The BBC radio series Germany: Memories of a Nation is using around 70 objects, including famous buildings and works of art and literature, to revisit 600 years of German history. The aim is to correct an image of Germany that is still defined by the Second World War.
After the No vote on independence, life in Scotland appears to go on as usual. Beneath the surface, however, people are struggling to make sense of it all. What does the future hold? Find out their thoughts in the final part of Lorraine Mallinder's special report.
It was close, but clear. The Scottish people have voted to preserve the United Kingdom. "It's incredible to think that, within a few hours, the dream had evaporated," writes our correspondent, Lorraine Mallinder. Read more in today's edition of our special report.
Will Scotland choose to become an independent country? When voting today, Scots could decide either way. Some Edinburgh pubs will be open around the clock tonight as people await the results. Read more in today's edition of our special report.