Why on earth do Germans call New Year’s Eve Silvester?
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Why on earth do Germans call New Year’s Eve Silvester?

Why do Germans call New Year's Eve Silvester? And what's with all the mustard-filled doughnuts, firecrackers, and melted lead? The Local has the lowdown.

Northern Germany battles winter chaos
Germany

Northern Germany battles winter chaos

Icy roads cause series of accidents
Germany

Icy roads cause series of accidents

Five dead in Christmas Day fire
Germany

Five dead in Christmas Day fire

What’s on in Germany: December 24-January 6
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 24-January 6

Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing
Germany

Man goes to jail after illegal street crossing

What’s on in Germany: December 17 – 23
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 17 – 23

Severed pig’s ear sent to Muslim organisation
Germany

Severed pig’s ear sent to Muslim organisation

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules
Germany

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules

Deep freeze extends icy grip on Germany
Germany

Deep freeze extends icy grip on Germany

Retiree makes emergency call for more toilet paper
Germany

Retiree makes emergency call for more toilet paper

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart
Germany

Two people put each other in hospital over shopping cart

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information
Germany

Online Advent calendars collecting children’s personal information

Students protest uni reform meeting
Germany

Students protest uni reform meeting

Winter weather weekend on the way
Germany

Winter weather weekend on the way

What’s on in Germany: December 10 – 16
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 10 – 16

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations
Germany

FDP must pay €3.5-mln fine for illegal donations

Archaeologists uncover evidence of ancient cannibal rituals
Germany

Archaeologists uncover evidence of ancient cannibal rituals

The Best of the Rhineland in December
Germany

The Best of the Rhineland in December

Warmer, damper weather to replace chill of last few days
Germany

Warmer, damper weather to replace chill of last few days

What’s on in Germany: December 3 – 9
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 3 – 9

Lidl to offer deep discounts on Deutsche Bahn tickets
Germany

Lidl to offer deep discounts on Deutsche Bahn tickets

Police ram bike to nab fugitive from Aachen
Germany

Police ram bike to nab fugitive from Aachen

Wintry weather on the way
Germany

Wintry weather on the way

Guard accused of helping with prison breakout
Germany

Guard accused of helping with prison breakout

No winter weather in sight as Christmas markets open
Germany

No winter weather in sight as Christmas markets open

Two dangerous criminals escape Aachen prison
Germany

Two dangerous criminals escape Aachen prison

Bonn bank manager plays Robin Hood for overdrawn customers
Germany

Bonn bank manager plays Robin Hood for overdrawn customers

British troops to leave Germany under Tories
Germany

British troops to leave Germany under Tories

What’s on in Germany: November 19 – 25
Germany

What’s on in Germany: November 19 – 25

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar
Germany

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

Podolski brace saves draw for Germany on emotional Enke night
Germany

Podolski brace saves draw for Germany on emotional Enke night

Chelsea teammates Ballack and Drogba to miss friendly
Germany

Chelsea teammates Ballack and Drogba to miss friendly

Dennis Rodman arrested after failing to pay for boozy party
Germany

Dennis Rodman arrested after failing to pay for boozy party

Brüderle’s refusal to help Opel angers state premiers
Germany

Brüderle’s refusal to help Opel angers state premiers

New programme teaches Turkish imams to lead prayer in German
Germany

New programme teaches Turkish imams to lead prayer in German

What’s on in Germany: November 12 – 18
Germany

What’s on in Germany: November 12 – 18

Weekend Wanderlust: From water to wine in the Rhineland’s beautiful Boppard
Germany

Weekend Wanderlust: From water to wine in the Rhineland’s beautiful Boppard

8 unmissable events across Germany in June 2018
Germany

8 unmissable events across Germany in June 2018

Five acts you simply can’t miss at this year’s Düsseldorf Festival
Germany

Five acts you simply can’t miss at this year’s Düsseldorf Festival

10 words and phrases that’ll make you sound local in the Rhineland
Germany

10 words and phrases that’ll make you sound local in the Rhineland

Rhineland women on Turkey’s most wanted list
Germany

Rhineland women on Turkey’s most wanted list

Public urinator sprays man with tear gas
Germany

Public urinator sprays man with tear gas

‘The mafia has infiltrated every sector in Germany’
Italy

‘The mafia has infiltrated every sector in Germany’

‘What? No Becks?’ Men set fire to shop
Germany

‘What? No Becks?’ Men set fire to shop

Woman hides in car to sober up after crash
Germany

Woman hides in car to sober up after crash

Germany celebrates start of carnival season
Germany

Germany celebrates start of carnival season

‘St. Jude’ storm hits Germany, kills four
Germany

‘St. Jude’ storm hits Germany, kills four

Villagers kill marten after attack spree
Germany

Villagers kill marten after attack spree

Gaga to armed siege – seven days in pics
Germany

Gaga to armed siege – seven days in pics

Winter’s arrival to Berlin light festival – in pics
Germany

Winter’s arrival to Berlin light festival – in pics

Jobless EU citizens can claim benefits – court
Germany

Jobless EU citizens can claim benefits – court

Medics wrongly keep man in clinic for 38 years
Germany

Medics wrongly keep man in clinic for 38 years

State bans teacher-pupil contact on Facebook
Germany

State bans teacher-pupil contact on Facebook

Warm autumn weather set to continue
Germany

Warm autumn weather set to continue

World records and gas blasts – the week in pics
Germany

World records and gas blasts – the week in pics

Schoolboy, 12, stabbed in chest during fight
Germany

Schoolboy, 12, stabbed in chest during fight

German universities slip in world rankings
Germany

German universities slip in world rankings

Sunshine for the north, but first frosts approach
Germany

Sunshine for the north, but first frosts approach

Revamped ruin and a former royal seat
Germany

Revamped ruin and a former royal seat

Waxworks, crashes and the Hoff – a week in pics
Germany

Waxworks, crashes and the Hoff – a week in pics

Chinese target Bayer in drug firms probe
Germany

Chinese target Bayer in drug firms probe

3,000 people leave homes after gas blast
Germany

3,000 people leave homes after gas blast

British firm signs €1.6bn German train deal
Germany

British firm signs €1.6bn German train deal

Flour and cinnamon ‘bomb’ shut down airport
Germany

Flour and cinnamon ‘bomb’ shut down airport

Legionnaires bacteria found at leading brewery
Germany

Legionnaires bacteria found at leading brewery

Weekend brings last of the summer sun
Germany

Weekend brings last of the summer sun

Firm sacked woman as she ‘might get pregnant’
Germany

Firm sacked woman as she ‘might get pregnant’

