United’s pampered players humbled by Munich memories

Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs (left). Photo: AFP

Manchester United players need to remember the legacy of those affected by the Munich air disaster because the aftermath of the tragedy is part of what makes the club great, Ryan Giggs said on the 55th anniversa

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 5:59pm

Rogge fails to inspire generation touched by tragedy

The motto of these Games is 'inspire a generation' but there has been a volley of cries in London to remember the last. The call to do so is ringing painfully in the ears of IOC chief Jacques Rogge, a former Olympic sailor who has so far enjoyed plain sailing at these Games. Sure, there were white tops to the waves - security and seating - as the London Games navigated out of the harbour.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:20pm

Raising the bar

Situated in the south of Germany, Munich stands in contrast to Berlin, the capital of cool, with its numerous art spaces, dazzling club scene and ever-strained economic situation.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Full of Surprises

TO THE uninitiated, Munich seems an unlikely fashion centre. Fiercely traditional and more famous for beer than brands, it's hard to equate it with more glamorous European names such as Paris or Milan. But to stroll further afield than Oktoberfest is to discover an interesting mix of global design giants and local artisans.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Strike cancels Lufthansa flights

A four-day Lufthansa pilot strike will see at least eight Lufthansa flights to and from Hong Kong cancelled. The Airport Authority said Lufthansa had said that tomorrow two Hong Kong-Munich flights, and two Hong Kong-Frankfurt flights would be cancelled. Two Wednesday Hong Kong-Munich flights and two Thursday Hong Kong-Frankfurt flights would also be cancelled.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Jet set: Ankie Beilke Actress

What's your favourite destination?

Munich, my hometown.

What's your favourite seat on a plane and why?

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Top of the hops

An oompah band is blowing a brassy tune through the streets of Munich's Old Town. It passes our table outside Munich's oldest brewery, Augustiner Brau. The band is quite a spectacle, with everyone dressed in traditional lederhosen shorts and braces, their brass instruments gleaming in the sunshine.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Act of faith and symbol of unity

The new Jewish Community Centre in Munich is both a religious and cultural monument and a historic moment

MUNICH, WHOSE history has wildly oscillated between triumph and tragedy over the previous century, has a new landmark - the Jewish Community Centre.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am



'Never Again,' says the monument inscribed in English, French, Yiddish, German and Russian, just outside the main exhibition hall at the Dachau Concentration Camp.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Frank Burbach

When Germany last hosted the World Cup in 1974, times were very different. I was a lawyer in Munich and not yet in the diplomatic service. Germany then was not united, of course. We had an East Germany and a West Germany and, you may remember, there was a game between these two countries which was very tough and the West lost to the East.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am



Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Geoffrey Rush

Director: Steven Spielberg

The film: Making a film about the events surrounding the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games brings with it some added baggage. How political do you make it, and at whom do you point the finger?

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


1 Which art gallery opened six years ago this week in the building formerly known as Bankside

Power Station?

2 In an iconic scene from 1976 film Rocky, Sylvester Stallone runs up an enormous flight of steps outside which lauded art museum?

3 The art gallery in the town of Albi, in France, is dedicated to the work of which artist?

7 May 2006 - 12:00am


Inspired by the terrorist attack that took place during the 1972 Olympics, Steven Spielberg's political action thriller, Munich, is a film that collapses under the weight of its ambitions.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Revenge proves not so sweet

Steven Spielberg's Munich - inspired by a terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympics - is a strange mix.

Based on the book Vengeance by George Jonas, it's both an effective action thriller and a mediocre, philosophical piece on the ethics of revenge.

12 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Jetset teddies enjoy the bear necessities

Teddy bears may be renowned for having picnics, but that just doesn't cut it for the modern bear - it's a holiday in Europe or nothing.

That, at least, is the experience of one bear, whose Hong Kong medical student owner has become the first international client of a wacky new section of the travel industry - European holidays for teddy bears.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am