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Six ways to make this Munich summer one to remember
The Kocherlball in the English Garden. Photo: DPA

At a loss for what to do with the warm months in Munich this year? These six attractions have to go on your summer bucket list.

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15 Bavarian words you need to survive down south
"I like you" in Bavarian. Photo: DPA.

Things are a wee bit different down in Bavaria, so you might want to brush up on your basic Bairisch before paying a visit.

'World's biggest Knödel' helps Bavarian flood victims
Could this be the largest ever Knödel? Photo: DPA.

These Bavarians are helping give back to a community devastated by floods - and will perhaps smash a world record along the way.

World Nose Championship brings big beaks to Bavaria
Champion Hans Roest having his glorious nose measured. Photo: DPA

Contestants competed to see who has the biggest nose of them all.

Heavy rain brings flood risk to Berlin
Rain in Berlin on Friday. Photo: DPA

Torrential rain on Friday morning has led the weathermen to warn that the capital could face flooding.

Naked corpse on Munich shop floor bewilders neighbours
Photo: EPA

The corpse lay there for several hours.

At least eleven now dead in 'worst floods for a century'
Locals and volunteers take a break during work to clear up the damage from flooding in Simbach am Inn in Bavaria. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

Germany is braced for further torrential downpours over the weekend.

Bavaria on edge as hunt for flood victims continues
A fire team in Simbach am Inn. Photo: DPA

Six people have now been confirmed dead in flash floods that hit the far southeast of Germany on Wednesday evening, while rescue teams search for further missing people.

Fifth person confirmed dead in Bavarian flooding
A river rescue team moves through the streets of Simach am Inn with a boat on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

Rescue teams have found a fifth body in Simbach in Bavaria after deadly floods swept through the town on Wednesday evening. Authorities warn the number could rise.

Lower Bavaria district declares flood 'disaster'
A man looks at a submerged car in Oberhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, on Tuesday May 30th. Photo: DPA

A district in Lower Bavaria has declared a natural disaster affecting three towns after heavy rain caused serious flooding, German media reported on Wednesday.

North and east Germany next to face fierce storms
A storm in Brandenburg in 2015. Photo: DPA

The German Weather Service (DWD) has issued a weather warning for the north and east of the country, after the west and south took a battering over the weekend.

Three dead as floods wreak havoc in southern Germany
The aftermath in the town of Braunsbach. Photo: DPA

At least three people have lost their lives as extreme weather, including flash floods, hail storms and lightning storms wreaked havoc in southern Germany on Sunday evening.

Church hides refugees from state in Bavarian beauty spot
The view near Tutzing on Lake Starnberg. Photo: DPA

The Catholic Church in southern Bavaria is offering religious asylum to refugees who fled Isis, and who the state now wants to deport.

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.

Bavarians rush for non-lethal weapons licenses
Photo: DPA

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.

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.

Lawyer can call politician 'product of inbreeding': court
Singer Roberto Blanco (left) and Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann (right). Photo: DPA:

A lawyer from southern Germany faced a fine for calling the Bavarian interior minister inbred. But a court has ruled that he is free to use the insult.

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store
Photo: DPA

Two young children in Bavaria plundered a shop for toys worth hundreds of Euros. When police found out they coolly tried to give them the runaround.

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.

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.

City installs floor traffic lights for smartphone addicts
The floor traffic lights in Augsburg. Photo: DPA

A German town has come up with an innovative way of saving the skin of slumbering ‘smombies’, by embedding traffic lights in the pavement.

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.

Dürer collection tainted by Nazi past opens in Nuremberg
Albrecht Dürer's Rhinocerous (1515) takes pride of place at the Dürer-Haus museum in Nuremberg. Photo: DPA

The city of Nuremberg opened an exhibition of works by its legendary artist son Albrecht Dürer on Tuesday after they were left to the city by a wealthy businessman.

Diesel cars could face ban from city centres
Cars travel under a display warning of fine particle pollution in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA

A new system of emissions certificates could see diesel cars banned from parts of some German cities.

Bavarian town finally strips Hitler of honorary citizenship
Adolf Hitler. Photo: DPA

Some may say it's too little too late. But 71 years after the end of the Second World War, a Bavarian town is taking a defiant stance against the Nazis - by revoking Hitler’s honourary citizenship.

'Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border'
Austrian riot police at a demonstration against the reintroduction of border controls at the Brenner Pass on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Germany should send border police to back up Austrian cops as they control their border with Italy in a bid to prevent migrants and refugees moving north through Europe, the Transport Minister said on Tuesday.

Bavarian tractor driver runs amok and rams police station
The damage to the police station is believed to run into tens of thousands of euros. Photo: Bayerische Polizei

Police have caught a man who rammed into a police station with his tractor in one of 2016's most shameless crimes so far.

Bad Aibling train crash
'String of mistakes' led to deadly Bavaria train crash
Emergency services attend a memorial service for the victims of the Bad Aibling train crash in early March. Photo: DPA

Authorities are now certain human error claimed 11 lives and left hundreds more injured in February's horrific crash.

Bavarian brewery takes ‘Nazi beer’ off shelves after outcry
Photo: Erdlinge/Facebook

The beer is called the ‘border fence half’, its price was a well-known neo-Nazi sign and its sell-by date is the anniversary of Kristallnacht. But the brewer insists he's no Nazi.

Terror suspects driving from Belgium arrested in Bavaria
Photo: DPA

Three Kosovan men were arrested by police in southern Bavaria on Tuesday evening driving a car with Belgian licence plates.

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