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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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An encounter with Coimbra

Visiting Coimbra is like getting to know someone who is full of promise. The former Portuguese capital has everything it takes to be a popular tourist attraction. So why isn't...

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Remembering the German Resistance

Who were the people who risked their lives to resist the Nazis in Germany? A visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin provides some answers — 75 years...

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Fly me to the moon - holidaying in space

On July 20, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Soon others could follow — even tourists. Comfort might be...

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Germany's 16 states: Lower Saxony

Whether hiking in the mudflats of the North Sea coast or horse riding in the Lüneburger Heide heath- Niedersachsen is considered a top holiday destination in Germany because of its...

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In the land of mountains: A road trip in…

The small Balkan country is still an insider's tip, but the number of tourists is rising. Most are drawn to the Adriatic beaches, but now the country wants to attract...

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Tourism in Hamburg — sustainably differe…

The Hanseatic city wants to be a trailblazer in developing tourism of the future. It's to be environmentally aware, as climate-neutral as possible and enable authentic travel experiences. But is...

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Augsburg's historical water system grant…

In the Middle Ages bankers like Jakob Fugger made Augsburg an important city. But its history with water is also unique. Augsburg now wants to become a UNESCO World Heritage...

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The Erzgebirge's long journey to UNESCO …

Silver, tin and uranium were mined here for over 800 years. Now the German-Czech region of Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. We look at Freiberg's long journey...

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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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