German Olympic Committee (DOSB) chief Thomas Bach believes Munich, one of three official candidates for the 2018 winter Olympics, has everything it needs to deliver a "modern Games."
The Frankfurt Book Fair opens to the public on Saturday after a week of deal-making between publishers and agents from around the world. Rhea Wessel reports from behind the scenes of the literary frenzy.
Google's online service Google Editions enabling electronic books to be downloaded to mobile telephones and readers will have some half-a-million publications available in the first half of next year.
The weather will be a soggy and cheerless affair as high pressure system “Xavier” sweeps over Germany this weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported from its headquarters in Offenbach on Friday.
Police on Friday said two reckless teenagers caused railway havoc east of Stuttgart by “surfing” on a train travelling 80 kilometres an hour.
Not long after a German woman made headlines for being fired over swiping meatballs at work, a court in Baden-Württemberg ruled on Friday that a nursing home worker was rightfully sacked for taking home leftover Maultaschen, a Swabian specialty similar to ravioli.
A 57-year-old Irish filmmaker was stabbed in an attempted robbery by three masked teenagers during an evening stroll in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, police confirmed to The Local on Friday.
The small Bavarian town of Straubing has been invaded by 1,250 fascist garden gnomes with their stubby right arms raised in a Hitler salute – all in the name of art.
Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) advocated on Friday that the so-called 'morning-after' pill be offered without a doctor’s prescription.
Almost three-quarters of Germany’s train stations are wheelchair accessible, a new survey found on Friday, but facilities vary greatly between the country's 16 states.
The museum of the World War II-era Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp has launched its profile, "Auschwitz Memorial," on the Facebook social networking website, a museum spokesman said this week.
Closed for 70 years following heavy bomb damage during World War II, Berlin's Neues Museum throws open its doors again on Friday, with 3,400-year-old Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti star of the show.