German retailers have seen better times as September turnover took a tumble. But the sector's industry group insisted the drop would be offset by brisk trade in the remaining months of the year.
A project is underway in Essen in which alcoholics are paid in beer to clean up the city's streets. The idea is to help drug addicts pick themselves up and rejoin society. DW went to Essen to see how it's working out.
The Berlin Wall and its fall inspired many artists, who adorned its surface with works both personal and political. The art ranges from large pieces in the East Side Gallery to small installations that shine in the dark.
Kreshnik B. is the first 'Islamic State' fighter to stand trial in a German court. He wants to testify and is hoping for a lenient sentence. But in Frankfurt's Higher Regional Court, he talked his way into trouble.
Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen whom they kidnapped almost a week ago, according to the construction company the man works for. Another German employee was killed in last week's raid.
A German long-haul trucker has been sentenced to ten-and-a-half years in prison for a series of shooting attacks on vehicles using the motorway. One driver was badly wounded by a ricocheting bullet.
A German advance mission has been dispatched to Iraq to scope out the potential for Germany to expand training of peshmerga forces. Germany has already sent weapons to aid the Kurds in the battle against "IS" militants.
A book of candid interviews with former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is to be published this week against his will. He said Angela Merkel "couldn't eat with a knife and fork," and that Gorbachev left a forgettable legacy.
In the autumn of 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. DW looks back at how it happened.
The number of jobless Germans dropped further than expected in October, reaching its lowest level since November 2011. The robust German labor market appears to defy mounting worries about the health of the economy.
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.
The place where Thomas Raufeisen was unfairly imprisoned and interrogated is today his place of work. As a witness who experienced this prison first hand, he guides visitors through East Germany's central remand center.
Rarely does one need "stars" to rate the amenities awaiting refugees, but exceptions are being made in Cologne. The city is looking to turn a luxury hotel into a refugee asylum.
Halloween festivities are becoming increasingly popular in Germany; protestant pilgrims take to the streets of Hamburg to mark Reformation Day; and the speed traps that catch thousands of speeders on camera every week.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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