Easter was colder than Christmas in many parts of Germany, as temperatures stuck firmly in the single figures and many woke up to a dusting of snow.
The first baby elephant to be born at Leipzig zoo in a decade died on Monday morning shortly after the birth.
Veteran striker Raul fuelled Schalke 04's ambition of reaching next season's Champions League, with a brace in Sunday's 3-0 win over Hanover.
Thousands took to the streets of Germany for traditional Easter marches against war over the weekend. On Saturday alone there were peaceful protests in more than 75 towns and cities.
Four people were killed in a car crash on Sunday evening in Rhineland-Palatinate after their vehicle smashed into trees. Among the dead are a woman and her 10-year-old son.
Albrecht Dürer's Renaissance masterpiece the "Young Hare" is a ubiquitous favourite in Germany at Easter and was the model for the first chocolate bunnies. But what makes the furry fellow so fascinating, 500 years on?