Why on earth do Germans call New Year’s Eve Silvester?

Why on earth do Germans call New Year’s Eve Silvester?

Why do Germans call New Year's Eve Silvester? And what's with all the mustard-filled doughnuts, firecrackers, and melted lead? The Local has the lowdown.

Northern Germany battles winter chaos

Northern Germany battles winter chaos

Icy roads cause series of accidents

Icy roads cause series of accidents

Five dead in Christmas Day fire

Five dead in Christmas Day fire

What’s on in Germany: December 24-January 6

What’s on in Germany: December 24-January 6

Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing

Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing

Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150

Snack bar sells gold-covered schnitzel for €150

What’s on in Germany: December 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: December 17 – 23

Severed pig’s ear sent to Muslim organisation

Severed pig’s ear sent to Muslim organisation

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules

Deep freeze extends icy grip on Germany

Deep freeze extends icy grip on Germany

Retiree makes emergency call for more toilet paper

Retiree makes emergency call for more toilet paper

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

Students protest uni reform meeting

Students protest uni reform meeting

Winter weather weekend on the way

Winter weather weekend on the way

What’s on in Germany: December 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: December 10 – 16

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations

Archaeologists uncover evidence of ancient cannibal rituals

Archaeologists uncover evidence of ancient cannibal rituals

The Best of the Rhineland in December

The Best of the Rhineland in December

Opel to cut more than 8,000 jobs, still needs €3.3 billion

Opel to cut more than 8,000 jobs, still needs €3.3 billion

Warmer, damper weather to replace chill of last few days

Warmer, damper weather to replace chill of last few days

What’s on in Germany: December 3 – 9

What’s on in Germany: December 3 – 9

Lidl to offer deep discounts on Deutsche Bahn tickets

Lidl to offer deep discounts on Deutsche Bahn tickets

Police ram bike to nab fugitive from Aachen

Police ram bike to nab fugitive from Aachen

Wintry weather on the way

Wintry weather on the way

Guard accused of helping with prison breakout

Guard accused of helping with prison breakout

No winter weather in sight as Christmas markets open

No winter weather in sight as Christmas markets open

Two dangerous criminals escape Aachen prison

Two dangerous criminals escape Aachen prison

GM to keep all German Opel plants open

GM to keep all German Opel plants open

Merkel expects ‘thank you’ as GM repays loans

Merkel expects ‘thank you’ as GM repays loans

Bonn bank manager plays Robin Hood for overdrawn customers

Bonn bank manager plays Robin Hood for overdrawn customers

British troops to leave Germany under Tories

British troops to leave Germany under Tories

What’s on in Germany: November 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: November 19 – 25

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

Podolski brace saves draw for Germany on emotional Enke night

Podolski brace saves draw for Germany on emotional Enke night

Chelsea teammates Ballack and Drogba to miss friendly

Chelsea teammates Ballack and Drogba to miss friendly

Dennis Rodman arrested after failing to pay for boozy party

Dennis Rodman arrested after failing to pay for boozy party

Brüderle’s refusal to help Opel angers state premiers

Brüderle’s refusal to help Opel angers state premiers

New programme teaches Turkish imams to lead prayer in German

New programme teaches Turkish imams to lead prayer in German

What’s on in Germany: November 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: November 12 – 18

Weekend Wanderlust: From water to wine in the Rhineland’s beautiful Boppard

Weekend Wanderlust: From water to wine in the Rhineland’s beautiful Boppard

8 unmissable events across Germany in June 2018
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8 unmissable events across Germany in June 2018

