American football in Germany
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American Football in Germany

While the world prepares for Super Bowl LII, American Football in Germany is still an amateur sport, but with 35,000 registered players and a growing fan base, could the gridiron replace the crossbar? Soccer may be the national game in Germany but since the first official German American Football club, …

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Berlin Adidas sneakers train pass
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Berlin Sneakers Are Just The Ticket

Berlin’s transport authority and Adidas release a pair of sneakers that doubles as a train pass. A trainer based on the mottled design of the seats in Berlin’s underground trains and including a built-in ticket to ride the city’s public transport network for all of 2018 went on sale on …

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Airbus Christmas tree
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Airbus Draws Giant Christmas Tree Over Germany

Flying the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, can be challenging at the best of times but one pilot created something rather special in the skies over Germany on 13th December – a Christmas tree, complete with decorations. The aircraft will eventually be flown by Dubai-based airline Emirates, but …

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Alwine German village
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East German Village Sells for 140,000 Euros

The tiny hamlet of Alwine in the German state of Brandenburg was sold at auction in Berlin on Saturday, fetching a price of 140,000 euros (164,720 dollars). The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice …

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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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