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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 found egregious errors, I would write irate notes to the magazine. For example early on t... 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...

Dresden—A Panoramic Experience

An Austrian-born artist brings two historical views of Dresden to life in a panoramic environment. Courtesy Panometer Dresden and Asisi Panorama International Visitors to Dresden, Germany’s “Florence on t... Read More...

Dazzling Christmas Markets of the Rhine

From Cologne to Freiburg, these annual holiday celebrations are filled with bright lights, delicious foods and warm smiles. By Don Heimburger Photographs by Don Heimburger The last time I was in the smal... Read More...