In the narrow streets of the ancient east German town of Halle, students, pensioners and housewives joined rescue workers battling furiously to fill hundreds of blue British Royal Mail sacks with sand, tons of which had been dumped in the city’s main market place.
The surging Elbe River crested today in the eastern German city of Dresden, sparing the historic city centre but engulfing wide areas of the Saxony capital.
19,000 people have been evacuated from the flooding in the Czech Republic
Historical centre of Prague spared but suburban areas deluged
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden
Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica
Some 90 per cent of men seem to have lived and died in the place where they were born compared to half of women
A born survivor’s gripping tale
Fans of the Dresden Dolls and Antony and the Johnsons, pay attention: if you haven't investigated this London 10-piece already, your new favourite band is right here.
Ben Ross calculates the appeal of traditional festive shopping in Europe
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany's landscape has changed dramatically. Foreign correspondent Rupert Cornwell returns to his old stamping ground
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.
Not bringing Mendelssohn to the Proms was never an option for the Leipzig Gewandhaus in this the composer’s bicentennial year.
Bach was never more comfortable than he was in Köthen, earning four times as much from the young Prince Leopold as he would in thrifty Leipzig. Is this reflected in his music?
Leipzig's venerable Gewandhaus Orchestra arrived at London's Barbican Centre with so much more than Bach's St Matthew Passion. They brought with them history, tradition and Bach's very own choir from St Thomas's Church, where his passion first startled Leipzig's faithful on Good Friday 1727.
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