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Why so glum, Angela? Merkel looks less than thrilled during getaway

Angela Merkel looks miserable on holidayBEESCOOPAngela Merkel looks less than thrilled on holiday with her husband

The German chancellor clearly hasn’t managed to leave her troubles at home, following a series of terror attacks and an impending election that could see her booted out of office.

Mrs Merkel’s decision to go away comes during a tough week for her administration.

The past days have seen an alleged Islamist attack in Hamburg, followed by demands from Poland’s ruling right-wing party that Germany pay reparations over the Second World War.

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The 63-year-old is currently on a hiking holiday in the Italian resort town of Solda, in the Ortles mountains, with her husband Joachim Sauer.

Dressed in her holiday uniform of stone trousers, a red checkered shirt and hiking boots, the chancellor appeared decidedly glum as she sat on a chair lift

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