Members of anti-Islam group Pegida were outraged this week to see photos of black and Middle Eastern children on packets of Kinder chocolate bars – only to learn they were childhood photos of the national football team.
A European ranking released in 2015 showed that Germany had one of the highest numbers of 'excellent' lakes and rivers for swimming, so The Local picked out some of the best places to take a dip in Germany this summer.
Think twice about taking to French roads this weekend with warnings that the first big getaway of the summer will see traffic jams and delays across the country, especially around the Paris region. Find out where to avoid here.
Going beyond the big cities like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, we delve deeper into the German hinterland to find some of its undiscovered gems. From quaint medieval towns to breathtaking natural beauty, Germany& got it all.