Culture vultures are spoilt for choice in Frankfurt. The city is home to over 60 museums. Our three tips are: the Städel museum, Goethe’s birthplace, and the Caricatura museum of comical art.
Ultimately, Goethe got his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in Strasbourg. But he spent more time with his beloved in Sessenheim. The village in Alsace has been glad to reap the benefits.
Vilified abroad as an austere eurozone sentinel, but popular among his base: veteran conservative Wolfgang Schäuble looks set to chair Germany’s next parliament. Supporters hope he can keep the far-right in check.
For 40 years, French painters Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard shared a close friendship, discussing art and women in letters and postcards. A new show at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt highlights this artistic dialogue.
There are tighter passport controls across the European Union this summer, reportedly aimed at keeping track of suspected terrorists. A side effect is that police have been able to catch up with other wanted criminals.
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