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Berlin Palace gets cornerstone

The cornerstone was laid for the Berliner Schloss in mid-June but without the support of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and surrounded by criticism that the palace is an unnecessary and expensive p...
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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 Film Festival 2013

This year’s Berlin film festival, from 7-17 February, will include feature films by three South Korean film directors, E J-yong’s, Behind the Camera, Lee Don-gu’s Fatal and Kim Don-k...
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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 to mark Nefertite centenary

A special exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the bust of Nefertite opens at Berlin’s Neues Museum in early December. “In the light of Amarna, 100 years of the fin...
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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 town pigeons on the decrease

The number of town pigeons in Berlin is estimated to have fallen to 10,000 from 30,000 in 2001 according to a report from the nature protection association Nabu, one of largest in Germany. Part of...
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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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Berlin’s intelligence headquarters delayed

Germany’s new foreign intelligence building, due to open in the Mitte district of Berlin in 2014, could be a year late. Difficulties with the air conditioning are causing delays and cost over-ru...
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Berlin’s Mauerpark could charge entry fee

Visitors to Berlin’s Mauerpark may be asked to pay €1 entrance fee to help keep it clean and tidy. The park was created soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, along what is called “d...
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Problems pile up at Brandenburg's Willy Brandt airport

German’s transport minister is setting up a special working group to make sure that Brandenburg’s Willy Brandt airport will open on 17 March 2013. Its inauguration was postponed from 3...
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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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Berlin museums open for International Museum Day

Museums in Berlin will be open free of charge on 20 May to mark international museum day. The theme this year is Museums in a Changing World; New Challenges, New Inspirations. There are nearly 200 mus...
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Police to use Battersea power station site

The site of the old Battersea power station, which has been waiting for over a quarter of a century to be redeveloped, has been earmarked as a police transport centre during the Olympic Games which be...
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