Sceptical Germans split over more Euro aid
Germany

Sceptical Germans split over more Euro aid

Child and four adults killed in plane crash
Germany

Child and four adults killed in plane crash

Summer set to return to Germany
Germany

Summer set to return to Germany

Double murderer ‘lured third victim with texts’
Germany

Double murderer ‘lured third victim with texts’

Tributes paid to German intern at London bank
Germany

Tributes paid to German intern at London bank

Grounded ships close the river Rhine
Germany

Grounded ships close the river Rhine

Dortmund set for record sales and profits
Germany

Dortmund set for record sales and profits

Baby seals to socialist offices – in pictures
Germany

Baby seals to socialist offices – in pictures

New drink ‘clears breath for post-kebab kisses’
Germany

New drink ‘clears breath for post-kebab kisses’

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours
Germany

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Train boss begs staff to return from holiday
Germany

Train boss begs staff to return from holiday

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters
Germany

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Honey spill creates sticky situation
Germany

Honey spill creates sticky situation

German economy returns to growth after slump
Germany

German economy returns to growth after slump

‘Get off your rear end and learn German’
Germany

‘Get off your rear end and learn German’

Toilet queen caught ‘up to knees in tips’
Germany

Toilet queen caught ‘up to knees in tips’

Jobless youth spurn apprenticeships
Germany

Jobless youth spurn apprenticeships

Dortmund top as Bayern Munich struggle
Germany

Dortmund top as Bayern Munich struggle

Impotence drug too strong – firm flops
Germany

Impotence drug too strong – firm flops

Violent storms injure dozens over weekend
Germany

Violent storms injure dozens over weekend

Three train signallers ‘hold key to rail chaos’
Germany

Three train signallers ‘hold key to rail chaos’

Scorching summer weekend on its way
Germany

Scorching summer weekend on its way

Eight top lakes for escaping the city
Germany

Eight top lakes for escaping the city

Bundesliga giants clash in Wembley re-match
Germany

Bundesliga giants clash in Wembley re-match

‘Germany will have a fever’ by Saturday
Germany

‘Germany will have a fever’ by Saturday

Eight fantastic German festivals
Germany

Eight fantastic German festivals

Hot summer storms head for the south
Germany

Hot summer storms head for the south

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop
Germany

Drunken driver survives death-defying drop

German beer industry: our glass is half empty
Germany

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

Serious summer sales follow poor season
Germany

Serious summer sales follow poor season

Hold onto your sunhats: summer’s staying
Germany

Hold onto your sunhats: summer’s staying

Tax evaders copy Bayern boss and confess
Germany

Tax evaders copy Bayern boss and confess

Man run over by train lives, shouts at driver
Germany

Man run over by train lives, shouts at driver

Giant meteor shower to give Germany a show
Germany

Giant meteor shower to give Germany a show

Russian spies use ‘safe’ German typewriters
Germany

Russian spies use ‘safe’ German typewriters

Summer sunshine heads to Germany
Germany

Summer sunshine heads to Germany

Düsseldorf airport: the ‘El Dorado’ of bag theft
Germany

Düsseldorf airport: the ‘El Dorado’ of bag theft

Mixture of grey skies, showers and sun ahead
Germany

Mixture of grey skies, showers and sun ahead

Cash-strapped hospitals ‘took on 13,600 new staff’
Germany

Cash-strapped hospitals ‘took on 13,600 new staff’