Five acts you simply can’t miss at this year’s Düsseldorf Festival

Five acts you simply can’t miss at this year’s Düsseldorf Festival

10 words and phrases that’ll make you sound local in the Rhineland

10 words and phrases that’ll make you sound local in the Rhineland

Rhineland women on Turkey’s most wanted list

Rhineland women on Turkey’s most wanted list

Public urinator sprays man with tear gas

Public urinator sprays man with tear gas

‘What? No Becks?’ Men set fire to shop

‘What? No Becks?’ Men set fire to shop

Woman hides in car to sober up after crash

Woman hides in car to sober up after crash

Germany celebrates start of carnival season

Germany celebrates start of carnival season

‘St. Jude’ storm hits Germany, kills four

‘St. Jude’ storm hits Germany, kills four

Villagers kill marten after attack spree

Villagers kill marten after attack spree

Gaga to armed siege – seven days in pics

Gaga to armed siege – seven days in pics

Winter’s arrival to Berlin light festival – in pics

Winter’s arrival to Berlin light festival – in pics

Jobless EU citizens can claim benefits – court

Jobless EU citizens can claim benefits – court

Medics wrongly keep man in clinic for 38 years

Medics wrongly keep man in clinic for 38 years

State bans teacher-pupil contact on Facebook

State bans teacher-pupil contact on Facebook

Warm autumn weather set to continue

Warm autumn weather set to continue

World records and gas blasts – the week in pics

World records and gas blasts – the week in pics

Schoolboy, 12, stabbed in chest during fight

Schoolboy, 12, stabbed in chest during fight

German universities slip in world rankings

German universities slip in world rankings

Sunshine for the north, but first frosts approach

Sunshine for the north, but first frosts approach

Revamped ruin and a former royal seat

Revamped ruin and a former royal seat

Waxworks, crashes and the Hoff – a week in pics

Waxworks, crashes and the Hoff – a week in pics

Chinese target Bayer in drug firms probe

Chinese target Bayer in drug firms probe

3,000 people leave homes after gas blast

3,000 people leave homes after gas blast

British firm signs €1.6bn German train deal

British firm signs €1.6bn German train deal

Flour and cinnamon ‘bomb’ shut down airport

Flour and cinnamon ‘bomb’ shut down airport

Legionnaires bacteria found at leading brewery

Legionnaires bacteria found at leading brewery

Weekend brings last of the summer sun

Weekend brings last of the summer sun

Firm sacked woman as she ‘might get pregnant’

Firm sacked woman as she ‘might get pregnant’

Sceptical Germans split over more Euro aid

Sceptical Germans split over more Euro aid

Child and four adults killed in plane crash

Child and four adults killed in plane crash

Summer set to return to Germany

Summer set to return to Germany

Double murderer ‘lured third victim with texts’

Double murderer ‘lured third victim with texts’

Tributes paid to German intern at London bank

Tributes paid to German intern at London bank

Grounded ships close the river Rhine

Grounded ships close the river Rhine

Dortmund set for record sales and profits

Dortmund set for record sales and profits

Baby seals to socialist offices – in pictures

Baby seals to socialist offices – in pictures

New drink ‘clears breath for post-kebab kisses’

New drink ‘clears breath for post-kebab kisses’

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Police hunt father who ‘shot daughter and wife’

Police hunt father who ‘shot daughter and wife’

Train boss begs staff to return from holiday

Train boss begs staff to return from holiday

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Honey spill creates sticky situation

Honey spill creates sticky situation

German economy returns to growth after slump

German economy returns to growth after slump

‘Get off your rear end and learn German’

‘Get off your rear end and learn German’

Toilet queen caught ‘up to knees in tips’

Toilet queen caught ‘up to knees in tips’

Jobless youth spurn apprenticeships

Jobless youth spurn apprenticeships

Dortmund top as Bayern Munich struggle

Dortmund top as Bayern Munich struggle

Impotence drug too strong – firm flops

Impotence drug too strong – firm flops

Violent storms injure dozens over weekend

Violent storms injure dozens over weekend

Three train signallers ‘hold key to rail chaos’

Three train signallers ‘hold key to rail chaos’

Scorching summer weekend on its way

Scorching summer weekend on its way

Eight top lakes for escaping the city

Eight top lakes for escaping the city

Bundesliga giants clash in Wembley re-match

Bundesliga giants clash in Wembley re-match

‘Germany will have a fever’ by Saturday

‘Germany will have a fever’ by Saturday

Eight fantastic German festivals

Eight fantastic German festivals

Hot summer storms head for the south

Hot summer storms head for the south

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

Serious summer sales follow poor season

Serious summer sales follow poor season

Hold onto your sunhats: summer’s staying

Hold onto your sunhats: summer’s staying

Tax evaders copy Bayern boss and confess

Tax evaders copy Bayern boss and confess

Man run over by train lives, shouts at driver

Man run over by train lives, shouts at driver

Giant meteor shower to give Germany a show

Giant meteor shower to give Germany a show

Russian spies use ‘safe’ German typewriters

Russian spies use ‘safe’ German typewriters

Summer sunshine heads to Germany

Summer sunshine heads to Germany

Düsseldorf airport: the ‘El Dorado’ of bag theft

Düsseldorf airport: the ‘El Dorado’ of bag theft

Mixture of grey skies, showers and sun ahead

Mixture of grey skies, showers and sun ahead

Cash-strapped hospitals ‘took on 13,600 new staff’

Cash-strapped hospitals ‘took on 13,600 new staff’

