Cologne’s zoo director had to shoot rather than tranquilise the tiger which had attacked his keeper in order to reach her and try to save her life, another zoo director said on Monday.
Thousands of spectators flocked to the German the ox-racing championships this weekend, where competitors slip into lederhosen and onto a charging bullock.
Spanish solar energy group Isofoton said Monday it had bid for bankrupt German solar cell maker Q-Cells, despite weekend news that it been bought by South Korean Hanwha Group.
A Swiss banker suspected of selling information on tax dodgers to the German authorities has been arrested in Zurich, and fired from his job.
The Environment Minister dismissed warnings from power giants Vattenfall and RWE on Monday that electricity prices would increase by a third by 2020, as dubious.
Thousands gathered in Rostock at the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s worst xenophobic attack since the war. The Local’s media roundup shows how the president failed to impress by sticking to the past.
The Hamburg Schanzen quarter street festival ended in violence at the weekend – but the fighting seemed to be between “tourist hooligans” and locals who wanted to keep things civilised. One man was stabbed trying to put out a fire.
A German crane driver unloading a freight train on Sunday morning got a shock when she found a very hungover man among the goods. He had climbed on board some 175 kilometres away and nodded off.
Champions League side Schalke were held to a 2-2 draw at Hannover on Sunday as the season got off to a tight start.