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.
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.
Spectacular cultural monuments enliven cities and often bring economic benefits that far outweigh the initial cost. Such may be the case for the controversial Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
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