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Thousands of supporters of the Pegida anti-Islamic movement march in Dresden on Monday with a banner showing the employees murdered in the attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ offices in Paris

Pegida movement's marches attract thousands as hatred of Islam and immigrants sweeps across Germany in the wake of Paris attacks

The body of a dead Eritrean has been discovered in Dresden, while a hotelier has been forced to abandon plans to open an asylum-seeker hostel after internet campaign

The new student phenomenon has been dubbed, “Generation Biedermeier”, in reference to the period in central Europe when hitherto bohemian artists and writers buckled under political repression to become bourgeois and apolitical

Radicals despair as today's German students swap protest for wine-tasting

They were once a hotbed for militancy, but now universities across the country are seeing a new phenomenon labelled 'Generation Biedermeier'
Demonstrators at an anti-Islamic rally in Dresden

Pegida protests: Germany's anti-Islamic movement sparks furious right-wing power struggle

Pegida's sudden popularity has caused deep divisions within the country's recently formed Eurosceptic and xenophobic AfD party

Postcard from... Germany

Nowadays it is described as the “horizontal Eiffel Tower” but for most of its active career it had the more prosaic, utilitarian title “F60”. The “largest existing overburden conveyor bridge ever built” must be the ultimate anorak’s dream come true. The device is a huge 502-metre-long and 80-metre-high bridge-like structure made out of 11,000 tonnes of steel.

Supporters of the PEGIDA movement, 'Patriotische Europaeer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes,' which translates to 'Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamification of the Occident'

German protesters from anti-Islamic 'Pegida' movement attack migrant youths

Group is anticipating at least 20,000 attendees at its ninth mass protest rally on Monday

Postcard from... Cologne

Cologne’s Gothic cathedral will not have seen anything like it since the Second World War. Back then the mighty 13th-century Catholic house of worship was subject to regular blackouts in an attempt to stop it being hit by Allied bombs.

Goslar is a mostly middle-class town full of timber-framed houses

As anti-immigrant sentiment grows in Germany one conservative mayor wants to give asylum-seekers a home in his picturesque town

Mayor of picturesque west German town of Goslar wants to stem population decline and boost the economy by giving the town’s empty flats to refugees

Supporters at a Pegida rally hold German flags and lights during a demonstration held each week for the past 10 weeks in front of the Dresden Cathedral in eastern Germany

'They have hatred in their hearts': Angela Merkel delivers stinging attack on Germany's growing anti-Islamic protesters

In her New Year's address, Ms Merkel accused leaders of preaching prejudice and of hijacking positive political slogans

Eiswein grapes must be picked while still frozen

Eiswein harvest: Cold snap delivers a perfect crop for German ice wine

Grape growers were out before dawn this week preparing for a rare vintage

Oskar Gröning to stand trial for being Auschwitz guard in case that could make German legal history

The 93-year-old claims he was merely an 'accountant' at the Nazi concentration camp

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