Germany

Be sure to lose your wallet in Germany. Photo: Getty

15 reasons to fall in love with Germany and Germans

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Things I learned about the Germans after a fortnight living as a non–tourist in Frankfurt:   1. Germans, and Germany…

Why did Theresa May ‘clear’ the EU deal with Merkel before consulting her colleagues?

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Why do the British turn to the Germans in their moments of European trouble? It never works. When Jacques Delors…

Sebastian Kurz

Why Sebastian Kurz is Europe’s most important politician

7 July 2018 9:00 am

Austria assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union this Sunday, and normally the response among rightminded Britons…

From the archive: the future of Scandinavia

16 June 2018 9:00 am

From ‘The Baltic question’, 15 June 1918: The future of Scandinavia and the Baltic must depend on the outcome of…

Becoming German has helped me understand Brexit

16 June 2018 9:00 am

My new passport has helped me understand Brexiteers

What Europeans really think about Brexit

6 January 2018 9:00 am

What do Europeans really think about Brexit?

Where did it all go wrong for Angela Merkel?

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The breakdown of coalition talks is uniquely damaging for the German leader

‘Cnidarians’ from Haeckel’s book Art Forms in Nature, 1899–1904

Art nouveau owes a lot to this dodgy German biologist and his dazzling illustrations

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Over the winter of 1859–60, a handsome young man could be seen patrolling the shores of the Gulf of Messina…

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!