Lucky escape as fairground ride falls apart

Lucky escape as fairground ride falls apart

Two German schoolgirls had a narrow escape at the weekend when the fairground ride gondola they were in broke off the main structure and skidded along the ground.

Stamp costs rise to ‘keep delivering quality’

Stamp costs rise to ‘keep delivering quality’

The cost of posting a letter in Germany is set to rise for the first time in 15 years – by three cents to 58 cents – to maintain standards, Deutsche Post chief Frank Appel said on Saturday.

Elderly German hiker freezes to death in Alps

Elderly German hiker freezes to death in Alps

A 73-year-old German man died of hypothermia after being caught out by unexpected heavy snow in the Austrian Alps with a fellow retiree who survived, police said on Saturday.

Czechs bury WWII revenge attack victims

Czechs bury WWII revenge attack victims

The bodies of 12 German farmers killed by vengeful Czechs after World War II were laid to rest on Saturday in a move seen as a step towards soothing Czech-German relations on the matter.

Minister: I’ll fight attempt to show anti-Islam film

Minister: I’ll fight attempt to show anti-Islam film

An anti-Islam far-right group wants to stage a Berlin screening of the provocative anti-Islamic film that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world, a report said.

Kissinger visit fails to boost Fürth’s fortunes

Kissinger visit fails to boost Fürth’s fortunes

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said on Saturday he hoped Gruether Fürth win this season's Bundesliga title after returning to his Franconian hometown to watch his football team play.