As giant beer glasses are stored away for next year and tents taken down, Oktoberfest officials are left trying to trace the owners of lost items from bras to this year a live giant grasshopper.
As Germany celebrated its Unity Day on Monday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that much work remained to be done to ensure the country remained strong and united, as well as a vital part of Europe.
Beer halls in Munich were packed with thousands of revellers on Monday as the year’s rollicking 178th Oktoberfest came to a conclusion.
An ICE express train failed to make a scheduled stop in Wolfsburg on Saturday – the third time it has happened this year, despite repeated promises from Deutsche Bahn that it would stop missing the city.
The bodies of two Dutch divers were recovered from the popular dive site of Hemmoor lake near Cuxhaven on Sunday.
Danedream won Europe's most prestigious horse race the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday to give Germany only their second win in the race in a record time of 2 minutes 24.49 seconds.
German authorities released four alleged Islamists on Sunday, the day after police arrested them on suspicion of illegally obtaining weapons ahead of a major reunification ceremony in Bonn.