Bavarian police made an unusual rescue early Sunday morning when they freed a drunken 20-something from a grit bin. He had climbed in to shelter from the rain and got locked inside, it was reported on Sunday.
Germany's media on Sunday celebrated the team's 1-0 victory over Portugal, hailing goal-scorer Mario Gomez for getting the team off to winning ways, but coach Joachim Löw is still pushing for a stronger performance.
Seal sanctuaries along Germany's northern coastline have started taking in and caring for abandoned or orphaned pups – the first of the season arrived at the end of May, and more are expected.
Two men and two women were killed on Saturday when their rented helicopter crashed into trees in southern Bavaria and burst into flames. There were no survivors.
Politicians failed to calm the situation in a German village where people have attacked the building housing two sex offenders, and held repeated protests – attracting neo-Nazis calling for the death penalty.
A second-half header from striker Mario Gomez may have been enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Portugal on Saturday in their opening Euro 2012 match, but coach Joachim Löw said he was still tense about their upcoming games.