The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany
Germany

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany

If you need a nudge to get into the Yuletide spirit or want a break from bingeing on baked goods, be sure to take a look at The Local’s special Christmas coverage this holiday season.

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!
Germany

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!

Myth-testing teenager injures tongue on chilly lamppost
Germany

Myth-testing teenager injures tongue on chilly lamppost

The Local presents Portnoy’s podcast
Germany

The Local presents Portnoy’s podcast

Fire fighters use night vision camera to save child’s guinea pig
Germany

Fire fighters use night vision camera to save child’s guinea pig

Retiree makes emergency call for more toilet paper
Germany

Retiree makes emergency call for more toilet paper

Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany
Germany

Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany

Germans go Google gaga for Megan Fox
Germany

Germans go Google gaga for Megan Fox

Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat
Germany

Tourist arrested at Disney World for fake bomb threat

Remains of billionaire Flick found in Hungary
Germany

Remains of billionaire Flick found in Hungary

Tokio Hotel singer Bill laments lame love life
Germany

Tokio Hotel singer Bill laments lame love life

Editorial feud erects artistic sixteen-metre penis
Germany

Editorial feud erects artistic sixteen-metre penis

Dennis Rodman arrested after failing to pay for boozy party
Germany

Dennis Rodman arrested after failing to pay for boozy party

Fire brigade bills fairground ride victims for rescue
Germany

Fire brigade bills fairground ride victims for rescue

U-Bahn train found filled with autumn foliage in Berlin
Germany

U-Bahn train found filled with autumn foliage in Berlin

Police nab serial ‘paddling pool slasher’ after 7 years
Germany

Police nab serial ‘paddling pool slasher’ after 7 years

Germany-denying beauty king fights cops with guns, teeth
Germany

Germany-denying beauty king fights cops with guns, teeth

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help
Germany

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help

Man faces fine after assaulting car with jumbo sausage
Germany

Man faces fine after assaulting car with jumbo sausage

Scheisse Ship: the greatest viral story that never was
Germany

Scheisse Ship: the greatest viral story that never was

11-year-old boy steals bus, passengers don’t notice
Germany

11-year-old boy steals bus, passengers don’t notice

German flashmob sparks ‘terror attack’ panic in Spain
Germany

German flashmob sparks ‘terror attack’ panic in Spain

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town
Germany

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town

Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun

Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade
Germany

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade

Police settle dispute over farting, kissing vibrator
Germany

Police settle dispute over farting, kissing vibrator

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline
Germany

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline

Teacher overpaid quarter of a million euros. No one notices
Germany

Teacher overpaid quarter of a million euros. No one notices

Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn
Germany

Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn

Baby’s Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn
Germany

Baby’s Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn

Munich man collared by cops after offering to clean station
Germany

Munich man collared by cops after offering to clean station

Plane hits oncoming truck in Autobahn emergency landing
Germany

Plane hits oncoming truck in Autobahn emergency landing

Teacher takes pupil to court for calling him ‘retarded’
Germany

Teacher takes pupil to court for calling him ‘retarded’

