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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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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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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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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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Pokémon Go – Monster Hunting by Tram in Düsseldorf

Pokémon Go fans take to the Rheinbahn in search of Düsseldorf’s latest hotspots. If the world wasn’t enough, it seems that Pokémon Go has now conquered the Rheinbahn too. 75 Pokémon Go fans recently paid €8 for a three-hour return ride on one of Düsseldorf’s classic yellow trams – all …

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