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Frankfurt’s best beer gardens

The Local's guide to Germany's best beer gardens makes an exception for Frankfurt's apple wine.

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Bavaria’s best beer gardens

The Local's guide to Germany's best beer gardens heads to the birthplace of it all.

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Hamburg’s best beer gardens

The Local's guide to Germany's best beer gardens heads up north for a cold brew.

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Berlin’s best beer gardens

The Local's guide to Germany's best beer gardens heads to the German capital for a cold brew.

Swine flu infections spike over weekend

Swine flu infections spike over weekend

The number of swine flu cases in Germany rose to 31 over the holiday weekend, all of them related to travel in the US, the Berlin-based Robert Koch Institute reported on Monday.

Shoe-throwing German student goes on trial in Cambridge

Shoe-throwing German student goes on trial in Cambridge

A German student at Britain's Cambridge University went on trial Monday accused of harrassing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao by throwing a shoe at him.

Mother caught smuggling drugs into prison in baby’s diaper

Mother caught smuggling drugs into prison in baby’s diaper

A young mother has been caught trying to smuggle amphetamines into a Rheinbach prison using her baby’s diaper, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Monday. The arrest provided clues that led to a larger bust in Siegburg.

Most Cologne archive documents intact despite collapse

Most Cologne archive documents intact despite collapse

Three months after the collapse of Cologne’s city archives, experts are amazed by how many of the precious documents have survived the devastating accident.

Obama cancels Weimar visit

Obama cancels Weimar visit

US President Barack Obama will not visit the German city of Weimar as planned next week due to a “narrow window of time,” a Thuringia state Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Sunday.

Germans summarise Bible via Twitter

Germans summarise Bible via Twitter

The Protestant Church in Germany rang in the Pentecost holiday weekend by successfully completing a project to summarise the entire Bible via Twitter, thus achieving a world record.

UN buckles down on climate change pact in Bonn

UN buckles down on climate change pact in Bonn

Gruelling efforts to craft a pact on climate change enter a crucial phase on Monday when a 192-nation UN forum takes its first look at a draft text for negotiations in Bonn, Germany.