Dead neo-Nazi robbers linked to cop-killer case

Dead neo-Nazi robbers linked to cop-killer case

German authorities say they are confident they have solved the 2007 murder of a police woman after her pistol was found near the bodies of two neo-Nazi bank robbers. Their accomplice turned herself in on Tuesday.

Pippi Longstocking books deemed racist

Pippi Longstocking books deemed racist

A German theologian has sparked controversy by calling Sweden's beloved Pippi Longstocking children's books racist and demanding additions to prompt parents to skip over or explain certain passages.

Michelin stars glitter at German restaurants

Michelin stars glitter at German restaurants

The release of a new Michelin restaurant guide in Germany has dashed some dreams and made others come true. Nearly 250 German restaurants were awarded stars by the gourmet guide this year. But 13 restaurants have lost stars.

Home is where the tax breaks are for Michael Schumacher

Home is where the tax breaks are for Michael Schumacher

Seven-time world Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has caused a stir in Germany by insisting "Switzerland is the only home I have".

Students in Saxony pose for erotic calendar

Students in Saxony pose for erotic calendar

A coed group of students in Dresden have stripped for the latest “Geist is geil” (“Knowledge is Sexy”) calendar, which is ostensibly meant to promote higher education in the eastern German state of Saxony.

German cities becoming increasingly ‘wild’

German cities becoming increasingly ‘wild’

Wild boars digging up gardens, foxes roaming building sites, and raccoons ravaging allotments – city-dwelling Germans are reporting increasing sightings of and problems with wildlife.

Trade surplus hits 3-year high on record exports

Trade surplus hits 3-year high on record exports

Record exports pushed Germany's trade surplus to a three-year high in September, data showed on Tuesday, as Europe's biggest economy remains resilient to the eurozone debt crisis – at least for now.

Bundesbank gold location kept secret

Bundesbank gold location kept secret

As pressure grows for Germany to tap its gold reserves amid the European sovereign debt crisis, the Bundesbank is refusing to end its silence on where its more than 3,000 tonnes of the precious metal is stored.

Mourners remember slain Augsburg officer

Mourners remember slain Augsburg officer

Police in Augsburg have offered a reward of €55,000 for help leading to the arrest of two men responsible for the murder of an officer in Augsburg 10 days ago. Nearly 2,000 people gathered to remember the victim on Monday.

Scientists: Cave-painting horses existed

Scientists: Cave-painting horses existed

An international team of researchers led by a German scientist believe they have found the first evidence that spotted horses, often depicted in cave paintings, actually existed tens of thousands of years ago.

Germans plan thrifty Christmas this year

Germans plan thrifty Christmas this year

It may be slim pickings under the Christmas tree this year, as a survey reveals that Germans plan on spending less on presents.