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Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer historic election losses

Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CSU allies suffered historic losses in Bavaria state elections Sunday, dealing a blow to her fragile three-party coalition government.

Merkel's Bavarian allies face threat of poll debacle

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's arch-conservative Bavarian allies are bracing for heavy electoral losses in the southern Alpine state Sunday that could trigger shockwaves in Berlin.

After beer and dirndl campaign, Bavaria faces vote earthquake

Munich - A plate of white sausages and a large beer in front of him, Otto Seidl bemoaned voters in the prosperous German state of Bavaria who have defected from his CSU party."Bavaria is doing well, everyone says that!

Merkel's fragile alliance faces peril of regional polls

Berlin - Hit by a string of crises, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative union now faces two likely regional poll debacles, in Bavaria on Sunday and in Hesse two weeks later, further rocking her fragile coalition.

Merkel's Bavarian ally urges joint battle against left

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer said Friday that while the two differ on the refugee crisis, they must now focus on a joint fight to prevent a leftist government.

Interview with Munich Tourist Board Director Geraldine Knudson Special

Munich - Tourism in Munich is booming. Digital Journal meets Munich Tourist Board director Geraldine Knudson to find out more about tourism initiatives in the Bavarian capital.

Photo Essay: A walk through Munich on 3 Kings Day Special

Munich - Germany goes back to work today after the festive holidays. A chance to enjoy the relaxed pace of a city on holiday in the winter sun.

Crowds flock to new Bavarian crop circle (Video)

Raisting - A farmer in Raisting, Upper Bavaria, has an interesting problem on his hands. Hot air balloonists discovered a crop circle in one of his fields and he has no idea how it got there. Now the mysterious crop circle is attracting thousands of visitors,

Drunk German man crawls into a stable, falls asleep on a horse

Landsberg - A 26-year-old unnamed man, a little the worse for wear from too much alcohol, was making his way home from a party in Bavaria on Saturday night, when he spotted a good place for a snooze.

Honesty drive: Taxi driver returns elderly couple's €250,000

A Bavarian taxi driver found €250,000 on the back seat of his taxi on Monday. He then tracked down the elderly couple who had left it behind and would not accept a finder's reward from them.

Photo essay: Leavenworth celebrates Oktoberfest Special

Leavenworth - Each year, the town of Leavenworth, WA, puts on a vibrant display of festivities during its Oktoberfest celebration. Visitors can come to enjoy the food, music, and beer.

Norway: Half a billion reichsmarks found in organ in cathedral

Trondheim - A "time capsule" hidden within the organ in Nidaros Cathedral by its builder from Bavaria on January 8, 1930 has been found. It contained half a billion German reichsmarks together with a warning note.

Westerwelle, politician or pop singer?

Berlin - After only three months since the Second Cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel has been appointed, the first conflicts are rising between the political partners.
 

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A last chance for Munich residents to bask in some welcome holiday sunshine at Arabellapark before t...
A last chance for Munich residents to bask in some welcome holiday sunshine at Arabellapark before the city returns to work the following day.
The majestic River Isar runs through the city. No bathers today in the chilly weather  but there was...
The majestic River Isar runs through the city. No bathers today in the chilly weather, but there was plenty of picturesque walking along its banks.
Feldherrnhalle  Odeonsplatz.
Feldherrnhalle, Odeonsplatz.
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Guided tours at Odeonsplatz were proving popular.
Guided tours at Odeonsplatz were proving popular.
Being a public holiday  all shops were shut  but the cafes which were open  such as this one in St. ...
Being a public holiday, all shops were shut, but the cafes which were open, such as this one in St. Anna Platz in Lehel, were doing a brisk trade.
The Hofbrauhaus band taking a well-earned break.
The Hofbrauhaus band taking a well-earned break.
Peak season it may not be  but there was plenty of demand in Munich s most famous beer hall  the Hof...
Peak season it may not be, but there was plenty of demand in Munich's most famous beer hall, the Hofbrauhaus.
A popular meeting spot with its pretty fountains in warmer months  Karlsplatz Stachus gives why to a...
A popular meeting spot with its pretty fountains in warmer months, Karlsplatz Stachus gives why to a popular ice rink over the winter period, while parents can enjoy mulled wine in the accompanying wooden bar.
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The imperious Maximilian Palace overlooks the most exclusive street in Munich  Maximilian Strasse.
The imperious Maximilian Palace overlooks the most exclusive street in Munich, Maximilian Strasse.
A calm and almost deserted Sendlinger Tor in central Munich  with no sign of the tensions of the ant...
A calm and almost deserted Sendlinger Tor in central Munich, with no sign of the tensions of the anti-Islamic march the previous evening.
Thomas Güntner is a taxi driver in Würzburg  Bavaria found €250 000 on the back seat of his taxi...
Thomas Güntner is a taxi driver in Würzburg, Bavaria found €250,000 on the back seat of his taxi and returned it to the elderly couple who had left it behind.
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Munich s impressive opera house is visited by the city s Hop On Hop Off bus. Despite the time of yea...
Munich's impressive opera house is visited by the city's Hop On Hop Off bus. Despite the time of year, tourists comprised a significant proportion of people on the street.
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Munich is also a city of palaces  such as Nymphenburg.
Munich is also a city of palaces, such as Nymphenburg.
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Munich s most famous beer hall  the Hofbräuhaus.
Munich's most famous beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus.
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Munich s central square called Marienplatz  a must-see attraction with it dancing figurines on the G...
Munich's central square called Marienplatz, a must-see attraction with it dancing figurines on the Glockenspiel daily at 11:00 and 12:00. The square was home to the successful Advent fair over the Christmas period.
Viktualienmarkt  Munich s most famous - and most traditional - market.
Viktualienmarkt, Munich's most famous - and most traditional - market.
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Munich is a city with plenty of hidden squares and corners. The impressive church at St. Anna Platz ...
Munich is a city with plenty of hidden squares and corners. The impressive church at St. Anna Platz in Lehel is a haven of tranquility all year.
A crop circle in Raisting  Bavaria
A crop circle in Raisting, Bavaria
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