‘Stalker’ cop fired for stealing police cadet’s bras repeatedly
Germany

‘Stalker’ cop fired for stealing police cadet’s bras repeatedly

Puzzled cops pull pair of legs out of bin for second time
Germany

Puzzled cops pull pair of legs out of bin for second time

Granny, 91, walks away after falling under express train
Germany

Granny, 91, walks away after falling under express train

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost
Germany

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost

Berlin politician crusades for health of skateboarding dog
Germany

Berlin politician crusades for health of skateboarding dog

Hero bin man saves child from 2nd storey plunge
Germany

Hero bin man saves child from 2nd storey plunge

German firm fights years-long battle to crack Rubik’s Cube
Germany

German firm fights years-long battle to crack Rubik’s Cube

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill
Germany

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

Police snap parrot going at 1.5 times speed limit
Germany

Police snap parrot going at 1.5 times speed limit

Driver loses hearse in central Munich – corpse and all
Germany

Driver loses hearse in central Munich – corpse and all

Police catch 3-year-old joyriding in mother’s car
Germany

Police catch 3-year-old joyriding in mother’s car

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet
Germany

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet

Autobahn wurst war leads to drivers being fed over a fence
Germany

Autobahn wurst war leads to drivers being fed over a fence

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store
Germany

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store

Munich court tells lawyer he isn’t worth €8,000 an hour
Germany

Munich court tells lawyer he isn’t worth €8,000 an hour

Young man ‘surfs’ on train after forgetting bag inside
Germany

Young man ‘surfs’ on train after forgetting bag inside

Sausage fight breaks out at Mercedes shareholder buffet
Germany

Sausage fight breaks out at Mercedes shareholder buffet

Police called in after 11-year-old brings live shell to school
Germany

Police called in after 11-year-old brings live shell to school

Police force naked driver to trek to brothel on foot
Germany

Police force naked driver to trek to brothel on foot

Bavarian tractor driver runs amok and rams police station
Germany

Bavarian tractor driver runs amok and rams police station

Electric razor mishap closes German-Swiss border
Germany

Electric razor mishap closes German-Swiss border

Woman calls police after finding own husband in bed
Germany

Woman calls police after finding own husband in bed

Wig thieves make away with 600 different disguises
Germany

Wig thieves make away with 600 different disguises

Unlicensed, uninsured and drunk man smashes cop car
Germany

Unlicensed, uninsured and drunk man smashes cop car

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace
Germany

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace

4-meter python discovered on south German road
Germany

4-meter python discovered on south German road

Teen girl douses man in acid after he denied her a smoke
Germany

Teen girl douses man in acid after he denied her a smoke

Careless footballer fined for leaving €75,000 behind in taxi
Germany

Careless footballer fined for leaving €75,000 behind in taxi

Israel told: pay up for hapless spies who got stuck in mud
Germany

Israel told: pay up for hapless spies who got stuck in mud

Munich woman hunts down lost handbag in epic car chase
Germany

Munich woman hunts down lost handbag in epic car chase

Fatal cucumber sex game lands man in court
Germany

Fatal cucumber sex game lands man in court

Whole town tries to flee socialist east Germany
Germany

Whole town tries to flee socialist east Germany

German city says ‘nein’ to woman’s nine parrots
Germany

German city says ‘nein’ to woman’s nine parrots

Under terror suspicion for asking way to town square
Germany

Under terror suspicion for asking way to town square

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds
Germany

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav
Germany

Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav

Berlin police seize man who refuses to give up Döner
Germany

Berlin police seize man who refuses to give up Döner

Couple destroy stranger’s car with vigorous carnival sex
Germany

Couple destroy stranger’s car with vigorous carnival sex

3 football prodigies nabbed after planning casino heist
Germany

3 football prodigies nabbed after planning casino heist

Artist inspired after clumsy cleaner bins her masterpiece
Germany

Artist inspired after clumsy cleaner bins her masterpiece

Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange
Germany

Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange

€2.4 million Stradivarius left on train by violinist
Germany

€2.4 million Stradivarius left on train by violinist

Berlin zoo elephants snack on Christmas trees
Germany

Berlin zoo elephants snack on Christmas trees

Millions in gold dug up in Bavarian garden
Germany

Millions in gold dug up in Bavarian garden

Cold weather hobbles 1/3 of Berlin police cars
Germany

Cold weather hobbles 1/3 of Berlin police cars

Woman throws away 1000s of euros in cash
Germany

Woman throws away 1000s of euros in cash

Police warn mum-in-law over booze-filled sweets
Germany

Police warn mum-in-law over booze-filled sweets

German thief pays price of love for sausage
Germany

German thief pays price of love for sausage

Woman sends thieves packing with one punch
Germany

Woman sends thieves packing with one punch

Tomcat missing for ten years finally comes home
Germany

Tomcat missing for ten years finally comes home

Bavarian boy is Europe rabbit breeding champ
Germany

Bavarian boy is Europe rabbit breeding champ

The Berlin U-Bahn is OK with you being weird
Germany

The Berlin U-Bahn is OK with you being weird

Naked chicken thief fails to make a splash
Germany

Naked chicken thief fails to make a splash

Not-so-wild boar finds home in herd of cows
Germany

Not-so-wild boar finds home in herd of cows

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’
Germany

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Speeder chides cops for their ‘reckless’ behaviour
Germany

Speeder chides cops for their ‘reckless’ behaviour

Vandals steal digger for speed camera vengeance
Germany

Vandals steal digger for speed camera vengeance

Monkey ‘gymnast’ on Autobahn stumps cops
Germany

Monkey ‘gymnast’ on Autobahn stumps cops

Schweini gets Chinese Nazi doll doppelgänger
Germany

Schweini gets Chinese Nazi doll doppelgänger

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session
Germany

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Firefighters rescue pet fish from aquarium blaze
Germany

Firefighters rescue pet fish from aquarium blaze

Tractor driver leads cops on 12-hour chase
Germany

Tractor driver leads cops on 12-hour chase

Delivery driver loses cool over sexy van ad
Germany

Delivery driver loses cool over sexy van ad

Police answer son’s plea over awful dad music
Germany

Police answer son’s plea over awful dad music

Wacky animal phrases to goose your German
Germany

Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

Forestry boss’ mishap sparks forest fire
Germany

Forestry boss’ mishap sparks forest fire

Johann the pig’s udderly adorable new family
Germany

Johann the pig’s udderly adorable new family

€20k in shredded euro notes puzzles cops
Germany

€20k in shredded euro notes puzzles cops

Spiders with ‘love bites’ puzzle scientists
Germany

Spiders with ‘love bites’ puzzle scientists

Engineer builds rapid fire ‘paper plane gun’
Germany

Engineer builds rapid fire ‘paper plane gun’

Mass homeopathic drug trip puzzles police
Germany

Mass homeopathic drug trip puzzles police

Cheeky thief caught after returning for swag bag
Germany

Cheeky thief caught after returning for swag bag

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout
Germany

Orang-utan shot after shocking zoo breakout

German named ‘arse bombing’ world champ
Germany

German named ‘arse bombing’ world champ

Honest senior rewarded for handing in €12,000
Germany

Honest senior rewarded for handing in €12,000

German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves
Germany

German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves

Four-legged Bavarian hitch-hiker gets free ride
Germany

Four-legged Bavarian hitch-hiker gets free ride

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search
Germany

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search

Honest pensioner hands in €12,000 bin find
Germany

Honest pensioner hands in €12,000 bin find

Firemen save parrot, owner from 20m perch
Germany

Firemen save parrot, owner from 20m perch

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake
Germany

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake

Meet some of Germany’s famous lefties
Germany

Meet some of Germany’s famous lefties

Nuremberg produces record 460m pencil
Germany

Nuremberg produces record 460m pencil

Man promises to stop coffin naps in public
Germany

Man promises to stop coffin naps in public

Wallaby goes walkabout in Berlin outback
Germany

Wallaby goes walkabout in Berlin outback

Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather
Germany

Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather

Miss Farewell: the beauty contest to die for
Germany

Miss Farewell: the beauty contest to die for

Hen adopts flock of abandoned rhea chicks
Germany

Hen adopts flock of abandoned rhea chicks

Police put aggressive squirrel behind bars
Germany

Police put aggressive squirrel behind bars

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd
Germany

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Teen girl’s movie evening turns into police brawl
Germany

