Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2018

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

Orwellian Nightmare: A German Couple Winds Up on U.S. No-Fly List

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2018

When Europeans land on the U.S. No-Fly List, they have almost no chance to challenge it, as a German couple from Stuttgart recently found out the hard way. Their case casts light on an Orwellian lack of transparency in the war on terror. By Katrin Elger, Dietmar Hipp and Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]


Rail Suicide: A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

Rail Suicide: A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2018

Each year in Germany, 800 people throw themselves in front of speeding trains, transforming the drivers into involuntary killers. Stephan Kniest has run over four people so far in his career - and fears that a fifth could do him in. By Hauke Goos more... Comment ]

Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 15, 2016

A quarter million young Europeans spent this summer rolling through the Continent on an Interrail ticket. Conversations with the travelers reveal a younger generation that understands the EU better than their elders might think. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 11, 2016

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared from radar screens just over two years ago. Now veteran flight-accident investigator Larry Vance believes he knows what happened. He believes one of the pilots hijacked the aircraft. Interview Conducted by Marco Evers more... Comment ]

Crowding Out the Locals: Are Weekend Trips Ruining Europe's Cities?

Crowding Out the Locals: Are Weekend Trips Ruining Europe's Cities?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 04, 2016

Short city trips have become a national pastime for Germans and other Europeans. But the things that delight tourists elicit groans from locals in cities like Berlin, Prague and Barcelona. With residents under pressure, protests are growing. By Dinah Deckstein and Alexander Kühn more... Comment ]


Trouble in Paradise: Tourism in the Age of Terrorism

Trouble in Paradise: Tourism in the Age of Terrorism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 13, 2016

Terrorism is making life difficult for many vacation destinations, with European travelers choosing holidays closer to home. The travel industry is fundamentally changing as a result and many once popular places are facing ruin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

The True Cost of Terrorism: Tunisia's Tourism Industry Struggles to Survive

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 08, 2015

At the end of June, 37 guests of a Tunisian resort hotel died in a hail of terrorist gunfire. Since then, tourists have stayed away, and the tragedy has only just begun. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]


Oktoberfest's Cathedrals: Artist Captures Places of Beer Worship

Oktoberfest's Cathedrals: Artist Captures Places of Beer Worship

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 16, 2015

Photographer Michael von Hassel takes haunting photographs of Oktoberfest's cavernous beer tents once all of the millions of annual visitors have gone home. By Antje Blinda more... Comment ]

Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

Cyber-Attack Warning: Could Hackers Bring Down a Plane?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 22, 2015

For years, hackers have been warning that passenger jets are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Airlines and plane manufacturers have largely ignored the risks, but recent events are leading German authorities and pilots to take the threats extremely seriously. By Marcel Rosenbach and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]