The German capital has been named the world’s second most liveable city, being pipped to the title by Copenhagen.
It has been 25 years in the making, but on Wednesday the rail line that is set to mark a new era for travel between Germany’s capital and its economic powerhouse went live.
Leopold Mozart would have admired the marketing skills of the persistent young men in ratty wigs and fraying red waistcoats who prowl Stephansplatz, Vienna’s central square.
Train managers on Eurostar rail services between the UK and Europe have walked off the job, leading the company to cancel some trains. The union has said the strike is about a “work/life balance” dispute.
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Think ‘road trip’ and the USA springs to mind, but the first ever long-distance car journey happened in Germany. Inspired, we hit the tarmac to discover castles, eccentric kings and a little touch of magic…
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is a railway tunnel that will run for 54km (35.4 miles) through the Swiss Alps, making it the longest railway tunnel in the world. The project is scheduled for completion by 2016.
Like something straight out of a science fiction film, the transport system Hyperloop planned for Vienna would shoot passenger pods down a tube at 760mph.
People who rent out whole apartments online are threatened with huge fines under a new rule in the German capital. But that isn’t stopping many landlords from continuing to cash in.
Berlin’s tight housing market will get some small, but possibly much-needed relief on May 1, with the end of the transitional phase of its new law banning unregistered holiday apartments. Deutsche Welle reports.