The week began with the incredible discovery of a huge collection of modernist masterpieces had been uncovered in a Munich apartment two years ago.
The paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse and Chagall are estimated to be worth about €1 billion according to news magazine Focus. They are believed to have been looted by the Nazis.
Sebastian Vettel, who already had his fourth F1 World Championship in the bag, won his seventh consecutive Grand Prix on Sunday, equalling racing legend Michael Schumacher on that measure, and taking another step towards his own legend status.
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A 13-year-old girl and her Shetland pony were stuck in a swamp for much of the day. Eventually a search team tracked the pair down and dragged them from the chest-high mud.
Another animal given a helping hand – or in this case, a bionic leg – was Schildi the tortoise. He has been fitted with a Lego wheel to get him moving again after losing a leg to an unknown accident.
On Tuesday it was revealed that the British Embassy in Berlin includes a spy centre – the latest revelation in the seemingly endless international spying scandal.
And on a lighter note, Germany fared unsurprisingly well in the world beard-growing championships near Stuttgart. Click on the gallery to see a couple of our favourite entries.