Schmidt stalker arrested

Schmidt stalker arrested

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for pestering former chancellor Helmut Schmidt after she repeatedly called to his house professing her love for him.

May Day in Kreuzberg: music trumps riots

May Day in Kreuzberg: music trumps riots

Berlin’s Kreuzberg district has seen May Day riots for over 20 years, but Sarah Roberts reports on how the neighbourhood is hoping this year will be different.

Biggest Nazi archive opened to historians

Biggest Nazi archive opened to historians

More than 50 million Nazi and post-war documents recording the movements – and deaths – of millions of people around Europe have been opened to historians for the first time.

Police gird for May 1 marches and protests

Police gird for May 1 marches and protests

Police and demonstrators are gathering in Hamburg and Nürnberg Thursday as preparations are made for marches planned by right-wing extremists – and the protests against them.

German Olympic uniform derided

German Olympic uniform derided

Germany’s official Olympic team outfits have been greeted with derision, after the orange jacket, white skirt/trouser combination was unveiled to a fanfare in Düsseldorf.

Hot air balloons take off for German championship

Hot air balloons take off for German championship

Hot air balloon pilots from around the world are in Frankenthal, in the Pfalz over the long weekend, competing for the German Hot Air Balloon Piloting Championships.

What’s On In Germany: May 1 – 7

What’s On In Germany: May 1 – 7

This Week's Highlights: Berlin's Open-Air Cinema, a Documentary Film Festival In Munich, and Afro-Cuban jazz in Stuttgart!

Von der Leyen: German men shouldn’t drink on Dad’s Day

Von der Leyen: German men shouldn’t drink on Dad’s Day

Family minister Ursula von der Leyen has risked the ire of German men by suggesting they celebrate Fathers’ Day on Thursday by playing with their children rather than drinking themselves stupid as is traditional.

Rürup says full employment possible in a decade

Rürup says full employment possible in a decade

Full employment in Germany could step from the shadows of May Day wishful thinking to reality within a decade, the government’s chief economics "wise man" Bert Rürup said on Thursday.