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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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150th Anniversary Cincinnati Schützenfest – July 15-17

150th Anniversary Cincinnati Schützenfest – July 15-17

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cincinnati (Springfield Township) – The Kolping Society announces the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Cincinnati’s Original German Fest (Since 1866). Schützenfest will be held this year from July 15 – 17 at the Kolping Center (10235 Mill Road / Cincinnati, Ohio 45231). Come and enjoy Authentic German Beer, Wine, Food, Bands, and Entertainment throughout our fest […]

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Vienna Therapy – A Public Art Installation by Nychos Celebrating the Father of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud

Vienna Therapy – A Public Art Installation by Nychos Celebrating the Father of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud

| June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Vienna Tourist Board in partnership with the Vienna-based artist Nychos presents “Vienna Therapy“, a public art installation, in New York City’s Flatiron Plaza, open to the public June 16 – 18, 2016. Internationally recognized Austrian artist Nychos, known for glorifying the inner workings of animals and characters with his vibrant art, will debut new […]

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America, Your Roots are Showing…Our June/July 2016 Issue

America, Your Roots are Showing…Our June/July 2016 Issue

| June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

And no, it’s not time for a dye-job either! We’re talking about those wonderful German roots that connect so many of us in the United States. Over the past few hundred years they have grown and woven together to form the foundation of this country. With some 42 million people claiming German heritage in the […]

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Watch Out: The Ring is Back in Leipzig!

Watch Out: The Ring is Back in Leipzig!

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Save the date for 2017/2018!   After the successful premiere of Richard Wagner’s “Twilight of the Gods“ at the Leipzig Opera on 30 April 2016, Richard Wagner’s native city saw the first complete scenic Ring after more than 40 years. To great international acclaim, Ulrich Schirmer conducted the famed Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, one of the […]

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Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center Presents “Prince Maximillian & Karl Bodmer: Touring the Wilderness of North America”

Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center Presents “Prince Maximillian & Karl Bodmer: Touring the Wilderness of North America”

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, June 19th at 2:00 pm the German American Heritage Center will host the exciting presentation of “Prince Maximillian & Karl Bodmer: Touring the Wilderness of North America” by Brian “Fox” Ellis. Ellis is a renowned storyteller who will step into Prince Maximillian’s shoes and share the tales of his adventures and travels with […]

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Celebrate the Life of Lotte Reiniger, Film Director and Pioneer of Silhouette Animation

Celebrate the Life of Lotte Reiniger, Film Director and Pioneer of Silhouette Animation

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Born June 2, 1899 in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, Lotte Reiniger became the creator of silhouette animation. She made over 40 films in her career, all using the unique technique. Her most well-known film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed  from 1926, is the oldest surviving feature-length animated film. It precedes Walt Disney’s Snow White […]

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