It was 18 stories tall and 60 meters high. Within seconds the famous high-rise building "Bonn-Center" was gone. People could feel the detonation hundreds of meters away.
Most popular music is clearly about love. Showing that love has also inspired a colorful array of art music is the goal of this year's Beethovenfest in Bonn.
Bonn's central train station has reopened after a bomb scare that halted rail traffic to the city. The closure came after a man called the local fire service to say a bomb had been left at the station.
Germany rang in 2018 relatively peacefully amid heightened security and measures to protect women from sexual harassment. However, some clashes with police, firework deaths and harassment incidents were reported.
WWII munitions stored illegally by a German collector have blown up amid high temperatures, injuring no one, but causing a police operation. The collector said they were bought at a flea market.
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