The widow of Markus Wolf, the shadowy spymaster of communist East Germany, lost a court battle on Monday to reclaim his "honorary" pension.
A huge chunk of the island of Rügen’s chalk cliffs fell into the Baltic Sea over the weekend, prompting concern that more of the scenic outcrops could be about to crumble away.
Six business executives went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday accused of illegally claiming hundreds of millions of euros in tax refunds in a scheme linked to carbon emissions trading.
The rain seen across much of Germany is set to take a break on Tuesday. Temperatures will rise later in the week – just as the wet weather returns.
An investigation has been launched after a paraglider crashed into the wires of a cable car, trapping 20 people in a gondola 100 above the ground for 17 hours overnight at the weekend.
The German government is struggling to maintain its line against the issue of eurobonds to try to stem the European debt crisis, with opposition parties and heavyweight European figures lining up to push the idea.
Police are on the hunt for the person who planted a pipe bomb at a Berlin park over the weekend. The device exploded and injured a man.
A post-mortem will be conducted on Monday on the bodies of two girls found in a burned-out car in Brandenburg after their severely injured father flagged down a car for help.
With hammocks hanging from trees and the smell of marijuana lingering in the air, the summer camp organised by Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC) almost felt like Woodstock.
The designated leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union in Schleswig-Holstein has resigned after intense internal party pressure over his love affair with a 16-year-old girl.