Bavarians build church out of snow

Bavarians build church out of snow

Bavarians in a small village have almost finished their one-of-a-kind winter project: A Catholic church built entirely out of snow.

Thousands missing over the holidays

Thousands missing over the holidays

More than 5,000 people – and nearly 2,000 children – are registered with authorities as missing nationwide, according to statistics released on Monday.

Customs officers try to block Polish fireworks

Customs officers try to block Polish fireworks

As New Year’s celebrations approach, German customs officials are stepping up border inspections, hoping to stem the tide of powerful, but often illegal, Polish fireworks.

Most Germans don’t want president to resign

Most Germans don’t want president to resign

Most Germans do not want President Christian Wulff to resign despite the continuing scandal over his business dealings, although roughly half have lost confidence in the head of state, according to a new poll.

House explodes while family on holiday

House explodes while family on holiday

A family from North Rhine-Westphalia will come home from their Christmas holiday to find their house exploded while they were away, leaving nothing but a big pile of rubble.

Despite crisis, Germany benefits from euro

Despite crisis, Germany benefits from euro

Ten years after the introduction of the euro, and in the midst of its biggest crisis to date, the AFP’s Celine Le Prioux says there are many reasons Europe’s biggest economy has benefited from the single currency.