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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Bavaria

This year
# Bavaria
German woman alleged to have killed a lookalike she found on social media to fake her own death
According to a daily German newspaper, the woman was a beautician who entrapped the victim via Instagram by offering her cosmetics.
Last year
# Oktoberfest
Germany's famed Oktoberfest opens after two-year pandemic hiatus
In its 200-year history, the world’s biggest folk festival has been cancelled just 26 times.
# Fatal Injuries
Four people killed in train crash near German Alpine resort
Three helicopters from Austria’s Tyrol region have scrambled to the scene to provide first aid.
All time
# Bavaria
Memorial held for victims of knife attack in Germany
Three women were killed in the incident in Wuerzburg on Friday.
# living hail
Storm injures several people as hail falls 'like gunshots' in southern Germany
The storm was one of several to strike Germany yesterday.
# Passau
Possible suicide pact in German crossbow murders
All five people reportedly had a passion for medieval folklore and weaponry.
# Germany
German far-right group launches vigilante street patrol after alleged asylum seeker attacks
Local authorities said they were shocked to hear about the news in a Bavarian town.
# Bavaria
New law requires crucifixes to be put up at entrances of public buildings in a state in Germany
A senior Cardinal has criticised the move saying that, “if the cross is viewed only as a cultural symbol then it has not been understood”.
# Neo-Nazis
Explainer: Who are Germany's 'Citizens of the Reich'?
The group, a mixed bag of conspiracy theorists and neo-Nazis, are seen as a growing threat after a string of violent incidents.
# motorway crash
'Up to 18 feared dead' in Germany as tour bus bursts into flames
Angela Merkel voiced her “great dismay” over the crash, which happened in Bavaria.
# stuck in the middle with eu
So small the townsfolk have their own WhatsApp group, this village is the centre of the EU after Brexit
Gadheim, Germany will be the geographical centre of the EU when the UK leaves.
# Bavaria
Autopsies ordered on bodies of six teenagers who died after party in Germany
The bodies were discovered by the owner of the property yesterday morning.
# Bavaria
Ten dead and 81 injured in German commuter train crash
The accident, which happened near the spa town of Bad Aibling, is the worst on a commuter rail line in Germany in many years.
# regensburger domspatzen
At least 231 children abused at Catholic boys' choir run by Pope Benedict's brother
George Ratzinger, Benedict’s older brother, ran the famous Regensburg choir from 1964 to 1994.
# Bavaria
Bodies of seven babies found in apartment in German town
The bodies were found at an apartment in a Bavarian town.
# on the beer
Bizarre new Bavaria advert explains deaths of Elvis, Tupac and Kurt Cobain
It’s very strange.
# Germany
German hostage drama ends as Merkel forced to cancel campaign rally
A man entered the town hall in Ingolstadt and took four people hostage releasing them gradually in a tense nine-hour stand off before police confronted the 24-year-old whose only demand had been a doner kebab.
# Next stop Munich
Kenny to address meeting of Merkel's Bavarian sister party
The Taoiseach is in Munich to address a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the regional sister party of the CDU.
# World War II
Amazon criticised over Nazi death camp jigsaw puzzle
A German politician has criticised Amazon for selling the puzzle which depicts the crematorium at Dachau.
# Beers and Brats
PHOTOS: Rain fails to dampen spirits as Oktoberfest opens
The keg is tapped…
# Bavaria City Racing
Video, pictures: Over 110,000 attend Bavaria City race in Dublin
A big turnout despite the poor weather as Jenson Button got his big engine out for motorsport fans.
# Downtime
Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?
It’s a three-day weekend – and there’s plenty of stuff going on around the country. So: what are you doing?
# Bank Holiday
How to get around Dublin this bank holiday weekend…
…and other traffic hotspots around the country as festivals are held from Donegal to Cork.
# Germany
Bavarian authorities may stop 'Mein Kampf' from being published
A British publisher wants to publish segments of Hitler’s memoir with critical commentary, but Bavaria may scupper the plans.
# hangover
Beer, brats and brawls: Oktoberfest 2011 in numbers
How many litres of beer were drank? How many oxen were eaten? How many, er, grasshoppers were found? We have all the important facts from this year’s Oktoberfest.