Berlin’s Olympic Stadium: German authorities admit they were nervous about holding such a large event at such a notorious site.

Nothing ever went Hitler’s way at Berlin’s irredeemably Nazi Olympic stadium. The dictator wanted the stone monument, built for the 1936 Olympic Games(...)

A screen grab of the ‘Straight’ video.

Ireland and an Angela Merkel lookalike are unlikely allies in a guerilla marketing campaign for “Straight”, a new magazine aimed at German lesbians. A(...)

A Lufthansa aircraft  (foreground) and a plane of the company’s Germanwings subsidiary at Dusseldorf airport. Lufthansa  said its compensation offer went beyond legal guidelines. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

The families of 18 German schoolchildren killed last March in the Germanwings air crash have rejected a compensation offer from the airline’s parent c(...)

President  Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins called for harmony among European nations and said the Greek crisis must not be allowed to reoccur. He made his comments (...)

German president Joachim Gauck. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

German president Joachim Gauck has warned that the euro crisis is contributing to the rise of “rampant anti-European populism” that endangers the Euro(...)

Answering the German question:  Joachim Glauck at Bellevue Palace, his Berlin residence. Photograph: Thomas Koehler/Photothek via Getty

The German word Seelsorger has no precise English equivalent, but it most commonly describes a priest or pastor who cares for someone’s emotional stat(...)

German president Joachim Gauck said backing marriage equality was “not a vote against, but rather for something”. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

German president Joachim Gauck has praised Ireland’s “sincere” debate on marriage equality, calling on Germany to follow suit. In a clear nod at a ret(...)

Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech during a State Banquet at the Schloss Bellevue Palace on the second day of a four day State Visit in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images. 1:54

Queen Elizabeth II has warned of the dangers of a divided Europe hours before her prime minister, David Cameron, presents his reform proposals for the(...)

Opera singer Oleg Bryjak. “With Oleg Bryjak we have lost a great interpreter and wonderful person”

German shock at yesterday’s crash was mixed with unhappy memories of another major airline crash in Europe: the August 2000 crash of a chartered Conc(...)

 Richard von Weizsäcker, the former German president and one of the most prominent German politicians of his generation, has died  at the age of 94. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Post-war Germany’s most popular president, Richard von Weizsäcker, who oversaw unification in 1990 and described the Nazi defeat as a “day of libera(...)