The rain which soaked much of Germany over the weekend is expected to continue in eastern parts of the country until Tuesday, with chilly temperatures resulting in light ground frost in some areas.
At least 12 people were killed and many more seriously injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed in Brandenburg on Sunday morning.
Kenyan Patrick Makau won the Berlin marathon in the rain on Sunday, finishing two seconds ahead of compatriot Geoffrey Mutai in a sprint finish to secure the 11th fastest marathon time ever.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, continuing his campaign for Germany to have a seat on the decision-making Security Council.
Three weeks after an 11-year-old boy disappeared on his way home police say they have a new lead and have renewed their efforts to find him, while his parents appealed to whoever might have him to come forward.
A year into the current government, Angela Merkel’s attempts to give her fractious coalition a fresh start seem destined to fail, stymied by regalvanised opposition to nuclear power and a bitter national row on immigration.