Media playback is unsupported on your device

Problems behind the facade of wealthy Germany

29 July 2013 Last updated at 12:01 BST

Katya Adler travels to Germany for BBC Newsnight to take the political temperature ahead of September's general election and finds rising poverty levels and crumbling infrastructure hidden behind its image of a well-oiled financial powerhouse.

Most watched

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.