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Study finds rival Rhineland beers 'actually taste the same'
Left: Altbier. Right: Kölsch. Or can you even tell? Photos: DPA.

Cologne and Düsseldorf have a long established rivalry, not least over who has the better home brew. So the results of a new study might be more than they can swallow.

Teacher convicted for holding kids back after class
Photo: DPA

A music teacher from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has been found guilty of "holding people against their will" after he made some naughty stay kids back after class.

In Pictures
Düsseldorf swoons as Prince William comes for royal visit
'Well hello Mr. Prince'. Photo: DPA.

Prince William paid a visit to the Rhineland city of Düsseldorf on Wednesday to celebrate the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's 70th birthday. Here's a look at his royal stay.

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help
File photo: DPA.

New neighbours were startled to hear what they thought was a child crying for help in a small west German town - until police discovered the true birdbrain behind the calls.

Footballer Reus gets licence after driving illegally for years
Photo: DPA

Germany winger Marco Reus - who was fined half a million euros in 2014 after it emerged he had been driving for years without a licence - has finally passed his test.

Man injured in 'knife and gun' attack in Cologne
Police at the crime scene in Cologne. Photo: DPA.

A fight between several people resulted in one man being sent to hospital with serious injuries on Monday morning.

Düsseldorf loses patience as Pokémon shuts down bridge
Pokémon hunters on the Girardet-Brücke. Photo: DPA

The city of Düsseldorf has pleaded with the makers of Pokémon Go to shut down gaming locations on a bridge which has become so packed by players that traffic has been blocked off.

Man becomes wine queen after no blond beauties found
Photo: DPA

Forget the beautiful blonde girl in a dirndl - this guy is a very different kind of wine queen.

Prince William to visit Düsseldorf in August
It is not yet known whether Prince William will be joined by his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children George and Charlotte. Photo: DPA

Get your cameras and selfie sticks ready, Rhineland folks: the Duke of Cambridge is coming to Düsseldorf later this month.

Three dead after treatment at alternative cancer clinic
File photo: DPA

German and Dutch police are investigating the deaths.

Germany's first Pokémon train helps you catch 'em all
A fan of the game. Photo: DPA

The train's route takes you to all the most desirable Pokémon in the city.

Syrian refugee crowned wine queen in Germany
New Trier wine queen Ninorta Bahno being crowned by her predecessor. Photo: DPA

She was crowned Trier's wine queen on Wednesday evening, tiara and all.

Cop acquitted after breaking woman’s nose with his fist
File photo: DPA

A court in Düsselfdorf has cleared the name of a policeman who punched a woman in the face for "being hysterical".

Fugitive cow outwits police for 4 weeks before capture
Hot Fuzz. File photo: DPA

A visit to the slaughterhouse sent this bovine into the underground.

Tensions as tens of thousands rally for Erdogan in Cologne
Demonstrators near the Cologne Cathedral. Photo: DPA

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied in the German city of Cologne on Sunday as tensions over Turkey's failed coup put authorities on edge.

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