German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

Plan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines

‘Blissfully unhurried’: hopping around Germany’s ‘forgotten’ islands

The Halligen Islands are so low-lying that high tides flood them each winter, but the laid-back inhabitants are more than equal to the challenge

Colourful characters beneath Berlin – in pictures

Berlin is known for its underground scene of artists, DJs and techno, but it was the actual underground that captured the attention of photographer Sebastian Spasic. In his project Berlin Lines,