Tourists from China are flocking to the Black Forest: they tend to arrive in large groups, take a lot of photographs and spend generously. At Lake Titisee, a number of restaurants have adapted to suit the needs of visitors from Asia.
Disneyland has "Main Street, USA", a monorail and Mickey Mouse. China's Nanjie village has "East is Red Square", red trams and Mao Zedong. The village has become a big hit with nostalgic Chinese tourists.
Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to a kind of drinking yoghurt that is all the rage for Chinese consumers.
At least two people have died in a large fire that broke out in the southern German town of Neubulach overnight. Several residents are in hospital with smoke inhalation.
The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public transportation.
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