Germans are making ready to say “auf wiedersehen” to Angela Merkel, whose 16 years as chancellor will come to an finish after the parliamentary elections this Sunday.
BBC Europe editor Katya Adler has been in her function since 2014, however started reporting on Mrs Merkel lengthy earlier than then.
How does she really feel about saying goodbye to a lady who loomed so giant in international politics – by means of the migrant disaster, the Eurozone disaster and the Covid pandemic?
What is going to Germans miss about Mrs Merkel and what hopes have they got for his or her subsequent authorities after the elections?
Katya units off on a highway journey round Germany to search out out.
Produced by Kate Vandy and Sira Thierij.
Filmed and edited by Maarten Lernout.