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Right-wing AfD leader verboten in Munich beer hall
Left: Frauke Petry, DPA photo. Right: Hofbräukeller, photo by Jorge Royan/Wikimedia Commons.

The manager of a Bavarian beer hall said he's had enough with the "right-wing mindset".

Germany's six most beloved shopping streets
The Krügerpassage on Westenhellweg, Dortmund. Photo: Wikipedia

Where do Germans most love to spend their cash? The results of a new survey show the hottest shopping miles in the Bundesrepublik - and Berlin barely features.

‘Innovative’ Germans finally discover Victorian drying rack
The humble drying rack. Screenshot: Youtube

No one beats the Germans when it comes to invention and innovation - or so the cliché goes. But a Munich startup’s new project shows they’re not always first to the party.

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet
File photos: DPA

A 23-year-old woman is to face trial in Bavaria on Tuesday on suspicion of having left her live newborn baby in a toilet at Munich airport.

Top scientist faces probe after 3 children die in clinical trial
File Photo: DPA

The Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich is investigating an award-winning scientist, after eight children who participated in an experimental study contracted leukaemia.

Munich Oktoberfest to get first-ever entrance checks
Bavarian police at the entrance to the Oktoberfest grounds. File photo: DPA

Revellers hoping to join in the carousing at Munich Oktoberfest will have to pass through a security check before entering the festival grounds this year, Munich authorities have said.

Munich court tells lawyer he isn’t worth €8,000 an hour
Photo: DPA

A lawyer in Munich took a client to court on Tuesday after he refused to pay a bill of €25,000 for three hours of work.

Merkel dismisses Bavaria's refugee letter 3 months later
Horst Seehofer and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

In January Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer wrote Chancellor Angela Merkel a letter threatening to take the government to court over its refugee policy. On Monday he finally received an answer.

Lufthansa slashes 895 flights over Wednesday strike
Photo: DPA

Six German airports will face strikes on Wednesday, with Europe's largest airline Lufthansa warning that almost 900 flights will be cancelled.

Drunken brawl leaves Brit fighting for life in Munich
Frühlingsfest in Munich. Photo: DPA

A British national who’d had a lot to drink at a beer festival in Munich was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after getting into a fight with a local on Saturday.

500 years of the Reinheitsgebot
Berlin craft scene's challenge to ancient beer purity law
Photo: BRLO

Germany's best-known law worldwide is probably the ancient beer purity rule that's nearing its 500th anniversary. But Berlin is the home of a growing movement to challenge the Bavarian tradition.

Munich students predict Game of Thrones deaths with app
Photo: obs/RTL II/DPA

Students at the Technical University (TU) of Munich have built an app that predicts which characters on legendarily bloody TV show Game of Thrones will be next to die.

Ostrich hit by car after activists 'free' it from circus
Photo: DPA

An apparent plot by animal rights activists went awry at a Munich circus.

Bavaria train crash
Bavaria train crash claims 12th victim 2 months later

The death toll from a German train crash rose to 12 on Wednesday, a day after a rail dispatcher was arrested, accused of having been distracted by a mobile phone game shortly before the accident.

'German should be language of mosques': conservatives
Girls waving German flags in Hanau, Hesse, at the opening of a mosque there. Photo: DPA.

A leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's sister party is pushing for a so-called "Islam law" that would impose harsh consequences for Muslims who fail to integrate.

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