What’s on in Germany:  May 31 – June 6

What’s on in Germany: May 31 – June 6

This Week's Highlights: Football photography in Berlin, Japan Day in Düsseldorf, and English theatre in Munich.

Bayern’s Alaba brushes off English insult

Bayern’s Alaba brushes off English insult

A black Bayern Munich player who was born in Vienna and is a regular in the Austrian national team managed to keep his cool when a politician assumed he was not a German-speaker and spoke to him in English.

I’ve been to the future and it really aches

I’ve been to the future and it really aches

A Berlin hospital has found a novel way to give medical students a taste of life at 75. A suit which stiffens the joints, distorts the vision and makes everything difficult to do. James Gheerbrant climbed inside it to seek the wisdom of ages.

Germany – no talk of military action in Syria

Germany – no talk of military action in Syria

Germany sees no grounds to speculate on military options in Syria a foreign ministry spokesman said Wednesday, a day after France's president said he would not rule out the use of force.

Newly discovered frog turns fingers yellow

Newly discovered frog turns fingers yellow

Scientists from Frankfurt have discovered a new species of frog which leaves anyone who touches it with yellow fingers.

Hospitals ‘operating too often to make a profit’

Hospitals ‘operating too often to make a profit’

People in Germany are having medical operations they don’t need – as hospitals perform expensive interventions to boost their incomes, health insurers say.

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Tracking tags mooted for football hooligans

Germany’s interior minister provoked fury by calling on Wednesday for notorious football hooligans to be forced to wear electronic ankle tags so police can keep track of them and stop them going to matches.

Online retailer: If the shoe fits, please keep it

Online retailer: If the shoe fits, please keep it

German-based online retailer Zalando is dealing with a huge number of returned goods, with four out of five shoe sales being sent back – and 65 percent of women’s jeans rejected – putting stress on the company’s bottom line.

Berlin bans Hells Angels, raid details leaked

Berlin bans Hells Angels, raid details leaked

More than 500 police officers raided the Berlin city’s Hells Angels chapter early on Wednesday morning – in a hurried operation after police sources tipped off the gang.

Neo-Nazi supporter suspects released

Neo-Nazi supporter suspects released

Germany's federal prosecutor on Tuesday said it had released two suspects arrested in connection with a string of immigrant murders blamed on a neo-Nazi gang.

Wannabe serial killer attacked men ‘for kicks’

Wannabe serial killer attacked men ‘for kicks’

Berlin police say they have caught a wannabe serial killer who drugged and robbed men for kicks – leaving one strangled to death in the sex-room of a gay bar.