Germany in detail


Fabulously ornate concert halls where the greatest of composers once waved a baton (we're talking Beethoven, Brahms, Bach and Co. here); theatres staging boundary-crossing productions; born-again industrial warehouses devoted to alternative arts; and dark, poster-smothered jazz dens that swing after midnight – entertainment in Germany is as rich as it is varied and exciting. For major venues you'll need to book ahead (usually possible online), with occasional last-minute discounts available.