Das Kranzbach: Escape the City
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Das Kranzbach: Escape the City

Feel the need to recharge your batteries? An exquisitely situated spa hotel in an Arts & Crafts country house in Bavaria could be just the ticket.

Shots fired as rival circus clans brawl in double booking row

Shots fired as rival circus clans brawl in double booking row

A dust-up between two warring circus clans in the southern German city of Regensburg left six people injured - one with a bullet wound - police said on Tuesday.

EnBW warns nuclear moratorium to hit profits

EnBW warns nuclear moratorium to hit profits

Germany’s third biggest electricity supplier EnBW has warned of dramatically reduced profits for this year in the wake of the moratorium on the country’s nuclear power plants.

Woman arrested for burgling homes during funerals

Woman arrested for burgling homes during funerals

Police have arrested a 50-year-old woman suspected of having a role in burgling mourners' homes while they were at their loved ones' funerals in the northwestern German city of Münster.

Maypole guards step up watches as big day approaches

Maypole guards step up watches as big day approaches

Little villages across rural Germany have set up watch shifts, with doughty citizens taking turns to protect local pride against attempts at theft by their neighbours. As maypole season gets under way, villages are on alert.

Cigarettes price rise set to leave smokers fuming

Cigarettes price rise set to leave smokers fuming

Smokers are set to cough up an average of 20 cents more per pack from the beginning of next month, the tobacco industry has announced, blaming rising costs and government taxes.

Digestion disaster warning as barbecue season begins

Digestion disaster warning as barbecue season begins

As the warm weather tempts people to dust off their barbecues and head for the parks for the Easter break, medics are warning that half-cooked hamburgers and barely-warmed-through bratwursts can cause digestion disaster.

Volkswagen unveils new, macho Beetle

Volkswagen unveils new, macho Beetle

Volkswagen unveiled a new “bolder, more dynamic and masculine” model of its iconic Beetle this week – the third generation of the classic German car of which more than 20 million have been sold.

Germany’s imperfectly balanced reunification

Germany’s imperfectly balanced reunification

Germany's planned gigantic seesaw commemorating reunification perfectly symbolizes the country's failure to come to terms with its unity properly, says Christian Bangel of ZEIT ONLINE.

Atomic village bucks anti-nuclear trend

Atomic village bucks anti-nuclear trend

Yellow and red badges bearing the slogan "Nuclear Power? No Thanks" have again become ubiquitous in Germany since Japan's nuclear disaster.

Pro-footballer arrested over casino robberies

Pro-footballer arrested over casino robberies

A professional football player was among six men arrested over a series of violent robberies at Berlin poker machine halls in February, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported Tuesday.

Penalties handed out to jobless soar

Penalties handed out to jobless soar

A record number of long-term unemployed people were slapped with penalties for breaches such as failing to turn up to job agency appointments, media reported Monday.

Politicians driving ‘climate killer’ cars

Politicians driving ‘climate killer’ cars

Despite Germany‘s recent tilt towards clean energy, most politicians are still being ferried around in gas-guzzling government cars, according to a survey by environmentalists which grades individual leaders.