Teen girl’s movie evening turns into police brawl

East Germans find real-life money tree
Germany

East Germans find real-life money tree

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home
Germany

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave
Germany

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo
Germany

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo

Feisty mum attacks kids with pepperspray
Germany

Feisty mum attacks kids with pepperspray

Boy sues classmate over sore bottom
Germany

Boy sues classmate over sore bottom

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell
Germany

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell

Jilted husband saws all wife’s things in half
Germany

Jilted husband saws all wife’s things in half

German traffic light stays red for 28 years
Germany

German traffic light stays red for 28 years

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant
Germany

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant

Fare-dodger leaps from train to escape fine
Germany

Fare-dodger leaps from train to escape fine

Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow
Germany

Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow

Police start ‘manhunt’ in the name of love
Germany

Police start ‘manhunt’ in the name of love

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn
Germany

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn

Cop’s pistol vanishes during toilet break
Germany

Cop’s pistol vanishes during toilet break

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders
Germany

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders

Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers
Germany

Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Poo smell in the country is legal: court
Germany

Poo smell in the country is legal: court

Shocked fishermen hook a shell of a catch
Germany

Shocked fishermen hook a shell of a catch

83-year-old gets second drug dealing sentence
Germany

83-year-old gets second drug dealing sentence

Autobahn driver suffers drone windscreen smash
Germany

Autobahn driver suffers drone windscreen smash

Police seize tiny lamb from Munich brothel
Germany

Police seize tiny lamb from Munich brothel

Police give forgetful senior €44k ‘birthday gift’
Germany

Police give forgetful senior €44k ‘birthday gift’

Biker brawl breaks out at Cologne hospital
Germany

Biker brawl breaks out at Cologne hospital

Shopkeeper fends off robber using lollipops
Germany

Shopkeeper fends off robber using lollipops

Munich man hurls white mice at passersby
Germany

Munich man hurls white mice at passersby

Munich police save giant tortoise from train tracks
Germany

Munich police save giant tortoise from train tracks

Munich toddler safe after late-night adventure
Germany

Munich toddler safe after late-night adventure

Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears
Germany

Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears

Drugged teenager in high speed Munich chase
Germany

Drugged teenager in high speed Munich chase

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion
Germany

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

Spoof hails Varoufakis: puts ‘hell’ in ‘Hellenica’
Germany

Spoof hails Varoufakis: puts ‘hell’ in ‘Hellenica’

Man goes viral with story of girlfriend hating car
Germany

Man goes viral with story of girlfriend hating car

Police catch teen who stole island’s only car
Germany

Police catch teen who stole island’s only car

Iran win at Berlinale a ‘free speech triumph’
Germany

Iran win at Berlinale a ‘free speech triumph’

Some very Denglisch Valentines
Germany

Some very Denglisch Valentines

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy
Germany

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy

Ex-prisoner sues Berlin for ‘too small’ jail cells
Germany

Ex-prisoner sues Berlin for ‘too small’ jail cells

British tank crashes into family garden
Germany

British tank crashes into family garden

Stars shine in Berlinale weekend events
Germany

Stars shine in Berlinale weekend events

Man loses driving license over passive pot
Germany

Man loses driving license over passive pot

Health insurer wrongly claims woman dead
Germany

Health insurer wrongly claims woman dead

Roll out the red carpet: Berlinale begins tonight
Germany

Roll out the red carpet: Berlinale begins tonight

Five spots for Berlinale celeb-spotting
Germany

Five spots for Berlinale celeb-spotting

Bauhaus villa scammer gets probation for plot
Germany

Bauhaus villa scammer gets probation for plot

Bavaria police nab serial kindergarten thief
Germany

Bavaria police nab serial kindergarten thief

Camels’ bid for freedom causes traffic chaos
Germany

Camels’ bid for freedom causes traffic chaos

Young man’s ‘ninja day’ sows havoc in Munich
Germany

Young man’s ‘ninja day’ sows havoc in Munich

Janosch the dog gets TV licence bill
Germany

Janosch the dog gets TV licence bill

Munich mechanics free cat from car’s engine
Germany

Munich mechanics free cat from car’s engine

Survey shows when Germans lie most
Germany

Survey shows when Germans lie most

Germans strip off for ‘No Pants Subway Ride’
Germany

Germans strip off for ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

Hitler’s bunker to be rebuilt
Germany

Hitler’s bunker to be rebuilt

RIP Zippe – fugitive kangaroo found dead
Germany

RIP Zippe – fugitive kangaroo found dead

Police put a spoke in bike thieves’ wheels
Germany

Police put a spoke in bike thieves’ wheels

Reward offered for €150k homing pigeon
Germany

Reward offered for €150k homing pigeon

Bertolt Brecht statue hit with potato salad
Germany

Bertolt Brecht statue hit with potato salad

Man tries to open plane door over Munich
Germany

Man tries to open plane door over Munich

Over half of Christmas trees carry pesticides
Germany

Over half of Christmas trees carry pesticides

Salesmen’s sex orgies find home in museum
Germany

Salesmen’s sex orgies find home in museum

Man calls police wanting a spot in prison
Germany

Man calls police wanting a spot in prison

Police seek owner of bagged rabbit
Germany

Police seek owner of bagged rabbit

Firefighters free child from washing machine
Germany

Firefighters free child from washing machine

Leipzig police seek testicle biter
Germany

Leipzig police seek testicle biter

Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg
Germany

Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg

‘Horrific’ scene as rampaging cows shot
Germany

‘Horrific’ scene as rampaging cows shot

Bewigged robbers hit Aachen bank
Germany

Bewigged robbers hit Aachen bank

City wants cash from anti-Nazi activist
Germany

City wants cash from anti-Nazi activist

Police arrest landlord for naked showings
Germany

Police arrest landlord for naked showings

Woman slept next to mother’s body for 5 years
Germany

Woman slept next to mother’s body for 5 years

Man sues Munich for towing golden Ferrari
Germany

Man sues Munich for towing golden Ferrari

Owner pays up on €10K dog rescue bill
Germany

Owner pays up on €10K dog rescue bill

Two men charged after sex shop tantrum
Germany

Two men charged after sex shop tantrum

NRW police capture rogue kangaroo
Germany

NRW police capture rogue kangaroo

Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase
Germany

Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase

Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk
Germany

Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk

Which high school cliche is your city?
Germany

Which high school cliche is your city?

