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Berlin vs Munich: whose newborn polar bear is cuter?
Berlin's (left) and Munich's (right) newborn bears. Photos: Tierpark Berlin / DPA

Both city zoos welcomed baby polar bears into the world in November, with Berlin zoo its releasing first photos on Friday. But which one is more adorable?

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found: police
The entrance to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Photo: DPA

An iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Germany's Dachau with the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") has been found two years after it was stolen, police said Friday.

Man attacks teen on Munich tram for looking at crying kid
A Munich tram. Photo: DPA

A 29-year-old man assaulted a teenage girl with a small truncheon after she looked at his crying child in a way that upset him.

'Gaming' rail dispatcher admits guilt in fatal train crash
The crash site near Bad Aibling. Photo DPA

A German rail dispatcher admitted at the start of his trial Thursday that his negligence caused a train crash that killed 12 people as he was playing a mobile phone game while on duty.

Merkel's Bavarian ally urges joint battle against left
Horst Seehofer talks to CSU faithful on Friday. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa

Horst Seehofer offers Angela Merkel conciliatory words after bruising conflict over refugees.

Apartment fire kills 3, injures 10 in Munich
Firefighters outside the building where the fire started. Photo: DPA.

A fire near Munich's main train station early Wednesday morning killed three people and injured at least ten others.

Up to 50 teens harass police officers in Munich train station
Ostbahnhof in Munich. Photo: Bundespolizei.

A group of teens and young people banded together to harass police at a train station in Munich, leading officers to evacuate part of the station at the weekend.

Munich to get 'nice toilets' to serve cross-legged locals
Photo: DPA

The Bavarian capital has a pee problem - the city only has one public toilet for every 13,000 inhabitants. But a new plan could rescue desperate locals, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

Hostility towards minorities 'widespread in Bavaria'
A village in southern Bavaria. Photo: DPA.

Hate and hostility towards groups deemed to be different are not just sentiments felt by fringe extremists, a new report on Bavaria shows.

Student fined for spying on women via their webcams
Photo: DPA

Student from Munich fined €1,000 for spying on 32 different computers, using their webcams to take photographs, or record their keyboard history.

Two new spider species discovered in Munich
Zoropsis spinimana. Photo: rankingranqueen / Wikimedia Commons

It's news every arachnophobe in Munich is no doubt thrilled to hear: two types of spider new to the region have been discovered in the Bavarian capital - and one of them bites!

100 cops needed to break up teen's viral WhatsApp party
File photo of police in Munich: DPA.

It started with a single message on WhatsApp. It ended with more than 100 police officers being called in and public transit and traffic being shut down.

Mass job losses await as Kaiser's stores to close
Photo: DPA

Attempts to save the troubled supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann have failed, with the company's owner saying a "large number" of jobs are to go.

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10 things you're sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit
Photo: DPA

Munich's famous beer tents opened for the last time for 2016 on Monday. Jörg Luyken was there on the final day and, to his surprise, got sucked into the epicentre of German kitsch.

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it's all the same
Oktoberfest visitors at a train station. Photo: DPA

A young man from Austria had trouble distinguishing between two not so similar place names after a weekend at Munich's famous beer festival - and ended up in the wrong country.

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