Juvenile alcohol abuse surges

Juvenile alcohol abuse surges

More German children and teenagers got dangerously drunk in 2008 than at any time in the past decade, leading to a surge in hospitalisations, the federal government’s drug commissioner announced Tuesday.

Pete Doherty arrested in Berlin

Pete Doherty arrested in Berlin

Give jobs to dry alcoholics, says charity

Give jobs to dry alcoholics, says charity

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Second brother dies after Indonesia booze night

Second brother dies after Indonesia booze night

‘Spiked whiskey’ kills teenage teacher

‘Spiked whiskey’ kills teenage teacher

Castle brewers defy beer makers death knell

Castle brewers defy beer makers death knell

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop

German booze cheapest in Western Europe

German booze cheapest in Western Europe

Oktoberfest beer price reaches heady heights

Oktoberfest beer price reaches heady heights

Tougher smoking ban worries bar owners

Tougher smoking ban worries bar owners

Brewers fear beer  war

Brewers fear beer war

Nine German stereotypes debunked

Nine German stereotypes debunked

Men claim nearly 80 percent of driving points

Men claim nearly 80 percent of driving points

States to toughen laws on drunken cycling

States to toughen laws on drunken cycling

Drunk hitches ride on high-speed ICE train

Drunk hitches ride on high-speed ICE train

German beer giants accused of price-fixing

German beer giants accused of price-fixing

Munich man rolled over by train survives

Munich man rolled over by train survives

Justice minister brushes off drink-driving offence

Justice minister brushes off drink-driving offence

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

Bigger vineyards ‘a threat’ to German wine

Bigger vineyards ‘a threat’ to German wine

Study: Germans gorge on more greens

Study: Germans gorge on more greens

Naked sauna rampage forces spa booze limit

Naked sauna rampage forces spa booze limit

Vintners harvest bumper ice wine crop

Vintners harvest bumper ice wine crop

Drunk but alert: students brew caffeine beer

Drunk but alert: students brew caffeine beer

Booze ban for Nuremberg station

Booze ban for Nuremberg station

Alcoholism ‘costs about 20 years of life’

Alcoholism ‘costs about 20 years of life’

More passed-out drunks at Oktoberfest 2012

More passed-out drunks at Oktoberfest 2012

French breathalyzer law to hit German drivers

French breathalyzer law to hit German drivers

Police rescue boozed-up man from grit bin

Police rescue boozed-up man from grit bin

Study: net replacing drugs as youth habit

Study: net replacing drugs as youth habit

Drunken Munich U-Bahn train driver busted

Drunken Munich U-Bahn train driver busted

50 trains damaged in Munich’s ‘farewell drink’

50 trains damaged in Munich’s ‘farewell drink’

Vodka laced with methanol sold by mistake

Vodka laced with methanol sold by mistake

One in five German children have alcoholic or drug-addict parents

One in five German children have alcoholic or drug-addict parents

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Karneval season kicks off at 11:11am

Busted by police, drunken ‘Yoda’ is

Busted by police, drunken ‘Yoda’ is

Beer inspectors allege Oktoberfest ‘Maß’ fraud

Beer inspectors allege Oktoberfest ‘Maß’ fraud

Drinks maker granted trademark for German f-word obscenity

Drinks maker granted trademark for German f-word obscenity

Giving beer a home in the Rhineland

Giving beer a home in the Rhineland

Cultivating the king of grapes

Cultivating the king of grapes

Conservative MP admits alcohol problem after car accident

Conservative MP admits alcohol problem after car accident

Greens’ campaign manager fired after drink-driving arrest

Greens’ campaign manager fired after drink-driving arrest

Insurance may have to pay if accident driver is drunk enough

Insurance may have to pay if accident driver is drunk enough

Hessian official wants alcohol ban during football matches

Hessian official wants alcohol ban during football matches

Toasting the renaissance of Germany’s oldest Sekt

Toasting the renaissance of Germany’s oldest Sekt

Beer purity law proposed as UN world cultural heritage

Beer purity law proposed as UN world cultural heritage

The best of Berlin’s 24-hour bars

The best of Berlin’s 24-hour bars

Every fifth German has a drinking problem

Every fifth German has a drinking problem

Sunny weather puts a head on flat beer industry figures

Sunny weather puts a head on flat beer industry figures

Teens warned of risks from ‘vodka tampon’ use

Teens warned of risks from ‘vodka tampon’ use

Partygoers mourn death of man behind Jägermeister success

Partygoers mourn death of man behind Jägermeister success

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Cologne residents weary of Karneval craziness

Firemen called to rescue beer

Firemen called to rescue beer

Experts call for stiffer penalties on drugged-up driving

Experts call for stiffer penalties on drugged-up driving

Bubbling over from success

Bubbling over from success

Ye olde mulled wine not for the young, drug commissioner warns

Ye olde mulled wine not for the young, drug commissioner warns

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

German states look to skip court OK on blood tests for drunk drivers

Small wine harvest to boost vintage’s price

Small wine harvest to boost vintage’s price

Police carry sleeping drunk driver to alcohol test

Police carry sleeping drunk driver to alcohol test

Binge drinking worse among girls

Binge drinking worse among girls

Rare grape harvest cancelled in Hamburg after thieves strip vines

Rare grape harvest cancelled in Hamburg after thieves strip vines

Getting through a smoke-free Oktoberfest

Getting through a smoke-free Oktoberfest

Böhse Onkelz singer jailed for hit-and-run accident on drugs

Böhse Onkelz singer jailed for hit-and-run accident on drugs

Beer mug brawling spikes at 200th anniversary Oktoberfest

Beer mug brawling spikes at 200th anniversary Oktoberfest

Munich breweries reap Oktoberfest PR bonanza

Munich breweries reap Oktoberfest PR bonanza

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

Neighbourhood beer proves better than a bake sale for charities

Neighbourhood beer proves better than a bake sale for charities

Barfing Oktoberfest drunks face taxi cleanup fees

Barfing Oktoberfest drunks face taxi cleanup fees

Booze and butts a human right, drug commissioner says

Booze and butts a human right, drug commissioner says

Another kind of Bavarian brew

Another kind of Bavarian brew

Drunk driving cases plummet after fines hiked

Drunk driving cases plummet after fines hiked

Behemoth wine barrel to be tapped after 400 years

Behemoth wine barrel to be tapped after 400 years

Brewer banishes Bud to crown Hasseröder official World Cup beer

Brewer banishes Bud to crown Hasseröder official World Cup beer

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Germans smoking less, but still drinking copiously

Germans smoking less, but still drinking copiously

German Media Roundup: Has Käßmann redeemed herself?

German Media Roundup: Has Käßmann redeemed herself?

Church leader Käßmann resigns for driving drunk

Church leader Käßmann resigns for driving drunk

Top Protestant bishop caught driving drunk

Top Protestant bishop caught driving drunk

Baden-Württemberg to ban nighttime alcohol sales

Baden-Württemberg to ban nighttime alcohol sales

Munich S-Bahn victim may have thrown the first punch

Munich S-Bahn victim may have thrown the first punch

Bahn CEO intervenes after railway gives teen wine as redress

Bahn CEO intervenes after railway gives teen wine as redress

Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

Rhineland suffers spate of naked and drunk train passengers

Booze-related violence on the rise among youths

Booze-related violence on the rise among youths

Beer consumption hits 20-year low

Beer consumption hits 20-year low

‘Gas explosion’ caused by man’s buttocks

‘Gas explosion’ caused by man’s buttocks

The best of Berlin in November

The best of Berlin in November

Butt-flashing boozer dragged 200 metres while stuck to train

Butt-flashing boozer dragged 200 metres while stuck to train

Seven-year-old boy found on sidewalk with alcohol poisoning

Seven-year-old boy found on sidewalk with alcohol poisoning

Drunk woman run over by train survives tucked between tracks

Drunk woman run over by train survives tucked between tracks

Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test

Drunk bicyclist fined after asking police for alcohol test

Deutsche Bahn considers alcohol ban on trains

Deutsche Bahn considers alcohol ban on trains

Islamist suspects detained amid tightened Oktoberfest security

Islamist suspects detained amid tightened Oktoberfest security

Plans to censor Oktoberfest debauchery spark press protest

Plans to censor Oktoberfest debauchery spark press protest

Court says drivers responsible for dodging Oktoberfest drunks

Court says drivers responsible for dodging Oktoberfest drunks

Runway eludes drunk German pilot

Runway eludes drunk German pilot

World Cocktail Championship shakes up Berlin

World Cocktail Championship shakes up Berlin

Drunk in wheelchair leads police on high-speed chase

Drunk in wheelchair leads police on high-speed chase

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

Man dies after headfirst jump into disco pool with glass shards

Man dies after headfirst jump into disco pool with glass shards

Teens set fire to sleeping drunk

Teens set fire to sleeping drunk

Drug commissioner urges binge drinking prevention course

Drug commissioner urges binge drinking prevention course

Police target FC St. Pauli fans in ‘unacceptable’ pub raid

Police target FC St. Pauli fans in ‘unacceptable’ pub raid

Drunk badger blocks traffic

Drunk badger blocks traffic

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Heidelberg pushes nighttime booze ban to curb youth drinking

Heidelberg pushes nighttime booze ban to curb youth drinking

Oktoberfest beer Maß prices bubble over

Oktoberfest beer Maß prices bubble over

Man run over by two trains escapes with scrapes and bruises

Man run over by two trains escapes with scrapes and bruises

Drunk Ukrainian politician detained at Frankfurt airport

Drunk Ukrainian politician detained at Frankfurt airport

Home brewers could save Germany’s sacred beer tradition

Home brewers could save Germany’s sacred beer tradition

Recession making German beer cheaper

Recession making German beer cheaper

Drunk policewoman kills man in hit-and-run

Drunk policewoman kills man in hit-and-run

Two teens declared dead after boozy Turkish class trip

Two teens declared dead after boozy Turkish class trip

Gas stations to ban spirits to fight youth binge drinking

Gas stations to ban spirits to fight youth binge drinking

Bavarian brewers strike

Bavarian brewers strike

Police chief attacks Karneval booze frenzy

Police chief attacks Karneval booze frenzy

No second beer please, we’re German

No second beer please, we’re German

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Drunk British soldier takes tank joyride

Drunk British soldier takes tank joyride

Booze gets Karneval off to a violent start

Booze gets Karneval off to a violent start

Bartender faces jail for boy’s booze death

Bartender faces jail for boy’s booze death

Drunk switches dead passenger to driver side

Drunk switches dead passenger to driver side

Despite financial crisis, carnival lovers to party on

Despite financial crisis, carnival lovers to party on

Police tend bar for hammered waitress

Police tend bar for hammered waitress

Group wants Oktoberfest named ‘intangible’ UNESCO site

Group wants Oktoberfest named ‘intangible’ UNESCO site

Turkish Karneval club wants to ‘civilise’ Cologne tradition

Turkish Karneval club wants to ‘civilise’ Cologne tradition

Drinking buddies save 220-kilo man stranded for a week on floor

Drinking buddies save 220-kilo man stranded for a week on floor

Dead Polish man found in back seat by border police

Dead Polish man found in back seat by border police

Drunk man killed on highway after police let him go

Drunk man killed on highway after police let him go

The best of Berlin in December

The best of Berlin in December

Berlin bans public drinking around Alexanderplatz

Berlin bans public drinking around Alexanderplatz

Disgusting beer coasters to discourage teen binging

Disgusting beer coasters to discourage teen binging

German drunk driver dodges suspension with Polish license

German drunk driver dodges suspension with Polish license

Berlin cops want parents to pay for drunk teen transport

Berlin cops want parents to pay for drunk teen transport

Cops find drunk German with record alcohol level

Cops find drunk German with record alcohol level

German troops in Afghanistan drink copious amounts of booze

German troops in Afghanistan drink copious amounts of booze

Germany wants warning labels for pregnant women on beer

Germany wants warning labels for pregnant women on beer

Beer sales on the rise

Beer sales on the rise

Drunk fined €2,400 for swiping sausage in Cologne

Drunk fined €2,400 for swiping sausage in Cologne

Drunk truck driver stops at police station for directions

Drunk truck driver stops at police station for directions

Red Cross preps for swarms of Italians at Oktoberfest

Red Cross preps for swarms of Italians at Oktoberfest

Bätzing wants undercover teens to bust alcohol violators

Bätzing wants undercover teens to bust alcohol violators

Alcoholic dies trying to rappel from fifth-floor forced detox

Alcoholic dies trying to rappel from fifth-floor forced detox

Smokers to enjoy final Oktoberfest before ban

Smokers to enjoy final Oktoberfest before ban

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Adolescent alcohol abuse growing in Berlin

Adolescent alcohol abuse growing in Berlin

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Boy stands trial for flooding arena with beer

Boy stands trial for flooding arena with beer

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World takes to German wine

German scientists discover hard-drinking tree shrew

German scientists discover hard-drinking tree shrew

Energy drinks and alcohol seen as risky

Energy drinks and alcohol seen as risky