In the News

The German language, Austria, Germany and Switzerland and their cultures in the News

German scientists shoot world's fastest movie: gone in 50 femtoseconds

Sheep race as part of outback Oktoberfest

English 'leakens' into German - influence of English on German

Weird things that happen in German-speaking countries

Switzerland gets tough with nude hikers

$1.1 million museum piece in Germany falls victim to cleaning lady

German police call locksmith to break into jail

Prisoner escapes German jail in cardboard box

Schwarzenegger museum opens its doors in Austria

Outrage in Berlin over 'stuffed Knut' (zoo's polar bear)

Swiss backpacker skate-boarder regrets tunnel joy-ride in Melbourne

Berlin pool hosts underwater opera

Elmar Weisser, Germany, took first prize in World Beard and Moustache Championships