It's Advent season and Bavarian breweries are getting in the festive spirit by producing special Christmas beers. They tend to be stronger and sweeter than usual - and they're going down a treat.
Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral – they account for the splendor of the Czech capital on the Vltava River. But tasting Czech beer is also part of a visit to Prague.
The Oktoberfest in the southern city of Munich has ended after drawing some 6.3 million guests. Although less beer was consumed than last year, hundreds lost their licenses for driving or riding under the influence.
Markus Söder, Bavarian state premier and potential conservative contender for chancellor, has ruled out a coalition with the Green party. But he was equally scathing about the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).
The late-night Christmas cruiser was pulled over by police outside the city of Cologne. In his defense, the electric scooter rider told police he "accidentally" entered the highway, reportedly still clutching a beer.
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