Germany has many public holidays, some of which vary from state to state. Since most things are closed then, it's best to check dates before you make any plans.
Public Holidays in 2014
The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the sole beneficiary of Cornelius Gurlitt's will, despite a report that he was mentally ill when writing it. The collection contains Nazi-looted art. So what will the museum do with it?
Pope Francis has set off for Turkey, his first visit to the country. The austere Argentine will be President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's guest of honor in Ankara's controversial new, 1,000-room presidential palace.
Moldova is electing a new parliament on Sunday. The election will decide whether the tiny republic will continue on its pro-European course - or move closer to Russia.