Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.
"Johann Christian Reinhart", New Pinacothek, Munich
This is what Rome looked like when Johann Christian Reinhart lived there - more than 200 years ago. Reinhart was a landscape painter from northern Bavaria. After journeyman years in Leipzig and Dresden, he was drawn to the eternal city - and he stayed there. He painted Italian landscapes that reflected his ideal of beauty. Now they're on show at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. For example delicate brushstrokes depicting the wind - he dedicated this stormy landscape to his friend, Friedrich Schiller. Reinhart was both a free spirit and a caricaturist. This is how he saw the art critics and historical painters of his times. Largely forgotten after his death in 1847, he's now been justly rediscovered.
"MC Fitti", Debut Album
Possibly the weirdest figure in German rap: MC Fitti from Berlin. His song "30 Grad" earned him almost two million hits on the internet - and a record contract. He's now on tour with new songs. One thing he doesn't do is reveal his real name. His style: pure trash that somehow combines 1980s glitz with lumberjack charm. Whether it's art or slapstick - MC Fitti certainly brings humour onto the scene.
"European Architectural Photography Prize 2013"
Temporary shelters set up during protests against the massive rebuilding of Stuttgart's railway station - Frank Bayh and Steff Rosenberger-Ochs photographed them as if they WERE sculptures and won the 2013 European Architectural Photography Prize. Enrico Duddeck was also a winner. He took pictures of Grevenbroich, a town dominated by two coal-fired power stations. A study in contrast between an idyllic small town and industrial society. Olaf Rößler photographed lonely places in eastern Germany: wind turbines at dusk. Bridges no longer used because people are moving to the cities. All award-winners with a revealing focus of attention.