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Unconventional Posters for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Bratwurst and Pretzel Party!

Unconventional Posters for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Bratwurst and Pretzel Party!

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

  America’s largest Oktoberfest urges festival goers to vote with their mugs   The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, producers of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, unveiled, today, posters for the 40th anniversary festival featuring Bratwurst or Pretzel for Oktoberfest campaign images. Additionally, beer mugs featuring each “candidate” will be available at the September 16-18 festival.   “We’re asking […]

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Carl Laemmle Exhibit Opening at Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center

Carl Laemmle Exhibit Opening at Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center Presents “100 Years of Hollywood-the Laemmle Effect” Sunday, July 24th – Sunday, October 30th Opening day for our newest temporary exhibit is this Sunday, July 24th! Over 100 years ago on March 15, 1915 German immigrant Carl Laemmle founded Universal Studios in California. His vision helped shape the movie […]

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Swimming in Bern’s Aare

Swimming in Bern’s Aare

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the sun comes out, hundreds of Bern locals head to the Aare river for a swim or river rafting while the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site old town looks down on them from high above. The cool, deep-blue, clean water of the Aare river, which winds its way into the city from the Bernese […]

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Buskers Street Music Festival – Bern, Switzerland

Buskers Street Music Festival – Bern, Switzerland

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Berner Altstadt August 11-13, 2016 A multitude of street musicians transform the old town of Bern in a colorful festival. Up close and in the thick of it! Buskers Bern Street Music Festival lets you enjoy a wide range of music and performances for very little money. Stages set up in the street and freely […]

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The 1848ers’ Living Legacy Major Conference in Minnesota  and a Memorial in Berlin

The 1848ers’ Living Legacy Major Conference in Minnesota  and a Memorial in Berlin

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Seldom has the legacy of the Forty-Eighters been more newsworthy than it is today. Next year at this time, researchers, supporters, and friends of the fascinating story of German emigrants to the USA will meet in Northfield, Minnesota for an especially significant conference. Leading politicians in Berlin are considering an 1848er monument to the legendary […]

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67th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival Adds New Features

67th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival Adds New Features

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dates for this year’s festival are July 2 thru July 10, 2016. New features at the 67th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival include: The return of the One Room School House Internationally acclaimed Harmonica & Accordion Club from Reutligan, Germany Evening hours on July 2, 3, 8, & 9 Aerial Hex Sign Painting Demonstration Friday Night […]

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A Prussian Pioneer on America’s Last Frontier

A Prussian Pioneer on America’s Last Frontier

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the debate over immigrants and immigration rages today, we reflect on the life of a Prussian woman, an early settler in America’s west, and her relationship with true Americans—the Sioux and Sitting Bull. By Sharon Hudgins Photographs courtesy Elizabeth Dell Family In 1867, when four-year-old Elizabeth Hahlweg left her Prussian homeland with her family […]

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Dr. Fairytale and the Galli German Theater and School

Dr. Fairytale and the Galli German Theater and School

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Language, imagination and theater unite to create an entertaining and unique learning environment in New York City. By Marlene Fanta Shyer • Photographs courtesy Bo Zaunders It’s no surprise that the coolest borough of the hottest city in the United States supports a thriving children’s German-language school. In Brooklyn, New York, known for its abundance […]

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Krefeld – A Town of Silk and Velvet

Krefeld – A Town of Silk and Velvet

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although no longer a textile metropolis, Krefeld remains a fascinating destination. By Alevtina Altenhof More than eight centuries ago, when Gothic temples were emerging here and there in the territory of the Holy Roman Empire under the reign of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, the small town of Crinvelde (today Krefeld) appeared on the map. Although the […]

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Borgward—The Other German Car

Borgward—The Other German Car

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

 A forgotten German nameplate sets its sights on a rebirth. By Eric Bryan Borgward is hardly a household name today, but in the 1950s and early 1960s, this German carmaker was rivaling Volkswagen and some of its models were outperforming Porsches! Founded by Carl F. W. Borgward, the Bremen-based company produced a broad range of […]

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