The long, lazy Indian summer days are swiftly coming to an end, but as The Local’s Kristen Allen reports, there are few better ways to soak up the season than a relaxing and affordable jaunt to the canals of the Spreewald nature preserve.
Commerzbank, Germany's second biggest bank, is returning billions of euros in state guarantees and redrafting its models for staff pay, chief executive Martin Blessing said on Wednesday.
Germany's socialist party The Left has surged to its best level this year in a new opinion poll, while Chancellor Merkel's preferred coalition has lost its potential majority just weeks before the general election.
An ambitious project was unveiled in Germany on Wednesday to install mini gas-fired power plants in people's basements that could produce as much electricity as two nuclear reactors within a year.
A German woman clearing out the cellar of her new house in southern Germany discovered in a hidden room the mummified body of a man declared missing 13 years ago, police said on Wednesday.
State prosecutors in Karlsruhe said Wednesday they had filed charges against Jörg Tauss, Germany's only MP for the Pirate Party, on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Labour Minister Olaf Scholz is planning a €100-million programme to provide micro-credit to small German businesses, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.
Fifteen leading German bloggers and online journalists have drawn up a 17-point manifesto of how they believe journalism functions in the internet era.
Exasperated citizens of Stormbruch in Hesse will likely secede to North Rhine-Westphalia in a state parliamentary vote on Wednesday to make a border change the town has wanted since state-lines were redrawn after World War II.
Germany has inaugurated a new memorial to some 3,100 German soldiers killed in service since 1955, breaking with usual reticence over military pride amid a heated debate about the country's role in Afghanistan.
General Motors was expected to reach a decision on Wednesday on the fate of European subsidiary Opel after weeks of delays, which have drawn ire from the German government and unions.
After another safety scandal at Berlin’s S-Bahn rail service created massive delays and cancellations this week, the Berlin city government has said it will give the company just a quarter of its monthly payment.
A fire brigade exercise in Wilkau-Haßlau on Tuesday evening left nine children and two adults injured after a mysterious explosion, authorities in the state of Lower Saxony reported on Wednesday morning.