Tourists stranded on cable car over Rhine
Germany

Tourists stranded on cable car over Rhine

Police stop slow truck and find two tigers
Germany

Police stop slow truck and find two tigers

Crash gives pigs brief reprieve from slaughter
Germany

Crash gives pigs brief reprieve from slaughter

Berlin robbers hand back uncool mobile phone
Germany

Berlin robbers hand back uncool mobile phone

Hunter shoots hunter in Bavarian mishap
Germany

Hunter shoots hunter in Bavarian mishap

Slot machine saves gambler from prison
Germany

Slot machine saves gambler from prison

Girl, 6, crashes car on shopping trip
Germany

Girl, 6, crashes car on shopping trip

Police pin down Lidl meat needle culprit
Germany

Police pin down Lidl meat needle culprit

Mushroom pickers find human skull
Germany

Mushroom pickers find human skull

U-Bahn sex pair shock Berlin commuters
Germany

U-Bahn sex pair shock Berlin commuters

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Germany

Petrol station robbers do take ‘no’ for an answer

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Germany

Lost shoppers drive 700km around Germany

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Germany

Scotland-Germany draw (at rock, paper, scissors)

Over 30 pets rescued from animal hoarder
Germany

Over 30 pets rescued from animal hoarder

Sex party ‘desecrates’ Bavarian royal spa
Germany

Sex party ‘desecrates’ Bavarian royal spa

Student busted in case of misdelivered hash
Germany

Student busted in case of misdelivered hash

Want to avoid driving fines? Swap seats
Germany

Want to avoid driving fines? Swap seats

Elk freed from Dresden office building
Germany

Elk freed from Dresden office building

Size does matter in this case, rules judge
Germany

Size does matter in this case, rules judge

Pony-drawn wheelchair ride ends in injury
Germany

Pony-drawn wheelchair ride ends in injury

Guru and mum refused sick son medicine
Germany

Guru and mum refused sick son medicine

Lost goat halts Munich Airport trains
Germany

Lost goat halts Munich Airport trains

Father killed in ‘cold water challenge’
Germany

Father killed in ‘cold water challenge’

Löw to remain Germany coach to 2016
Germany

Löw to remain Germany coach to 2016

Yoga helped Jogi’s boys bring World Cup home
Germany

Yoga helped Jogi’s boys bring World Cup home

Thousands of litres of beer close motorway
Germany

Thousands of litres of beer close motorway

Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty
Germany

Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty

Is this expat cat the world’s oldest?
Germany

Is this expat cat the world’s oldest?

Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer
Germany

Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer

Ancient plane crashes, injuring two
Germany

Ancient plane crashes, injuring two

Beer bike crash sparks mass brawl
Germany

Beer bike crash sparks mass brawl

Police sorry for fining one-armed bike rider
Germany

Police sorry for fining one-armed bike rider

Sales agent jailed for cooking man’s head
Germany

Sales agent jailed for cooking man’s head

Cleaner falls in giant meat grinder and dies
Germany

Cleaner falls in giant meat grinder and dies

Horse caught on speed camera saves driver
Germany

Horse caught on speed camera saves driver

US student gets stuck in giant vulva
Germany

US student gets stuck in giant vulva

Mystery dog appears in locked car
Germany

Mystery dog appears in locked car

Woman finds bag with €80,000 on Munich train
Germany

Woman finds bag with €80,000 on Munich train

Court: Dead workers have right to holidays
Germany

Court: Dead workers have right to holidays

Customs fine man €15,000 for car mistake

Customs fine man €15,000 for car mistake

Bulky ballet dancer sues club for barre break
Germany

Bulky ballet dancer sues club for barre break

Police appeal over Berlin prison break
Germany

Police appeal over Berlin prison break

Man finds €18,000 on street, hands it in
Germany

Man finds €18,000 on street, hands it in

Entire family struck by lightning
Germany

Entire family struck by lightning

4,700 ducks shut motorway after crash
Germany

4,700 ducks shut motorway after crash

Toddler survives 18-km running board stunt
Germany

Toddler survives 18-km running board stunt

VIDEO: Politicians turn to cow to get out the vote
Germany

VIDEO: Politicians turn to cow to get out the vote

Woman, 86, damages 11 parked cars
Germany

Woman, 86, damages 11 parked cars

Footballer in trouble for throwing a kebab
Germany

Footballer in trouble for throwing a kebab

Court jails ‘Nutella gang’ for 15 years
Germany

Court jails ‘Nutella gang’ for 15 years

Turkey tourists lose call to prayer refund bid
Germany

Turkey tourists lose call to prayer refund bid

Biology pupils find horse in kebab meat test
Germany

Biology pupils find horse in kebab meat test

Elderly man taped €200,000 to his genitals
Germany

Elderly man taped €200,000 to his genitals

School kids hospitalized after ‘porno’ party
Germany

School kids hospitalized after ‘porno’ party

‘World’s oldest’ message in a bottle arrives home
Germany

‘World’s oldest’ message in a bottle arrives home

Boy, 5, finds treasure trove hidden in pond
Germany

Boy, 5, finds treasure trove hidden in pond

Town bans parents from calling child ‘Wikileaks’
Germany

Town bans parents from calling child ‘Wikileaks’

