Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
Horst Seehofer, the premier of the German state of Bavaria, has been re-elected as leader of his conservative Christian Social Union (CSU). This comes amid ongoing disagreements with the chancellor over refugee policy.
Angela Merkel has called for Europe to unite to help refugees and fight terrorism. The German chancellor made her remarks at the annual conference of her right-wing coalition partnerd, the Christian Social Union.
German Chancellor Merkel has called for indirect efforts to stem the flow of migrants to Germany. Calls from within her own ranks to set an upper limit on asylum seekers are still not part of her plan.
Neil MacGregor, outgoing head of the British Museum and founding artistic director of Berlin's Humboldt-Forum culture and science center, discusses his book "Germany: Memories of a Nation," just published in German.