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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Berlin lost briefcase reward
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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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Frankfurt Beach Gym
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Surf’s Up at new Frankfurt Beach Gym

A new sports center in Frankfurt is offering its members a rather unique alternative to the usual workout zone – a “Beach Gym”. Filled with 3 tonnes of washed sand, the indoor “Strandraum” at TG Bornheim is offering fitness classes with a twist. With large posters featuring beach motifs on …

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Germany camper van
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Iconic Volkswagen Camper Is Back – And It’s Green

Volkswagen has announced plans to bring back its iconic camper – but not quite how you’d imagine. The VW camper bus. You’ve got to be hiding under a rock if you don’t have an instant mental image when you hear those words. Commonly referred to as the Volkswagen Type 2, …

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Hamburg tram
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Miniature Tram Network in Hamburg is a Treat for Rail Enthusiasts

Hamburg maybe home to Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway exhibition, but there is another attraction in the city that can proudly claim to be truly “mini”. If you didn’t know it was there, it would be easy to drive straight past the sleepy little German house nestled in …

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