Princely petrol pump prices miff motorists

Princely petrol pump prices miff motorists

Motorists in Germany have never shelled out so much to fill up their cars, as fuel costs reached an all-time high in 2011, according to drivers' association ADAC.

Economy may contract despite rise in output

Economy may contract despite rise in output

German industrial output rose in October, data showed on Wednesday, but analysts said the eurozone's biggest economy may still not be able to avoid a contraction at the end of the year.

Nosey janitor discovers ancient coin hoard

Nosey janitor discovers ancient coin hoard

A German janitor who decided to take a peek in a box she had walked past a hundred times, discovered more than 170 ancient coins worth millions of euros.

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Germany’s upstart Pirate Party seems to be losing the wind from its sails – the latest political opinion poll suggests it is supported by just six percent of voters – down from nine percent a few weeks ago.

Germany dampens EU crisis summit hopes

Germany dampens EU crisis summit hopes

Germany on Wednesday poured cold water on hopes for a decisive breakthrough at an EU summit over the coming two days that has been dubbed the last chance to save the beleaguered euro.

Allotment gardeners told to prune racial quotas

Allotment gardeners told to prune racial quotas

A group of allotment owners in northern Germany have been told to turn over a new leaf after they set a limit on how many people with foreign roots should be allowed to join their garden community.

Raphael ‘copy’ unveiled as authentic artwork

Raphael ‘copy’ unveiled as authentic artwork

Frankfurt’s Städel Museum is preparing to display a work by Italian Renaissance master Raphael that was once considered a copy, but is now believed to be his authentic portrait of Pope Julius II.

TV firms agree to turn down volume on adverts

TV firms agree to turn down volume on adverts

German television viewers will no longer be blasted by loud adverts, now private broadcasters agreed to join state groups in turning down the volume of their adverts.

One in ten so stressed they grind their teeth

One in ten so stressed they grind their teeth

One in ten Germans grind their teeth – a phenomenon largely associated with stress – and the number of people affected seems to be increasing, according to the country’s dentists.

Marseille toss Dortmund out of Champions League

Marseille toss Dortmund out of Champions League

Borussia Dortmund failed to make the Champions League's knock-out round after French club Olympique Marseille sealed a dramatic 3-2 win on Tuesday night.