The parties have spent months courting voters on the campaign trail. The start was low-key, with tension gradually building into the final days.
Ankara has not yet answered a German politician's request to visit soldiers in the Incirlik airbase. The denial could mean that Turkey intends to block visits to the camp, like it did some months ago.
The German government has released statistics that reveal the extent of politically motivated attacks on public servants, mainly by right-wing extremists. Local politicians are often most vulnerable.
Unknown assailants have attacked the office of a German MP who recently caused controversy for using a Nazi phrase to criticize immigration. Bettina Kudla's Leipzig office was also attacked in August.
A police union has triggered outrage with a tweet calling on its followers to choose a politician as a taser guinea pig. The union has been lobbying for officers to be equipped with the electroshock weapons.
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