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A total of 400 apartments in the western city of Dortmund were evacuated on Thursday, with authorities warning that the building posed “an acute danger to the lives of residents.”
With autumn kicking off on Friday along with cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colour, it's the best time of year to take advantage of these unique sights across the country.
Henricus Pillardy tells The Local how he ran for mayor in small-town Hesse to legalize weed and earn a lavish salary. But the 23-year-old went on trial on Thursday accused of misleading voters and inciting hatred. Where did it all go wrong?
For the around six million people who head to the Oktoberfest every year, drinking their way through nearly seven million litres of beer, they know they’re visiting one of the best parties on the planet. Locals and outsiders reflect on why they go.
The chief of Germany's largest airline Lufthansa has said he hopes to buy up to 78 planes from bankrupt Air Berlin, dismissing fears the insolvency would grant him a near-monopoly over the skies.
With its excess of parties and complicated voting system, it can be hard to understand German politics. So we’ve made it easier by giving tips on how each party leader would perfectly land on your plate.
Shares in Germany's second-largest lender Commerzbank leapt Thursday as rumours that the government might soon sell off its stake set financial circles abuzz.
A 76-year-old woman, who was collecting used beer bottles to supplement her pension, has been heavily fined and now has a criminal record after picking up an empty bottle at Munich’s central station.
Cologne Cathedral is one of the most iconic and well-visited buildings in Germany. And it has an incredible history to match the name.
An asylum seeker caused numerous train delays after he climbed one of the arches of a rail bridge during rush hour in Cologne on Wednesday. He was reportedly protesting the rejection of his asylum application.
As the clock ticks down to elections Sunday, Germany's cyber defence nervously hopes it'll be third time lucky after Russia was accused of meddling in the US and French votes.
A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Syrian refugee to three-and-a-half years in prison over the kidnapping of a UN peacekeeper, finding him guilty of complicity in a war crime.
Divers have found a well-preserved wreck of a German submarine sunk during the First World War in the North Sea, Belgian officials said on Tuesday. The bodies of its crew members were found aboard the vessel as well.
Law enforcement in Berlin have had to admit to an embarrassing unsolved crime: over the weekend thieves broke into their headquarters and made away with historical artifacts.
While the opening of Germany’s largest festival in Munich has been dominating the headlines over the past week, here’s a knees-up in Stuttgart which kicks off on Friday that’s smaller, cheaper and more laid back.
The first time Donald Trump met Angela Merkel, pictures of their awkward non-handshake in the Oval Office went around the world - and the months that followed did little to break the ice.
In the first six months of 2017 the number of recorded sex crimes in Bavaria rose by 48 percent. The revelation that asylum seekers were often suspects has opened a difficult discussion in the southern state.
A new study released on Wednesday shows an increase in average annual rent prices for new rentals in big cities across Germany such as Munich and Berlin.
A 40-year-old fugitive was arrested in Baden-Württemberg on Tuesday afternoon. Police suspect him of murdering his son and two other people at a party to celebrate the boy's first day at school..
Boring? What's boring? The punters may have already placed firm bets on Chancellor Angela Merkel to win her fourth term on Sunday, but Germany's general election is still turning up surprises.