Oktoberfest lives on!

Thank you, friends for sharing your Oktoberfest memories. Prosit! Three U.S. Air Force radar operators (left to right: James Pope, Ed Abdo, LeRoy Schaeffer) and a German friend share Oktoberfest, 1965. Ed Ab... Read More...

2020 Virtual Steuben Parade

While the German-American Steuben Parade in its traditional format has been cancelled for 2020, an alternative to the live march up Fifth Avenue is currently in development. A virtual 63rd Annual German-America... Read More...

Walking in the Footsteps of Kings

Courtesy Bavaria.by The Soiernsee lakes near Krün are known colloquially as Himmelsaugen (Eyes of Heaven). Here King Ludwig II of Bavaria owned a hunting lodge, which he used less for hunting and more as a r... Read More...

Literary Dialect

An introduction of its history in the German speaking world. by Peter Pabisch Before we delve into this topic—please, dear reader—note the difference in the simple term “dialect”. Just as there is a differe... Read More...

Oktoberfest…Texan Style!

May the oom-pah-pah echo of 39 years warm the hearts and minds of those who herald the arrival of Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest. Photographs Courtesy Fredericksburg Oktoberfest Fredericksburg Oktoberfest wil... Read More...

Cleveland Oktoberfest

Beer, Music, Food and Dancing! Photographs Courtesy Croft/Foox/Horning/Traci Northeast Ohio’s Largest Annual Outdoor Festival is held on Labor Day weekend at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. The four-day ... Read More...

Oktoberfest

The Festival of the City of Munich Courtesy City of Munich, Department of Labor and Economic Development Six million visitors from all over the world were expected to crowd the beer tents, the streets, an... Read More...

“Quack, Quack, Quack, Quack”

Exploring the history and charm of the dance everyone participates in—the Chicken Dance. By Kellie B. Gormly The dance floor buzzes under a tent at the giant Cleveland-area Oktoberfest, where musician Ale... Read More...