- May 16, 2013
Not long ago Berlin's future looked bright, with a state-of-the-art airport and a new high-tech park set to open where the old Tegel airport now stands. Now, delays to the former may torpedo the latter, particularly now that there are plans afoot to keep Tegel operational for years to come. By Andreas Wassermann more... [ Forum ]
- April 23, 2013
A Dutch study could put a stop to an already controversial project to deepen the Elbe River, SPIEGEL has learned. It warns that if dredging continues, damage to the river's ecosystem would likely be irreparable. more... [ Forum ]
- April 17, 2013
Berlin's reputation for building infrastructure, sorely damaged by the chaos surrounding its unfinished airport, has suffered another blow with news of a construction flaw in its new central station. Repairs on a bridge section will lead to the closure of several tracks for months in 2015. more...
- April 05, 2013
A petition is circulating in Berlin to keep the city's aging Tegel Airport in operation. It's due to close once the much-delayed Berlin International Aiport finally opens its doors. But polls suggest that most in the city would like to keep the old airport open as well. By Andrew Bowen more... [ Forum ]
- April 03, 2013
Train services to and from Berlin suffered delays and cancellations on Wednesday after a munitions experts set about defusing a 100-kilogram bomb from World War II found near the city's main train station. more...
- March 21, 2013
Lufthansa's far-reaching cost-cutting plans once again resulted in broad strikes on Thursday morning, affecting several of Germany's largest airports. Hundreds of flights were cancelled and the union which called the walkout is not expecting a deal any time soon. more...
- February 28, 2013
An internal document shows that the German national railway is only planning to finish a massive new train station project because abandoning it would be more expensive than completing it. Executives have conceded that they would not have approved of the construction at the current price tag. more...
- February 13, 2013
The bottom appears to be falling out of one of the costliest construction projects ever undertaken by the German government. Amid delays and cost overruns, government players in the Stuttgart 21 train station venture are looking for the exit door. It could become a problem for Chancellor Merkel ahead of fall elections. By SPIEGEL Staff
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- February 05, 2013
With overruns of €2.3 billion, the German federal government says it sees no reason why it should pay the extra costs of a major railway project in Stuttgart. Officials are accusing Deutsche Bahn of providing inaccurate information. more... [ Forum ]
- February 04, 2013
After a crash landing that injured 16 people on Saturday, it appears that an aircraft has been painted to cover the logo of Italy's flag carrier Alitalia. The flight had been operated by a Romanian subcontractor to the Italian national airline. more... [ Forum ]