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Waldsee Scholarship Opportunities—Apply Today!

Waldsee Scholarship Opportunities—Apply Today!

Concordia Language Village is a community of educators from all corners of the globe passionate about learning every minute of the day. Everyone—from Ph.D-level instructors with years of language-teaching experience, to former villagers returning as counselors for the first time—brings a unique expertise in language and culture. Their renowned immersion programs take place at facilities […]

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Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

By James M. Beidler If you have ever cringed at the sayings “It’s a small world” and “Things always come full circle,” then this probably is not a column you want to read. On the other hand, I am someone who used to cringe at them and now embraces them rather wholeheartedly. When I went […]

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Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams: The Disrupted Lives of Families in America’s Internment Camps by Russell W. Estlack (Bonneville Books, 2011) tells the relatively unknown story of the internment of thousands of German-Americans during World War II. “Held without trial or the benefit of legal representation, and not permitted to face their accusers, they became bargaining […]

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Surprising Spargel!

Surprising Spargel!

by Sharon Hudgins It’s Spargelzeit again, the annual asparagus season in Germany, when the fields are full of people hand-harvesting the big thick stalks of white asparagus so beloved by German diners. Depending on the region, asparagus season in Germany begins from mid-April to early May and lasts through most of June, officially ending on […]

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Waldsee Scholarship Opportunities—Apply Today!

Waldsee Scholarship Opportunities—Apply Today!

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Concordia Language Village is a community of educators from all corners of the globe passionate about learning every minute of the day. Everyone—from Ph.D-level instructors with years of language-teaching experience, to former villagers returning as counselors for the first time—brings a unique expertise in language and culture. Their renowned immersion programs take place at facilities […]

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Oscar Winning Grand Hotel Budapest Highlights Saxony’s Beautiful Town of Görlitz in Germany

Oscar Winning Grand Hotel Budapest Highlights Saxony’s Beautiful Town of Görlitz in Germany

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The quadruple Oscar-winner, Grand Budapest Hotel, was filmed in the beautiful town of Görlitz on the eastern border of Germany in the state of Saxony. The original buildings and streets provide the perfect backdrop to Grand Budapest Hotel, The Book Thief, Inglourious Basterds and The Reader among other great films. Special tours follow in the […]

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New App: Going Local Berlin Shows the “real Berlin”

New App: Going Local Berlin Shows the “real Berlin”

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

 Berlin’s ready to be explored from a whole new angle with the new visitBerlin mobile app: The free “Going Local Berlin” app offers locals and visitors alike tips for orientating themselves in the city’s many diverse neighborhoods, together with tips for discovering new aspects of Berlin. “The new app offers personal tips from Berlin insiders,” says […]

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Berlin Welcomes Record Numbers of Tourists and Convention Participants in 2014: 28.7 million overnight stays 25 years after the Fall of the Wall

Berlin Welcomes Record Numbers of Tourists and Convention Participants in 2014: 28.7 million overnight stays 25 years after the Fall of the Wall

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The tourism figures for Berlin have once again broken records with 28.7 million overnight stays (+6.5% over 2013) and 11.9 million guests (+4.8%). In the year when Berlin marked a quarter century since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital was able to break the 28-million mark in the number of overnight stays […]

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