In today's episode of our series, reporter Michael Wigge is still Wolfsburg, where he meets a group of fellow-travellers - journeymen apprentices who are travelling around Germany in keeping with a tradition going back hundreds of years.
The largest skate park in Germany has opened in the western city of Dusseldorf. The 3,800-square-meter facility, which was first floated in 2005, cost €1.8 million.
A former German president and Nobel laureate gathered in Berlin to commemorate Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo, who died in detention a year ago. His widow Liu Xia traveled to Germany this week.
An error-strewn display saw Germany fall to defeat against a David Alaba-inspired Austria. Germany were, however, boosted by an encouraging performance by Manuel Neuer, who played his first full game since September.
Ukraine says that German dance band Scooter broke the law when it performed in Russian-annexed Crimea. But is the concert one of many signs that Western Europe is accepting the status quo in the area?
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