Woman, 71, jailed for stalking priest
Germany

Woman, 71, jailed for stalking priest

Thief caught selling phone back to victim
Germany

Thief caught selling phone back to victim

Germany nabs Vatican-bound cocaine condoms
Germany

Germany nabs Vatican-bound cocaine condoms

Zoo trumpets fifth baby elephant success
Germany

Zoo trumpets fifth baby elephant success

Camels get the hump and run away from the circus
Germany

Camels get the hump and run away from the circus

Nine-year-old girl takes on bag thieves
Germany

Nine-year-old girl takes on bag thieves

Woman in convertible showered in manure
Germany

Woman in convertible showered in manure

Removal men find live python in cupboard
Germany

Removal men find live python in cupboard

Ten more untranslatable German words
Germany

Ten more untranslatable German words

Mayor tries to ban sex party ship from lake
Germany

Mayor tries to ban sex party ship from lake

Girl, 3, caught riding motorbike
Germany

Girl, 3, caught riding motorbike

Fishermen find oldest message in a bottle
Germany

Fishermen find oldest message in a bottle

Germany’s 14 weirdest town slogans
Germany

Germany’s 14 weirdest town slogans

OAP takes wrong turn, gets lost for 20 hours
Germany

OAP takes wrong turn, gets lost for 20 hours

Headteacher in trouble for shouting ‘Sieg Heil’
Germany

Headteacher in trouble for shouting ‘Sieg Heil’

What will Germans give up for Lent?
Germany

What will Germans give up for Lent?

Doctors criticized for ‘cannabis can kill’ study
Germany

Doctors criticized for ‘cannabis can kill’ study

‘Supergeil’ supermarket ad goes viral
Germany

‘Supergeil’ supermarket ad goes viral

Thousands of euros shredded by accident
Germany

Thousands of euros shredded by accident

Germans beat Brits to world naked sledging title
Germany

Germans beat Brits to world naked sledging title

Thrifty ministers sleep in offices to save cash
Germany

Thrifty ministers sleep in offices to save cash

Horse moves into home and won’t leave
Germany

Horse moves into home and won’t leave

Merkel jet gatecrasher: I don’t remember anything
Germany

Merkel jet gatecrasher: I don’t remember anything

Underarm pepper spray mix-up clears club
Germany

Underarm pepper spray mix-up clears club

Car ‘arrests’ man who broke in to steal
Germany

Car ‘arrests’ man who broke in to steal

German doctors save man thanks to ‘House’
Germany

German doctors save man thanks to ‘House’

Dying man’s appeal to find his kids goes viral
Germany

Dying man’s appeal to find his kids goes viral

Manufacturer to thieves – stolen condoms unsafe
Germany

Manufacturer to thieves – stolen condoms unsafe

Gardener, 63, fined for accidental cannabis bush
Germany

Gardener, 63, fined for accidental cannabis bush

‘Amber’ bomb bits set man’s pants on fire
Germany

‘Amber’ bomb bits set man’s pants on fire

Germans undress for ‘No Pants Subway Ride’
Germany

Germans undress for ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

‘Fakes’ and woodcuts – Germany’s top UFOs
Germany

‘Fakes’ and woodcuts – Germany’s top UFOs

Dog poop study points to canine ‘inner compass’
Germany

Dog poop study points to canine ‘inner compass’

Man sets fire to flat after girlfriend dumps him
Germany

Man sets fire to flat after girlfriend dumps him

Police free boy, 6, from parents’ sexy handcuffs
Germany

Police free boy, 6, from parents’ sexy handcuffs

Ben and Mia – Germany’s top baby names
Germany

Ben and Mia – Germany’s top baby names

Naked motorcyclist is talk of the town
Germany

Naked motorcyclist is talk of the town

Parked car rolls 200 metres onto motorway
Germany

Parked car rolls 200 metres onto motorway

Funeral director hoards 67 urns in room
Germany

Funeral director hoards 67 urns in room

Smuggler swallowed 124 bags of drugs
Germany

Smuggler swallowed 124 bags of drugs

Germans prove Friday 13th is not unlucky
Germany

Germans prove Friday 13th is not unlucky

‘One-man prison’ cost €4.3 million
Germany

‘One-man prison’ cost €4.3 million

Germans fall out of love with Lebkuchen
Germany

Germans fall out of love with Lebkuchen

Berlin burglars steal 300 phones in one minute
Germany

Berlin burglars steal 300 phones in one minute

Deutsche Post completes first drone flight
Germany

Deutsche Post completes first drone flight

Hunter kills woman’s pet wild boar
Germany

Hunter kills woman’s pet wild boar

Berliner yanks American from water with scarf
Germany

Berliner yanks American from water with scarf

An arty refrigerator – yours for €64,000
Germany

An arty refrigerator – yours for €64,000

Woman hides in car to sober up after crash
Germany

Woman hides in car to sober up after crash

News of lawyer’s death ‘greatly exaggerated’
Germany

News of lawyer’s death ‘greatly exaggerated’

