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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

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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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Candy Cone Tradition Sweetens Start of School for First Graders

on August 30th, 2017 by

Every year in late summer, one can see the eager and proud faces of first-graders standing in front of their primary schools in Germany, happily holding their large Schultüten, or candy cones. Filled to the brim with...

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The United States is a country built on immigration

on August 24th, 2017 by

Based on the most recent US Census, some 46 million Americans claim German ancestry, according to the New York Times. That’s a higher number than those who claimed English, Italian or Mexican ancestry.

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Precious Caves in Germany

on August 9th, 2017 by

These caves have been home to items dating back more than 40,000 years. It is estimated that modern-day humans arrived in Europe 43,000 years ago during the last ice age, so these caves give us a glimpse into the life...

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