Due to budget cutbacks, a lot of Germany's transportation infrastructure is in dire need of repair. A prime example is the world's busiest waterway, the Kiel Canal.
Berlin may be the biggest, hippest city in Germany, but where cycling is concerned, the much smaller university city of Münster is the real metropolis. DW's Jefferson Chase went there to pick up tips on ecomobility.
After more than a decade of belt-tightening in the wake of the financial crisis, experts are demanding higher public spending on Germany's infrastructure. But although crumbling, a collapse is nowhere near in sight.
One of Italy's governing parties claimed several years ago that an imminent bridge collapse was a "fairytale." Calls for the resignations in the wake of Genoa's disaster are being resisted by road operator Autostrade.
This week, a runway at Hanover airport cracked because of unusually hot temperatures while some German roads have also buckled this summer. In an age of rising temperatures, can the country’s concrete hold up?
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