Glass recycling bins – Munich’s top attraction
Germany

Glass recycling bins – Munich’s top attraction

Poorly pug sparks court dog fight
Germany

Poorly pug sparks court dog fight

Man tries to smuggle €100,000 in his shoes
Germany

Man tries to smuggle €100,000 in his shoes

Thief returns wallet to pensioner six years on
Germany

Thief returns wallet to pensioner six years on

University unenrolls all of its students by mistake
Germany

University unenrolls all of its students by mistake

Escaped crabs cause train commotion
Germany

Escaped crabs cause train commotion

Bionic tortoise on a roll with Lego wheel
Germany

Bionic tortoise on a roll with Lego wheel

Drunk taxi request leads to Belgium
Germany

Drunk taxi request leads to Belgium

Taxi driver returns €250,000 to passengers
Germany

Taxi driver returns €250,000 to passengers

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse
Germany

Drunk man falls asleep on top of horse

Villagers kill marten after attack spree
Germany

Villagers kill marten after attack spree

Graveyard cremates wrong body in mix-up
Germany

Graveyard cremates wrong body in mix-up

Judge sends ‘King of Germany’ to jail
Germany

Judge sends ‘King of Germany’ to jail

Germany wastes billions on bizarre projects
Germany

Germany wastes billions on bizarre projects

Former Miss Germany tries luck in Mexico
Germany

Former Miss Germany tries luck in Mexico

Airline offers new life… if you change your name
Germany

Airline offers new life… if you change your name

Husband forgets wife on honeymoon
Germany

Husband forgets wife on honeymoon

‘People who don’t believe in ghosts are scared’
Germany

‘People who don’t believe in ghosts are scared’

Letter declares living football legend ‘dead’
Germany

Letter declares living football legend ‘dead’

Your guide to all things German
Germany

Your guide to all things German

Top ten über-long German words
Germany

Top ten über-long German words

Germany’s ‘Porno King’ gives up empire
Germany

Germany’s ‘Porno King’ gives up empire

Business booms in Berlin graveyard cafe
Germany

Business booms in Berlin graveyard cafe

Vets: Dogs overdose on drug-user poop
Germany

Vets: Dogs overdose on drug-user poop

Apple drops trademark case against family café
Germany

Apple drops trademark case against family café

State leader sends Merkel error-packed note
Germany

State leader sends Merkel error-packed note

Germans celebrate once-in-a-lifetime holiday
Germany

Germans celebrate once-in-a-lifetime holiday

Attic ‘mummy’ mystery solved – it was plastic
Germany

Attic ‘mummy’ mystery solved – it was plastic

Merkel’s East Berlin flat – rent for €55 a night
Germany

Merkel’s East Berlin flat – rent for €55 a night

Tiger kills zookeeper during feeding time
Germany

Tiger kills zookeeper during feeding time

20 dead snakes found in bag, live ones on train
Germany

20 dead snakes found in bag, live ones on train

A €67m beer bill, 114 Oxen, and a lost Segway
Germany

A €67m beer bill, 114 Oxen, and a lost Segway

Court: homeopathy can’t cure erectile dysfunction
Germany

Court: homeopathy can’t cure erectile dysfunction

Nightclub invites guests to ‘catch a dwarf’
Germany

Nightclub invites guests to ‘catch a dwarf’

Police charge Berlin marathon intruder
Germany

Police charge Berlin marathon intruder

Firefighters fail to battle blaze in own building
Germany

Firefighters fail to battle blaze in own building

Berlin Zoo wins Knut polar bear court battle
Germany

Berlin Zoo wins Knut polar bear court battle

Town to drop Hitler honour after 80 years
Germany

Town to drop Hitler honour after 80 years

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle
Germany

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle

Tuba player: ‘Bonnet bonk wrecked my car’
Germany

Tuba player: ‘Bonnet bonk wrecked my car’

Shark bites off German swimmer’s arm
Germany

Shark bites off German swimmer’s arm

Honey spill creates sticky situation
Germany

Honey spill creates sticky situation

Pensioner shoots at child plum thieves
Germany

Pensioner shoots at child plum thieves

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio
Germany

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Boy finds grandfather’s ‘mummy’ hidden in attic
Germany

Boy finds grandfather’s ‘mummy’ hidden in attic

Turkish man takes pain out of praying
Germany

Turkish man takes pain out of praying

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught
Germany

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

Castle brewers defy beer makers death knell
Germany

Castle brewers defy beer makers death knell

Sixt’s sexy car PR trick backfires
Germany

Sixt’s sexy car PR trick backfires

Huge German cockerel lands in London
Germany

Huge German cockerel lands in London

Outdoor sex fine lower for jobless ‘unfair’
Germany

Outdoor sex fine lower for jobless ‘unfair’

Drunk inventors caught cruising in car-pool
Germany

Drunk inventors caught cruising in car-pool

German tourists like what they know
Germany

German tourists like what they know

Problem geese deposits frustrate German mayor
Germany

Problem geese deposits frustrate German mayor

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop
Germany

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop

Frankfurt city hall piano brawl hits wrong note
Germany

Frankfurt city hall piano brawl hits wrong note

Man run over by train lives, shouts at driver
Germany

Man run over by train lives, shouts at driver

Office seduction scores among young Germans
Germany

Office seduction scores among young Germans

Cops ‘turn’ Trojan elephant in drug drama
Germany

Cops ‘turn’ Trojan elephant in drug drama

Pet pals ‘crucial’ for kids – and adults – in Germany
Germany

Pet pals ‘crucial’ for kids – and adults – in Germany

Stork lays siege to village with car attacks
Germany

Stork lays siege to village with car attacks

Worried parents hire sniffer dog to check kids
Germany

Worried parents hire sniffer dog to check kids

Town gardeners wage war on rogue hemp
Germany

Town gardeners wage war on rogue hemp

Death threats for police who shot Bruce the dog
Germany

Death threats for police who shot Bruce the dog

Police investigate ‘United Stasi of America’ artist
Germany

Police investigate ‘United Stasi of America’ artist

Ten perks of a German summer
Germany

Ten perks of a German summer

Farmer unearths potato thief after 15 years
Germany

Farmer unearths potato thief after 15 years

Ex-Chancellor ‘hoards 38,000 cigarettes’
Germany

Ex-Chancellor ‘hoards 38,000 cigarettes’

