Kiel handballers triumph in Champions League

Kiel handballers triumph in Champions League

What the Germans failed to achieve in football was won by the country’s handball stars when THW Kiel won the Champions League final in a dramatic game against Spain.

The thighs have it: stair climbing champ prevails

The thighs have it: stair climbing champ prevails

A German man has shown he has the toughest thighs in the world – by winning a stair climbing contest for the seventh time – after having completed the same feat in the Empire State Building in New York.

Gauck to tread delicate line in Middle East

Gauck to tread delicate line in Middle East

German President Joachim Gauck will be expected to discuss rising anti-Semitism and Günter Grass’ controversial poem when he visits Israel on Monday, the country’s new ambassador to Berlin said.

Goths gather in the sun at Leipzig festival

Goths gather in the sun at Leipzig festival

Goths from around the world came out into the sun in Leipzig over the weekend, peppering the town with a bit of black during the hot weekend, as costumed followers met for the 20th annual "Wave Goth" festival.

Berlin carnival parade draws 700,000

Berlin carnival parade draws 700,000

Some 700,000 visitors watched on Sunday as a glorious parade of feathered dancers and drummers took to Berlin’s streets in the 17th annual Carnival of Cultures’ parade.

Red Square plane pilot ‘would not do it again’

Red Square plane pilot ‘would not do it again’

Mikhail Gorbachev controlled the Kremlin, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Helmut Kohl had recently been elected to a second term when a teenage amateur pilot from Hamburg landed a Cessna near Red Square.