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Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis
File photo: DPA

When a man swimming naked in a Bavarian lake felt a strange pain in his nether regions, he looked up to see a fisherman on the shore. "Don’t pull!" he shouted.

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake
A wels catfish. Photo: DPA

When a young woman went for a swim in an idyllic south Bavarian region, she got more than she bargained for.

How Berliners are responding to the Bavaria attacks
Photo: DPA

Is fear of terrorism creeping up on the capital?

What is the link between the attacks in Germany last week?
Police on guard in Munich. Photo: DPA

And how likely are 'copycat' attacks?

What we know about the Reutlingen knife attack
Police arrest the attacker. Photo: DPA

... and what we don't.

Starving stork is unexpected customer at pharmacy
Photo: DPA

Was it on a mission to deliver the morning-after pill instead of babies?

Do unaccompanied refugee kids get the care they need?
Refugee children in class. Photo: DPA

What is the process for looking after unaccompanied minors, and how great is the risk of radicalization?

Würzburg axe attack
Seven most important points about Bavaria axe attack
The station where they attacker boarded the train. Photo: DPA

Since a 17-year-old Afghan attacked passengers on a train near Würzburg on Monday evening events have developed rapidly. We condense the story into its most important points.

Why are Afghans refugees, and is Isis widespread there?
File photo of refugees at a train station in Bavaria: DPA

The attack carried out on a Bavaria train by an Afghan refugee was the first in Germany to be claimed by Isis - and has left many asking questions.

Würzburg axe attack
What we know about the Bavarian train attacker
An ambulance at the scene. Photo: DPA

Who was the 17-year-old who attacked passengers with an axe and a knife on Monday evening?

Würzburg axe attack
Bavaria train attack: Were police right to shoot to kill?
Police searching the area on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

An internal investigation has been opened to determine whether the killing of the 17-year-old who injured five with an axe and knife was justified.

Neuschwanstein: nothing special or 'fit for a princess'?
Neuschwanstein. Photo: DPA

“More visitors than ever before” are flocking to Germany's fairytale castle. But why is it such a must-see?

The Bavarian village forging a clean energy revolution
Photo: DPA

In some countries conservatives deny climate change, in Germany they use green energy to make their voters wealthy.

Storms kill one, the south on alert for more bad weather
Heavy rain in Dresden on Monday. Storms are expected across the country on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

A storm front hit Bavaria on Monday night with thunder, hail and high winds, leaving one woman dead.

Roma occupy Regensburg Cathedral to win right to stay
St. Peter's Cathedral in Regensburg. Photo: DPA

Around 40 failed asylum seekers have taken to occupying the Regensburg Cathedral to fight their deportation.

Town ravaged by floods tries to pick up the pieces
Rebuilding in Simbach. Photo: DPA

July 2nd should have been the start of a new life for Anna Kluchan and her husband. But then the floods came.

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline
Photo: DPA

An 84-year-old from Bavaria has reported a sex hotline to police after it let down his expectations of late night lust - and then charged him through the nose.

The Local List
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.

The Local List
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.

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