The Left party's parliamentary leader Gregor Gysi was left with some explaining to do after an American diplomatic cable revealed he apparently told US Ambassador Philip Murphy that his party's opposition to NATO was only for show.
British Prince Harry visited the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall memorial site on Sunday in the company of British ambassador Simon McDonald.
The Free Democratic Party (FDP), junior partner in Germany's governing coalition, would fail to enter two state parliaments if elections were held there this weekend, a new poll shows. FDP leader Guido Westerwelle is under pressure.
Frankfurt airport, Germany's busiest, cancelled some 490 flights Sunday due to heavy snowfall, and Lufthansa is advising people booked on domestic flights to exchange their tickets for rail tickets.
The Social Democratic Party's security spokesman Thomas Oppermann has called for the introduction of varying terror-threat levels as in other western countries. More variation means the public is less numb to the threat, he said.
Mainz closed the gap at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday to 10 points with a tense 4-2 win at wintry St Pauli as leaders Borussia Dortmund were beaten 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt.