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Culture

Glorious Melk

Courtesy Stift Melk Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque ensembles. Its splendid architecture is famous worldwide and part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. The Baroque bui... Read More...

More Alsatian Pottery Villages

Soufflenheim’s Rustic Earthenware By Sharon Hudgins • Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins   I bought my first piece of Alsatian pottery at a small hardware store on a back street in Paris several de... Read More...

Alex Meixner “The Oktoberfest Man”

By Kellie B. Gormly When people attend an Oktoberfest where polka musician Alex Meixner is playing, they will walk onto an energetic dance floor where people groove to German folk favorites like the chicken ... Read More...

Berlin: A World City of Distinction

From 11/4 to 11/10, 2019 Berlin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Courtesy German National Tourist Board What does Berlin have that other world cit... Read More...

The Tenacious Dr. Ludanyi  

Celebrating the leader of the Connecticut German Saturday Schools. By Polly Tafrate • Photographs Courtesy Polly Tafrate On opening day over 100 students walked through the doors of the German Saturday Sc... Read More...

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...