What’s on in Germany: June 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: June 2 – 8

This Week's Highlights: Chekhov in Frankfurt, short films in Hamburg, and an exhibition on container architecture in Düsseldorf.

Germany home to growing ‘super rich’ class

Germany home to growing ‘super rich’ class

Germany is now second only to the United States when it comes to "super rich" households worth more than $100 million (€70 million), according to a study published this week.

Super-fast mobile internet set to expand

Super-fast mobile internet set to expand

Mobile internet surfing in Germany is set to become much faster with the construction of fourth-generation mobile networks beginning this year in over 100 cities, Deutsche Telekom announced Wednesday.

Alarm spreads as E. coli cases rise sharply

Alarm spreads as E. coli cases rise sharply

The number of E. coli cases has risen dramatically in northern Germany, authorities announced Wednesday, with at least 180 new cases emerging in the past 24 hours in Hamburg and Lower Saxony alone.

Warm and sunny weather set for Ascension Day

Warm and sunny weather set for Ascension Day

The Ascension Day holiday on Thursday should bring warm and cheery weather to Germany, with the German Weather Service (DWD) forecasting sunny skies and temperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius for much of the country.

Spain threatens to sue Hamburg for E. coli scare

Spain threatens to sue Hamburg for E. coli scare

Spain threatened Wednesday to sue Hamburg for damages after health officials in the northern German city pointed to Spanish cucumbers as the source of a lethal E. coli outbreak.

Football boss calls for Qatar bribery probe

Football boss calls for Qatar bribery probe

The head of Germany's football federation, Theo Zwanziger, called on Wednesday for FIFA to re-examine the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar over bribery allegations.

China’s Lenovo to buy PC firm Medion

China’s Lenovo to buy PC firm Medion

The Chinese computer giant Lenovo announced Wednesday it was planning to take over German electronics firm Medion – best known for making low-budget PCs for supermarket chain Aldi – for about €629 million.

Pressure grows on Left over anti-Semitism

Pressure grows on Left over anti-Semitism

Pressure is growing within Germany's Left party to take decisive action against alleged anti-Semitic tendencies among the socialists.

Kachelmann case sparks backlash against media

Kachelmann case sparks backlash against media

Weatherman Jörg Kachelmann’s acquittal on rape charges has prompted a backlash against the German media, with some politicians demanding journalists police themselves or face stricter regulation.

German faces stiff competition for US language students

German faces stiff competition for US language students

With Spanish dominating US language instruction and Chinese classes on the rise, are American schoolchildren still bothering to learn German? Miriam Widman reports.