Gay pride parade draws more than a million
Germany

Gay pride parade draws more than a million

Car club warns of gridlock week ahead
Germany

Car club warns of gridlock week ahead

‘Sub-polar’ air to bring cooler, rainy days
Germany

‘Sub-polar’ air to bring cooler, rainy days

Clothes shops slash prices after poor weather
Germany

Clothes shops slash prices after poor weather

Farmers on watch as pony killer runs free
Germany

Farmers on watch as pony killer runs free

Bahn feels heat as cooling systems fail
Germany

Bahn feels heat as cooling systems fail

Storms to replace heat wave by Thursday
Germany

Storms to replace heat wave by Thursday

‘Sahara heat hammer’ to bring 39C next week
Germany

‘Sahara heat hammer’ to bring 39C next week

Rat poison found at Lidl supermarkets
Germany

Rat poison found at Lidl supermarkets

Motorists flush away millions in toilet tickets
Germany

Motorists flush away millions in toilet tickets

The Roman Limes – frontiers of the Empire
Germany

The Roman Limes – frontiers of the Empire

Guards under suspicion after Rabbi attack
Germany

Guards under suspicion after Rabbi attack

Germans import an Indian splash of colour
Germany

Germans import an Indian splash of colour

Flooded Germany to see sunny respite
Germany

Flooded Germany to see sunny respite

Aachen Cathedral
Germany

Aachen Cathedral

Experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods
Germany

Experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods

Conservatives question pink prison cells
Germany

Conservatives question pink prison cells

Heavy rainfall likely to worsen flooding
Germany

Heavy rainfall likely to worsen flooding

Helicopter sprays 220 kids with insecticide
Germany

Helicopter sprays 220 kids with insecticide

Nationwide cannabis limit rolls nearer
Germany

Nationwide cannabis limit rolls nearer

Man lives 15 years with pencil in head
Germany

Man lives 15 years with pencil in head

Keep your socks on because autumn is in the air
Germany

Keep your socks on because autumn is in the air

Holiday travellers face traffic trouble
Germany

Holiday travellers face traffic trouble

Germany in for wet Whit weekend
Germany

Germany in for wet Whit weekend

US denies Christian homeschoolers asylum
Germany

US denies Christian homeschoolers asylum

Cooler and wetter week ahead
Germany

Cooler and wetter week ahead

Düsseldorf police hunt for serial arsonist
Germany

Düsseldorf police hunt for serial arsonist

Storm clouds roll in over Germany
Germany

Storm clouds roll in over Germany

Scientists: fear of illness can make you sick
Germany

Scientists: fear of illness can make you sick

Maastricht hash cafes welcome back Germans
Germany

Maastricht hash cafes welcome back Germans

‘The NSU trial is an aim in itself’
Germany

‘The NSU trial is an aim in itself’

Weekend promises storms for the south
Germany

Weekend promises storms for the south

Tougher smoking ban worries bar owners
Germany

Tougher smoking ban worries bar owners

Frankfurt Germany’s biggest crime city
Germany

Frankfurt Germany’s biggest crime city

Washout weather set to ruin weekend
Germany

Washout weather set to ruin weekend

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine
Germany

Scandal hits Merkel’s partner with huge fine

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture
Germany

Cub photographer wins prize with fox picture

Can the law go easy on pickpocket pensioners?
Germany

Can the law go easy on pickpocket pensioners?

Smoker survives car cleaning product blast
Germany

Smoker survives car cleaning product blast

Leverkusen confirm Schürrle Chelsea talks
Germany

Leverkusen confirm Schürrle Chelsea talks

Police bag biggest-ever crystal meth haul
Germany

Police bag biggest-ever crystal meth haul

Postal strike leaves letters in limbo
Germany

Postal strike leaves letters in limbo

Spring has sprung but not for long
Germany

Spring has sprung but not for long

Swiss CD sparks nationwide tax raids
Germany

Swiss CD sparks nationwide tax raids

Teachers try to weed out high-tech cheaters
Germany

Teachers try to weed out high-tech cheaters

Sun, spring and high temps to arrive Monday
Germany

Sun, spring and high temps to arrive Monday

Dutch horsemeat sold as beef for two years
Germany

Dutch horsemeat sold as beef for two years

High speed highway heists baffle police
Germany

High speed highway heists baffle police

General Motors to invest €4 billion in Opel
Germany

General Motors to invest €4 billion in Opel

Klopp admits Dortmund lucky to make semis
Germany

Klopp admits Dortmund lucky to make semis

Warm rain rings in spring
Germany

Warm rain rings in spring

Dortmund’s misfiring Götze rues Malaga draw
Germany

Dortmund’s misfiring Götze rues Malaga draw

Fire brigade rescues 34 people from inferno
Germany

Fire brigade rescues 34 people from inferno

US Army civilian workers demand wage hike
Germany

US Army civilian workers demand wage hike

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos
Germany

Chilly economic climate and weather hit zoos

Performing fleas freeze to death before show
Germany

Performing fleas freeze to death before show

Easter holiday ‘dance ban’ curbs clubbers
Germany

Easter holiday ‘dance ban’ curbs clubbers

Supermarket Aldi starts budget bus lines
Germany

Supermarket Aldi starts budget bus lines

Neanderthal birthplace kills archaeology funding
Germany

Neanderthal birthplace kills archaeology funding

‘It’s important to master German subtleties’
Germany

‘It’s important to master German subtleties’

Young Germans happy to answer phone on loo
Germany

Young Germans happy to answer phone on loo

Drivers brace for major Easter traffic jams
Germany

Drivers brace for major Easter traffic jams

Icy spring sets records for deep freeze
Germany

Icy spring sets records for deep freeze

Opel to end Bochum car production in 2014
Germany

Opel to end Bochum car production in 2014

‘Student life in Aachen is easy and a lot of fun’
Germany

‘Student life in Aachen is easy and a lot of fun’

This Week’s Highlights: March 21 – 27
Germany

This Week’s Highlights: March 21 – 27

Winter shows no remorse as snows falls till Easter
Germany

Winter shows no remorse as snows falls till Easter

German couple jailed for snatching Czech baby
Germany

German couple jailed for snatching Czech baby

Lufthansa strikes sweep across country
Germany

Lufthansa strikes sweep across country

Lufthansa cancels 500 flights ahead of strike
Germany

Lufthansa cancels 500 flights ahead of strike

Heavy snow snarls traffic in the east
Germany

Heavy snow snarls traffic in the east

More seasonal confusion over spring’s no-show
Germany

More seasonal confusion over spring’s no-show

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr
Germany

Christo opens gigantic ‘air’ sculpture in Ruhr

‘An unpaid internship was like an investment’
Germany

‘An unpaid internship was like an investment’

German cities see increase of break-ins
Germany

German cities see increase of break-ins

Migrating birds leave frozen Germany
Germany

Migrating birds leave frozen Germany

Strikes hit hundreds of flights in west Germany
Germany

Strikes hit hundreds of flights in west Germany

Sex ‘a great cure for migraines’
Germany

Sex ‘a great cure for migraines’

‘Extremism in Germany is still safely on sidelines’
Germany

‘Extremism in Germany is still safely on sidelines’

This week’s highlights: March 14 – 20
Germany

This week’s highlights: March 14 – 20

Islamists ‘plotted to kill far-right politician’
Germany

Islamists ‘plotted to kill far-right politician’

