The Local's guide to Germany's best beer gardens heads to where they drink copious amounts of brew from tiny glasses all summer long.
The leading German airline, Lufthansa, said on Thursday it suffered a 2.8-percent fall in traffic in June from the figure for the same month in 2008, owing to the global economic crisis.
July began with true summer weather, but this week long-faced Germans have had to contend with cool and rainy weather. Never fear, balmy biergarten weather is set to begin its slow return by the end of the weekend, German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.
The Bundeswehr will not install its controversial proposed military bombing range near Wittstock, known locally as “Bombodrom,” German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung confirmed on Thursday in Berlin.
As negotiations continue for the release of the Hansa Stavanger, a German freighter captured by pirates more than three months ago, more German marine shipping companies are feeling the financial strain of the pirate threat in waters off the coast of Africa.
The German Defence Ministry has taken over the life and accident insurance payments for 21 Bundeswehr soldiers killed in Afghanistan because their insurance companies have refused to pay their families.
Wetland reeds, traditionally used for instruments, thatched roofs, paper and boats, may have a new use. A new German study reported this week that the plant could be used to fuel local power plants across much of the country.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Group of Eight’s consensus on fighting climate change a “clear step forward” late on Wednesday after talks in L’Aquila, Italy.
Some 17,000 former East German secret police workers are likely working in local government authorities in eastern states despite background checks, daily Financial Times Deutschland reported on Thursday.
Germany will likely violate the European Union's rules on public deficits until at least 2013, according to finance ministry figures published on Wednesday.
The numbers of traffic fatalities in Germany fell to its lowest rate in 55 years for the year 2008, new figures from the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) revealed on Wednesday.