for only 22 Euros – green electricity, fair trade coffee and themed areas. Locomore wanted to be an alternative to Germany’s main train operator Deutsche Bahn. After just five months though, the company has decided to call it a day. With a “sad heart”, independent train operator …

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Beat the Berg – Remember to Stretch When Hiking in Germany

After a long day’s hiking in Germany, many people turn to creams to help their muscles recover – but that is not always the best idea, experts say. The effects of the so-called “active” substances in these creams have not been proven, says Christine Merkel, a spokeswoman for the Deutscher …

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Photo Exhibition Shows A Much Changed Berlin

Today’s Berlin is one of Europe’s most powerful political capitals with a nightlife and cultural heritage unmatched by many other cities. A new photo exhibition offers a snapshot of the city’s once communist east before the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. For anyone returning to Berlin after an absence …

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Thumbs Up for Germany’s First Female Astronauts

A fighter pilot and a meteorologist could be Germany’s first female astronauts. A private group is hoping to raise 50 million euros ($53.6 million) to send a German woman to the International Space Station by 2020. Until now, Germany’s eleven astronauts have all been male, starting with Sigmund Jaehn from East Germany …

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Beach Volleyball goes Waltzing into Vienna this Summer!

For the very first time the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships will take place in Vienna, at the idyllic location of the Danube Island. For 10 whole days, 48 women’s and men’s teams will fight tooth and nail for the title of world champions while playing for a cool one …

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World’s Shortest International Flight is Cancelled

When you think about an international flight, the image of jetliners and 10 hour journeys come to mind. However, one small Austrian airline turned the idea of international flying on its head back in November 2016. An 8-minute flight between Germany and Switzerland that was said to be the world’s shortest …

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