Court: landlady right to evict stinky smoker
Germany

Court: landlady right to evict stinky smoker

Mass school year failure raises questions
Germany

Mass school year failure raises questions

Wayward horse injures five at marksmen’s fair
Germany

Wayward horse injures five at marksmen’s fair

Tenants told to lump neighbour peeing noise
Germany

Tenants told to lump neighbour peeing noise

Bremen’s ‘bishop’s ring’ found broken
Germany

Bremen’s ‘bishop’s ring’ found broken

World watches epic hot air blimp flight
Germany

World watches epic hot air blimp flight

Six kids collapse in sex education class
Germany

Six kids collapse in sex education class

Eight German gaffes JFK didn’t make
Germany

Eight German gaffes JFK didn’t make

Brawl breaks out at kids’ footie game
Germany

Brawl breaks out at kids’ footie game

Red tape tangle forces cops to pay to park
Germany

Red tape tangle forces cops to pay to park

Thieves swipe medieval bishop’s shiny ring
Germany

Thieves swipe medieval bishop’s shiny ring

Building begins of replica medieval town
Germany

Building begins of replica medieval town

Dentist cut off own finger for insurance cash
Germany

Dentist cut off own finger for insurance cash

German MPs aim for positive doggie vibes
Germany

German MPs aim for positive doggie vibes

Canny footballer shoots, scores, is banned
Germany

Canny footballer shoots, scores, is banned

‘I come to Germany for prostitutes – it’s like Aldi’
Germany

‘I come to Germany for prostitutes – it’s like Aldi’

Fire resurrects ‘devil talk’ in exorcism town
Germany

Fire resurrects ‘devil talk’ in exorcism town

Nine weird German weather phenomena
Germany

Nine weird German weather phenomena

Banker transfers millions by napping on keyboard
Germany

Banker transfers millions by napping on keyboard

WWII bomber raised from watery English grave
Germany

WWII bomber raised from watery English grave

Bavarian gives random kid wife’s alimony
Germany

Bavarian gives random kid wife’s alimony

Germans import an Indian splash of colour
Germany

Germans import an Indian splash of colour

Topless women protest outside Merkel’s office
Germany

Topless women protest outside Merkel’s office

Guardiola perfecting his German for Bayern
Germany

Guardiola perfecting his German for Bayern

Biscuit-maker unamused by golden cookie theft
Germany

Biscuit-maker unamused by golden cookie theft

Student dives 700 times in 24 hours
Germany

Student dives 700 times in 24 hours

Conservatives question pink prison cells
Germany

Conservatives question pink prison cells

New law reignites debate over ‘baby hatches’
Germany

New law reignites debate over ‘baby hatches’

Woman escapes €70,000 parking fine
Germany

Woman escapes €70,000 parking fine

Businessman builds a used Lego empire
Germany

Businessman builds a used Lego empire

JC Penney ‘Hitler kettle’ advert raises eyebrows
Germany

JC Penney ‘Hitler kettle’ advert raises eyebrows

Police find body lying ‘among 50 snakes’
Germany

Police find body lying ‘among 50 snakes’

Lidl gets stick for running out of stickers
Germany

Lidl gets stick for running out of stickers

Accidental corpse thieves get jail time
Germany

Accidental corpse thieves get jail time

Man lives 15 years with pencil in head
Germany

Man lives 15 years with pencil in head

Police warn train ticket machines may explode
Germany

Police warn train ticket machines may explode

Ten German body parts
Germany

Ten German body parts

German jewel thief escapes Aussie police
Germany

German jewel thief escapes Aussie police

Justin Bieber’s monkey becomes ‘German’
Germany

Justin Bieber’s monkey becomes ‘German’

Christian Democrats set up political donation ATM
Germany

Christian Democrats set up political donation ATM

Look-alike prisoner gets cell-mate’s release
Germany

Look-alike prisoner gets cell-mate’s release

Diplomat’s dog bites wife of Korean fat cat
Germany

Diplomat’s dog bites wife of Korean fat cat

Single women ‘too much trouble’ for allotments
Germany

Single women ‘too much trouble’ for allotments

Beyoncé makes midnight Berlin shopping spree
Germany

Beyoncé makes midnight Berlin shopping spree

How our brains grasp giggles, grunts, guffaws
Germany

How our brains grasp giggles, grunts, guffaws

Germany pets Justin Bieber’s monkey
Germany

Germany pets Justin Bieber’s monkey

Steinbrück cries on stage at wife’s sympathy
Germany

Steinbrück cries on stage at wife’s sympathy

Cops call spider man after catching tarantula
Germany

Cops call spider man after catching tarantula

Scientists solve Monarch migration mystery
Germany

Scientists solve Monarch migration mystery

Atheist shoes go missing in God-fearing US
Germany

Atheist shoes go missing in God-fearing US

Sex in bathrooms best say one in five Germans
Germany

Sex in bathrooms best say one in five Germans

New €5 notes make German debut
Germany

New €5 notes make German debut

Boy – the world’s smallest film star
Germany

Boy – the world’s smallest film star

Visitors flock to Hamburg garden show
Germany

Visitors flock to Hamburg garden show

20,000 Goths gather in Leipzig
Germany

20,000 Goths gather in Leipzig

Unique baroque feather room opens for visitors
Germany

Unique baroque feather room opens for visitors

Rogue dentist barred after 20-tooth incident
Germany

Rogue dentist barred after 20-tooth incident

Cop loses gun in bid to keep trousers clean
Germany

Cop loses gun in bid to keep trousers clean

Dusty discs unite Germany and Iran
Germany

Dusty discs unite Germany and Iran

Giant spider bites florist
Germany

Giant spider bites florist

Twelve English words made up by Germans
Germany

Twelve English words made up by Germans

Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot
Germany

Magdeburg waterworks keeps crocodile mascot

Smoker survives car cleaning product blast
Germany

Smoker survives car cleaning product blast

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea
Germany

German tackles bird deaths with cat tax idea

Brewers fear beer  war
Germany

Brewers fear beer war

Disposable camera snaps creativity in Dresden
Germany

Disposable camera snaps creativity in Dresden

Heidi Klum’s ‘Top Models’ catch head lice
Germany

Heidi Klum’s ‘Top Models’ catch head lice

Merkel loses Time’s 100 influential people place
Germany

Merkel loses Time’s 100 influential people place

Johns ‘need clean bill of health’ for hooker visits
Germany

Johns ‘need clean bill of health’ for hooker visits

‘Today I am happy to live with a beard’
Germany

‘Today I am happy to live with a beard’

