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Living

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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Living

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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Living

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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Places

Record-breaking Cable Car Set to Open on Germany’s Highest Mountain

The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany and offers some of the best views of the Alps. On fine days visitors can see mountain peaks ranging from 2,000m up to 4,000m and across 4 countries reaching as far as the Eastern Alps. Reaching almost 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) in …

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Talking German

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen? Driving in Germany

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen or “speed limits” have been a controversial topic for years in Germany. While there are speed limits on sections of the German motorway system, on about 60% of the autobahn network drivers can, in theory at least, go as fast as they like. Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen is one of those German words that …

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Living

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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