Here are the most important points from the evening:
-German exit polls: CDU/CSU 36pc, SPD 27.5pc, Greens 10.5pc, FDP 3pc, Left Party 7.5pc, AfD 6.5pc
-Germany's new eurosceptic party predicted to win six seats in their first EU election.
-Liberal vote continues to collapse
-Centre-left SPD party gains around six percent on last EU elections in 2009
-Chancellor Angela Merkel's party comfortably wins largest share of vote, but down on last election due to poor showing from Bavaria's CSU
-Early indications show voter turnout higher in Germany than the last EU election in 2009
-Several fringe parties, including neo-Nazi party set to win a seat each