Germany special report: local experience, global ambitions

Three German auction houses tell how they aim to strike the right balance between bricks and mortar sales and enhancing the online experience. Paul Wheatley reports...

Kunst-Auktionshaus Wendl Julia Marie Wendl, company manager Based in Rudolstadt, in the German state of Thuringia, 26-year-old Julia Wendl represents a new generation at Kunst-Auktionshaus Wendl. She follows in the footsteps of her parents who founded what is now a well-established auction house. Indeed, her mother Anke Wendl is a ceramics expert on Kunst und Krempel, the German equivalent of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. Julia Wendl returned to the business after finishing a degree in the UK at Christie’s and a Masters at the Sotheby’s ...