Twenty years after artist Christo spectacularly wrapped the meeting place of the German parliament in silvery foil, a permanent exhibition on this hugely successful event has gone on show at the Reichstag in Berlin.
The main cabin crew union at German flagship carrier Lufthansa has called off a strike planned for later this week. It referred to progress that had been made in talks with management over retirement regulations.
Thanks to the recent snowfall, the ski season will begin earlier than planned. The first resorts are already open in Germany. Many skiers are hoping for a winter of the century and resort operators too.