The Importance of German in GERMAN LIFE

Do we need a German article in German Life? Can German culture and lore be portrayed in English only? By Peter Pabisch Many journals and newspapers describe other parts of the world in English without eve... Read More...

Lights! Camera! Action! in Babelsberg

Tracing the heritage of a film capital. By Phyllis Meras Photographs Courtesy Julia Repke It was in Babelsberg, in 1833, that Prussian Prince William and his wife, Augusta, received, as a gift, a beautif... Read More...

POTTERY VILLAGES OF ALSACE

Betschdorf’s Blue-and-Gray Stoneware By Sharon Hudgins • Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins I’ve been crazy about blue-and-gray stoneware ever since my first trip to Germany, a long time ago. It was love a... Read More...

Germany’s Black Forest

Wandering the B-500 through the country’s highest foothills. By Don Heimburger Photographs Courtesy Don Heimburger It’s actually a bit hard to pronounce this rather lengthy 22-letter word with my limited... Read More...

CRAZY ABOUT CABBAGE

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins Germans love cabbage, a versatile vegetable that thrives in the cool climate and shorter growing season of northern Europe. Although Germany doesn’t har... Read More...

Author Messages

German Life was founded when German culture(s) in the United States was experiencing a period of neglect. About five years into its already successful existence the US census of 2000 revealed that US citizens w... Read More...