Police mount nationwide raid against Islamists
Germany

Police mount nationwide raid against Islamists

Top prosecutor takes on Islamist murder plot
Germany

Top prosecutor takes on Islamist murder plot

Train strike sparks early morning travel turmoil
Germany

Train strike sparks early morning travel turmoil

Frankfurt Airport opens a runway after shutdown
Germany

Frankfurt Airport opens a runway after shutdown

Airport security strike hits Cologne-Bonn again
Germany

Airport security strike hits Cologne-Bonn again

This week’s highlights: March 8 – 13
Germany

This week’s highlights: March 8 – 13

Spring joy premature as snow returns
Germany

Spring joy premature as snow returns

Sperm donations flowing despite paternity ruling
Germany

Sperm donations flowing despite paternity ruling

Cool to be in quarters, says Dortmund’s Klopp
Germany

Cool to be in quarters, says Dortmund’s Klopp

British troops to leave Germany a year early
Germany

British troops to leave Germany a year early

German museum returns art looted by Nazis
Germany

German museum returns art looted by Nazis

Jobs centre advertises ‘escort’ position
Germany

Jobs centre advertises ‘escort’ position

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon
Germany

Biscuit bully uses shopping cart as weapon

Sun to return after three month absence
Germany

Sun to return after three month absence

This week’s highlights: February 28 – March 3
Germany

This week’s highlights: February 28 – March 3

Sunny spring to make good for current gloom
Germany

Sunny spring to make good for current gloom

Snow returns as spring seems far, far away
Germany

Snow returns as spring seems far, far away

Royalties agency GEMA kills off senior tea dance
Germany

Royalties agency GEMA kills off senior tea dance

This Week’s Highlights: February 21 – 27
Germany

This Week’s Highlights: February 21 – 27

Strikes hit Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf airports
Germany

Strikes hit Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf airports

High court strengthens gay adoption rights
Germany

High court strengthens gay adoption rights

Cologne-Bonn, Hamburg airports hit by strikes
Germany

Cologne-Bonn, Hamburg airports hit by strikes

This Week’s Highlights:  February 14 – 20
Germany

This Week’s Highlights: February 14 – 20

Strikes at Hamburg and Rhineland airports
Germany

Strikes at Hamburg and Rhineland airports

MP demands fine for parents of drunk teens
Germany

MP demands fine for parents of drunk teens

Steel demand slumps, ThyssenKrupp suffers
Germany

Steel demand slumps, ThyssenKrupp suffers

50,000 students change password after hack
Germany

50,000 students change password after hack

Snow returns with a traffic-halting vengeance
Germany

Snow returns with a traffic-halting vengeance

Sperm, snacks, Schavan, and silver screens
Germany

Sperm, snacks, Schavan, and silver screens

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland
Germany

Chilly Karneval kicks off in the Rhineland

This Week’s Highlights: February 7 – 13
Germany

This Week’s Highlights: February 7 – 13

Long winter ‘could cost the country €6 billion’
Germany

Long winter ‘could cost the country €6 billion’

Woman wins right to sperm donor dad’s name
Germany

Woman wins right to sperm donor dad’s name

Snow and ice snarl road and air traffic
Germany

Snow and ice snarl road and air traffic

Bavaria, Hesse challenge aid to poorer states
Germany

Bavaria, Hesse challenge aid to poorer states

Church backs morning-after pill for rape victims
Germany

Church backs morning-after pill for rape victims

‘Everyone thinks they can be a translator’
Germany

‘Everyone thinks they can be a translator’

High levels of poison found in Rhineland water
Germany

High levels of poison found in Rhineland water

Winter will be ‘darkest on record’ in Germany
Germany

Winter will be ‘darkest on record’ in Germany

This Week’s Highlights: January 31 – February 6
Germany

This Week’s Highlights: January 31 – February 6

German student takes unicycling to the extreme
Germany

German student takes unicycling to the extreme

Strong winds to blow Germany into February
Germany

Strong winds to blow Germany into February

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate
Germany

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

Germany to get 20C warmer in two days
Germany

Germany to get 20C warmer in two days

Dortmund storm into second in Bundesliga
Germany

Dortmund storm into second in Bundesliga

Arctic weather brings fresh snow to the north
Germany

Arctic weather brings fresh snow to the north

‘Bonn is such a relaxed, laid-back place’
Germany

‘Bonn is such a relaxed, laid-back place’

Airport strikes shut down Cologne and Düsseldorf
Germany

Airport strikes shut down Cologne and Düsseldorf

What’s on in Germany: January 24 – 30
Germany

What’s on in Germany: January 24 – 30

Plagiarism case against education minister starts
Germany

Plagiarism case against education minister starts

Opel could shut Bochum plant two years early
Germany

Opel could shut Bochum plant two years early

Six billion tonnes of snow smother Germany
Germany

Six billion tonnes of snow smother Germany

Deep freeze returns
Germany

Deep freeze returns

Tiny Saarland has the most guns per capita
Germany

Tiny Saarland has the most guns per capita

Fine for first Rhineland wolf kill since 1879
Germany

Fine for first Rhineland wolf kill since 1879

What’s on in Germany:  January 17 – 23
Germany

What’s on in Germany: January 17 – 23

Icy roads cause widespread traffic chaos
Germany

Icy roads cause widespread traffic chaos

Rosenmontag parades mark Karneval climax
Germany

Rosenmontag parades mark Karneval climax

Germany braces for steady snowfall all week
Germany

Germany braces for steady snowfall all week

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads
Germany

Hunters raise alarm as raccoon invasion spreads

‘This is Rösler’s chance to resign with dignity’
Germany

‘This is Rösler’s chance to resign with dignity’

