Three centuries ago, Saxony became one of the world's most important centres for porcelain production. Andrew Curry uncovers the origins of the “white gold” that made Meissen famous.
Industrial output in Germany shot up 4.0 percent in March, the Economy Ministry said Friday, one day after announcing a surprise spike in industrial orders.
Seven weeks after the official start to spring, snow fell on parts of Germany overnight as the country shivered under an uncompromising return of wintry conditions.
The Local's series “Abgefahren” drives into the future with Smart's new electric two-seater, which carmaker Daimler hopes will help reshape urban mobility.
Controversial Catholic Bishop Walter Mixa, who resigned last month amid claims he had beaten children and misused Church funds, is being investigated now for sexual abuse, prosecutors announced Friday.
Both houses of the German parliament on Friday approved emergency aid to Greece despite strong popular opposition two days before a state election that could seriously weaken Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition.
A trainee high school teacher in Stuttgart who moonlights in a gory death metal band that includes naked, blood-smeared women in its live act, is being threatened with dismissal unless he gives up his music career.
Veteran goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt admitted late on Thursday he felt ten years younger after his surprise call-up for Germany's provisional World Cup squad.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will be paid an extra €334 per month - or just over €4,000 a year - after the federal government approved its own pay rise, sparking anger from taxpayers, German media reported Friday.
Germany is stuck with €250 million worth of swine flu vaccine ordered during the height of the flu panic last winter but never used because the mass immunisation campaign was a failure, according to a Friday media report.