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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(...)

A traffic sign banning diesel cars is pictured at the Max-Brauer Allee in Hamburg, Germany. File photograph: Fabian Bimmer

German car manufacturers have started a final lobbying effort to avoid a multibillion bill to finance engine retrofits planned as a last-ditch attempt(...)

Blocks of ice placed by activist group Reconquista Internet in front of the AfD headquarters in Berlin: they contain copies of Germany’s Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Photograph: Filip Singer

When supporters of Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) take to the streets of Berlin on Sunday they will be faced down by many more counter-de(...)

The “Principessa Mafalda”: sank in 1927 with the loss of 314 out of 1,250 passengers and crew

When our ship, the Drina of the Royal Mail Line, was moving down the coast of Brazil, the captain leaned over the big coastal chart and tapped his pen(...)

Gateway to castle Marburg

They must have great calf muscles in Marburg. Their ankles must be able for any challenge. The cobbled streets of this medieval German town demand – a(...)

Lys Assia, the first person to win the Eurovision song contest,  died on Saturday. Photograph: Jacques Munch/AFP/Getty Images

The first ever winner of the Eurovision song contest, Lys Assia, has died aged 94. The Swiss-born singer triumphed at the inaugural edition of the (...)

An aerial view shows the place of the incident  on the motorway A9 near Muenchberg, Germany, Monday July 3, 2017. Photograph:  Bodo Schackow/dpa via AP)

German politicians have called for an overhaul of transport laws after claims that “rubbernecking” drivers may have cost lives by blocking emergency v(...)

German forensic scientists enter a house in Herne, where the body of a nine-year-old was found. Photograph: Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP

A 19-year-old man is being hunted on suspicion of murdering a nine-year-old boy in the west German town of Herne and boasting about the killing in an (...)

Jens Weidmann: The return of inflation to Germany may allow the Bundesbank president to push for a reduction in the ESB’s bond-buying programme. Photograph: Susann Prautsch/AFP/Getty Images

German inflation probably picked up in February, surpassing the European Central Bank’s target of a rate just under 2 per cent for the first time in m(...)

Festival goers enjoying an open air concert during the Schlossgrabenfest music festival in in Darmstadt, western Germany. German police arrested three asylum seekers after  women  made complaints of sexual assaults at the festival that took place from May 26th to 29th. Photograph: Boris Roessler/Getty Images

Three Pakistani men seeking asylum in Germany are being investigated after dozens of women said they were sexually harassed at a music festival over t(...)

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