Sportfreunde Stiller love football, and they have a positive outlook on life. Now, the successful Bavarian trio are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new album: "Sturm & Stille".
Berlin is about as un-Bavarian as a German city can be, but that doesn't stop Oktoberfest from rolling into town every fall. Tamsin Walker went to find out if Berliners embrace the Munich tradition.
Much is at stake for Angela Merkel in Bavaria's state election. A poor result for her conservative allies could lead to more government instability. But the election also signals bigger changes in German politics.
Michael Ballack has criticized Germany coach Joachim Löw, saying he is 'surprised' he still has his job. The former Germany captain told DW that by staying on, Löw had not acted in a 'professional enough' manner.
The stereotypical "German" actually reflects many Bavarian traditions. As the current political disputes between Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer show, the southern German state has its own distinct identity.
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