Woman finds bag of human bones
Germany

Woman finds bag of human bones

200-year-old German mummies on display
Germany

200-year-old German mummies on display

‘Tank & Cut’ hairdressers hit petrol stations
Germany

‘Tank & Cut’ hairdressers hit petrol stations

High speed highway heists baffle police
Germany

High speed highway heists baffle police

US jury: fake Rockefeller guilty of murder
Germany

US jury: fake Rockefeller guilty of murder

‘He thought it was funny at first’
Germany

‘He thought it was funny at first’

States to toughen laws on drunken cycling
Germany

States to toughen laws on drunken cycling

Airborne car smashes through barn
Germany

Airborne car smashes through barn

Ruffled feathers get swan dropped from menu
Germany

Ruffled feathers get swan dropped from menu

Heidi Klum: people took photos as I saved my son
Germany

Heidi Klum: people took photos as I saved my son

Shy balls cause televised Lotto cock-up
Germany

Shy balls cause televised Lotto cock-up

Munich tinkles street pianos’ ivories
Germany

Munich tinkles street pianos’ ivories

Merkel angry at paparazzi swimsuit shots in Italy
Germany

Merkel angry at paparazzi swimsuit shots in Italy

Young Bavarians steal hydrangeas for highs
Germany

Young Bavarians steal hydrangeas for highs

Bieber ‘should not get his monkey back’
Germany

Bieber ‘should not get his monkey back’

Tonnes of nicked Nutella gives cops bellyache
Germany

Tonnes of nicked Nutella gives cops bellyache

Egg-cellent idioms for Easter – it’s no yolk
Germany

Egg-cellent idioms for Easter – it’s no yolk

German schoolkids told: The military wants you
Germany

German schoolkids told: The military wants you

Beaver boom benefits German rivers
Germany

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Drunk hitches ride on high-speed ICE train
Germany

Drunk hitches ride on high-speed ICE train

Designer turns trash into treasure
Germany

Designer turns trash into treasure

Burglars turn in child abuser to police
Germany

Burglars turn in child abuser to police

Truck rolls 10km on autobahn with no driver
Germany

Truck rolls 10km on autobahn with no driver

‘It’s the biggest brothel on German TV’
Germany

‘It’s the biggest brothel on German TV’

Zombie apocalypse no joke for Berlin officials
Germany

Zombie apocalypse no joke for Berlin officials

Algae façade makes house truly ‘green’
Germany

Algae façade makes house truly ‘green’

‘Germany’s worst neighbour’ faces court
Germany

‘Germany’s worst neighbour’ faces court

App reunites owners with stolen bikes
Germany

App reunites owners with stolen bikes

Job centre goes to court over 15 cents
Germany

Job centre goes to court over 15 cents

David Hasselhoff rallies support for Berlin Wall
Germany

David Hasselhoff rallies support for Berlin Wall

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr
Germany

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr

Sex ‘a great cure for migraines’
Germany

Sex ‘a great cure for migraines’

Merkel’s Polish roots emerge in new book
Germany

Merkel’s Polish roots emerge in new book

Latest ever recorded triplets born in Rostock
Germany

Latest ever recorded triplets born in Rostock

Couple face jail over 14-month hotel bill
Germany

Couple face jail over 14-month hotel bill

British professor redraws Berlin’s metro map
Germany

British professor redraws Berlin’s metro map

Pensioner decorates tree with 10,000 Easter eggs
Germany

Pensioner decorates tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Speedy disabled man told: Get out and walk
Germany

Speedy disabled man told: Get out and walk

Bear or bunny? Top German lover’s names
Germany

Bear or bunny? Top German lover’s names

Stasi murder theory haunts footballer’s death
Germany

Stasi murder theory haunts footballer’s death

Cardinal: Picking pope like ‘visiting the dentist’
Germany

Cardinal: Picking pope like ‘visiting the dentist’

Leipzig’s baby tapir charms fans worldwide
Germany

Leipzig’s baby tapir charms fans worldwide

Bravehearts take on Bavaria’s toughest race
Germany

Bravehearts take on Bavaria’s toughest race

German fake bishop infiltrates Vatican
Germany

German fake bishop infiltrates Vatican

Frankfurt’s tricky orang-utan gets guard
Germany

Frankfurt’s tricky orang-utan gets guard

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon
Germany

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon

Embassy helped save Malian cultural treasure
Germany

Embassy helped save Malian cultural treasure

Thieves unload trucks in high-speed robberies
Germany

Thieves unload trucks in high-speed robberies

German ‘Wolf Town’ learns to love its lupus
Germany

German ‘Wolf Town’ learns to love its lupus

Fossil-hunter finds ancient hedgehog
Germany

Fossil-hunter finds ancient hedgehog

Nostalgia stokes demand for East German brands
Germany

Nostalgia stokes demand for East German brands

Hannover blonde crowned Miss Germany
Germany

Hannover blonde crowned Miss Germany

Smartphone ‘air-writing’ glove wins Google prize
Germany

Smartphone ‘air-writing’ glove wins Google prize

German cinema’s top Oscar moments
Germany

German cinema’s top Oscar moments

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