A novel way to deliver Christmas presents backfired on Friday night, when a man called the police after having a bin bag flung onto his balcony.
A drunken neo-Nazi in the central German town of Kassel fell foul of Germany's law forbidding the Nazi salute this week.
The chances of Germany seeing a few flakes of snow on Christmas Day dwindled to almost zero on Saturday, when the German weather service (DWD) forecast mild weather fronts across the country.
In his annual Christmas address, to be aired Sunday evening, German President Christian Wulff did not mention the loan scandal that has dogged him throughout December, instead highlighting racism and political extremism.
A young man was apparently shot and stabbed by his girlfriend's uncle following a family argument on Friday afternoon in the southern German town of Heilbronn.
German energy giant RWE has put its assets in Egypt up for sale in a bid to raise about one billion dollars to counter Germany's impending nuclear power shutdown.