Berlin

Berlin is a city with a laid-back attitude allowing for every kind of life style and offers a wide range of activities and events. Particularly appealing is also Berlins green spots with over a third of the citys extensive surface covered by sweeping parks, forests, lakes, rivers and canals. Unsurpr...

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Electric scooter sharing launched in Berlin

Bosch and Panasonic are behind Berlin’s Coup electric scooter-sharing scheme. Berlin residents aged over 21 with a valid car or motorcycle license can now avail of an electric scooter-sharing progr...
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Berlin’s new airport running out of finance

The troubled Brandenburg airport, which should have been up and running two years ago, is now in deep financial trouble according to Der Spiegel online international. A recent report by the Europea...
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Germans drive too fast

Speeding is one of the top traffic offences in Germany according to figures published in May by the Federal Motor Transport Authority. Both men and women have more points on their licences for driving...
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Berlin’s new airport gets speed-up plan

A programme to speed up the opening of Berlin’s long-delayed Brandenburg airport has been released by its present managing director, Hartmut Mehdorn. SPRINT will coordinate all aspects of work o...
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Berlin’s Willy Brandt airport to open 27 October 2013

Berlin’s new airport will open on 27 October 2013, the beginning of the winter schedules for 2013/2014. It had previously been scheduled for June 2012. The new chief executive of the airport...
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Brandenburg airport delayed again

The opening date for Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport has been put off once again, this time until October 2013, rather than March 2013. The airport, to be called after the former German chan...
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Lufthansa cabin crew strike again

A Lufthansa cabin crew strike is to affect flights through Berlin on Tuesday 4 September. Many medium and short-haul flights will be cancelled. The strike, which started in Berlin at 05.00 will last f...
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Berlin’s Brandenburg airport opening still not confirmed

Confirmation of 17 March 2013 as the opening for Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport will only be confirmed mid September, according to a press release from the airport’s supervisory board....
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Berlin’s S-Bahn looks for operators

Berlin is opening up its local train service to foreign competition in a move to keep down costs and put an end to the need for state and city subsidies. It is hoping that other European and also Asia...
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Brandenburg airport delayed to 2013

With less than a month to go before its inauguration the opening of Berlin’s new Brandenburg airport had been postponed from 3 June until March 2013. Regulators are not satisfied with the partia...
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Berlin’s taxi drivers protest new airport tax

Taxi drivers in Berlin are protesting over a tax increase on fares to Berlin
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Berlin tests new airport

Brandenburg airport, Berlin
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Berlin tests new airport

Brandenburg airport, Berlin’s new international airport, which is due to open on 3 June, is looking for volunteers to test passenger services and procedures throughout May. Around 10,000 test...
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Low cost travel on the Berlin to Cologne line

A new budget rail service from Berlin to Cologne (via Hamburg) could be in operation by autumn 2012. According to a report in The Local, which provides German news in English, a company called MSM...
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Deutsche Bahn to improve stations

Deutsche Bahn, the German railways operator, is investing
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Troubled Air Berlin

Air Berlin, Germany
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New U-bahn trains for Berlin

Berlin is to have new U-bahn trains from 2014, the Berlin transport authority Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) has announced. New carriages are to be introduced on lines U1 to U4, replacing the curren...
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Google to create research institute in Berlin

Internet giant Google plans to create an internet research institute in Berlin, reports The Local. Google Ceo Eric Schmidt praised Germany
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Public transport in Berlin not up to standard

Berlin faces another winter of severe transport chaos says the head of transport association Verkehrsverbunds Berlin-Brandenburg, despite measures taken by the city