The Magic of Schwäbisch Gmünd

Explore the land of crusader kings, Catholic defiance, gold and silver. By Peter Vogt It was 29 September of the year 1168, and much of the small southwest German town of Gmünd (named for the confluence o... Read More...

Pforzheim

Destroyed by Allied bombing, Pforzheim started anew as the remains of the city’s former self silently keep watch. By James Ullrich Nestled in a valley at the gateway to the Black Forest lies an unusual mo... Read More...

Karl Marx at 200

Looking back at the man who contemplated the root causes of poverty and how class struggle shapes societies. By Robert A. Selig Social historians often characterize the 18th century as the age of poor peo... Read More...

Frankenmuth

Can the American version of Bavaria be even more Bavarian than the German? By Marlene Shyer Photographs courtesy Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau There is virtually no... Read More...