Man sues teflon oven tray firm over dead parrots
Germany

Man sues teflon oven tray firm over dead parrots

Winter’s weekend return to banish balmy temps
Germany

Winter’s weekend return to banish balmy temps

Dawn raids target Rhineland burglary gang
Germany

Dawn raids target Rhineland burglary gang

What’s on in Germany:  January 10 – 16
Germany

What’s on in Germany: January 10 – 16

Cologne Cathedral gets bad vibrations
Germany

Cologne Cathedral gets bad vibrations

Truck crashes into bus stop injuring five children
Germany

Truck crashes into bus stop injuring five children

Five German unis crack global top 100
Germany

Five German unis crack global top 100

Wintry blast heads south and west
Germany

Wintry blast heads south and west

NRW drivers spent 50,000 hours in traffic jams
Germany

NRW drivers spent 50,000 hours in traffic jams

New calendar puts men in pants on groovy cars
Germany

New calendar puts men in pants on groovy cars

A month of rain to soak the south this weekend
Germany

A month of rain to soak the south this weekend

Greater green zones ban more gas guzzlers
Germany

Greater green zones ban more gas guzzlers

What’s on in Germany: January 3 – 9
Germany

What’s on in Germany: January 3 – 9

Weather systems seek Victor, Volker or Vincent
Germany

Weather systems seek Victor, Volker or Vincent

Germans to ring in New Year in the rain
Germany

Germans to ring in New Year in the rain

‘Mia’ and ‘Ben’ top baby names in 2012
Germany

‘Mia’ and ‘Ben’ top baby names in 2012

The Local’s top animal stories of 2012
Germany

The Local’s top animal stories of 2012

Authorities plan exit scheme for Salafists
Germany

Authorities plan exit scheme for Salafists

Rents could increase by 10 percent in 2013
Germany

Rents could increase by 10 percent in 2013

Warm, slushy Christmas in store for Germany
Germany

Warm, slushy Christmas in store for Germany

Bomb scare sparks calls for video surveillance
Germany

Bomb scare sparks calls for video surveillance

The Local’s top ten features of 2012
Germany

The Local’s top ten features of 2012

What’s on in Germany: December 20 – January 2
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 20 – January 2

Salafist video threatens to take German hostages
Germany

Salafist video threatens to take German hostages

Bus driver saves lives in spectacular train crash
Germany

Bus driver saves lives in spectacular train crash

Warm weather wipes out white Christmas wishes
Germany

Warm weather wipes out white Christmas wishes

Plagiarism case haunts education minister
Germany

Plagiarism case haunts education minister

Rain dampens hopes of a white Christmas
Germany

Rain dampens hopes of a white Christmas

‘Islamists’ behind botched Bonn bombing
Germany

‘Islamists’ behind botched Bonn bombing

Drug death figures ‘lowest in 20 years’
Germany

Drug death figures ‘lowest in 20 years’

Black ice warning for the weekend
Germany

Black ice warning for the weekend

Second abandoned bag causes bomb scare
Germany

Second abandoned bag causes bomb scare

What’s on in Germany:  December 13 – 19
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 13 – 19

Bonn bomb was ‘as big as Madrid bombs’
Germany

Bonn bomb was ‘as big as Madrid bombs’

Bonn bomb scare cops ‘hunting Salafists’
Germany

Bonn bomb scare cops ‘hunting Salafists’

Vintners harvest bumper ice wine crop
Germany

Vintners harvest bumper ice wine crop

Two arrested in Rhineland acid attack
Germany

Two arrested in Rhineland acid attack

Frankfurt cuts 150 flights as snow storm hits
Germany

Frankfurt cuts 150 flights as snow storm hits

Rhine river cruiser in quarantine as virus rages
Germany

Rhine river cruiser in quarantine as virus rages

Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures
Germany

Roman Catholic church reveals sex abuse figures

Women on contracts can keep pregnancy mum
Germany

Women on contracts can keep pregnancy mum

Winter hits the west, causes traffic trouble
Germany

Winter hits the west, causes traffic trouble

Germans stop learning to play music
Germany

Germans stop learning to play music

Concern rises over Roma slum apartment block
Germany

Concern rises over Roma slum apartment block

What’s on in Germany: December 6 – 12
Germany

What’s on in Germany: December 6 – 12

States take first steps to ban neo-Nazi NPD party
Germany

States take first steps to ban neo-Nazi NPD party

‘Russian’ deep freeze to follow snow
Germany

‘Russian’ deep freeze to follow snow

UBS tax dodger data copied from PC screen
Germany

UBS tax dodger data copied from PC screen

Bomb scare shuts down Bonn train station
Germany

Bomb scare shuts down Bonn train station

Humanity’s ‘greatest treasures’ move to Bonn
Germany

Humanity’s ‘greatest treasures’ move to Bonn

Wintry conditions wreak road havoc
Germany

Wintry conditions wreak road havoc

Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career
Germany

Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career

Snow onslaught begins
Germany

Snow onslaught begins

What’s on in Germany: Nov 29 – Dec 5
Germany

What’s on in Germany: Nov 29 – Dec 5

Duisburg shuts down for WWII bomb detonation
Germany

Duisburg shuts down for WWII bomb detonation

1-1 draw for Dortmund and Düsseldorf
Germany

1-1 draw for Dortmund and Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf mayor launches ‘friendly’ logo
Germany

Düsseldorf mayor launches ‘friendly’ logo

Pricier parking tickets planned for cities
Germany

Pricier parking tickets planned for cities

Behind the Christmas market holiday sparkle
Germany

Behind the Christmas market holiday sparkle

Fear of power grid collapse grows
Germany

Fear of power grid collapse grows

Leading Catholic: Let priests have sex
Germany

Leading Catholic: Let priests have sex

Ant-man ruins house with poison bombs
Germany

Ant-man ruins house with poison bombs

What’s on in Germany: November 22 – 28
Germany

What’s on in Germany: November 22 – 28

Fuchs strike fires Schalke into next round
Germany

Fuchs strike fires Schalke into next round

School kids ‘suffer from stress too early’
Germany

School kids ‘suffer from stress too early’

