Here everything has to function without a hitch: more than 1,000 airplanes take off or land every day at Munich Airport, with more than 100,000 passengers from around the world. The airport is currently being expanded as normal operations continue.
German railway company Deutsche Bahn has introduced an autonomous bus to drive passengers along a pre-programmed route in Bavaria. In case of an emergency, a human driver can take control with a joystick.
The Bundeswehr deployed two fighter jets to help a Korean Air passenger plane make an emergency landing at Stuttgart airport. The aircraft, en route to Zurich from Seoul, had lost contact with air traffic control.
Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the regional conservative party the Christian Social Union - the feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.
Monday's fatal bus crash in the German state of Bavaria is the latest in a series of horrific bus accidents in Europe. DW looks at how safe bus travel really is.
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