Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments
Published: 18 Sep 2013 14:46 GMT+02:00
From politicians hoping to win votes through cookery videos, singing in parliament and handing out free toothbrushes while clad in a straw hat, the German election campaign has had some cringeworthy moments.
As the campaign enters its final phase, the pressure is on politicians and candidates to stay focused and professional. But along the way, the German public has witnessed some surprisingly humorous policies, adverts and blunders.
To help you catch up on the stranger side of German politics the Local List this week looks at top ten weird moments from the German elections.
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BMW are the most attractive employer for business and engineering graduates. Photo: DPA
A survey published on Monday shows that the car industry is the most attractive place of work for German business graduates and engineers alike.
Gerd Müller, left, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to his right. Photo: DPA
Development Minister Gerd Müller recently captivated crowds at the Global Citizen Earth Day in Washington, D.C. with his enthusiastic - if erratic - English. The speech has since gone viral.
A Leopard 2 tank made by Germany's Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Photo: DPA.
A report released on Monday by Transparency International UK found that German arms companies had a spotty record in their ethics and anti-corruption programmes.
An 18-meter-across satellite dish at the BND's Bad Aibling listening post. Photo: DPA
Chancellor Angela Merkel's office has known since 2008 of US economic espionage targeting European companies such as Airbus but did not react, Bild said Monday, citing intelligence agency documents.
Munich streets in the dead of night. Photo: DPA
A two and a half year-old toddler was found wandering through the streets of Munich by police in the early hours of Monday morning. Luckily he was return unharmed to his relieved parents.
A set of keys found at the scene of the crime. Photo:DPA
After police made a public appeal for information in the arson attack on a refugee home on a television programme on Sunday evening, more than 30 members of the public got in touch.
Merkel and Tsipras meet in Brussels on 23 April. Photo: DPA
Athens will resume talks with its creditors Monday, a Greek government source said, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
spoke on the phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola on the sidelines against Hertha on Saturday. Photo: DPA
FC Bayern Munich found out they had won the Bundesliga title with four games to spare when their only rivals Vfl Wolfsburg lost 1-0 to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Sunday.
Investigators at the scene of the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine in mid-April 2015. Photo: DPA
Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but
did not inform German airlines, media reported on Sunday.
Dozens of bikers from pro-Kremlin gang the Night Wolves on Saturday set off on a ride to Berlin ahead of the anniversary of Soviet victory in World War II, despite Poland and Germany barring the riders.