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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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Dortmund End Sportfreunde Lotte Fairy Tale

Borussia Dortmund ended the fairy tale run of Sportfreunde Lotte on Tuesday, beating the third division club 3-0 in the German Cup quarter-finals to set up a final four date with Bayern Munich. Sportfreunde Lotte which translates as “sports friends” held tough against the Champions League quarter-finalists for a while until …

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Electric Trucks Powering Ahead in Germany

German engineering giant Siemens is powering electric trucks using a 150-year-old technology. Germans can soon expect to see electric trucks that draw power from overhead wires. Siemens is rushing ahead with tests of the power-saving technology for the country’s roads. Also known as catenary systems, these free-hanging electric power lines have …

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Locomore: Get the Inside Track on Germany’s New Train

What’s green and orange, and sells fair-trade coffee? If you are planning to travel by train in Germany this year the answer could be waiting at a station near you. A new German rail company, Locomore, is providing an eco-friendly and consumer-driven alternative to the country’s main train provider Deutsche …

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Chalking The Doors In Germany : A Tradition Explained

What Does 20*C+M+B+16 Mean on Doors in Germany? If you have ever been in Germany during Christmas and noticed letters and numbers written in chalk on doors (but have no idea what it means) don’t be ashamed. You’re certainly not alone. A recent visit to the Mosel in south west Germany over …

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German Beach Surfs Up The Ultimate Surprise

Kids Rush To German Beach As Thousands Of Kinder Surprise Toy Eggs Wash Up On The Shore. German children got the Kinder Surprise of a lifetime as literally thousands of small toy eggs washed up on the coast of Langeoog, an island on Germany’s northern coast. Deutsche Welle reported that Langeoog, which …

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