Hanni and Walter Kraus make wicker beach chairs. They're cozy comfort zones designed not for the coast but for the Alpine meadows.
A Cabinet shake-up, including the removal of five ministers, has jolted Bavaria under its new premier, Markus Söder. His predecessor, Horst Seehofer, is interior minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
It's a centuries-old tradition: Casting for the renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau in Bavaria have begun. The Christian spectacle recreates the last five days of Jesus. The premiere is in May 2020.
The Virgin Mary is due to "appear" in a chapel in southern Germany on Saturday, according to the followers of a Sicilian "prophet." The Catholic Church is less convinced and has barred priests from taking part.
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