A recent survey revealed that Eichstätt in Bavaria is the most liveable town in Germany. Home to a population of 13,000, it has the lowest unemployment rate in the country and boasts historic buildings, pictureqsue surroundings and plenty of cafés.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
It's a centuries-old tradition: Casting for the renowned Passion Play in Oberammergau in Bavaria have begun. The Christian spectacle recreates the last five days of Jesus. The premiere is in May 2020.
The Virgin Mary is due to "appear" in a chapel in southern Germany on Saturday, according to the followers of a Sicilian "prophet." The Catholic Church is less convinced and has barred priests from taking part.
In a slight to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam is not part of German culture. His comments underscore his efforts to push the government to the right.
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