Even before the Hotel Adlon Kempinski was built, the location across from the Brandenburg Gate was a top address in Berlin. It is often chosen by visiting state guests and celebrities to spend the night.
A quarter of a century in the making, the new line cuts the travel time between two of Germany's biggest cities to just four hours. The project was the biggest and most expensive of its kind in Europe.
Germany has officially inaugurated a new high-speed rail route between the two German cities, slashing travel time to four hours from six. Steven Beardsley was aboard one of the first two ceremonial trains.
He's got a lot to live up to but Jonathan Klinsmann has made an impressive start to his professional career. The son of Germany legend Jürgen Klinsmann saved a penalty in Hertha Berlin's Europa League match on Thursday.
Germany's highly celebrated new high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich ran into trouble on its first day. An ICE train was plagued with technical difficulties and delays on the trip back to Bavaria.
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