Gay pride parade draws more than a million

Gay pride parade draws more than a million

Car club warns of gridlock week ahead

Car club warns of gridlock week ahead

‘Sub-polar’ air to bring cooler, rainy days

‘Sub-polar’ air to bring cooler, rainy days

Clothes shops slash prices after poor weather

Clothes shops slash prices after poor weather

Farmers on watch as pony killer runs free

Farmers on watch as pony killer runs free

Bahn feels heat as cooling systems fail

Bahn feels heat as cooling systems fail

Storms to replace heat wave by Thursday

Storms to replace heat wave by Thursday

‘Sahara heat hammer’ to bring 39C next week

‘Sahara heat hammer’ to bring 39C next week

Rat poison found at Lidl supermarkets

Rat poison found at Lidl supermarkets

Motorists flush away millions in toilet tickets

Motorists flush away millions in toilet tickets

The Roman Limes – frontiers of the Empire

The Roman Limes – frontiers of the Empire

Guards under suspicion after Rabbi attack

Guards under suspicion after Rabbi attack

Germans import an Indian splash of colour

Germans import an Indian splash of colour

Flooded Germany to see sunny respite

Flooded Germany to see sunny respite

Aachen Cathedral

Aachen Cathedral

Experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods

Experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods

Conservatives question pink prison cells

Conservatives question pink prison cells

Five-year-old from China loses deportation battle

Five-year-old from China loses deportation battle

Heavy rainfall likely to worsen flooding

Heavy rainfall likely to worsen flooding

Helicopter sprays 220 kids with insecticide

Helicopter sprays 220 kids with insecticide

Nationwide cannabis limit rolls nearer

Nationwide cannabis limit rolls nearer

Man lives 15 years with pencil in head

Man lives 15 years with pencil in head

Keep your socks on because autumn is in the air

Keep your socks on because autumn is in the air

Holiday travellers face traffic trouble

Holiday travellers face traffic trouble

Germany in for wet Whit weekend

Germany in for wet Whit weekend

US denies Christian homeschoolers asylum

US denies Christian homeschoolers asylum

Cooler and wetter week ahead

Cooler and wetter week ahead

Düsseldorf police hunt for serial arsonist

Düsseldorf police hunt for serial arsonist

Storm clouds roll in over Germany

Storm clouds roll in over Germany

Scientists: fear of illness can make you sick

Scientists: fear of illness can make you sick

Maastricht hash cafes welcome back Germans

Maastricht hash cafes welcome back Germans

‘The NSU trial is an aim in itself’

‘The NSU trial is an aim in itself’

Weekend promises storms for the south

Weekend promises storms for the south

Tougher smoking ban worries bar owners

Tougher smoking ban worries bar owners

Frankfurt Germany’s biggest crime city

Frankfurt Germany’s biggest crime city

Washout weather set to ruin weekend

Washout weather set to ruin weekend

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Can the law go easy on pickpocket pensioners?

Can the law go easy on pickpocket pensioners?

Smoker survives car cleaning product blast

Smoker survives car cleaning product blast

Leverkusen confirm Schürrle Chelsea talks

Leverkusen confirm Schürrle Chelsea talks

Police bag biggest-ever crystal meth haul

Police bag biggest-ever crystal meth haul

Postal strike leaves letters in limbo

Postal strike leaves letters in limbo

Spring has sprung but not for long

Spring has sprung but not for long

Swiss CD sparks nationwide tax raids

Swiss CD sparks nationwide tax raids

Teachers try to weed out high-tech cheaters

Teachers try to weed out high-tech cheaters

Sun, spring and high temps to arrive Monday

Sun, spring and high temps to arrive Monday

Dutch horsemeat sold as beef for two years

Dutch horsemeat sold as beef for two years

High speed highway heists baffle police

High speed highway heists baffle police

General Motors to invest €4 billion in Opel

General Motors to invest €4 billion in Opel

Klopp admits Dortmund lucky to make semis

Klopp admits Dortmund lucky to make semis

Warm rain rings in spring

Warm rain rings in spring

Dortmund’s misfiring Götze rues Malaga draw

Dortmund’s misfiring Götze rues Malaga draw

Fire brigade rescues 34 people from inferno

Fire brigade rescues 34 people from inferno

US Army civilian workers demand wage hike

US Army civilian workers demand wage hike

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Performing fleas freeze to death before show

Performing fleas freeze to death before show

Easter holiday ‘dance ban’ curbs clubbers

Easter holiday ‘dance ban’ curbs clubbers

Supermarket Aldi starts budget bus lines

Supermarket Aldi starts budget bus lines

Neanderthal birthplace kills archaeology funding

Neanderthal birthplace kills archaeology funding

‘It’s important to master German subtleties’

‘It’s important to master German subtleties’

Young Germans happy to answer phone on loo

Young Germans happy to answer phone on loo

Drivers brace for major Easter traffic jams

Drivers brace for major Easter traffic jams

Icy spring sets records for deep freeze

Icy spring sets records for deep freeze

Opel to end Bochum car production in 2014

Opel to end Bochum car production in 2014

‘Student life in Aachen is easy and a lot of fun’

‘Student life in Aachen is easy and a lot of fun’

This Week’s Highlights: March 21 – 27

This Week’s Highlights: March 21 – 27

Winter shows no remorse as snows falls till Easter

Winter shows no remorse as snows falls till Easter

German couple jailed for snatching Czech baby

German couple jailed for snatching Czech baby

Lufthansa strikes sweep across country

Lufthansa strikes sweep across country

Lufthansa cancels 500 flights ahead of strike

Lufthansa cancels 500 flights ahead of strike

Heavy snow snarls traffic in the east

Heavy snow snarls traffic in the east

More seasonal confusion over spring’s no-show

More seasonal confusion over spring’s no-show

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr

‘An unpaid internship was like an investment’

‘An unpaid internship was like an investment’

German cities see increase of break-ins

German cities see increase of break-ins

Migrating birds leave frozen Germany

Migrating birds leave frozen Germany

Strikes hit hundreds of flights in west Germany

Strikes hit hundreds of flights in west Germany

Sex ‘a great cure for migraines’