Police offer reward for motorway shooter
Germany

Police offer reward for motorway shooter

Schalke ‘ready for victory over Olympiakos’
Germany

Schalke ‘ready for victory over Olympiakos’

Germany to extradite ‘girl in boot’ kidnap suspect
Germany

Germany to extradite ‘girl in boot’ kidnap suspect

Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013’
Germany

Quarter of German firms ‘cutting jobs in 2013’

Ex-president ‘gave bad info to corruption probe’
Germany

Ex-president ‘gave bad info to corruption probe’

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election
Germany

Greens hand party leaders solid re-election

Bayern Munich ‘content with 1-1 Nuremberg draw’
Germany

Bayern Munich ‘content with 1-1 Nuremberg draw’

Gauck: see the human cost of our luxuries
Germany

Gauck: see the human cost of our luxuries

‘Kidnapped’ French teen found in car boot
Germany

‘Kidnapped’ French teen found in car boot

Goose carnage as fog engulfs Germany
Germany

Goose carnage as fog engulfs Germany

Electricity bills to take record hike in January
Germany

Electricity bills to take record hike in January

‘Cuddle hormone’ could keep men faithful
Germany

‘Cuddle hormone’ could keep men faithful

What’s on in Germany: November 15 – 21
Germany

What’s on in Germany: November 15 – 21

Teacher-student sex ban to be tightened
Germany

Teacher-student sex ban to be tightened

Bosses can demand sick note from day one
Germany

Bosses can demand sick note from day one

Germany hold the Dutch to goalless draw
Germany

Germany hold the Dutch to goalless draw

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation
Germany

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Far fewer caesareans in former East Germany
Germany

Far fewer caesareans in former East Germany

Opel cuts car production at Bochum plant
Germany

Opel cuts car production at Bochum plant

Man sets pregnant wife on fire in cafe
Germany

Man sets pregnant wife on fire in cafe

Disabled man barred from loo over safety fears
Germany

Disabled man barred from loo over safety fears

Fresh snow to worsen road chaos
Germany

Fresh snow to worsen road chaos

Church bans 9-year-old’s football gravestone
Germany

Church bans 9-year-old’s football gravestone

Police puzzle over factory shooting spree
Germany

Police puzzle over factory shooting spree

Leading Hindu priest attacked at home
Germany

Leading Hindu priest attacked at home

Stricter rules mean no pony for St Martin
Germany

Stricter rules mean no pony for St Martin

Not much blue sky on the horizon for Germany
Germany

Not much blue sky on the horizon for Germany

Nearly one in ten Germans cannot pay bills
Germany

Nearly one in ten Germans cannot pay bills

Plea bargains ‘could warp German justice’
Germany

Plea bargains ‘could warp German justice’

What’s on in Germany: November 8 – 14
Germany

What’s on in Germany: November 8 – 14

Banana skin slip stops steak knife stabbing
Germany

Banana skin slip stops steak knife stabbing

Germany wins record number of Michelin stars
Germany

Germany wins record number of Michelin stars

Belgian Ford workers storm Cologne factory
Germany

Belgian Ford workers storm Cologne factory

Schalke strike back to draw with Arsenal
Germany

Schalke strike back to draw with Arsenal

Neo-Nazi Zschäpe breaks silence in jail
Germany

Neo-Nazi Zschäpe breaks silence in jail

Is Germany returning to service dark ages?
Germany

Is Germany returning to service dark ages?

Authorities fear parents could sue for day care
Germany

Authorities fear parents could sue for day care

Hundreds of doctors ‘sold unapproved drug’
Germany

Hundreds of doctors ‘sold unapproved drug’

Investors spy big bucks in day-care crunch
Germany

Investors spy big bucks in day-care crunch

War refugee becomes British – after 70 years
Germany

War refugee becomes British – after 70 years

November kicks off with wind and rain
Germany

November kicks off with wind and rain

Cash and vouchers top German present list
Germany

Cash and vouchers top German present list

Opel cuts thousands of jobs across Germany
Germany

Opel cuts thousands of jobs across Germany

Halloween sweet thefts keep cops busy
Germany

Halloween sweet thefts keep cops busy

What’s on in Germany:  November 1 – 7
Germany

What’s on in Germany: November 1 – 7

Poker player loses vital hand against tax man
Germany

Poker player loses vital hand against tax man

Scientists induce temporary Tourette’s
Germany

Scientists induce temporary Tourette’s

Eastern states in the black – with western cash
Germany

Eastern states in the black – with western cash

Police: sorry for racial profiling on ID checks
Germany

Police: sorry for racial profiling on ID checks

Rascal raccoons wreak havoc in suburbia
Germany

Rascal raccoons wreak havoc in suburbia

Surprise October snow hits central Germany
Germany

Surprise October snow hits central Germany

Top German truck maker suspends production
Germany

Top German truck maker suspends production

Kindergarten worker ‘forced kids to eat vomit’
Germany

Kindergarten worker ‘forced kids to eat vomit’

What’s on in Germany: October 25 – 31
Germany

What’s on in Germany: October 25 – 31

A third of trains ‘may be cancelled’ this winter
Germany

A third of trains ‘may be cancelled’ this winter

Raids in three states crack sex-trafficking ring
Germany

Raids in three states crack sex-trafficking ring

Dortmund on top after 2-1 win over Real
Germany

Dortmund on top after 2-1 win over Real

A rare breed – the male kindergarten teacher
Germany

A rare breed – the male kindergarten teacher

Do men need quotas and a rights movement?
Germany

Do men need quotas and a rights movement?

