Philipp Rösler, head of Germany's pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), called on his party members to stay calm in the face of catastrophic opinion poll figures.
Newly revealed documents show that Germany's first post-war Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was prepared to hand over West Berlin to communist East Germany in exchange for eastern areas of the country.
Panic broke out among 600 people packed into a dark, unventilated metro train stuck in a tunnel for half an hour in Hamburg on Saturday evening, after a fight at a station stopped traffic.
Thousands of women in bikinis, mini-skirts and fishnet tights took to the streets of cities across Germany on Saturday as part of global protests against the idea that a woman's clothing should be a factor in whether she 'deserves' to be sexually attacked.
The eurozone can only be reformed "step by step," German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Saturday, calling for European solidarity to achieve necessary reforms.
Defending champions Borussia Dortmund crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday while Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath demanded the introduction of video replays to correct referee blunders.