Germany's cultural heritage includes countless palaces and gardens built and designed by generations of Prussian rulers. Let us introduce you to some of them.
Germany is home to countless parks and public gardens, but not all of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Ones that have made on to the list include the Prussian palaces and gardens in Potsdam and Berlin - many of which were designed by Peter Joseph Lenné - as well as the Muskau Park on the German-Polish border and the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau.
The World Cup may be over but behind the scenes, transfer deals are being done as Bundesliga clubs prepare for the season ahead by bringing in new recruits. Keep up with the latest moves here.
World-renowned German artist Gregor Schneider has covered a synagogue near Cologne with the façade of a drab suburban house. But by hiding it, he challenges visitors to look more closely at history and memory.
The US and EU appear set to impose new sanctions targeting Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors in response to the unrest in Ukraine. Negotiations will continue in Brussels on Tuesday.