Last orders drunk in a quarter of German pubs

Last orders drunk in a quarter of German pubs

One in four of Germany’s pubs has closed over the last decade, with some regions losing nearly half of their guest houses, according to figures released this weekend by the federal statistics office.

Israel bans Günter Grass over poem

Israel bans Günter Grass over poem

German writer and Nobel laureate Günter Grass has effectively been banned from Israel after a poem he published accused the country of endangering world peace sparked a global firestorm of criticism and counter-criticism.

Gomez goals keep Bayern’s hopes alive

Gomez goals keep Bayern’s hopes alive

Bayern Munich thanked a Mario Gomez brace as they stayed in the Bundesliga title hunt with a 2-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday, but the Bavarians still trail Dortmund by three points after the table-toppers won 3-1 at Wolfsburg.

Merkel’s party ‘not attracting women’

Merkel’s party ‘not attracting women’

Despite being led by Germany’s first woman chancellor Angela Merkel, her Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has a problem attracting female voters, according to one of its regional leaders.

Filmstar: Berlin not safe for a Ferrari

Filmstar: Berlin not safe for a Ferrari

German filmstar Daniel Brühl, a well-known resident of Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg district, is too scared of local auto arsonists to buy himself a Ferrari.

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

As children across Germany search homes and gardens for eggs left by the Easter Bunny, parents preparing to them the truth should think twice – a psychologist said this week that kids benefit from believing in fantasies.