Sex ‘a great cure for migraines’

‘Extremism in Germany is still safely on sidelines’

‘Extremism in Germany is still safely on sidelines’

This week’s highlights: March 14 – 20

This week’s highlights: March 14 – 20

Islamists ‘plotted to kill far-right politician’

Islamists ‘plotted to kill far-right politician’

Police mount nationwide raid against Islamists

Police mount nationwide raid against Islamists

Top prosecutor takes on Islamist murder plot

Top prosecutor takes on Islamist murder plot

Train strike sparks early morning travel turmoil

Train strike sparks early morning travel turmoil

Frankfurt Airport opens a runway after shutdown

Frankfurt Airport opens a runway after shutdown

Airport security strike hits Cologne-Bonn again

Airport security strike hits Cologne-Bonn again

This week’s highlights: March 8 – 13

This week’s highlights: March 8 – 13

Spring joy premature as snow returns

Spring joy premature as snow returns

Cancer-causing fungus found in raw milk

Cancer-causing fungus found in raw milk

Sperm donations flowing despite paternity ruling

Sperm donations flowing despite paternity ruling

Cool to be in quarters, says Dortmund’s Klopp

Cool to be in quarters, says Dortmund’s Klopp

British troops to leave Germany a year early

British troops to leave Germany a year early

German museum returns art looted by Nazis

German museum returns art looted by Nazis

Jobs centre advertises ‘escort’ position

Jobs centre advertises ‘escort’ position

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon

Sun to return after three month absence

Sun to return after three month absence

This week’s highlights: February 28 – March 3

This week’s highlights: February 28 – March 3

Sunny spring to make good for current gloom

Sunny spring to make good for current gloom

Snow returns as spring seems far, far away

Snow returns as spring seems far, far away

Royalties agency GEMA kills off senior tea dance

Royalties agency GEMA kills off senior tea dance

This Week’s Highlights: February 21 – 27

This Week’s Highlights: February 21 – 27

Strikes hit Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf airports

Strikes hit Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf airports

High court strengthens gay adoption rights

High court strengthens gay adoption rights

Cologne-Bonn, Hamburg airports hit by strikes

Cologne-Bonn, Hamburg airports hit by strikes

This Week’s Highlights:  February 14 – 20

This Week’s Highlights: February 14 – 20

Strikes at Hamburg and Rhineland airports

Strikes at Hamburg and Rhineland airports

Horse meat scandal spreads to Germany

Horse meat scandal spreads to Germany

MP demands fine for parents of drunk teens

MP demands fine for parents of drunk teens

Steel demand slumps, ThyssenKrupp suffers

Steel demand slumps, ThyssenKrupp suffers

50,000 students change password after hack

50,000 students change password after hack

Snow returns with a traffic-halting vengeance

Snow returns with a traffic-halting vengeance

Sperm, snacks, Schavan, and silver screens

Sperm, snacks, Schavan, and silver screens

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

This Week’s Highlights: February 7 – 13

This Week’s Highlights: February 7 – 13

Long winter ‘could cost the country €6 billion’

Long winter ‘could cost the country €6 billion’

Woman wins right to sperm donor dad’s name

Woman wins right to sperm donor dad’s name

Snow and ice snarl road and air traffic

Snow and ice snarl road and air traffic

Bavaria, Hesse challenge aid to poorer states

Bavaria, Hesse challenge aid to poorer states

Woman awarded record compensation for rape

Woman awarded record compensation for rape

Church backs morning-after pill for rape victims

Church backs morning-after pill for rape victims

‘Everyone thinks they can be a translator’

‘Everyone thinks they can be a translator’

High levels of poison found in Rhineland water

High levels of poison found in Rhineland water

Winter will be ‘darkest on record’ in Germany

Winter will be ‘darkest on record’ in Germany

This Week’s Highlights: January 31 – February 6

This Week’s Highlights: January 31 – February 6

German student takes unicycling to the extreme

German student takes unicycling to the extreme

Strong winds to blow Germany into February

Strong winds to blow Germany into February

Germans lose their thirst for beer

Germans lose their thirst for beer

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

Germany to get 20C warmer in two days

Germany to get 20C warmer in two days

Dortmund storm into second in Bundesliga

Dortmund storm into second in Bundesliga

Arctic weather brings fresh snow to the north

Arctic weather brings fresh snow to the north

‘Bonn is such a relaxed, laid-back place’

‘Bonn is such a relaxed, laid-back place’

Airport strikes shut down Cologne and Düsseldorf

Airport strikes shut down Cologne and Düsseldorf

What’s on in Germany: January 24 – 30

What’s on in Germany: January 24 – 30

Plagiarism case against education minister starts

Plagiarism case against education minister starts

Opel could shut Bochum plant two years early

Opel could shut Bochum plant two years early

Six billion tonnes of snow smother Germany

Six billion tonnes of snow smother Germany

Deep freeze returns

Deep freeze returns

Catholic hospitals refused rape victim help

Catholic hospitals refused rape victim help

Tiny Saarland has the most guns per capita

Tiny Saarland has the most guns per capita

Fine for first Rhineland wolf kill since 1879

Fine for first Rhineland wolf kill since 1879

German stirs up Israeli TV cooking show

German stirs up Israeli TV cooking show

What’s on in Germany:  January 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: January 17 – 23

