With the 2021 German federal election, Merkel's era is coming to an end. DW speaks to the candidates that want to rule Germany next. In a series of interviews conducted by DW's Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge and a team of moderators, we want to know what plans do the candidates have for Germany? How do they want to shape politics? Will they follow Merkel's course or break with her policies?