Around 4,000 supporters from football clubs across Germany united on Sunday to demonstrate peacefully against rising ticket prices and the commercialisation of the nation's favourite sport.
Germany's attachment to cash is under attack, with European Union encouraging people to pay with cards and even mobile phones by making it safer and easier to do so.
German soccer coach Joachim Löw insists the World Cup semi-finalists are still a long way from Euro 2012 qualification despite three wins from three as they prepare to face minnows Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
The fire aboard the Baltic ferry Lisco Gloria was largely out on Sunday lunchtime, leaving authorities working out a plan to eventually tow it to a harbour and conduct an investigation to find out what happened.
The German capital is becoming more attractive to businesses, overtaking Munich in an international ranking for the first time, according to a poll of managers.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will be back at work by the end of the month, his office has confirmed, while doubts increase over whether he can continue in his post after repeated stays in hospital.
German drug firm Boehringer Ingelheim has shelved development of a libido-booster for women after it the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it did not work and had side effects including depression and dizziness.