Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier won the power struggle within the Social Democrat Party (SPD) on Sunday, taking on the top position as chancellor candidate and ousting party chairman Kurt Beck, according to various media reports.
Heavy rain put a dampener on the second and final night of the Pyronale international firework competition in Berlin’s Olympic stadium on Saturday night.
Germany's 6-0 victory over Liechtenstein in the first World Cup 2010 qualifying match on Saturday night was the most-watched television programme of the night, attracting nearly 30 percent of people watching the box.
Nearly 1,000 police officers were sent into the Schanzenviertel in central Hamburg on Saturday night after a street festival deteriorated into rioting.
Around 1,100 neo-Nazis gathered in Dortmund over the weekend for a big march through the western city on Saturday, attracting counter-demonstrators and conflict.
The number of cot deaths in Germany has dropped dramatically, with 228 cases last year, a historic low, according to government figures.