Anchor Marco Werman speaks with a one-of-a-kind candidate who is pretending to run for the German parliamentary election this September. His name is Horst Schlaemmer, who was created by comedian Hape Kerkeling and he's gaining some traction in the polls.
Next week is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. There was an even deadlier part of the border between East and West Germany: Travemunde, West Germany. Gerry Hadden returns to explore the region's past, present and future.
For today's Global Hit, we meet a Turkish-German DJ who recently went on a US tour organized by Los Angeles based BOA Events and supported by the German Embassy in Washington DC. Sasa Woodruff has the story.
Germans have lots to celebrate this weekend: not only is this the climactic weekend of Oktoberfest. The country's also celebrating the 20th anniversary of reunification. There'll be festivities nationwide.
Jagermeister once was an obscure liquor used by German hunters. Today it's a global brand, especially beloved in some frat houses. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the death of Gunter Mast, the man hailed as the marketing genius behind Jageremeister.
Animal rights is a big issue in Germany. And how Germans slaughter animals is strictly regulated. The Nazis vilified the Jewish method of slaughtering animals; today Germans are intolerant of the tradition of its four million Muslims. David Hecht reports.