In Brief: Fall holidays kick off a busy travel season

Berlin Airports Tegel and Schoenefeld expect over 2 million passengers as the fall school holidays begin in 6 German states.

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The Fall holidays are upon us, bringing predictions of a busy travel season. Berlin Airports Tegel and Schoenefeld expect over 2 million passengers as the fall school holidays begin in 6 German states.  Schools are out not only in Berlin and Brandenburg, but also in Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt.

Airport spokesman Daniel Tolksdorf advises passengers to allow extra travel time to accommodate the crowds. Those who travel by car will find fewer trucks on the road on Thursday, with larger trucks banned from driving from midnight to 10 p.m.

After repeated reports of vandalism, the monument in Tiergarten for homosexual victims of the Nazi Regime will be monitored by video in the future.

The memorial has been in existence for 11 years. According to the online magazine ‘Mannschaft’, the Stiftung Denkmal is reacting to the most recent vandalism with a committment to install video surveillance for a trial period. The Criminal Investigation Office in Berlin has taken over the further investigation of recent cases of vandalism.

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