Icy roads cause widespread traffic chaos

Icy roads cause widespread traffic chaos

Rosenmontag parades mark Karneval climax

Rosenmontag parades mark Karneval climax

Germany braces for steady snowfall all week

Germany braces for steady snowfall all week

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

‘This is Rösler’s chance to resign with dignity’

‘This is Rösler’s chance to resign with dignity’

Man sues teflon oven tray firm over dead parrots

Man sues teflon oven tray firm over dead parrots

FDP woes, Berlin’s wonky airport and Mettwurst

FDP woes, Berlin’s wonky airport and Mettwurst

Winter’s weekend return to banish balmy temps

Winter’s weekend return to banish balmy temps

Dawn raids target Rhineland burglary gang

Dawn raids target Rhineland burglary gang

What’s on in Germany:  January 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: January 10 – 16

Cologne Cathedral gets bad vibrations

Cologne Cathedral gets bad vibrations

Truck crashes into bus stop injuring five children

Truck crashes into bus stop injuring five children

Five German unis crack global top 100

Five German unis crack global top 100

Wintry blast heads south and west

Wintry blast heads south and west

NRW drivers spent 50,000 hours in traffic jams

NRW drivers spent 50,000 hours in traffic jams

New calendar puts men in pants on groovy cars

New calendar puts men in pants on groovy cars

A month of rain to soak the south this weekend

A month of rain to soak the south this weekend

Greater green zones ban more gas guzzlers

Greater green zones ban more gas guzzlers

What’s on in Germany: January 3 – 9

What’s on in Germany: January 3 – 9

Weather systems seek Victor, Volker or Vincent

Weather systems seek Victor, Volker or Vincent

Germans to ring in New Year in the rain

Germans to ring in New Year in the rain

‘Mia’ and ‘Ben’ top baby names in 2012

‘Mia’ and ‘Ben’ top baby names in 2012

The Local’s top animal stories of 2012

The Local’s top animal stories of 2012

Authorities plan exit scheme for Salafists

Authorities plan exit scheme for Salafists

Rents could increase by 10 percent in 2013

Rents could increase by 10 percent in 2013

Warm, slushy Christmas in store for Germany

Warm, slushy Christmas in store for Germany

Bomb scare sparks calls for video surveillance

Bomb scare sparks calls for video surveillance

The Local’s top ten features of 2012

The Local’s top ten features of 2012

What’s on in Germany: December 20 – January 2

What’s on in Germany: December 20 – January 2

Salafist video threatens to take German hostages

Salafist video threatens to take German hostages

Bus driver saves lives in spectacular train crash

Bus driver saves lives in spectacular train crash

Warm weather wipes out white Christmas wishes

Warm weather wipes out white Christmas wishes

Plagiarism case haunts education minister

Plagiarism case haunts education minister

Rain dampens hopes of a white Christmas

Rain dampens hopes of a white Christmas

‘Islamists’ behind botched Bonn bombing

‘Islamists’ behind botched Bonn bombing

Drug death figures ‘lowest in 20 years’

Drug death figures ‘lowest in 20 years’

Black ice warning for the weekend

Black ice warning for the weekend

Second abandoned bag causes bomb scare

Second abandoned bag causes bomb scare

What’s on in Germany:  December 13 – 19

What’s on in Germany: December 13 – 19

Bonn bomb was ‘as big as Madrid bombs’

Bonn bomb was ‘as big as Madrid bombs’

Rogue metal sparks mass pizza recall

Rogue metal sparks mass pizza recall

Bonn bomb scare cops ‘hunting Salafists’

Bonn bomb scare cops ‘hunting Salafists’

