The German Interior Ministry sees a growing threat to society from transnational organized crime. Berlin is calling for better law enforcement cooperation with countries that are preparing to join the European Union.
A cap on rent in pricy locations and a new rule on who pays an estate agent's commission: Germany's cabinet has approved a draft law designed to help renters. Estate agents plan to lodge a constitutional court complaint.
The EU Comission has ordered the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate to pay back what it deems illegal financial assistance to the Nürburgring racetrack. But current owner Capricorn is not liable, Brussels says.
The Oktoberfest has been attracting beer lovers for more than 200 years. If you thought that's impressive think again: another Munich beer culture landmark – the Hofbraeuhaus – has been doing that for twice as long.
In the ongoing proceedings against the National Socialist Underground, federal agents have described how they recruited spies from the far-right scene. It is clear they were walking on thin ice.
Helping you find a shop close by in a city you don't know, that's what the Yelp app promises travelers. All entries are made by the users themselves making this application crowd sourced content.
Fresh data from the German Labor Agency have shown a slight drop in the unadjusted unemployment rate in Europe's economic powerhouse. But a closer look revealed a weaker job market all the same.
The hot summer weather shouldn't be a reason to miss a night at the movies. In Germany, film buffs can choose from a number of open-air cinemas and enjoy all kinds of movies under a starry sky.
Poor lighting, bad sound, a half-finished sentence: Hans-Dietrich Genscher's balcony speech in Prague lasted only seconds, but it was an emotional Big Bang that culminated in the fall of the Berlin Wall.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
Despite bad weather, some one million people have visited the Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend.
On this edition: We meet an automobile customerizer who's a big hit in Abu Dhabi, recall the past with one of the pioneers of windsurfing in Communist East Germany and go apple picking at the Pauli Farm in the Prignitz region.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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