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German vocational training system coming to America

on January 16th, 2018 by

One major system the German Embassy advocates is their “Skills Initiative”. This initiative promotes the German vocational training system, which combines work...

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New Cable Car at Zugspitze!

on January 4th, 2018 by

This cable car takes passengers up Germany’s tallest mountain, the Zugspitze, located near the quaint Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Although there was already a cable car in place before its completio...

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Thank you for celebrating Christmas with us!

on December 14th, 2017 by

We did not anticipate this many people to show up and we apologize for the long wait to get into the grounds and building. The weather was just too nice and tempting for people to come out and play. Many improvements ...

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Christmas Traditions: Advent in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

on November 27th, 2017 by

The Advent season and its celebration have changed over the years from a more serious, somber character (including giving up things, as for Lent) to one of a more joyous nature — including such treats as chocolate-f...

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It’s Carnival season in Germany!

on November 27th, 2017 by

Both of these words are Carnival salutations, used by Germans to greet one another during the festivities of the so-called “fifth season.” Different regions use different salutations, and using the wrong one could...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 marked the 28th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – a monumental day in German history.

on November 20th, 2017 by

The Berlin Wall kept Germany divided for decades. Desperate for freedom, many put their lives at risk to cross the border. Some wanted to be with family on the other side. Others wanted opportunities that only the Wes...

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Christmas Market History

on November 9th, 2017 by

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Frankenstein Castle

on October 26th, 2017 by

Frankenstein Castle sits on a hilltop overlooking the city of Darmstadt. It was constructed sometime before the year 1250 by Lord Conrad II Reiz of Breuberg, who founded the free imperial Barony of Frankenstein. Over ...

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Bier und Bollerwagen

on September 27th, 2017 by

Father’s Day, sometimes also called “Day of Sir’s” or “Day of Men” was placed on the Christian holiday of Father’s Day which in Germany happens 40 days after Easter, day of Ch...

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RENEWABLE Energy

on September 9th, 2017 by

Promoting Renewable Energy

Formally, the 27 EU member states regulate energy policies within their own national borders. However, EU treaty provisions concerning the European internal market, free competition...

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