Berlin’s CBGB faces curtain call

Berlin’s CBGB faces curtain call

Berlin’s seminal punk venue SO36 might be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but it’s also on the verge of being shut down. Michael Dumiak looks at efforts to save Germany’s very own CBGB.

Germany misses out on Kindle e-book device

Germany misses out on Kindle e-book device

Amazon will not offer their “Kindle” electronic book device in Germany in the near future despite rumours of a release in June, magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported this week.

Bavarian official backs new Mein Kampf edition

Bavarian official backs new Mein Kampf edition

Bavaria’s science minister wants to publish a new scholarly edition of Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” ahead of 2015, when the state’s exclusive rights to the work expire, daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday.

Sandra Bullock applying for German passport

Sandra Bullock applying for German passport

Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock said Monday that she was trying to get German citizenship during a press conference for the premiere of her new film “The Proposal” in Munich.

Porsche slams brakes on VW merger offer

Porsche slams brakes on VW merger offer

Porsche, the heavily indebted maker of German luxury sports cars, rejected on Monday a merger offer by Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker.

American follows outdated GPS into oncoming traffic

American follows outdated GPS into oncoming traffic

An American tourist caused an accident near Karlsfeld over the weekend, banging up some €45,000 in damages when he followed an outdated navigation system prompt in the wrong direction, daily TZ reported on Monday.

Buttering the bread of Berlin’s fashion scene

Buttering the bread of Berlin’s fashion scene

Exberliner Magazine talks to Karl-Heinz Müller, the man behind this week's Bread & Butter fashion show taking place at Berlin's iconic former airport Tempelhof.

‘Dr. Death’ plans to plastinate King of Pop

‘Dr. Death’ plans to plastinate King of Pop

Controversial Body Worlds creator Gunther von Hagens plans to preserve the late Michael Jackson’s body in a dancing pose for display using his plastination process, a spokesperson told The Local on Monday.

Germany faces England in ‘classic’ U21 football final

Germany faces England in ‘classic’ U21 football final

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has said the England camp is "buzzing" ahead of their European Under-21 Championship final against Germany in Malmo, Sweden, on Monday.

Setting a common agenda in Berlin and Washington

Setting a common agenda in Berlin and Washington

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s warm reception at the White House on Friday should put to rest lingering doubts about her rapport with US President Barack Obama and its impact on the transatlantic agenda, writes Dr. Jackson Janes, executive director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Dresden dwellers want UNESCO title back

Dresden dwellers want UNESCO title back

The majority of Dresden residents advocate a renewed effort to get their city back on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list after losing the title last week, a survey by daily Sächsische Zeitung found on Monday.

Hot and sticky weather expected

Hot and sticky weather expected

Most of Germany can expect hot and humid summer temperatures early this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported from their headquarters in Offenbach on Monday.

Jordan jails man for stabbing elderly German tourist

Jordan jails man for stabbing elderly German tourist

A military tribunal on Sunday sentenced a Jordanian man to 15 years in prison for stabbing and wounding a 63-year-old German tourist in Amman last year, a judicial official said.