Berlin Spends $16 Million a Month To Maintain This Never-Opened Airport

As the EU’s self-appointed morality police, Germany publicly spanked Greece earlier this month for being so financially frivolous. Well, Germany has its own money troubles! Namely, a catastrophe-riddled $6 billion airport that the country continues to pour money into—with no opening date in sight. Scheiße! »7/23/15 7:55pm7/23/15 7:55pm

Selling Erotic Ebooks Is Illegal in Germany Before 10pm 

Thanks to an old-fashioned law that treats ebooks like movies, online booksellers in Germany are eligible for a $56,000 fine if they sell erotic ebooks before 10pm. That means any young fraus desperate to buy sensual Clippy stories may have to wait until after dark if booksellers come up with a plan to comply. »6/22/15 2:16pm6/22/15 2:16pm

Stunningly restored color footage of Germany in 1945 right after WWII

It’s hard to imagine what the world was like during World War II. Of course, we’ve read it all in history books and and we’ve seen movies and TV shows showing what life was like, but it’s just far enough back in time and just painful and shocking enough that it’s hard to fully understand how life worked back then. »5/05/15 10:55am5/05/15 10:55am

A Playmobil Martin Luther Is Finally Here To Reform the Toy Industry

Cheaper plastics, terrible battery life, buggy software, and about a million different toys based on Disney's Frozen? It's about time that someone stepped forward and gave the toy industry a good shakedown. And who better than this tiny Playmobil version of Germany's Martin Luther who was last seen nailing his latest… »3/07/15 3:57pm3/07/15 3:57pm

A Cyberattack Caused Real-Life Chaos at a German Steel Mill

At this point, it's obvious that cyberattacks can have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Look at the fallout from the Sony hack. But it's still very rare for digital aggression campaigns to cause direct physical damage, which is why a recent cyberattack that screwed with a blast furnace at a German steel mill is… »1/08/15 11:15am1/08/15 11:15am

A 1000-Foot Tower Is Being Built in the Amazon to Track Climate Change

In a remote stretch of the Amazon rainforest, a skinny steel tower will soon rise over 1,000 feet into the sky—higher than the Eiffel Tower, way higher than the trees. The Amazon Tall Tower Observatory is a joint effort by Brazil and Germany to figure out exactly how carbon dioxide fluctuates inside the South American… »9/15/14 2:51pm9/15/14 2:51pm

Explore a Water Park Built Inside a Huge German Airship Hangar

Drive 45 minutes outside of Berlin, and you'll find a hulking airship hangar once known as the Aerium—the largest free-standing building in the world. Today, the place is known as Tropical Islands Resort, a family fun hotspot that Casey Neistat and his son recently had the pleasure of visiting. Obviously, they brought… »7/17/14 9:25am7/17/14 9:25am