Snow, sleet and fog signal start of winter
Germany

Snow, sleet and fog signal start of winter

Advertisers spend more online than on TV
Germany

Advertisers spend more online than on TV

Police call for action after Dortmund football riots
Germany

Police call for action after Dortmund football riots

Woman crowned ‘car parking champion’
Germany

Woman crowned ‘car parking champion’

Traffic police plan huge blitz for speeders
Germany

Traffic police plan huge blitz for speeders

Hurricane Sandy grounds German-US flights
Germany

Hurricane Sandy grounds German-US flights

Police arrest 200 football fans after riots
Germany

Police arrest 200 football fans after riots

‘Ghost driver’ kills self and four others  in crash
Germany

‘Ghost driver’ kills self and four others in crash

Bayern beat Düsseldorf, Schalke smash Dortmund
Germany

Bayern beat Düsseldorf, Schalke smash Dortmund

Bundesliga derby oozes overseas allure
Germany

Bundesliga derby oozes overseas allure

Salafist jailed for stabbing police officers
Germany

Salafist jailed for stabbing police officers

World first as Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account
Germany

World first as Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account

What’s on in Germany:  October 18 – 24
Germany

What’s on in Germany: October 18 – 24

German ‘sect leader’ held in Caribbean shoot-out
Germany

German ‘sect leader’ held in Caribbean shoot-out

Sunny skies bring brief relief from cold snap
Germany

Sunny skies bring brief relief from cold snap

Germany slashes 2013 growth prognosis
Germany

Germany slashes 2013 growth prognosis

Housing becomes more expensive nationwide
Germany

Housing becomes more expensive nationwide

Yet another dreary weekend on the way
Germany

Yet another dreary weekend on the way

What’s on in Germany:  October 11 – 17
Germany

What’s on in Germany: October 11 – 17

Police find girl’s body after hay barn fire
Germany

Police find girl’s body after hay barn fire

Ryanair to expand in Germany
Germany

Ryanair to expand in Germany

Man sues dominatrix for hitting him too hard
Germany

Man sues dominatrix for hitting him too hard

Education minister faces plagiarism accusations
Germany

Education minister faces plagiarism accusations

Leverkusen fourth in Liga after Düsseldorf win
Germany

Leverkusen fourth in Liga after Düsseldorf win

500 richest Germans top Swiss GDP
Germany

500 richest Germans top Swiss GDP

School bans homework for two years
Germany

School bans homework for two years

Teacher banned from sending kids shopping
Germany

Teacher banned from sending kids shopping

Welcome to the wet, windy weekend
Germany

Welcome to the wet, windy weekend

German gets diploma – 40 years after enrolling
Germany

German gets diploma – 40 years after enrolling

What’s on in Germany:  October 4 – 10
Germany

What’s on in Germany: October 4 – 10

Cyclist hit with €900 fine for ‘lesbo cop’ insult
Germany

Cyclist hit with €900 fine for ‘lesbo cop’ insult

2-2 draw for Schalke against Montpellier
Germany

2-2 draw for Schalke against Montpellier

Tiny TV channel hits new heights on space jump
Germany

Tiny TV channel hits new heights on space jump

Education Minister: I didn’t copy my thesis
Germany

Education Minister: I didn’t copy my thesis

Ballack ends a career ‘beyond his dreams’
Germany

Ballack ends a career ‘beyond his dreams’

German European equine victory hopes dashed
Germany

German European equine victory hopes dashed

Beck’s resignation over health questioned
Germany

Beck’s resignation over health questioned

What’s on in Germany: Sept 27 – Oct 3
Germany

What’s on in Germany: Sept 27 – Oct 3

September to end on a damp note
Germany

September to end on a damp note

Woman stabs ex to death after he tortures her
Germany

Woman stabs ex to death after he tortures her

Talent and growth head for the cities
Germany

Talent and growth head for the cities

Dortmund draw against Hannover, stay fourth
Germany

Dortmund draw against Hannover, stay fourth

Wind, cold, snow herald start of winter
Germany

Wind, cold, snow herald start of winter

iPhone 5 launch day fever in Germany
Germany

iPhone 5 launch day fever in Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 20 – 26
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 20 – 26

Kik bought clothes from doomed factory
Germany

Kik bought clothes from doomed factory

Stuntman left ablaze as fire extinguishers fail
Germany

Stuntman left ablaze as fire extinguishers fail

Chilly, rainy days to dominate next few weeks
Germany

Chilly, rainy days to dominate next few weeks

What’s on in Germany:  September 13 – 19
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 13 – 19

Germans happiest in north and south
Germany

Germans happiest in north and south

Family’s ‘parked’ car used as airport shuttle
Germany

Family’s ‘parked’ car used as airport shuttle

Strike grounds 100,000 Lufthansa passengers
Germany

Strike grounds 100,000 Lufthansa passengers

Rain eases as Germany catches last rays
Germany

Rain eases as Germany catches last rays

What’s on in Germany: September 6 – 12
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 6 – 12

Bosses’ brains work differently, scans show
Germany

Bosses’ brains work differently, scans show

Cologne football bullies could face charges
Germany

Cologne football bullies could face charges

US nuclear bombs will remain in Germany
Germany

US nuclear bombs will remain in Germany

Lufthansa strike to go national on Friday
Germany

Lufthansa strike to go national on Friday

Family stopped with dead dad in car
Germany

Family stopped with dead dad in car

Rainy days signal summer’s end
Germany

Rainy days signal summer’s end

What’s on in Germany:  August 30 – September 5
Germany

What’s on in Germany: August 30 – September 5

Athletics official dies after javelin accident
Germany

Athletics official dies after javelin accident

Street prostitutes ‘accept sex meters’
Germany

Street prostitutes ‘accept sex meters’

