Is it safe in Germany?

Last week a suitcase of a German acquaintance of mine was stolen on an ICE train. In the past, as I traveled by long-distance trains in Germany I had doubts about leaving my suitcase on a special luggage rack either by an entrance or in the middle of a coach. I constantly looked back and checked how my belongings were doing. In the end, I always felt silly. “It is Germany!” I thought. Nobody wants to steal my luggage. I can trust strangers here. Well, things changed.

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