Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
Lobbyists from the farming and newspaper sectors worked hard to win exceptions to Germany's minimum wage, it has been revealed. But the employers' representatives don't think it did them much good.
Germany's Justice Ministry is determined to correct the definition of murder in the Criminal Code, drawn up by one of the Third Reich's most notorious judges. But conservative parties don't see the point.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly has plans to run in the next federal elections in 2017. Merkel, often called the world's most powerful woman, has been chancellor of Germany since 2005.
Streets all over Germany are still today named after Field Marshal Paul Hindenburg, the president who paved the way for Hitler's rise. Some cities took the name off their maps, others quite deliberately didn't.