Pussy Riot copycats could see church charges
Germany

Pussy Riot copycats could see church charges

Police launch strike on western neo-Nazis
Germany

Police launch strike on western neo-Nazis

What’s on in Germany:  August 22 – 28
Germany

What’s on in Germany: August 22 – 28

Bubble tea ‘contains all sorts of crap’
Germany

Bubble tea ‘contains all sorts of crap’

Underground workers face mammoth tusk
Germany

Underground workers face mammoth tusk

State ‘paid prostitute bill’ in investor hunt
Germany

State ‘paid prostitute bill’ in investor hunt

Man jailed for guns and explosive stash
Germany

Man jailed for guns and explosive stash

What’s on in Germany:  August 16 – 22
Germany

What’s on in Germany: August 16 – 22

Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way
Germany

Sunshine, scorching temperatures on the way

Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne
Germany

Pocket urinals hit the streets of Cologne

Storms to follow hottest day of the year
Germany

Storms to follow hottest day of the year

Sunny spell on the way after stormy week
Germany

Sunny spell on the way after stormy week

Hail storm kicks off bad-weather weekend
Germany

Hail storm kicks off bad-weather weekend

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’
Germany

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

What’s on in Germany: Aug 2 – 8
Germany

What’s on in Germany: Aug 2 – 8

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday
Germany

Hot weather hit by storms by Sunday

What’s on in Germany: July 26 – Aug 1
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 26 – Aug 1

Here comes the sun, say forecasters
Germany

Here comes the sun, say forecasters

What’s on in Germany: July 19 – 25
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 19 – 25

States split as Bavaria fights finance transfer
Germany

States split as Bavaria fights finance transfer

Wet and windy weather continues
Germany

Wet and windy weather continues

What’s on in Germany:  August 13 – 15
Germany

What’s on in Germany: August 13 – 15

102 Brits rescued from burning riverboat
Germany

102 Brits rescued from burning riverboat

What’s on in Germany: July 12 – 18
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 12 – 18

What’s on in Germany: July 5 – 11
Germany

What’s on in Germany: July 5 – 11

Rhine sulphuric acid spill threat averted
Germany

Rhine sulphuric acid spill threat averted

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly
Germany

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

Heat and storms continue in see-saw summer
Germany

Heat and storms continue in see-saw summer

What’s on in Germany:  June 28 – July 4
Germany

What’s on in Germany: June 28 – July 4

Supermarket thieves tear down wall, but leave cash
Germany

Supermarket thieves tear down wall, but leave cash

Cities scramble for cool new Facebook names
Germany

Cities scramble for cool new Facebook names

What’s on in Germany: June 21 – 27
Germany

What’s on in Germany: June 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany:  June 14 – 20
Germany

What’s on in Germany: June 14 – 20

Fickle weather promises warm and wet weekend
Germany

Fickle weather promises warm and wet weekend

What’s on in Germany:  June 7 – 13
Germany

What’s on in Germany: June 7 – 13

Google butchers Cologne Cathedral
Germany

Google butchers Cologne Cathedral

Ex-pat Brits gear up for royal jubilee
Germany

Ex-pat Brits gear up for royal jubilee

What’s on in Germany:  May 31 – June 6
Germany

What’s on in Germany: May 31 – June 6

Whitsun weekend offers sunshine and traffic jams
Germany

Whitsun weekend offers sunshine and traffic jams

What’s on in Germany:  May 24 – 30
Germany

What’s on in Germany: May 24 – 30

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone
Germany

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone

What’s on in Germany:  May 17 – 23
Germany

What’s on in Germany: May 17 – 23

Holiday weather offers little to celebrate
Germany

Holiday weather offers little to celebrate

Temperatures rise, rain to keep falling
Germany

Temperatures rise, rain to keep falling

What’s on in Germany:  May 10 – 16
Germany

What’s on in Germany: May 10 – 16

Drunken golfer practices in central Cologne
Germany

Drunken golfer practices in central Cologne

Cop suspended for radical Islamist beliefs
Germany

Cop suspended for radical Islamist beliefs

State premier: Buying tax cheat CDs is legal
Germany

State premier: Buying tax cheat CDs is legal

Tunick tells Munich: ‘Get your kit off!’
Germany

Tunick tells Munich: ‘Get your kit off!’

100 arrests as Muslims clash with far-right
Germany

100 arrests as Muslims clash with far-right

Cologne relegated, Berlin saved – for now
Germany

Cologne relegated, Berlin saved – for now

German Catholic school in rectal pill rights row
Germany

German Catholic school in rectal pill rights row

Students find rare Roman temple on practice dig
Germany

Students find rare Roman temple on practice dig

Wet weekend won’t stop warming trend
Germany

Wet weekend won’t stop warming trend

What’s on in Germany:  May 3 – 9
Germany

What’s on in Germany: May 3 – 9

Weekend weather to wow sun worshippers
Germany

Weekend weather to wow sun worshippers

What’s on in Germany:  April 26 – May 2
Germany

What’s on in Germany: April 26 – May 2

71-year-old: I shot wolf of the century
Germany

71-year-old: I shot wolf of the century

April showers set to stay despite warm weather
Germany

April showers set to stay despite warm weather

Doctors must pay for ‘stolen sperm’ babies
Germany

Doctors must pay for ‘stolen sperm’ babies

What’s on in Germany:  April 19 – 25
Germany

What’s on in Germany: April 19 – 25

Kurds try to hijack Rhine pleasure boat
Germany

Kurds try to hijack Rhine pleasure boat

What’s on in Germany:  April 12 – 18
Germany

What’s on in Germany: April 12 – 18

Chilly sunshine and showers continue
Germany

Chilly sunshine and showers continue

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