Hamburg Pride parade attracts 300,000

Hamburg Pride parade attracts 300,000

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.

Athlete fights for silver; swimmers sink

Athlete fights for silver; swimmers sink

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.

Town pigeon numbers hit hard by renovation

Town pigeon numbers hit hard by renovation

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.

Five million shopped at Schlecker in final month

Five million shopped at Schlecker in final month

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.

Five including teen pilot die in plane crashes

Five including teen pilot die in plane crashes

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.

Bus drivers, locals spoil neo-Nazi day out

Bus drivers, locals spoil neo-Nazi day out

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.