Bavarians mourn mysterious death of their Swan King

Bavarians mourn mysterious death of their Swan King

Around 1,500 people gathered at Lake Starnberg outside Munich on Monday to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of Bavaria's most famous monarch – "Mad" King Ludwig II. Conspiracy theories still linger over his apparent suicide.

Germans want more direct democracy

Germans want more direct democracy

A new study says that Germans are becoming less and less interested in traditional, party-based democracy, and want more referendums and more direct influence in political issues.

Westerwelle makes surprise trip to Libya

Westerwelle makes surprise trip to Libya

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made a surprise trip to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya on Monday. The symbolic trip was kept secret for security reasons.

Pilot killed in airship crash

Pilot killed in airship crash

The pilot of an airship was killed and three passengers had to leap to safety when the aircraft caught fire and crashed in central Germany Sunday evening, a police spokesman said.

Nowitzki crowns career with NBA championship

Nowitzki crowns career with NBA championship

Dirk Nowitzki led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA basketball championship on Sunday night, contributing 21 points to their 105–95 victory over Miami Heat. The German forward was named the most valuable player of the Finals.

Forgotten port bets future on wind power

Forgotten port bets future on wind power

The small German port of Cuxhaven is betting its future on North Sea wind, promoting itself as a base for new offshore wind farms as the country embarks on a bid to scrap nuclear power.