Siegfried Marhöfer is a butcher from Oberbreisig. He and his partner Walter Gehlen package their salami sausages in wooden boxes - a bit like fine cigar cases - and recently won a Red Dot Award.
Potsdam's Christmas market was hurriedly cleared as the bomb squad disabled a suspicious package nearby. Police are trying to determine whether the object was a real explosive device or a dummy.
In their homeland they were successful designers and business owners. Then came the Nazis. An exhibition in Israel shows how German Jews, known as "Yekkes," brought something completely new to the country: advertising.
A new Frankfurt exhibition traces Jil Sander's career as a top influential modern fashion designer. Through nine different angles, it considers how her quintessential German minimalism has impacted style up to today.
The trucks division of German carmaker Daimler has delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up.
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