German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that her country unleashed "endless suffering" by starting World War II, but also recalled the fate of ethnic Germans expelled at the end of the conflict.
Demonstrators from the environmentalist group Greenpeace on Tuesday scaled the large columns on the façade of the Reichstag building, home to the German parliament, to attach an anti-nuclear energy banner.
The Schwebefähre, or bridge ferry, over the Oste River in Lower Saxony this year celebrates a century of service. Taking a journey on Germany's oldest transporter bridge offers visitors a chance to become a party of its long history.
Germany on Tuesday unveiled a €17.5-billion ($25-billion) plan to fight lingering credit crunch problems in Europe's largest economy by lending directly to banks and bolstering insurers.
As the federal election approaches, The Local's new series on politicians with non-German roots features Green party MP Omid Nouripour, an Iranian-born Hessian who says his background gives him a special appreciation for democracy.
Parties across Germany’s political spectrum continued to jockey for position on Tuesday after polls in Saxony, Saarland and Thuringia shook up the country’s general election campaign.
Two weeks after Hessian police arrested a man who bombed a family's home in Viernheim near Mannheim, officers closed roads early on Wednesday to transport three trucks full of explosives and other weaponry confiscated from his apartment.
German unemployment rose slightly to 8.3 percent of in August, official data showed on Tuesday, while analysts and officials warned of likely further pressure on the labour market in Europe's biggest economy.
Germany will see one last day of glorious summer heat on Tuesday before the rest of the week turns windy and rainy.
Starting on Tuesday, classic incandescent light bulbs will begin to be phased out in Germany and the rest of the European Union in a bid to save energy and protect the environment.
Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, marked the start of massive military operations, but the Nazis paved the way with a largely-forgotten campaign of low-level attacks.
An Aachen man injured a 15-year-old girl with a knife and then threatened to blow up his apartment building on Monday evening, police reported.