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Happy Birthday, Karlsruhe! 2015 Celebrations!

Happy Birthday, Karlsruhe! 2015 Celebrations!

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Karlsruhe, one of the world’s first planned cities, was founded in 1715 and is celebrating its 300th birthday this year! This Baroque gem is nicknamed the ‘Fan City’ for the elegant streets that spread out from the palace. Celebrations include two major national art exhibitions: One devoted to Margrave Karl Wilhelm, 1679-1738, after whom […]

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Ready for the Printer – German Life’s 2016 Wall Calendar!

Ready for the Printer – German Life’s 2016 Wall Calendar!

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a sneak peak at our 2016 German Life Wall Calendar! Just getting ready to send it off to the printer. We anticipate shipping orders once we have it in-house around mid-September. You can place your order on our website at www.germanlife.com and by clicking the “Shop” tab. Calendars are $12.95 (shipping and handling included) […]

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Dresden Goes Hollywood

Dresden Goes Hollywood

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the quadruple Oscar-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel, the Dresden Zwinger plays a prominent role. Construction of this magnificent building with its baroque facade, statues, and sprawling gardens began in 1709 at the behest of Augustus the Strong. It is a popular backdrop for film production companies and renowned directors, including some big names […]

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Hit the Road in Style – In Luxembourg

Hit the Road in Style – In Luxembourg

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The “Luxembourg Grand Tour” is a recurring international car rally and its popularity is undeniable. Classic as well as very unique cars set out on Luxembourg’s most beautiful and scenic routes, ranging from the vineyards of the Moselle to the mysterious castles of the Ardennes. The vehicles from pre-war times on their turn follow a […]

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In Munich? The Beer Gardens Await!

In Munich? The Beer Gardens Await!

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The tradition has spread all over Germany, but you won’t get the genuine thing anywhere else but in Munich: Biergärten. In earlier times when brewers were desperate to keep their beer cool during the summer, they stored their barrels in cellars and planted chestnut trees above them, since their wide branches and large leaves keep […]

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Blending Innovation with Tradition with the Emmental Grand Tour in Switzerland

Blending Innovation with Tradition with the Emmental Grand Tour in Switzerland

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

As part of the Grand Tour the Show Dairy in Affoltern im Emmental offers two different packages: All About Cheese – And How! and A Breath of Fresh Cheese invite visitors to enjoy a discovery tour with an inviting tasting of melting cheese. The Emmental show dairy in Affoltern in the Emmental combines tradition and […]

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Innsbruck, Austria Calling!

Innsbruck, Austria Calling!

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Imperial Palace, Ambras Palace, Ottoburg and the Wilten Basilica all tell of Innsbruck’s eventful past and its great figures including Philippine Welser, the secret wife of Archduke Ferdinand I, Andreas Hofer, the Tirolean freedom fighter, and last but not least Emperor Maximilian I, who built many of the monuments that survive today, e.g. the […]

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German American Heritage Center, Davenport, Iowa Announces An Exhibit Featuring the Life and Legacy of Gustav Stickley

German American Heritage Center, Davenport, Iowa Announces An Exhibit Featuring the Life and Legacy of Gustav Stickley

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Built to Last: Gustav Stickley’s Legacy of Design OPENS: Sunday, August 2nd at 12:00 noon Gustav Stickley, a German American, was a furniture designer, manufacturer, publisher, and chief proponent of the American Craftsman style. His success in the furniture design world was based on this mantra Als Ik Kan, or “to the best of my […]

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Kiel Citizens Form Stuffed Animal Task Force for Refugees in the Mediterranean

Kiel Citizens Form Stuffed Animal Task Force for Refugees in the Mediterranean

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

For months now, the European Union has been grappling with how address the flood of refugees, many from northern Africa, who have been crossing the Mediterranean in makeshift boats. In April alone, around 1,300 people died trying to make the journey. Since then, German naval ships have been patrolling refugee routes of the Mediterranean and […]

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Want to be Locked Up? Then Head for Heidelberg!

Want to be Locked Up? Then Head for Heidelberg!

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

An adventure trip offers a tour of the oldest university in Germany “It is questionable whether there is a stranger place than this in the history of human crime,” marveled Mark Twain after spending a night in the “Karzer” of the University of Heidelberg. From 1778 to 1914, students of the University were locked up […]

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