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Bavaria plans free wifi for 'whole state'
Soon you'll be able to tweet from the top of Neuschwanstein. Photo: DPA

Bavaria plans free wifi for 'whole state'

Finance minister Christian Söder wants to drag Bavaria online with an ambitious plan for far-ranging public internet access by 2020. READ  

Refugee protesters escape police in trees
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Refugee protesters escape police in trees

Police in Munich are still working on coaxing some refugees out of a tree on Thursday morning after authorities declared an end to their hunger strike. READ  

Prosecutors mull new Oktoberfest terror probe
Bodies lie on the ground following the "Wiesn attack" of 1980. Photo: DPA

Prosecutors mull new Oktoberfest terror probe

State prosecutors are considering reopening their investigation into the 1980 bombing at Munich's Oktoberfest after new evidence emerged. READ  

Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker
Weapons found by police in the bunker. Photo: DPA

Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker

Police in Kelheim said on Friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by Russia. READ  

Burger King axes 89 franchises over scandals
Burger King employees in Lower Saxony protest against a dismissal in January. Photo: DPA

Burger King axes 89 franchises over scandals

Following earlier reports of poor hygiene, the fast food giant announced Wednesday that it was terminating contracts for 89 franchised outlets because of continued poor treatment of staff. READ  

Woman slept next to mother's body for 5 years
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Woman slept next to mother's body for 5 years

Munich police found the body of a woman in a flat on Thursday after her daughter failed to report her death for five years. READ  

Ingolstadt hostage taker gets eight years
The assailant in court. Photo: DPA

Ingolstadt hostage taker gets eight years

A man who took four people hostage in a day-long standoff at Ingolstadt city hall was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Monday. READ  

Man sues Munich for towing golden Ferrari
A less sparkly Ferrari 458 Spider than the one in question. Photo: DPA

Man sues Munich for towing golden Ferrari

All that glitters is not gold, but in this case it is. Now the city of Munich might find itself with a hefty bill after towing an illegally parked gilded Ferrari which its owner uses as his work car. READ  

Police offer reward for Dachau gate theft
The missing gate at Dachau. Photo: DPA

Police offer reward for Dachau gate theft

Police investigating the theft of the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at former concentration camp Dachau are offering a €3,000 reward for information. READ  

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening
Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening

UPDATE: Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky said on Friday that his members would return to work at 6 pm on Saturday, ending their strike 34 hours earlier than planned. READ  

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties
This is the moment when tenants should ask themselves how much their wacky colour scheme could cost. Photo: DPA

Tenant must pay for shirking paint duties

A tenant must pay more than €3,000 for failing to follow German etiquette and repaint the walls of his apartment white after moving out, a Munich court has ruled. READ  

Hitler's artwork under hammer in Nuremberg
Photo: Auktionshaus Weidler

Hitler's artwork under hammer in Nuremberg

A watercolour signed by artist A. Hitler will be sold in Bavaria later this month. The auction house hopes it will fetch thousands of euros. READ  

Train Strike Latest
Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike
Passengers at Frankfurt Central Station on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

UPDATE: Empty train stations, full roads and fears over fuel supplies - train drivers have begun a 98-hour strike. But rail operator Deutsche Bahn hopes to end the walkout with a court injunction. READ  

Bayern make final 16 with two games to spare
Mario Götze celebrates after making it 2-0 in the 64th minute. Photo: DPA

Bayern make final 16 with two games to spare

Bayern Munich confirmed both their place in the Champions League knock-out phase and status as Group E winners with two games to spare after Wednesday's 2-0 win over Roma. READ  

Merkel urges action over 'appalling' Dachau theft
Photo: DPA

Merkel urges action over 'appalling' Dachau theft

Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for thieves of a gate to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau to be swiftly brought to justice, as she received an award from Holocaust survivors. READ  

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