The year 2015 will see three major exhibitions in Thüringen dedicated to the Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach. The first, "Picture and Message: Cranach in the Service of Court and Reformation," opens this weekend.
Due to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city saw a new record number of visitors in 2014. The contemporary history of Berlin is a particular highlight for tourists.
Leading museums the world over will be opening their doors - at least virtually. As part of #MuseumWeek on Twitter they will offer a glimpse behind the scenes and a chance for visitors to exchange photos and videos.