‘Abwrackprämie’ named word of the year

‘Abwrackprämie’ named word of the year

The Society for German Language (GfdS) on Friday crowned Abwrackprämie, or “wrecking premium,” the most important German word of 2009.

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

Westerwelle promises more domestic time

German holidaymakers take top spot in tipping

German holidaymakers take top spot in tipping

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Cardinal: Women should stay at home and breed

Fewer flats free in Germany

Fewer flats free in Germany

Intimate Bryan Adams photos ‘exposed’

Intimate Bryan Adams photos ‘exposed’

Court: internet users must pay TV fee

Court: internet users must pay TV fee

Climbing legends in the Dahner Felsenland

Climbing legends in the Dahner Felsenland

Fake census forms probe drug consumption and penis size

Fake census forms probe drug consumption and penis size

Germany desperate to break Italian curse

Germany desperate to break Italian curse

Dentists accept emergencies only as insurance budgets run out

Dentists accept emergencies only as insurance budgets run out

Nearly half of Germans say nuclear power stations should run longer

Nearly half of Germans say nuclear power stations should run longer

Cologne considered evacuation near metro

Cologne considered evacuation near metro

Organised crime may have caused Cologne archive collapse

Organised crime may have caused Cologne archive collapse

Germany grapples with relentless winter weather

Germany grapples with relentless winter weather

When the Maharaja came to town

When the Maharaja came to town

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

US holiday Halloween casts a spell over German youth

German students favour America for study abroad

German students favour America for study abroad

Weather system ‘Wolfgang’ bringing stormy end to week

Weather system ‘Wolfgang’ bringing stormy end to week

Germans stop working for the taxman

Germans stop working for the taxman

Kindergarten strikes continue after failed wage talks

Kindergarten strikes continue after failed wage talks

Day care workers broaden strike

Day care workers broaden strike

Bavarian tops list of best loved German dialects

Bavarian tops list of best loved German dialects

No double jeopardy for German doc who killed UK patient

No double jeopardy for German doc who killed UK patient

Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Creationists taking on evolution in Germany

Say brother, can you spare a billion?

Say brother, can you spare a billion?

Introducing…Heidi Klum

Introducing…Heidi Klum

Opel plant workers to rally in hopes of saving their jobs

Opel plant workers to rally in hopes of saving their jobs

GM not planning to close Opel plants yet

GM not planning to close Opel plants yet

GM reportedly considering axeing three Opel factories in Europe

GM reportedly considering axeing three Opel factories in Europe