East Germany’s iconic traffic man turns 50

East Germany’s iconic traffic man turns 50

East Germany’s most enduring public figure is celebrating his 50th birthday this Thursday: The colourful little traffic light man has watched over millions of pedestrians and become an international design icon.

Merkel signs export deal with Mongolia

Merkel signs export deal with Mongolia

Germany and Mongolia signed a deal on Thursday aimed at developing exports of coal, copper and other natural resources, as the vast Asian country opens its huge reserves to foreign investors.

Officials urge calm as more firebombs found

Officials urge calm as more firebombs found

As further makeshift incendiary devices were found on Berlin’s rail network on Thursday, German officials disagreed on whether they represented a new dimension of violence by leftist extremists.

Dresden’s Military History Museum gets Libeskind revamp

Dresden’s Military History Museum gets Libeskind revamp

The Military History Museum in Dresden reopens this week after being completely revamped by star US architect Daniel Libeskind. Erin Huggins assesses the exhibition after the building’s stark transformation.

Recapitalisation ‘counterproductive’ says Deutsche Bank

Recapitalisation ‘counterproductive’ says Deutsche Bank

Recapitalising Europe's banks will not solve the eurozone's current debt crisis, the only way is to restore confidence in the solidity of countries' public finances, Germany's top banker said on Thursday.

Crisis to slow economy sharply next year

Crisis to slow economy sharply next year

The eurozone debt crisis will have a major impact on Germany next year, the country's leading economic institutes said on Thursday, with Europe's top economy likely to only narrowly escape recession.

What’s on in Germany: October 13 – 19

What’s on in Germany: October 13 – 19

This Week's Highlights: Lights in Berlin, "Dance" in Hamburg, and Kraftwerk's 3D installation opens in Munich.

Rain gives way to cool but sunny weekend

Rain gives way to cool but sunny weekend

Blue skies will open up across most of Germany over the weekend. And while it will remain cool, the rain will hold back long enough for few golden autumn days, according to the German Weather Service (DWD)

Germany ready to impose financial transaction tax

Germany ready to impose financial transaction tax

Germany is prepared to introduce a tax on financial market transactions on its own if it is unable to bring its European partners on board, according to Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

Experts crack widely used smartcard

Experts crack widely used smartcard

A team of German researchers has cracked a common smartcard used in transportation and security systems around the world with equipment that costs just a few thousand euros.

Ringing for Rock ‘n’ Roll room service

Ringing for Rock ‘n’ Roll room service

A hotel in Berlin is attracting attention for its loud décor and even louder room service perks: free guitars and keyboards for music-loving guests. Moises Mendoza checks in for the night.