Castle ruins, idyllic villages and bizarre rock formations – the uplands known as the Franconian Switzerland are utterly enchanting.
This northern German state numbers among the top holiday destinations in Germany – not least because of its mountain regions and the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
Two people have been killed and multiple passengers injured in a collision between a freight train and a passenger train in the southern German state of Bavaria. Police have arrested the on duty traffic controller.
German and Austrian authorities have boosted security measures at their joint border. They say the move aims to counter criminality and illegal migration.
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