The CSU’s Markus Soeder and Munich’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, at Oktoberfest. Photograph: Peter Kneffel/AFP/Getty Images

It’s 11am at Munich’s Oktoberfest and, inside the vast Schottenhamel tent, the beer is flowing freely. In between slugs from their one-litre beer mugs(...)

Asylum seekers at the reception and deportation centre for refugees in Regensburg in Bavaria. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA

Germany’s southern state of Bavaria is the country’s most popular destination, but the camps that opened their doors there on Wednesday are nothing f(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel at an election campaign rally in Quedlinburg, Germany, on Saturday. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

With a month to election day, German chancellor Angela Merkel has ramped up her refugee-critical rhetoric in a bid to pull back far-right voters, boos(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned of the danger of blowing out of proportion the security threat posed by asylum seekers. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Germany has agreed a €150 million deportation fund for failed asylum seekers and voluntary returnees, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel backed a ba(...)

People mourn at a memorial of candles and flowers in front of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in Munich, southern Germany, on Sunday. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

A tall man with dark hair and dressed in black paces nervously on a flat roof, the red straps of his rucksack the only flash of colour. He stares down(...)

Police secure the area around the McDonald’s restaurant and OEZ shopping centre the day after a shooting spree left in which nine people were killed in Munich. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Who was behind the Munich shooting? An 18-year-old Munich native from a family of reportedly Iranian extraction. Named locally as Ali Sonboly, the sc(...)

Police officers search for evidence near Würzburg, Germany, following a train attack. Photograph: Josef Hildenbrand/EPA

German police have said Monday evening’s axe attack on a Bavaria train was politically motivated, but have yet to find a direct link between Islamist (...)