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Historic Railroad Lecture at Old Economy Village

Historic Railroad Lecture at Old Economy Village

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Old Economy Village in Ambridge will have an historic railroad lecture in the Granary building (near 14th and Church Streets inside the Village) on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. David Aitken will talk on “The Little Saw Mill Run Railroad”.  Conceived by farmers and merchants, the Little Saw Mill Run Railroad was in […]

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German-Americans and World War I Symposium

German-Americans and World War I Symposium

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cincinnati. The German-American experience of World War I will be examined at a symposium sponsored by the Indiana German Heritage Society (IGHS), and hosted by the German-American Citizens League (GACL) on March 17-18.     The symposium begins on Friday, March 17th with a dinner program at Mecklenburg Gardens, and continues on Saturday, March 18th […]

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Luther Exhibit in Northfield, Minnesota

Luther Exhibit in Northfield, Minnesota

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Luther in Mansfeld Exhibit Northfield, Minnesota March 30-April  2, 2017  An exhibit on the life of Martin Luther will be featured at the forthcoming Euro-Atlantic Conference: The Legacy of 1848 Through Today, in Northfield, Minnesota. The exhibit will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church during the conference, from March 30 through April 2, 2017. The […]

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Mythical Moments in the Harz Mountains

Mythical Moments in the Harz Mountains

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Walpurgisnacht on the Brocken to the half-timbered charms of Wernigerode and Goslar, a visit to the Harz Mountains won’t disappoint. By Wibke Carter • Photographs courtesy Wibke Carter For centuries, the Harz has been a mythical and much feared mountain range in central Germany. Residents in the surrounding villages and towns believed that demons and […]

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Alfred Lothar Wegener— Germany’s Polar Explorer and Mover of Continents

Alfred Lothar Wegener— Germany’s Polar Explorer and Mover of Continents

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Pangea to plate tectonics, his out-of-the-box thinking set the foundation for a new line of thought on the Earth’s geology. By Peter Vogt On 6 January, 1912, an athletic young Berliner with piercing blue-gray eyes got up for his turn to lecture the German Geological Society meeting in Frankfurt. It was Dr. Alfred Wegener […]

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Making Violins in Switzerland

Making Violins in Switzerland

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The wood. The history. The craft. Creating violin makers in Brienz, Switzerland. By Marilyn Heimburger The beautiful lakeside town of Brienz, Switzerland has long been known for its woodcarving tradition. The forests surrounding Lake Brienz have for centuries provided the raw materials with which Switzerland’s only wood carving school, founded in Brienz in 1884, continues […]

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Tracks Above the Clouds—The Brienz Rothorn Railway

Tracks Above the Clouds—The Brienz Rothorn Railway

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Steam trains have chugged along this picturesque route since 1892. By Don Heimburger Taking a train trip into the clouds won’t be so bad I thought, as I looked around the brightly-colored brown and yellow wooden rail station in Brienz, Switzerland, where patches of morning mist were starting to disappear. I rationalized by the time […]

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Furth— A Dragon’s Tale

Furth— A Dragon’s Tale

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year a tale about an epic battle between St. George and a dragon takes the stage and transforms this Bavarian town. By Marlene Fanta Shyer For 351 days of the year, a walk through Furth im Wald reveals a typical tranquil Bavarian scene as its nine thousand inhabitants go about the business of their […]

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“German Iowa and the Global Midwest” Exhibit

“German Iowa and the Global Midwest” Exhibit

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa will be hosting the University of Iowa Mobile Museum! Admission to the Mobile Museum is FREE while regular admission rates apply to the Center. Come learn about German immigration to Iowa and their impact on our state. One […]

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Destination Germany: Top 100 Attractions

Destination Germany: Top 100 Attractions

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

International visitors have selected their TOP 100 favorite attractions for 2016 Miniature Wonderland Hamburg tops the list of the 100 most popular attractions for international visitors to Germany. Heidelberg Castle and Old Quarter are in second place and Europa-Park in Rust, last year’s winner, takes third. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has been asking […]

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