The leader of the ailing junior coalition partners the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) put on a brave show at the party conference on Saturday, putting his group forward as Germany’s only real freedom fighters.
The red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg castle in Baden-Wüttemberg form Germany's most popular site-seeing destination for foreign tourists, according to a study by the National Tourism Board (DZT).
Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa is planning drastic cuts in a bid to increase its annual yield from passenger flights by 900 million Euros, confirmed a spokesman on Saturday.
German and French plans to reclaim control of their borders have been condemned by German politicians as "right-wing populist rhetoric". The move comes ahead of Sunday's first round vote in the French Presidential elections, in which President Nicolas Sarkozy has been trailing in the polls.
The Pirate Party are under mounting pressure to act decisively against right-wing extremism in their ranks after failing to sufficiently distance themselves from anti-Semitic sentiments among their members this week.
German Nobel prize-winning author Gunter Grass left hospital on Friday after undergoing a long-planned medical examination, a spokesman said, downplaying the seriousness of his condition. Grass was admitted on Monday with heart problems.