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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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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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Dresden’s Military History Museum: A Different Perspective on War

Dresden’s Military History Museum: A Different Perspective on War

by Kay Lawrence Dresden’s Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces is unlike other museums that focus on the history and use of military power. At the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr, you won’t see row after row of weapons, armor, vehicles, and uniforms amassed and displayed to glorify war. Instead, this unique museum challenges […]

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Surprise Guest at Zum Schneider’s “Munich on the East River” Oktoberfest

Surprise Guest at Zum Schneider’s “Munich on the East River” Oktoberfest

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Zum Schneider, the prominent Bavarian Bierhaus in NYC owned by Sylvester Schneider, closed the first edition of “Munich on the East River” in an unforgettable way. Special guest Cyndi Lauper attended Zum Schneider‘s Oktoberfest and spontaneously decided to perform with Zum Schneider‘s band Mösl Franzi and The JaJaJas. Lauper performed classic hits, such as Proud Mary and (I Can’t Get […]

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airberlin Celebrates the Fall of the Berlin Wall with Lower Fares

airberlin Celebrates the Fall of the Berlin Wall with Lower Fares

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline has announced lower fares for travel from October 27th through December 14th, 2014 and January 12th through March 15th, 2014. The sale kicks off on October 10th and is valid until October 21st, 2014. Fares start as low as $469* for a round-trip ticket from New York (JFK) to Stockholm […]

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Middleburg, Virginia Oktoberfest – October 18th: Tickets at The Christmas Sleigh

Middleburg, Virginia Oktoberfest – October 18th: Tickets at The Christmas Sleigh

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Christmas Sleigh is happy to support the Middleburg, Oktoberfest.  Tickets to the October 18, 2104 event are available at The Christmas Sleigh5A East Washington Street Post Office Box 181 Middleburg, VA 20117 Telephone: (540) 687-3665 Fax: (540) 687-3435 Order toll free 866-258-1828 Email: info@thechristmassleigh.com Homepage: www.thechristmassleigh.com For more information about the Middleburg, Virginia Oktoberfest […]

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Swarovski Expands Crystal Worlds Park

Swarovski Expands Crystal Worlds Park

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the 120-year anniversary of Swarovski in 2015, Swarovski Crystal Worlds – considered one of the most visited sights in Austria – will be expanded and shine in the sparkle of countless new facets. The Giant in Wattens is becoming even bigger and more attractive, and will spread the magic of its interior to the […]

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