Around 20,000 people marched through the centre of Germany's financial capital Frankfurt on Saturday, police said. They were protesting against European austerity programmes.
Quick-witted locals living near the small German town of Coesfeld saved three young people whose car smashed into their courtyard entrance and caught fire.
As Greece prepared itself for new parliamentary elections, the sense of crisis was exacerbated by confusion over whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel had suggested a Greek referendum on keeping the euro.
Founder of radical environmental group Sea Shepherd Paul Watson has been told he can leave German custody on €250,000 bail – but cannot leave the country until a judge has assessed a possible extradition request.
Some 800,000 metalworkers in the south-western German state of Baden-Württemberg won a 4.3 percent pay rise after marathon negotiations, their union IG Metall said on Saturday.