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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.