Museum of Bavarian Kings opens its doors

Museum of Bavarian Kings opens its doors

The Museum of Bavarian Kings opened in Schwangau on Friday. The new museum traces the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which ruled the southern German kingdom until 1918.

Chief ECB economist Jürgen Stark to resign

Chief ECB economist Jürgen Stark to resign

European Central Bank chief economist Jürgen Stark resigned in a shock announcement Friday, sending the euro and European stock markets into freefall as fears about the debt crisis deepened.

Dogs bite five people before being shot

Dogs bite five people before being shot

Two aggressive German Shepherds went on a biting rampage in Lower Saxony, attacking five people, before being shot by the police, the authorities reported on Friday.

Apple wins key iPad patent case against Samsung

Apple wins key iPad patent case against Samsung

Apple won the latest battle in a global legal war with Samsung on Friday when a German court banned the Korean firm from selling a tablet computer in Germany, ruling it had copied the iPad.

EU commissioner proposes deterrents for deficit sinners

EU commissioner proposes deterrents for deficit sinners

Günther Oettinger, Germany’s EU commissioner, suggested Friday that the flags of EU countries breaking debt and deficit rules could be flown at half mast outside the bloc's institutional buildings. He also said European civil servants could take over Greece's public administration.

Merkel urges vigilance in face of terror threat

Merkel urges vigilance in face of terror threat

A day after police in Berlin detained two men on suspicion of planning a bombing attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Friday that terrorism remained a clear and present danger.

Hamburg looks back a decade after 9/11

Hamburg looks back a decade after 9/11

A decade after the 9/11 attacks, Hamburg remains stigmatised by perceptions it was a breeding ground for Islamist terrorists, according to the director of the city's domestic intelligence service. Hannah Cleaver reports.

Earthquake shakes the Rhineland

Earthquake shakes the Rhineland

An unusually strong earthquake rocked western Germany on Thursday evening, causing alarm but no damages. The quake was especially noticeable around the epicentre near the Lower Rhine region but was also felt through the Ruhr Valley.

Volkswagen and Porsche delay merger

Volkswagen and Porsche delay merger

A merger of German automakers Porsche and Volkswagen will not be completed in 2011 as planned, but the two companies said Thursday they still intend to create a tie-up.

Sunny, warm weekend to offer summery respite

Sunny, warm weekend to offer summery respite

This weekend could offer a summery break from the recent chilly weather in Germany, as temperatures reach upwards of 30 degrees in parts of the country amid abundant sunshine. Just don't wait until Sunday for your picnic.

Germany’s top ten tech inventions

Germany’s top ten tech inventions

The last century would have been very different if it hadn’t been for the German genius for technological innovation. The Local rates the top ten Teutonic inventions that have changed your life.