More government politicians have come out in support of overturning the reduction in sales tax on hotel stays. The tax has received considerable criticism from economic experts, party members and the opposition.
A regional train collided with a snow-clearing vehicle in Lübeck in the state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, in a weekend of traffic chaos caused by snowstorms across northern Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly got poor grades in her obligatory Marxism-Leninism course during her doctoral studies in communist East Germany.
Greece has the "full support" of Germany and other European Union peers as it struggles to beat back a mountain of debt and a runaway public deficit, Germany's foreign minister told a Greek daily Sunday.
Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle was riled at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday when Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had breakfast with 20 economic leaders.
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal said his side's 3-0 win over Mainz on Saturday was their best home performance of the season as the giants went back to the top of the German league.