Police in Brandenburg who discovered a large plot of cannabis called on the neighbouring house only to find an 84-year-old woman who had been feeding her rabbits with the plants.
Germany's Green Party decided on Saturday to back the government's nuclear exit plan despite an impassioned debate which threatened to split the country's strong opposition party.
Several Social Democratic parliamentarians are planning to boycott the speech Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to give to the Bundestag in September. They accuse the pontiff of oppressing millions around the world.
The UN's education, scientific and cultural organization, UNESCO, named five German beech forests as Natural World Heritage sites on Saturday.
Germany's centre-right coalition has announced it is considering middle class tax cuts, but the plans have run into opposition even among Merkel's own conservatives, including the Finance Minster.
Germany, the United States and Brazil are the favourites as the battle for the ultimate prize in football gets underway on Sunday in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.