German Vice-Chancellor Philipp Rösler is campaigning to save the Catholic orphanage in Vietnam where he spent nine months of his childhood before being adopted by German parents.
Beating the crowds at Oktoberfest often means reserving a table – but as it gets tougher to find a place to park one’s Bierstein, scalpers are sensing opportunity. Tent landlords are now cracking down on the black market for table reservations.
The Catholic Church in Germany is urging its followers to put their money where their faith is. Under a new rule, anyone who doesn’t pay church tax will no longer be considered a member of the flock.
The number of children living on the basic welfare payments known as Hartz IV may be shrinking, but latest figures from the Federal Employment Agency (BA) show that one in seven German children is still dependent on those benefits.
Two German truck drivers could be in trouble after they drove for 60 kilometres despite knowing that gallons of concentrated apple juice was seeping from their vehicle, police said on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Music Night in Cologne, a jazz festival in Leipzig, and the Bavarian Agricultural Festival celebrates a jubilee.
A federal court in Karlsruhe ruled on Thursday that German postal service Deutsche Post must deliver un-addressed far-right newsletters, saying that the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party enjoyed the same rights as other parties.
Church staff in Dresden, eastern Germany were faced with a €300,000 monthly phone bill after a thief stole one of the parish smartphones and used it to surf the internet and call people all over the world, police said on Wednesday.
Current and former Hewlett Packard employees have been indicted in Germany as part of a nearly three-year probe into bribes paid for a multimillion-euro Russian contract, the US firm said.
Bayern Munich produced a dominant performance on Wednesday in their Champions League opener to beat Spanish opponents Valencia 2-1 in a repeat of the 2001 Champions League final.
German national railway company Deutsche Bahn on Wednesday awarded its first ever train supply contract to a Polish manufacturer, which is set to be worth upwards of a billion euros.