Police don’t know what to do with a run away tarantula
“Two Munich police officers out on their regular evening jog ended up having to call a spider man – after finding an escaped tarantula and managing to capture it in a beer glass.” Shudder. You can read more about the runaway spider’s run in with the fuzz here.
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Eating out (vegetarian) in Berlin
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Escaped Spiders, Vegetarian Berlin, and a Eurovision Preview.
“…The Berlin Experts we talked with Arne Eberle, founder and director of fashion agency Arne Eberle Press+Sales and editor-in-chief of Œ Magazine. For many years Arne Eberle has been supporting talented German designers, believing in their creativity and presenting the most outstanding collections not only at Berlin Fashion Week, but also at international trade shows and events. Among the highlights of his accomplishments is definitely the Collect Showroom for contemporary fashion, the ultimate platform to promote the quality, skills and creativity of local designers.” Read more about Eberle here.
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Soccer saint not so saintly
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Hoeness, Fashion, and the Euro.
If food mysteriously appears at your door covered with red stuff, don’t eat it
“Twenty-five office employees were hospitalised on Tuesday after eating bread rolls scattered with rat poison. Staff thought they had been left a present when the box containing the bread appeared on the company’s doorstep.” You can read the rest of the article here.
Ismail Yozgat, father of one of the victims in the trial. Photo copyright dpa
Impending neo-Nazi trial
“The Munich court soon to hear Germany’s largest post-war neo-Nazi case has already been heavily criticized for its press accreditation process, and is now confronted with fresh demands. One victim’s father has filed an application for two-way video transmission so even more spectators can watch the proceedings.” You can read more about the case here.
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Bread, Visas, and Robots.
“Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was angry at paparazzi for taking photos of her and her family on holiday without permission. Shots of her in a swimming costume have sprung up in newspapers in and out of Germany.
“The photos were taken on the Italian island of Ischia, where Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer have holidayed for the past ten years, and feature both of them in swimming gear, as well as Sauer’s children and grandchildren from a previous marriage.” Read more about Merkel’s reaction to the photos here.
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This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Bathing suits, Berlin, and Books.
Funding for archaeology cut. Historical documentation to suffer.
“With Roman settlements along the River Rhine and as the region where Neanderthals were discovered, and thus named after, NRW has long been a source of learning about our predecessors.
“But this could soon die out, as the Der Spiegel news magazine reported on Thursday that the state government plans to cut its funding each year until 2015, when there will be nothing left at all. “ You can read the rest of the article here.
Photo (cc) flickr user Leo Reynolds
Why Berlin? That’s why.
This is a preview of The Week in Germany: Castle for Sale.
Who would have thought that only two decades and change after the Berlin Wall finally came down, people would be fighting to keep it up? But this time, protestors are interested in saving an important historical symbol. A blogger at Meet the Germans weighs in on the issue:
“ Last week as many as 6,000 Berliners gathered to try to stop a demolition which is making way for a block of luxury apartments. Cheers went up with the announcement that work would be suspended until further notice. But many now fear that the wrecking crew will return after dark, and finish the job.