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Condor to Offer New Routes to U.S.

Condor to Offer New Routes to U.S.

Condor Airlines announced that it will begin five new routes between Germany and the United States.
The carrier will launch service between Seattle and Frankfurt at the end of the summer.
Additionally, Condor plans to begin twice-weekly seasonal service to New Orleans from Frankfurt on May 3, 2017. The airline will operate the service through October 4, 2017.
Also on May 3 of next year, Condor will launch twice-weekly seasonal service between Las …

Munich Shooting: What We Know as of Saturday Morning

Pubilc transportation was shut down in the middle of the Friday evening commute home.

MUNICH — Nine people were killed Friday night by a lone gunman and at least 27 were injured at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum or shopping center near the site of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
German authorities said that the gunman, who was dressed in black, was an 18-year-old German-Iranian with dual citizenship who had reportedly lived in Munich for two years. He was not identified but officials said he had …

Munich Shooting Leaves at Least 9 Dead at Olympia Shopping Center

Munich Shooting Leaves at Least 9 Dead at Olympia Shopping Center

[Editor’s note: new developments in this story may be found here: Munich Shooting: What We Know as of Saturday Morning.]
MUNICH — The Bavarian capital of Munich is under a state of lockdown after a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufszentrum or shopping center near the site of the 1972 Olympic Games.
Nine people are reported dead and many others were wounded after shots rang out shortly after 6 p.m. local time. The shooting began …

Lufthansa Begins Non-Stop Frankfurt-San Jose Flights

Lufthansa Begins Non-Stop Frankfurt-San Jose Flights

Lufthansa announced the launch of new non-stop service between Frankfurt, Germany, and San Jose, California. The carrier will operate the service five times a week, using Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
Flights will depart Frankfurt Airport at 10:40 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Mineta San Jose International Airport at 1:40 p.m. From San Jose, flights are scheduled to depart at 3:20 p.m., also on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, …

Hyatt House Düsseldorf to Open in Germany

Hyatt House Düsseldorf to Open in Germany

Hyatt announced that it plans to open a new hotel in Düsseldorf next January. The Hyatt House Düsseldorf will be the first of the brand’s properties to open in Germany.
The hotel will be part of the Andreas Quartier, a former courthouse being redeveloped, located 15 minutes from Düsseldorf International Airport. The property will have 102 apartment-style kitchen suites, each with complimentary Wi-Fi. Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The hotel …

Germany Marks 500 Years of “Reinheitsgebot” Beer Purity Law

Spaten beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Five hundred years ago, what is believed to be the first consumer protection law, the Reinheitsgebot – Germany’s Beer Purity Law – was enacted.
The Bavarian law, which went into effect on April 23, 1516, limited the ingredients that could be used to produce beer to water, barley, and hops. It also set the price of beer and threatened confiscation for any brewer violating the Reinheitsgebot. Wheat, which was later allowed, …

Lufthansa Restarts Munich-Denver Service

Lufthansa Restarts Munich-Denver Service

Lufthansa announced that it relaunched its route between Munich and Denver, Colorado. The carrier will operate the service five times a week.
Flights are scheduled to depart Munich Airport at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive at Denver International Airport at 2:30 p.m. From Denver, flights will depart at 4:05 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive back in Munich at 10:05 …