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See Switzerland in One Hour!

See Switzerland in One Hour!

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

  You only have one hour to see Switzerland? Swissminiatur makes it possible. The family-run park near Lugano reproduced a miniature version of our country. It features 1:25 scale models of the 120 most famous buildings and monuments and a 11680-feet (3560-m) mini railway network. 18 trains wind their way on tracks, crossing bridges and […]

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Discover Your German Roots…In Bremerhaven

Discover Your German Roots…In Bremerhaven

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to the 2000 Census, over 51 million Americans claim German heritage. A great way for visitors to trace their roots is offered at the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven, one of the most sophisticated interactive museums of its kind. The exhibition enables visitors to relive some of the journeys taken by more than seven […]

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36th Annual Maeystown Oktoberfest Set for Sunday, October 9

36th Annual Maeystown Oktoberfest Set for Sunday, October 9

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, October 9, the historic village of Maeystown, IL (pop. 157) will host its 36th annual Oktoberfest featuring arts, crafts, antiques and food from 9-4 on the grounds of the 1859 rock mill and museum. More than 60 arts, crafts, antique booths and food stands will be featured. Arts and crafts will include woodcarving, […]

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German Unity Day – October 3, 2016

German Unity Day – October 3, 2016

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The GAHF is celebrating the Day of German Unity! Today marks the 26th anniversary of the official unification of East and West Germany. Although the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 symbolically united East and West Germany, Germany’s unification did not become official until the leaders of both countries signed the Treaty […]

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The 22nd Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest on the Bierhaus Plaza is September 29th through October 9th, 2016.

The 22nd Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest on the Bierhaus Plaza is September 29th through October 9th, 2016.

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The countdown has begun! You’re invited to the 22nd Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest at Fritz and Franz September 29th – October 9th, 2016 Bierhaus Plaza, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL Open daily from 12:00 pm-midnight; Sundays from 12-8:00 pm Opening Keg Tapping Ceremony September 29th @ 6:00 pm with Mayor Jim Cason In the […]

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Over 70 Works by Paul Klee from The Berggruen Klee Collection on View at The Met Breuer Through December 31

Over 70 Works by Paul Klee from The Berggruen Klee Collection on View at The Met Breuer Through December 31

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Exhibition Dates: September 1–December 31, 2016 Exhibition Location: The Met Breuer, 5th Floor   An installation of works from The Berggruen Klee Collection—the largest collection of works by Paul Klee in the United States—is on view at The Met Breuer through December 31, 2016. Humor and Fantasy—The Berggruen Paul Klee Collection features some 70 […]

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German-American Heritage Month at the German Heritage Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

German-American Heritage Month at the German Heritage Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

    This year marks the 27th annual celebration of German-American Heritage Month in Cincinnati, Ohio. This has been sponsored since 1989 by the German-American Citizens League. The celebration takes place in October, since the first permanent German settlement in America was established on October 6, 1683 at Germantown, Pennsylvania. The following programs will be […]

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Fun Facts!

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Fun Facts!

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 Barrels of Beer are expected to be consumed at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2015. That’s nearly 4 million fluid ounces. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati also plans to serve approximately: 87,500 metts 64,000 sauerkraut balls 24,500 potato pancakes 20,000 cream puffs 6,000 jumbo pickles 1,900 lbs. German potato salad 700 pigtails 81,000 bratwurst 56,000 sausages 23,000 soft […]

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Beer, A Royal Tradition in Dresden

Beer, A Royal Tradition in Dresden

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s not without reason that Saxons are known as Germany’s “kings of beer”: with a production of some 200 liters of beer and a consumption of 140 liters per capita – above the national average – the state is still very much home to King Friedrich August III’s favorite tipple. There are large, traditional companies […]

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“Harmony or Dissonance” Historic Lecture at Old Economy Village

“Harmony or Dissonance” Historic Lecture at Old Economy Village

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Old Economy Village in Ambridge will have an historic lecture in the classroom of the Visitor Center on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. Sandy Smailer will talk on “Harmony or Dissonance”. What became of the Harmonist town in Indiana after it was sold and who was the man who purchased it? Was he a […]

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