As the Wacken Open Air heavy metal music festival kicked off on Thursday health officials announced a ban on kissing and sharing drinks between concert-goers to prevent a potential outbreak of swine flu.
Michael Schumacher's stunning decision to dust off his racing helmet and come out of retirement to help Ferrari in their hour of need had the German media in raptures on Thursday.
As prosecutors prepare to try the murder of eight-year-old Michelle from Leipzig, Saxony has once again been shocked by the sexual assault and murder of a young girl.
After a calamitous mix-up with a local mechanic, an 82-year-old woman's car, missing for two years and presumed stolen, turned up on Wednesday afternoon in her neighbour's garage.
Hoping to shake off the recent scandal over Health Minister Ulla Schmidt’s stolen limousine, Social Democrat (SPD) candidate for chancellor Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday unveiled his election team, in which women outnumber men.
German unemployment in July rose slightly as the country's worst recession since World War II took its toll on the jobs market, government data showed on Thursday.
Southern Germans are suffering more from the economic crisis than their fellow citizens in the North and East, according to daily Passauer Neue Presse on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Restaurants set out their best dishes for "Taste of Berlin," Museum Ludwig kicks off a rooftop movie series and hot air balloons float over Leipzig.
Beer sales for the first six months of 2009 have dropped to their lowest level since the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) started keeping track of the sales in 1991, the Wiesbaden office reported Thursday.
Several young people with food allergies become ill on Wednesday following a luncheon at the Swedish embassy in Berlin.
Michael Jackson was in the files of the feared East German secret police, the Stasi, because of a concert he gave right next to the Berlin Wall in 1988, daily Bild reported on Thursday.
One of the two so-called flat-rate bordellos closed down this week after police raids has been allowed to reopen in Heidelberg, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
A missing nine-year-old girl from the Saxony city of Eilenburg was found dead on Wednesday, police reported.