Thousands of people gathered in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein on Saturday afternoon in one of the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration in the last few years.
Top government representatives including Chancellor Angela Merkel, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle attended a memorial service for four German soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
Two weeks before the crucial state election in North Rhine-Westphalia, the future of the conservative-liberal coalition looks shaky according to a poll released on Saturday.
Bavaria's conservative party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has suggested the Greek government consider leaving the Euro currency union in the light of the country’s enormous financial difficulties.
The designated social minister in Lower Saxony – Germany’s first woman Muslim state minister – has called for crucifixes to be removed from state schools, saying they have as little place there as headscarves.
The film "Das weiße Band" was the big winner at Friday night’s German Film Prize awards, taking 10 of the statues including those for best film, best director and best script.