For decades, allotment gardens were seen in Germany as the epitome of middle-class small-mindedness. But increasing numbers of young urbanites are discovering the joys of growing their own plants.
Local authorities in Berlin's African quarter have decided to rename three streets bearing the names of colonialists. The decision has left many residents in the German capital angry.
They might look like slums or homes for garden gnomes. Those peculiar settlements of tiny little houses with allotment gardens, known as the "Schrebergarten," are a typically German phenomenon.
City apartment dwellers often have to make do without a garden. But Berliners are adept at transforming everything from balconies to sidewalks into urban oases. DW's Jennifer Collins was inspired.
Several hundred people die each year in Germany from carbon monoxide poisoning. On Monday, a young family of four was found dead near Stuttgart by a relative.
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