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1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill
The clean up near Bayreuth. Photo: DPA

The main road artery between Munich and Berlin was completely shut down on Tuesday evening after a truck driver committed a cardinal sin.

Here's why Munich is worth 20 times more than Berlin
BMW's headquarters in Munich. Photo: DPA

The Bavarian capital leaves other German cities in the dust when it comes to where the highest-valued companies choose to plant their flag.

Bavaria tries to coax migrants into police force
Joachim Herrmann (cr) with police recruits in Nuremberg. Photo: DPA

Bavaria’s interior ministry has started a campaign to encourage more migrants to join up as officers of the law - whether they have a German passport or not.

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6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever
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Leaving Munich can be a heart-wrenching experience. No German city rivals it for extremities of kitsch, good taste, beauty, and unabashed pride in its roots.

Police shoot man in front of Munich job centre
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Officers in Munich shot a man after he threatened pedestrians with a pair of scissors, police confirmed on Thursday.

Cyclists' 'Ride of Silence' launches bid for safer streets
Berlin cyclists wear white in a silent protest against traffic deaths on the capital's streets. Photo: DPA

A huge crowd of cyclists gathered at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday evening for a 'Ride of Silence' in memory of those killed on the capital's streets.

Munich police not amused by suicide bomb video prank
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Three men who wanted to make a prank video about setting off a suicide bomb ended up setting off a police operation instead. Now they face criminal charges.

Bavarians rush for non-lethal weapons licenses
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In the first three months of 2016 the number of people who applied for so-called small weapons licences in Bavaria was already double the number for the whole of 2015.

Shy tenants take sting out of German rent controls
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With rents shooting up in Berlin, the government stepped in last year on the side of the tenant. But so far the measures haven’t worked.

Convicted neo-Nazi terrorist attends AfD Munich meeting
AfD leader Frauke Petry speaking in the Hofbräukeller in Munich on Friday. Photo: DPA

A convicted neo-Nazi terrorist was among the audience at a high-profile speech by Alternative For Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry on Sunday, with the right-wing populist party scrambling to distance itself.

Right-wing populists can use Hitler beer hall: court
AfD leader Frauke Petry now has the right to speak at the famous Hofbräukeller. Photo: DPA

A Munich court has ordered the owner of the famous Hofbräukeller beer hall to allow a party meeting by right-wing populists the Alternative for Germany (AfD) – in the face of protests by the landlord.

Munich knife attack
Munich knife attacker sent for psychiatric care
Memorials on the steps at Grafing S-Bahn station outside Munich. Photo: DPA

A German man who killed one person and wounded three in an apparently random knife attack will be held in a psychiatric hospital not a jail, police said Wednesday.

Munich knifeman had just left psychiatric care, say police
Flowers and candles at the sight of the attack in Grafing. Photo: DPA

The man arrested on Tuesday for stabbing four people on the outskirts of Munich was released from psychiatric care two days before the attack, police confirm.

Munich knife attack
'No evidence' Munich attacker linked to terrorism: police
A bike belonging to one of the stabbing victims lies on the ground outside Grafing S-Bahn station near Munich. Photo: DPA

There is no evidence that a man arrested for an early-morning knife attack outside Munich is linked to terrorist individuals or organizations, police said on Tuesday afternoon.

Bloody knife attack shocks sleepy Bavarian town
Police officers on the platform at Grafing station on Tuesday morning. Photo: DPA

One person has died after a man began stabbing passers-by at a Munich train station early on Tuesday morning.

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