Historical centre of Prague spared but suburban areas deluged
Germany today celebrated the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, the 19th-century composer whose music has been hailed as sublime art at the height of Western culture even as he remains tainted by his visceral anti-Semitic views, which later found favour with the Nazis.
Chancellor under attack from her own party as splits widen over how to deal with Greece crisis
An earless baby bunny that was a rising star on Germany's celebrity animal scene had his 15 minutes of fame brought to an abrupt end when he was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraman.
A born survivor’s gripping tale
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester's brilliant sound dances in Riccardo Chailly's jubilant recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Leipzig owns the St Matthew Passion.
A German accused of brutally murdering a pregnant Egyptian woman in full view of courtroom judges went on trial yesterday amid massive security in Dresden to answer for a crime that has provoked outrage across the Muslim world.
The latest disc from John Eliot Gardiner's millennium Bach Pilgrimage finds the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists celebrating Advent in Köln and Lüneburg.
Twenty years ago, marches convulsed the cities of East Germany, from Berlin to Leipzig and Dresden
As Leipzig froze in fear at Communist threats to crush the 1989 revolution, one man gave his compatriots the courage to fight on
Hitler wasn’t anti-Semitic, and the Holocaust wasn’t his fault - David Irving’s take on Nazi Germany has made him many enemies. Johann Hari meets an unapologetic apologist
From London St Pancras, Anthony Lambert sets off on a grand tour around Europe, enjoying Art Nouveau in Antwerp, monumental Milan and the French Alps along the way
The Independent's Great Art series