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Namibia was a German colony for 30 years and the Germans left scars that remain even today, a century later. When the Herero tribe revolted against their colonial masters in 1904, the German General Lothar von Trotha decided to wipe them off the map.
Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions. As the longest model railway in the world, it has now achieved not just one, but two Guinness records. Let's take a closer look.
DW viewer Miguel Sotelo, who is from Madrid, travels across Russia and Mongolia on the Trans-Siberian Railway - all the way from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar.
The Madaraka Express in Kenya is the nation's and a boost for the economy. Kenya’s biggest infrastructure scheme is financed, built and operated by China as part of the Road and Belt Initiative.
Japan's economy could receive a huge boost from the enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito, with businesses like breweries, hotels, shops, restaurants and railways standing to benefit most.
With youth unemployment in Greece still above 39 percent, the southern European EU member is struggling to create new job opportunities. The Greek railway is now offering apprenticeships supported by German businesses.
Ghana’s government is seeking investment of over $4 bn to revamp its railway sector. This is to help address the heavy vehicular congestion in the country’s city centres. Current infrastructure base for rail lines is poor and virtually non-existent in most parts of Ghana. The government plan is to build some 4004 kilometres of rail lines creating an effective network.
Any mortal wishing to undertake his final voyage in a railway car or a sailing ship instead of the usual oblong box may simply commission a custom hand-made casket from Crazy Coffins in Nottingham.
Tickets, reservations and train types: Here are 10 basic facts and insider tips about Deutsche Bahn trains, Germany's state railway.
US-China trade talks conclude in Beijing - Indian railways attracts millions of job applicants
Millions of Indians spend months in coaching institutes to land a dream job with the government, especially the Indian Railways. But, there simply aren't enough jobs to go around.
The train line through Ecuador is considered one of the most spectacular in South America. It's 450 kilometers long and runs from the Pacific coast up to the Andean highlands. The train zigzags to ascend 500 meters – not a trip for the faint-hearted.
Mont Blanc rises 4,810 meters above sea level -- that makes it the highest mountain in the Alps. A cable railway takes visitors to the 3,800 meter level – where they can enjoy spectacular views.
Not only is train travel fast and comfortable; you can also admire some beautiful railway stations — both historical and modern. Here's a selection.
People have been enjoying trips on this steam train for about 150 years. The narrow gauge railway runs between the town of Wernigerode and the Brocken -- the highest peak in the Harz mountain range.
Germany's highest mountain is the Zugspitze -- at just under 3,000 meters. They've put in a new cable railway there that offers panoramic views as it speeds visitors to the top.
Mexico has a new government - and it wants to move the country forward - literally: A huge railway project, that's 1,500 kilometres long. It's called Tren Maya, or the "Maya train". The government hopes it will stimulate the economically depressed southeastern region of Mexico.
The newly forged rails connect Janakpur in southeastern Nepal with Jay Nagar in the Indian state of Bihar. This new railway is India's latest stake in a bidding war with China for supremacy in South Asia.
Nine people have died and dozens more have been injured after a high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass in the Turkish capital Ankara.
A South Korean train rolled into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade. Engineers and officials on board will examine how to create a linked, cross-border rail network on the Korean Peninsula.
In Grindelwald, globetrotter Steve Hänisch goes for a cliff walk to an observation platform, takes a train up to Europe's highest railway station at an elevation of 3500 meters, goes skiing and samples Swiss cuisine.
Since 1898, a narrow-gauge railway has carried tourists up the Harz's highest mountain: the Brocken. At the summit, they can look at the alpine plants in the botanical gardens or tour old communist-era listening posts.
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