Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg intends to get his planned reform of the armed services passed before the end of the year he said on Sunday – including the controversial axing of compulsory military service.
Artists who squatted the Gängeviertel area of central Hamburg invited visitors in over the weekend to celebrate the first anniversary of their deal with the city to preserve and develop the historic buildings.
Hoffenheim destroyed Werder Bremen 4-1 on Saturday in their opening Bundesliga season game, challenging Bayern Munich's claim to again being the team to beat after the Bavarians won against Wolfsburg on Friday.
A driver crashed his BMW at more than 100 kilometres an hour through a barrier near the Reichstag in Berlin, landing in the river on Friday night, swam to the side and walked away – without any security staff noticing, it emerged on Sunday.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on the North Sea island of Sylt on Saturday, suspected of being an arsonist who has set several fires recently, police have announced.
Christoph Schlingensief, one of Germany's most provocative theatre and film directors, died of lung cancer on Saturday, organisers of the Ruhr Triennale festival said. He was 49.