Bavarian beer hall tries to seduce Berlin

Bavarian beer hall tries to seduce Berlin

What promises to be the biggest beer hall in Europe has opened in Berlin, prompting a culture clash by bringing Bavarian boozing culture to the Prussian-accented German capital, as Moises Mendoza discovered.

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Putting Bavarian housewives before disadvantaged children

Bavarian conservatives’ insistence on paying parents to keep their children out of public day care has made a mockery of Angela Merkel’s family policies, writes Der Tagesspiegel’s Hans Monath.

Nuke report angers Germany and its allies

Nuke report angers Germany and its allies

Germany and its allies have angrily lashed out against Iran after the UN nuclear watchdog published its harshest report yet on Tehran's nuclear programme, saying it had sought to build atomic warheads.

Economy seen slowing sharply next year

Economy seen slowing sharply next year

The eurozone debt crisis looks set to slam the brakes on growth next year in the German economy, Europe's biggest, a panel of economic advisors to the government warned on Wednesday.

Exporters: We don’t need the euro

Exporters: We don’t need the euro

German exporters, the backbone of the biggest eurozone economy, could manage without the common euro currency, the head of their BGA industry federation, Anton Börner, said on Wednesday.

Court eases entry to European Parliament

Court eases entry to European Parliament

Germany’s Constitutional Court overturned a rule that meant political parties had to get at least five percent of the vote to send representatives to the European Parliament – opening the door to around seven more parties, on Wednesday.

Nearly half of forced marriage brides German

Nearly half of forced marriage brides German

Nearly half of those in forced marriages or in danger of such in Germany are German citizens, while around a third are minors, according to the most detailed study of the practice to date.

22-year-old German wins poker World Series

22-year-old German wins poker World Series

Pius Heinz, a 22-year-old from Cologne, won the 2011 World Series of Poker on Wednesday, becoming the first German to win the prestigious title and raking in more than $8 million in prize money, organizers said.

Mafiosi tied to Duisburg massacre out of prison

Mafiosi tied to Duisburg massacre out of prison

Three mafia members connected to a notorious shooting in Duisburg have been released from prison in Italy due to a technicality and a fourth man has escaped while receiving treatment at a hospital, according to reports.

Stone Age paintings found in Swabia

Stone Age paintings found in Swabia

Archaeologists have found cave paintings thought to be Central Europe's oldest such artwork in Baden-Württemberg’s Swabian Alps.

Butchers force Aldi Süd to drop handmade sausages claim

Butchers force Aldi Süd to drop handmade sausages claim

Discount supermarket Aldi-Süd has agreed to stop calling its sausages handmade after a bitter dispute with traditional butchers who said its marketing was misleading.