The mountain rescue service in the Black Forest has a lot to deal with during the ski season. The emergency hotline rings off the hook. Broken bones and exhausted skiers are all in a day's work for the volunteers.
Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, was higher some 3700 years ago than it is now. Back then, 300 million cubic meters of rock tumbled from the summit into the valley below. Will the mountain's peak crumble again?
Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany have launched a fresh strike, the latest in an ongoing wage dispute with the US-based online retailer. The walkout is aimed to coincide with the company's peak holiday season.
German Christmas markets have become an international hit in England, the United States and even in Japan. But nowhere is the choice of gingerbread, incense burners and mulled wine greater than in Germany.
After a quarter century, the television series Twin Peaks is making a dramatic re-entry with its third season. For Germans, it's a reminder of what was perhaps the worst TV spoiler in their country's history.
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