Culture

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...

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...

The Feline Keepers of the Lipizzaners

Meet Vienna’s most pampered barn cats. By Sharon Hudgins Photographs Courtesy Sharon and Tom Hudgins   The historic Stallburg, the 16th century stables at Vienna's famous Spanish Riding School,... Read More...

Sweet Sounds from the Emmental Valley

A Swiss family business enables musicians to fill the world with the sounds of their unique style of accordion. By Wibke Carter Even though I’m a native German speaker, I had no idea what the man in the ... Read More...

Hanomag—The Hanoverian Heavy-Hitter

From locomotive and automobiles to armored personnel carriers, Hanomag made a name for itself by producing machinery of lasting quality. By Eric Bryan   Hanomag, like Mercedes and BMW, is one of t... Read More...