Vintners harvest bumper ice wine crop

Vintners harvest bumper ice wine crop

Two arrested in Rhineland acid attack

Two arrested in Rhineland acid attack

Frankfurt cuts 150 flights as snow storm hits

Frankfurt cuts 150 flights as snow storm hits

Rhine river cruiser in quarantine as virus rages

Rhine river cruiser in quarantine as virus rages

Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures

Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures

Women on contracts can keep pregnancy mum

Women on contracts can keep pregnancy mum

Winter hits the west, causes traffic trouble

Winter hits the west, causes traffic trouble

Germans stop learning to play music

Germans stop learning to play music

Concern rises over Roma slum apartment block

Concern rises over Roma slum apartment block

What’s on in Germany: December 6 – 12

What’s on in Germany: December 6 – 12

States take first steps to ban neo-Nazi NPD party

States take first steps to ban neo-Nazi NPD party

Intersnack gobbles up British KP Snacks

Intersnack gobbles up British KP Snacks

‘Russian’ deep freeze to follow snow

‘Russian’ deep freeze to follow snow

UBS tax dodger data copied from PC screen

UBS tax dodger data copied from PC screen

Bomb scare shuts down Bonn train station

Bomb scare shuts down Bonn train station

Humanity’s ‘greatest treasures’ move to Bonn

Humanity’s ‘greatest treasures’ move to Bonn

Wintry conditions wreak road havoc

Wintry conditions wreak road havoc

Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career

Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career

Snow onslaught begins

Snow onslaught begins

What’s on in Germany: Nov 29 – Dec 5

What’s on in Germany: Nov 29 – Dec 5

Duisburg shuts down for WWII bomb detonation

Duisburg shuts down for WWII bomb detonation

1-1 draw for Dortmund and Düsseldorf

1-1 draw for Dortmund and Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf mayor launches ‘friendly’ logo

Düsseldorf mayor launches ‘friendly’ logo

Pricier parking tickets planned for cities

Pricier parking tickets planned for cities

Behind the Christmas market holiday sparkle

Behind the Christmas market holiday sparkle

Fear of power grid collapse grows

Fear of power grid collapse grows

Hungry boys panic, jump through store window

Hungry boys panic, jump through store window

Leading Catholic: Let priests have sex

Leading Catholic: Let priests have sex

Ant-man ruins house with poison bombs

Ant-man ruins house with poison bombs

What’s on in Germany: November 22 – 28

What’s on in Germany: November 22 – 28

Fuchs strike fires Schalke into next round

Fuchs strike fires Schalke into next round

School kids ‘suffer from stress too early’

School kids ‘suffer from stress too early’

Police offer reward for motorway shooter

Police offer reward for motorway shooter

Schalke ‘ready for victory over Olympiakos’

Schalke ‘ready for victory over Olympiakos’

Germany to extradite ‘girl in boot’ kidnap suspect

Germany to extradite ‘girl in boot’ kidnap suspect

Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013’

Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013’

Ex-president ‘gave bad info to corruption probe’

Ex-president ‘gave bad info to corruption probe’

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election

Bayern Munich ‘content with 1-1 Nuremberg draw’

Bayern Munich ‘content with 1-1 Nuremberg draw’

Gauck: see the human cost of our luxuries

Gauck: see the human cost of our luxuries

‘Kidnapped’ French teen found in car boot

‘Kidnapped’ French teen found in car boot

Goose carnage as fog engulfs Germany

Goose carnage as fog engulfs Germany

Electricity bills to take record hike in January

Electricity bills to take record hike in January

‘Cuddle hormone’ could keep men faithful

‘Cuddle hormone’ could keep men faithful

What’s on in Germany: November 15 – 21

What’s on in Germany: November 15 – 21

Teacher-student sex ban to be tightened

Teacher-student sex ban to be tightened

Bosses can demand sick note from day one

Bosses can demand sick note from day one

Germany hold the Dutch to goalless draw

Germany hold the Dutch to goalless draw

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Far fewer caesareans in former East Germany

Far fewer caesareans in former East Germany

Opel cuts car production at Bochum plant

Opel cuts car production at Bochum plant

Man sets pregnant wife on fire in cafe

Man sets pregnant wife on fire in cafe

Disabled man barred from loo over safety fears

Disabled man barred from loo over safety fears

Fresh snow to worsen road chaos

Fresh snow to worsen road chaos

Church bans 9-year-old’s football gravestone

Church bans 9-year-old’s football gravestone

Police puzzle over factory shooting spree

Police puzzle over factory shooting spree

Leading Hindu priest attacked at home

Leading Hindu priest attacked at home

Stricter rules mean no pony for St Martin

Stricter rules mean no pony for St Martin

Not much blue sky on the horizon for Germany

Not much blue sky on the horizon for Germany

Nearly one in ten Germans cannot pay bills

Nearly one in ten Germans cannot pay bills

Plea bargains ‘could warp German justice’

Plea bargains ‘could warp German justice’

What’s on in Germany: November 8 – 14

What’s on in Germany: November 8 – 14

Banana skin slip stops steak knife stabbing

Banana skin slip stops steak knife stabbing

Teen horror mask killer to serve ten years

Teen horror mask killer to serve ten years

Germany wins record number of Michelin stars

Germany wins record number of Michelin stars

Belgian Ford workers storm Cologne factory

Belgian Ford workers storm Cologne factory

Schalke strike back to draw with Arsenal

Schalke strike back to draw with Arsenal

Neo-Nazi Zschäpe breaks silence in jail

Neo-Nazi Zschäpe breaks silence in jail

Is Germany returning to service dark ages?

Is Germany returning to service dark ages?

