At least 120,000 gay and lesbian Hamburgers flocked to the Christopher Street Day parade on Saturday, with hundreds of thousands more taking part in the three-day pride festival.
German heptathlete Lilli Schwarzkopf won a silver medal on Saturday – after being wrongly disqualified and then reinstated. “That is a British sense of humour I will never understand,” she said.
The number of town pigeons in Germany’s towns and cities has fallen dramatically over the past decade, with the Berlin population down by two thirds from its 2001 level.
More than five million people went shopping at drugstore chain Schlecker in July - to take advantage of its closing down sale as the national chain hit bankruptcy and shut up shop.
A teenage glider pilot died on Saturday after crashing into a house in Lower Saxony. Four more people died on Sunday when their single-engine plane crashed and caught on fire in Bavaria.
Neo-Nazis planning to march through the town of Bad Nenndorf had to set off on foot earlier than expected, after demonstrators blocked their train – and at least one driver of the replacement bus service refused to take them.