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Vienna runway can go ahead

Austria's constitutional court on Thursday overturned a landmark ruling that had blocked Vienna airport's plans to build a third runway because of climate change worries.

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Overtourism in Prague: Ideas for post-co…

Tourists continue to stay away from Prague because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But at some point, they will return. Will they once again come in masses? Or has the city...

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Traveling to Germany: Coronavirus restri…

Travel warnings, risk areas, quarantine requirements: For many of our readers, the entry regulations for Germany remain confusing. Here are a few answers to the most important questions.

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Venice in times of coronavirus: Relaxed …

Tourists are returning to Venice, but far fewer than in recent years. In this coronavirus pandemic summer the city has sorely missed its visitors. But the city is also looking...

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Towering over Germany: A refreshing trip…

For those missing the sensation of being above or amid the clouds, a trip to the Zugspitze mountain in southern Germany could be a refreshing summer escape. But COVID-19 restrictions...

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Germany's 16 states: North Rhine-Westpha…

A cosmopolitan approach to life in Cologne, industrial heritage in the Ruhr region, open countryside in Westphalia: North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of contrasts.

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Hamburg's Reeperbahn: Amusement strip in…

Dancing is forbidden, shows are allowed — on Hamburg's Reeperbahn, theater and gastronomy are creatively battling their way into the new normality of the pandemic.

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Bavaria is hoping for Arab tourists

For years, Arab tourists were part of everyday life in many German cities, including Munich. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the wealthy guests from the Gulf States have so far...

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Germany's 16 states: Saxony

Culture meets nature in Saxony: A mere 40 kilometers (25 mi) lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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A great getaway or a coronavirus cage? T…

Should we set sail or cancel? Cruise liners are facing a difficult new start amid the summer holidays — a Herculean challenge for an industry worth billions.

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