Authorities fear parents could sue for day care

Authorities fear parents could sue for day care

Hundreds of doctors ‘sold unapproved drug’

Hundreds of doctors ‘sold unapproved drug’

Investors spy big bucks in day-care crunch

Investors spy big bucks in day-care crunch

War refugee becomes British – after 70 years

War refugee becomes British – after 70 years

Supermarkets put up milk prices by 20 pc

Supermarkets put up milk prices by 20 pc

ThyssenKrupp wins billion-euro factory deal

ThyssenKrupp wins billion-euro factory deal

November kicks off with wind and rain

November kicks off with wind and rain

Cash and vouchers top German present list

Cash and vouchers top German present list

Opel cuts thousands of jobs across Germany

Opel cuts thousands of jobs across Germany

Halloween sweet thefts keep cops busy

Halloween sweet thefts keep cops busy

What’s on in Germany:  November 1 – 7

What’s on in Germany: November 1 – 7

Poker player loses vital hand against tax man

Poker player loses vital hand against tax man

Scientists induce temporary Tourette’s

Scientists induce temporary Tourette’s

Eastern states in the black – with western cash

Eastern states in the black – with western cash

Police: sorry for racial profiling on ID checks

Police: sorry for racial profiling on ID checks

Rascal raccoons wreak havoc in suburbia

Rascal raccoons wreak havoc in suburbia

Surprise October snow hits central Germany

Surprise October snow hits central Germany

Top German truck maker suspends production

Top German truck maker suspends production

Kindergarten worker ‘forced kids to eat vomit’

Kindergarten worker ‘forced kids to eat vomit’

What’s on in Germany: October 25 – 31

What’s on in Germany: October 25 – 31

A third of trains ‘may be cancelled’ this winter

A third of trains ‘may be cancelled’ this winter

Raids in three states crack sex-trafficking ring

Raids in three states crack sex-trafficking ring

Dortmund on top after 2-1 win over Real

Dortmund on top after 2-1 win over Real

A rare breed – the male kindergarten teacher

A rare breed – the male kindergarten teacher

Do men need quotas and a rights movement?

Do men need quotas and a rights movement?

Snow, sleet and fog signal start of winter

Snow, sleet and fog signal start of winter

Advertisers spend more online than on TV

Advertisers spend more online than on TV

Police call for action after Dortmund football riots

Police call for action after Dortmund football riots

Woman crowned ‘car parking champion’

Woman crowned ‘car parking champion’

Traffic police plan huge blitz for speeders

Traffic police plan huge blitz for speeders

Hurricane Sandy grounds German-US flights

Hurricane Sandy grounds German-US flights

Police arrest 200 football fans after riots

Police arrest 200 football fans after riots

‘Ghost driver’ kills self and four others  in crash

‘Ghost driver’ kills self and four others in crash

Bayern beat Düsseldorf, Schalke smash Dortmund

Bayern beat Düsseldorf, Schalke smash Dortmund

Bundesliga derby oozes overseas allure

Bundesliga derby oozes overseas allure

Salafist jailed for stabbing police officers

Salafist jailed for stabbing police officers

World first as Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account

World first as Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account

What’s on in Germany:  October 18 – 24

What’s on in Germany: October 18 – 24

German ‘sect leader’ held in Caribbean shoot-out

German ‘sect leader’ held in Caribbean shoot-out

Sunny skies bring brief relief from cold snap

Sunny skies bring brief relief from cold snap

Germany slashes 2013 growth prognosis

Germany slashes 2013 growth prognosis

Housing becomes more expensive nationwide

Housing becomes more expensive nationwide

Yet another dreary weekend on the way

Yet another dreary weekend on the way

What’s on in Germany:  October 11 – 17

What’s on in Germany: October 11 – 17

Police find girl’s body after hay barn fire

Police find girl’s body after hay barn fire

Ryanair to expand in Germany

Ryanair to expand in Germany

Man sues dominatrix for hitting him too hard

Man sues dominatrix for hitting him too hard

Education minister faces plagiarism accusations

Education minister faces plagiarism accusations

Leverkusen fourth in Liga after Düsseldorf win

Leverkusen fourth in Liga after Düsseldorf win

500 richest Germans top Swiss GDP

500 richest Germans top Swiss GDP

School bans homework for two years

School bans homework for two years

Teacher banned from sending kids shopping

Teacher banned from sending kids shopping

Welcome to the wet, windy weekend

Welcome to the wet, windy weekend

German gets diploma – 40 years after enrolling

German gets diploma – 40 years after enrolling

What’s on in Germany:  October 4 – 10

What’s on in Germany: October 4 – 10

Cyclist hit with €900 fine for ‘lesbo cop’ insult

Cyclist hit with €900 fine for ‘lesbo cop’ insult

2-2 draw for Schalke against Montpellier

2-2 draw for Schalke against Montpellier

Tiny TV channel hits new heights on space jump

Tiny TV channel hits new heights on space jump

Education Minister: I didn’t copy my thesis

Education Minister: I didn’t copy my thesis

Ballack ends a career ‘beyond his dreams’

Ballack ends a career ‘beyond his dreams’

German European equine victory hopes dashed

German European equine victory hopes dashed

Beck’s resignation over health questioned

Beck’s resignation over health questioned

What’s on in Germany: Sept 27 – Oct 3

What’s on in Germany: Sept 27 – Oct 3

September to end on a damp note

September to end on a damp note

Woman stabs ex to death after he tortures her

Woman stabs ex to death after he tortures her

Talent and growth head for the cities

Talent and growth head for the cities

Dortmund draw against Hannover, stay fourth

Dortmund draw against Hannover, stay fourth

Wind, cold, snow herald start of winter

Wind, cold, snow herald start of winter

iPhone 5 launch day fever in Germany

iPhone 5 launch day fever in Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 20 – 26

