The Germans are preparing to say “auf wiedersehen” to Angela Merkel, whose 16 years as chancellor will end after Sunday’s general elections.
BBC Europe editor-in-chief Katya Adler has been in her post since 2014, but started reporting on Merkel long before then.
What does she think of saying goodbye to a woman who has held such a prominent place in global politics – through the migrant crisis, the eurozone crisis and the Covid pandemic?
What are the Germans going to miss about Merkel and what hopes do they have for their next government after the election?
Katya sets off on a road trip across Germany to find out.