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...

Rocket Man—Wernher von Braun

One man’s knowledge and desire helped the United States open a doorway to space. By Peter Vogt   The rise of Nazi Germany and its subsequent defeat caused two different German brain drains, the fi... Read More...

Oberammergau—Passion Play 2020

The Oberammergau Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every ten years—the premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on 16 May 2020. The Passion Play goes back to a vow... Read More...