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When German Life first started publication, I read it with great enthusiasm as I still do of course. But back then, if I... Read More...


History + Travel

Sea Cloud’s Many Lives

Smooth waters and delightful sails weren’t the only experiences for the world’s oldest ocean going passenger ship. By Janet Groene Photographs Courtesy Janet Groene The year was 1931. Stockbroker E. F. H... Read More...

GL 25 Years and Counting

For 25 years, we at German Life have been hearing stories—via telephone, handwritten letter and email. Inevitably they stem from a story about a town in Germany that we may have just featured or a recipe that b... Read More...

Theodor Fontane

In 2019, Germany honors its 19th century master of realism. By Jackie Guigui-Stolberg   We German-Americans today can so easily forget how different the Germany of our grandparents, great-grandpar... Read More...


From its status as an important port of trade to its connection with Thomas Müntzer and the German Peasants’ War, this city in the heart of Germany is worth a visit. By Phyllis Meras   It’s a 1,00... Read More...

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