Don’t mess with Bavaria

Don’t mess with Bavaria

Loud, proud and fiercely independent, Bavaria is Germany’s Texas. But are laptops starting to beat out lederhosen? Lois Jones takes the former kingdom’s temperature.

UK coroner calls German doctor ‘incompetent’ for lethal overdose

UK coroner calls German doctor ‘incompetent’ for lethal overdose

A UK corner on Thursday said a German stand-in doctor was grossly negligent for killing a British man with a mistaken overdose.

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt: ‘I’ll give up Hollywood and mingle with the people’

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt: ‘I’ll give up Hollywood and mingle with the people’

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, flamboyant German-born LA socialite and husband to actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, last week announced his intention to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California. The Local caught up with His Royal Highness.

Deutsche Bahn closes deal on British train network

Deutsche Bahn closes deal on British train network

Germany's state-owned railway company Deutsche Bahn said Thursday it had won a contract to operate a regional train network in the northeast of Britain.

What’s on in Germany: February 4 – 10

What’s on in Germany: February 4 – 10

This Week's Highlights: Milow plays Berlin, George Seurat comes to Frankfurt, and Finnish writers and DJs present an evening of clubbing Helsinki-style in Munich.

FDP proposes national road salt stockpile as shortage looms

FDP proposes national road salt stockpile as shortage looms

After more than five weeks of snowy weather, German municipalities are precariously close to running out of road salt, spurring the Free Democrats on Thursday to propose building a national salt reserve for extreme winters.

The Best of Berlin in February

The Best of Berlin in February

Retro lounging - business class!

Denmark to return famous Flensburg lion monument

Denmark to return famous Flensburg lion monument

After almost 150 years, the northern city of Flensburg is regaining one of its most famous monuments – a bronze lion commemorating a Danish victory over German forces.

Bayern Munich extends contracts of rising stars

Bayern Munich extends contracts of rising stars

Rising Bayern Munich stars Thomas Müller and Holger Badstuber, two of the Bundesliga's brightest prospects, have extended their contracts until 2014, it was announced Thursday.

Tax dodger scandal could mean €400 million for treasury

Tax dodger scandal could mean €400 million for treasury

The scope of a newly uncovered tax evasion scandal reached a new dimension on Thursday, as German officials said far more money was likely squirreled away in Swiss accounts than previously thought.

New round of public worker strikes hit air and commuter traffic

New round of public worker strikes hit air and commuter traffic

Temporary strikes by public workers continued into a second day on Thursday, delaying flights and crippling public transportation across the country just as the morning rush began.

Deutsche Bank rebounds with strong 2009 profits

Deutsche Bank rebounds with strong 2009 profits

Germany's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, bounced back last year with a robust net profit of €5 billion following a loss of €3.9 billion in 2008.

Three dead in US military helicopter crash

Three dead in US military helicopter crash

Three soldiers were killed when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Mannheim, Germany on Wednesday evening, the US Army confirmed on Thursday.