Bavarian hotel offers a field of dreams

Bavarian hotel offers a field of dreams

Welcome to the Bad Kissingen hotel: No room service, no bed, no wi-fi - no room at all in fact. Here in what is officially one of Germany's weirdest hotels, you sleep in a field.

Karstadt department store chain to cut 450 posts

Karstadt department store chain to cut 450 posts

The German department store Karstadt will cut up to 450 administrative posts at its headquarters in western Essen, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

Online banking fraud at all-time high in Germany

Online banking fraud at all-time high in Germany

Victims of internet password fraud rose significantly in the last year, with so-called online "phishing" up by 25 percent, the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM) reported on Tuesday.

Islamists charged in anti-US terror plot

Islamists charged in anti-US terror plot

German federal prosecutors charged on Tuesday three men accused of planning attacks on US citizens and interests, including US military installations.

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Drugged up Danes kill one in naked Frankfurt driving rampage

A naked 28-year-old Dane high on drugs and his twin brother led police on a wild high-speed chase through Frankfurt on Tuesday after killing a cyclist and injuring several others.

Japan’s Onward snaps up fashion label Jil Sander

Japan’s Onward snaps up fashion label Jil Sander

Japan's Onward Holdings Corp. has agreed to buy German luxury fashion label Jil Sander for €167 million ($243 million) in a bid to expand globally, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

Fran Healy from Travis: ‘Berlin is where it’s happening’

Fran Healy from Travis: ‘Berlin is where it’s happening’

Travis frontman Fran Healy talks to Exberliner’s Julie Colthrope about the Scottish band’s new album and his fondness for Berlin – his new home.

Til Schweiger joins cast of new Tarantino film

Til Schweiger joins cast of new Tarantino film

German heartthrob Til Schweiger has been added to the list of German actors who will be in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming World War II film, “Inglorious Basterds.”

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Dead baby boy found in Andernach bio-waste bin

A 29-year-old mother has confessed to hiding her newborn baby boy in a Andernach restaurant bio-waste skip, according to police in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate on Tuesday.

Social Democrats demand leftward lurch

Social Democrats demand leftward lurch

Leading members of Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats are demanding the party tack to the left on economic issues in light of the continuing success of the hard-line socialist Left Party.

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Man killed, woman injured in Düsseldorf street shoot out

A man was killed and a woman injured during a street shoot out on Tuesday morning in Düsseldorf, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported.

Man sells his tattoo to German collector for €150,000

Man sells his tattoo to German collector for €150,000

A Swiss man has sold an elaborate Virgin Mary tattoo on his back to a German collector, with the understanding it can be exhibited three times yearly, a Zurich gallery said Monday.

Bridge collapse kills worker, fire engine kills bystander on the way

Bridge collapse kills worker, fire engine kills bystander on the way

Part of a bridge under construction near Ilmenau collapsed on Monday evening, killing one worker and injuring three. Meanwhile an emergency vehicle ran over and killed a man in a wheel chair while racing to the scene, according to police on Tuesday.

Wagner’s great-granddaughters win Bayreuth succession battle

Wagner’s great-granddaughters win Bayreuth succession battle

Two of Richard Wagner’s great-granddaughters were chosen Monday to run the annual Bayreuth Festival devoted to the composer’s music, ending a bitter succession battle—for now at least.