As 2009 kicks off, The Local takes a look back at some of the stories that caught our attention during our first year in Germany.
Wolfgang Loitzl of Austria won the second stage of the annual Four Hills event at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in southern Germany on Thursday.
New Year’s celebrations in several German cities were marred by violent skirmishes with the police – but a million people gathered peacefully to ring in 2009 at the country’s largest Silvester party in Berlin.
Germany said on Thursday that local gas supplies were assured even if Russia's decision to halt deliveries to Ukraine disrupted distribution farther afield.
An overwhelming majority of Germans are optimistic about what the new year holds despite the all the doom and gloom surrounding the economy.
An official probe into a plane crash in Nepal's Everest region that killed twelve Germans in October blamed mistakes by the crew for the accident.
This Week's Highlights: Mozart in Berlin, Cuban dancers in Hamburg, and a Tom Waits musical in Munich.