German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

German parties present miniature political utopia in Hamburg

As Germany's election race draws to a close, Hamburg’s Miniature Wonderland has opened an exhibition which makes it possible for voters to experience the vision of a perfect society as imagined by the country's six biggest parties.

‘Sugar bombs and fat traps’ lurking in foods

‘Sugar bombs and fat traps’ lurking in foods

A new study shows that German food companies often misrepresent the sugar and fat content of their unhealthiest products, according to the country's consumer protection agencies.

Nine-year-old girl found seriously injured in gully

Nine-year-old girl found seriously injured in gully

Police in the town of Velbert, North Rhine-Westphalia have found a critically injured nine-year-old girl in a gully after she was reported missing by her parents on Monday night.

Frankfurt motor show hopes for boost from electric cars

Frankfurt motor show hopes for boost from electric cars

Frankfurt's 63rd motor show is a compact version of the last event two years ago that will be jumpstarted by electric autos as the sector searches for a future without state lifelines.

The Best of Berlin in September

The Best of Berlin in September

This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, highlights girl comics, the fifth anniversary celebration at an artists' collective, the perfect gift shop, and a new online web community for film buffs.

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Opposition rails against grand coalition but blocks alternatives

Germany’s three main opposition parties all agree the worst possible outcome of the September 27th election would be a continuation of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government. Unfortunately for them they’ve also torpedoed the possibility of forming any viable alternative.

Making it in Germany: An Irish rock singer

Making it in Germany: An Irish rock singer

The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Rea Garvey, Irish expat and frontman for the rock band Reamonn.

China warns Germany against taking Uighur Gitmo detainees

China warns Germany against taking Uighur Gitmo detainees

China has warned the German government against accommodating Chinese Uighur Guantanamo Bay prisoners, saying they should face justice in their own country, according daily Berliner Zeitung on Tuesday.

Teen apologises for murder in Munich S-Bahn

Teen apologises for murder in Munich S-Bahn

One of the teens involved in the brutal beating death of a 50-year-old man at a Munich S-Bahn stop on over the weekend has asked for the family’s forgiveness, daily tz reported on Tuesday.

Court says drivers responsible for dodging Oktoberfest drunks

Court says drivers responsible for dodging Oktoberfest drunks

Four days before the world's largest beer festival begins, a German court has ruled that a motorcyclist who collided with a drunken pedestrian during Oktoberfest in 2006 was partly to blame because she should have expected the road to be full of party-goers.

Berlin police officers transferred during video beating probe

Berlin police officers transferred during video beating probe

Two officers involved in the beating of a demonstrator over the weekend have been transferred to other positions while they are under investigation, Berlin police said late on Monday.

Belgium takes case against Opel to next level

Belgium takes case against Opel to next level

Belgium has stepped up its offensive against German state aid to auto manufacturer Opel's planned new owners, demanding that the slightest hint of protectionism be slapped down by Brussels.