What’s on in Germany: September 20 – 26

Kik bought clothes from doomed factory

Kik bought clothes from doomed factory

Stuntman left ablaze as fire extinguishers fail

Stuntman left ablaze as fire extinguishers fail

Chilly, rainy days to dominate next few weeks

Chilly, rainy days to dominate next few weeks

What’s on in Germany:  September 13 – 19

What’s on in Germany: September 13 – 19

Germans happiest in north and south

Germans happiest in north and south

Family’s ‘parked’ car used as airport shuttle

Family’s ‘parked’ car used as airport shuttle

Strike grounds 100,000 Lufthansa passengers

Strike grounds 100,000 Lufthansa passengers

Rain eases as Germany catches last rays

Rain eases as Germany catches last rays

What’s on in Germany: September 6 – 12

What’s on in Germany: September 6 – 12

Bosses’ brains work differently, scans show

Bosses’ brains work differently, scans show

Cologne football bullies could face charges

Cologne football bullies could face charges

US nuclear bombs will remain in Germany

US nuclear bombs will remain in Germany

Lufthansa strike to go national on Friday

Lufthansa strike to go national on Friday

Family stopped with dead dad in car

Family stopped with dead dad in car

Rainy days signal summer’s end

Rainy days signal summer’s end

What’s on in Germany:  August 30 – September 5

What’s on in Germany: August 30 – September 5

Athletics official dies after javelin accident

Athletics official dies after javelin accident

Street prostitutes ‘accept sex meters’

Street prostitutes ‘accept sex meters’

Pussy Riot copycats could see church charges

Pussy Riot copycats could see church charges

Police launch strike on western neo-Nazis

Police launch strike on western neo-Nazis

What’s on in Germany:  August 22 – 28

What’s on in Germany: August 22 – 28

Bubble tea ‘contains all sorts of crap’

Bubble tea ‘contains all sorts of crap’

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

State ‘paid prostitute bill’ in investor hunt

State ‘paid prostitute bill’ in investor hunt

Man jailed for guns and explosive stash

Man jailed for guns and explosive stash

What’s on in Germany:  August 16 – 22

What’s on in Germany: August 16 – 22

Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way

Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way

Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne

Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne

Storms to follow hottest day of the year

Storms to follow hottest day of the year

Sunny spell on the way after stormy week

Sunny spell on the way after stormy week

Hail storm kicks off bad-weather weekend

Hail storm kicks off bad-weather weekend

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

What’s on in Germany: Aug 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: Aug 2 – 8

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday

What’s on in Germany: July 26 – Aug 1

What’s on in Germany: July 26 – Aug 1

Here comes the sun, say forecasters

Here comes the sun, say forecasters

What’s on in Germany: July 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: July 19 – 25

States split as Bavaria fights finance transfer

States split as Bavaria fights finance transfer

Wet and windy weather continues

Wet and windy weather continues

What’s on in Germany:  August 13 – 15

What’s on in Germany: August 13 – 15

102 Brits rescued from burning riverboat

102 Brits rescued from burning riverboat

What’s on in Germany: July 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: July 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: July 5 – 11

What’s on in Germany: July 5 – 11

Rhine sulphuric acid spill threat averted

Rhine sulphuric acid spill threat averted

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

Heat and storms continue in see-saw summer

Heat and storms continue in see-saw summer

What’s on in Germany:  June 28 – July 4

What’s on in Germany: June 28 – July 4

Supermarket thieves tear down wall, but leave cash

Supermarket thieves tear down wall, but leave cash

Cities scramble for cool new Facebook names

Cities scramble for cool new Facebook names

What’s on in Germany: June 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany: June 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany:  June 14 – 20

What’s on in Germany: June 14 – 20

Fickle weather promises warm and wet weekend

Fickle weather promises warm and wet weekend

What’s on in Germany:  June 7 – 13

What’s on in Germany: June 7 – 13

Google butchers Cologne Cathedral

Google butchers Cologne Cathedral

Ex-pat Brits gear up for royal jubilee

Ex-pat Brits gear up for royal jubilee

What’s on in Germany:  May 31 – June 6

What’s on in Germany: May 31 – June 6

Whitsun weekend offers sunshine and traffic jams

Whitsun weekend offers sunshine and traffic jams

What’s on in Germany:  May 24 – 30

What’s on in Germany: May 24 – 30

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone

What’s on in Germany:  May 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: May 17 – 23

Holiday weather offers little to celebrate

Holiday weather offers little to celebrate

Temperatures rise, rain to keep falling

Temperatures rise, rain to keep falling

What’s on in Germany:  May 10 – 16

What’s on in Germany: May 10 – 16

Drunken golfer practices in central Cologne

Drunken golfer practices in central Cologne

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