In the first six months of 2017 the number of recorded sex crimes in Bavaria rose by 48 percent. The revelation that asylum seekers were often suspects has opened a difficult discussion in the southern state.
While the opening of Germany’s largest festival in Munich has been dominating the headlines over the past week, here’s a knees-up in Stuttgart which kicks off on Friday that’s smaller, cheaper and more laid back.
Divers have found a well-preserved wreck of a German submarine sunk during the First World War in the North Sea, Belgian officials said on Tuesday. The bodies of its crew members were found aboard the vessel as well.
An asylum seeker caused numerous train delays after he climbed one of the arches of a rail bridge during rush hour in Cologne on Wednesday. He was reportedly protesting the rejection of his asylum application.