Some 1,500 skiers and snowboarders defied the climate change doomsayers to usher in the new season on Germany's highest mountain on Saturday, where over a metre of snow has already fallen.
Germany's new governing coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Saturday the main points of a common programme.
Germany's new centre-right coalition will be sworn in on Wednesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel at its head for a second four-year term. The Local introduces the main players in her cabinet.
The clocks will be turned back one hour in the night from Saturday to Sunday, with more and more young people baffled about the purpose and annoyed by the consequences of daylight savings time. The Free Democrats have even made it a political issue.
The Volkswagen subsidiary Audi is set to invest €1.9 billion in its own factories, it was announced Saturday. The move is part of a crisis-defying trend among Germany's luxury car brands.
Germany's newly elected government unveiled its plans for the next four years on Saturday, spearheaded by €24 billion of tax cuts despite the country's mammoth debt mountain.
The chairman of Germany's official vaccination committee (STIKO) has told doctors to have themselves immunised against the H1-N1 virus whatever their personal opinions on the vaccine, it emerged Saturday.
A former prisoner of East Germany's fearsome secret police will return to one of its jail cells in a reenactment of the communist regime's oppression 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell.