Klaus Störtebeker: Infamous German pirate and ‘Robin Hood’ of the high seas

Klaus Störtebeker: Infamous German pirate and ‘Robin Hood’ of the high seas

The North and Baltic Seas may not be well known for pirates. Yet hundreds of years ago it was a different story. Few of its pirates were both as feared and revered as Klaus Störtebeker.

Seven firefighters injured in ‘Pirates of Batavia’ blaze

Seven firefighters injured in ‘Pirates of Batavia’ blaze

Murder-suicide suspected as Berlin politician found dead

Murder-suicide suspected as Berlin politician found dead

German sailor shot dead by pirates in the Caribbean

German sailor shot dead by pirates in the Caribbean

My Berlin ‘safe haven’ after 977 days’ captivity

My Berlin ‘safe haven’ after 977 days’ captivity

German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

Pirates crash protest drone at Merkel rally

Pirates crash protest drone at Merkel rally

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Spying scandal turns Pirates’ fortunes

Pirate Party declare election-year attack

Pirate Party declare election-year attack

Pirates release German tanker off West Africa

Pirates release German tanker off West Africa

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Merkel’s partners reach key five percent support

Pirates face 200 motions at party conference

Pirates face 200 motions at party conference

Pirate regrets ‘growing as fast as Nazis’ comment

Pirate regrets ‘growing as fast as Nazis’ comment

Greens not ruling out coalition with Pirates

Greens not ruling out coalition with Pirates

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirates say ‘Arrgh’ as support dwindles

Pirate leader says Twitter bitching divisive

Pirate leader says Twitter bitching divisive

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Survey shows Pirates sailing full speed ahead

Germany takes over EU anti-pirate mission

Germany takes over EU anti-pirate mission

Ships turn to private security to fight pirates

Ships turn to private security to fight pirates

Pirates allegedly shoot seaman on hijacked German ship

Pirates allegedly shoot seaman on hijacked German ship

Two sailors from hijacked German ship found in lifeboat

Two sailors from hijacked German ship found in lifeboat

Pirates who tried to capture MS Taipan to face justice this week

Pirates who tried to capture MS Taipan to face justice this week

Pirates hijack tanker with German captain

Pirates hijack tanker with German captain

German warship thwarts Somali pirates

German warship thwarts Somali pirates

US Marines rescue German ship from pirates

US Marines rescue German ship from pirates

Court agrees to German trial for Somali pirates

Court agrees to German trial for Somali pirates

Bundeswehr ship thwarts Somalian pirates

Bundeswehr ship thwarts Somalian pirates

Captured freighter captain may sue employers

Captured freighter captain may sue employers

Jung calls for army to tackle pirates

Jung calls for army to tackle pirates

German hostages taken to Somali mainland

German hostages taken to Somali mainland

Somali hijackers release German ship for ransom

Somali hijackers release German ship for ransom

Formerly kidnapped German ‘mad’ for returning to Somalia

Formerly kidnapped German ‘mad’ for returning to Somalia

SPD rejects amendment for military’s anti-piracy ops

SPD rejects amendment for military’s anti-piracy ops

Pirates hijack another German cargo ship

Pirates hijack another German cargo ship

Somali pirates keep German ship as elite force is withdrawn

Somali pirates keep German ship as elite force is withdrawn

Bureaucracy thwarts commando mission

Bureaucracy thwarts commando mission

Somali pirates capture another German ship

Somali pirates capture another German ship

German freighter saves 75 from sinking ship

German freighter saves 75 from sinking ship

Berlin hands pirates over to Kenya for trial

Berlin hands pirates over to Kenya for trial

Another German freight ship hijacked by Somalian pirates

Another German freight ship hijacked by Somalian pirates

Germany files charges in latest Somali pirate case

Germany files charges in latest Somali pirate case

German navy captures seven pirates

German navy captures seven pirates

Pirates free hijacked German tanker

Pirates free hijacked German tanker

German navy captures pirates off Somalia

German navy captures pirates off Somalia

Pirates demand $6 million for German liquid gas tanker

Pirates demand $6 million for German liquid gas tanker

Somali pirates seize German tanker

Somali pirates seize German tanker

German warship foils pirate attack on vessel

German warship foils pirate attack on vessel

Steinmeier tells ships worried about pirates to fly German flag

Steinmeier tells ships worried about pirates to fly German flag

Germany backs EU mission to fight pirates

Germany backs EU mission to fight pirates

Ship’s captain asks guests disembark to avoid pirates

Ship’s captain asks guests disembark to avoid pirates

German navy saves cruise ship from pirates

German navy saves cruise ship from pirates

Navy chopper fishes pirate victims out of sea

Navy chopper fishes pirate victims out of sea

Steinmeier strengthens calls for action against pirates

Steinmeier strengthens calls for action against pirates

Steinmeier wants Germany to fight pirates

Steinmeier wants Germany to fight pirates

Jung says Somalian pirates should face trial in Germany

Jung says Somalian pirates should face trial in Germany

German cargo ship reportedly hijacked off Somali coast

German cargo ship reportedly hijacked off Somali coast

German couple kidnapped by pirates beg for medical help

German couple kidnapped by pirates beg for medical help

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Pirates free German freighter after 41 days

Pirates capture German-French family near Somalia

Pirates capture German-French family near Somalia

German Navy scares off Somali pirates

German Navy scares off Somali pirates

The Local’s top five politics stories of 2011

The Local’s top five politics stories of 2011

Somali pirates extradited to Germany

Somali pirates extradited to Germany

Dutch rescue German ship from pirates

Dutch rescue German ship from pirates

German military kills suspected pirate near Somalian coast

German military kills suspected pirate near Somalian coast

German ship freed by Somali pirates

German ship freed by Somali pirates

German shippers’ pirate problems persist

German shippers’ pirate problems persist

German cargo ship released by Somali pirates

German cargo ship released by Somali pirates