Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
Acclaimed German film director Helmut Dietl has died at the age of 70, less than 18 months after publicly announcing his lung cancer. He won multiple awards in Germany, and was once nominated for an Oscar.
Germany's most successful teen-pop sensation withdrew from the spotlight for a few years. Now they are launching a new European tour with their latest album, "Kings of Suburbia." DW met them in Paris.
In "Distant Fortune," Bangladesh-born German documentary filmmaker Shaheen Dill-Riaz chronicles the exploits of several young German volunteers in Bangladesh while the country goes through turbulent times.
Many church parishes are involved in helping refugees. That includes clothes, care and less frequently, temporary protection in the form of church asylum. Germany is trying a new approach to the controversial issue.