In August I was back on the road again – finally! – for DW’s Culture Magazine Arts.21. With the pandemic still hampering travel plans it was a special edition that stayed close to home, but anyone who’s ever been to Germany can imagine we were still spoiled for choice as festivals picked up again and museums opened their doors. So we checked out some of the cultural highlights of summer 2021 in Germany, which included stops at the Rheingau Music Festival, Berlin’s own “Tanz im August” dance festival, and fresh insights into the modern landscape painting of my native Canada at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.

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Celebrated saxophone soloist Asya Fateyeva at the Rheingau Music Festival.

Magnetic North: Canadian masterpieces from the legendary Group of Seven on show at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt.

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