Munich's 178th Oktoberfest is officially in full swing. Beer, dirndls, lederhosen and lots of sausage and pretzels will dominate the Bavarian capital for over a fortnight.
Fashion firm Hugo Boss, long rumoured to be Adolf Hitler’s favourite tailor, has published a report on its less than laudable record during the Third Reich.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved a double-taxation deal with Switzerland on Wednesday, aiming to end a long-standing dispute over tax and banking secrecy.
Operators of a sewage treatment plant in eastern Germany have saved around €10,000 over the last year – apparently by playing Mozart to their microbes. They are now calling for scientists to come and investigate.
Germans are unhappy with the government, with a full 83 percent saying they are dissatisfied by the poor cooperation between the parties of the governing centre-right coalition according to a poll.
Pope Benedict XVI faces a clamour for change as he heads to Germany on Thursday for his first state visit, with calls for reform on many fronts – from recognising gays to ordaining women to the priesthood.
T-Online customers have had their emails rejected after the firm enabled mass mailings – irresistible to spammers whose activities prompted servers around the world to block all T-Online addresses.
Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, is announcing dramatic savings plans to improve its results by €200 million a year, by reducing its fleet from the current figure of 170 to 152 by next summer.
The German government is supporting the construction of a nuclear power station in Brazil – in a mountainous coastal region prone to landslides using plans dating back to 1975, it has emerged.
German researchers are field-testing smart trousers which they hope can reduce the risk of chainsaw injuries by being able to tell when a saw is getting too close – and switching it off. Michael Dumiak reports.