German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is still holding out hope that Britain will join the new European fiscal union - which so far comprises 23 of the 27 European Union member states.
A new survey has given Germans the chance to vent over road works where nothing seems to be going on and other problems in the country's transport system.
Cologne police were faced with a slithery problem on Saturday, after 100 snakes, 70 tortoises and 20 brightly-coloured frogs were found in a hotel room.
Two thousand Munich residents will bid farewell to their right to drink alcohol on the S-Bahn on Saturday as they hop aboard for one last train party.
Time is fast running out for a deal at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, the German environment minister warned on Saturday as the conference went deep into an unscheduled 13th day.
Apple said Friday it would immediately appeal a German court ruling in favour of rival Motorola in a patent dispute that could see Apple's sales company prevented from selling iPhones and iPads in Germany.