Germany

Hunt-the-iPhone was the highlight of my summer holiday

19 August 2017 9:00 am

For years, Caroline and I have been squabbling over where to spend our summer holidays. Her ideal is a family-friendly…

Another German car-maker scandal is good news for Brexiteers

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It came as no great surprise to learn that the EU competition authorities are crawling all over the three major…

Thanks to Donald Trump, Angela Merkel is back at the centre of the international stage

Why we should care about the German elections

1 July 2017 9:00 am

A year ago, Angela Merkel looked like a dead woman walking. Not any more, says William Cook

The very embodiment of a heritage rock act: Kraftwerk in concert at Brighton Centre, 2017

What used to be not far short of performance art is now more like panto: Kraftwerk reviewed

1 July 2017 9:00 am

As Kraftwerk took their 3D show around Britain last week, a document from 2013 surfaced online, purporting to be their…

We promised better help for people with autism. Too little has changed

18 March 2017 9:00 am

In the NHS clinic where I work, adults who suspect they may have Asperger syndrome wait almost a year for…

‘The Four Elements’, before 1937, by Adolf Ziegler, which hung above Hitler’s fireplace

Was Nazi art really that bad?

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Bad men and bad politics don’t necessarily equal bad art. So perhaps it’s time to reassess Hitler’s taste in painting, says William Cook

2017: Europe's year of rage

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Across the continent, the pro-EU establishment is in trouble

Herzog leaves us as anxious and uncertain as we are thrilled: Lo and Behold reviewed

29 October 2016 9:00 am

As a documentary-maker, Werner Herzog is a master of tone. His widely parodied voiceovers — breathy, raspy, ominous — are…

The woman who could win when Angela Merkel can’t

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The German chancellor risks defeat if she does not stand aside

Liam Fox: May is better than Cameron

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Liam Fox’s prescription for Brexit

Munich: Germany’s best face

6 August 2016 9:00 am

It has been a strange week in Munich; a week of deceptively cool mornings, afternoons hot enough to fry eggs…

Portrait of the week

30 July 2016 9:00 am

Home The collapse of BHS after Sir Philip Green had extracted large sums and left the business on ‘life support’,…

If I wanted to create a superstate, I wouldn’t start with Europe

18 June 2016 9:00 am

If Geert Hofstede’s name is familiar to you, it might be from pop-science articles explaining a spate of Korean airliner…

‘Oh god, ma tutto occupato’ (Ach herrje, ma tutto occupato), 2016, by Georg Baselitz

As he approaches 80, the German master Georg Baselitz contemplates the end

21 May 2016 9:00 am

‘In many ways,’ Georg Baselitz muses, ‘I behaved against the grain of the times I grew up in.’ The era…

Why the Spanish may be better off without a government

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The Spanish seem to be doing better without one

Everything comes down to one man’s suffering: Geza Rohrig as Saul

Should the Final Solution ever be made into entertainment?

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Amid the abundant cinema of Nazi atrocity, Son of Saul is exemplary. Ian Thomson explains why

Send us your entries for our ‘President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition’

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Pen a foul verse in honour of the Turkish leader and be in the running for a £1,000 poetry prize!

Let’s leave the EU and join Germany

16 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s the only part of the EU that’s really worth our while

Brenners Hotel. Photo: © Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus

Take the plunge in Baden-Baden

26 March 2016 9:00 am

For a nude dip in the spa, high-stakes drama atthe casino, or both, Baden-Baden is a place torelax in the grand old style, says William Cook

Portrait of the week

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Home In the Budget, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, kept talking of the ‘next generation’. He outlined cuts…

Brexit is none of Mark Carney's business

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Surely there is a difference between Mark Carney’s intervention in the Scottish referendum last year and in the EU one…

The EU is on a suicide mission. Do we want to be a part of it?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

It’s bad enough here, but Europe’s migrant folly is suicidal

If the migrant crisis goes on like this, there may be no EU for Britain to leave

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Imagine if Nigel Farage declared that police should be ready to shoot migrants trying to make it from Calais to…

Exit, pursued by drunk polar bear

13 February 2016 9:00 am

The hotel reception was lit by three gloomy low-wattage light bulbs. It should have been six but the management was…

It’s not only Germany that covers up mass sex attacks by migrant men... Sweden’s record is shameful

16 January 2016 9:00 am

The truth about the recent mass sex attacks needs to be faced