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  • Frederick Douglass inspired Germans | #BlackHistoryMonth

    Frederick Douglass inspired Germans, and he inspired our team at the German Embassy. Here’s how. Frederick Douglass fled slavery in 1833, and went on to become one of the most…

  • 10 reasons I love Bonn

    In this week’s virtual travel series, German diplomat Niels von Redecker shares 10 reasons why he loves his hometown Bonn. From architecture to history to culture and natural beauty, this…

  • The history of April Fool’s Day in Germany

    Where did April Fool’s originate? April Fool’s is a tradition celebrated widely in both the US and Germany. Although it is unclear exactly how and why this day of jokes…

  • The history of skiing in Germany

    Are you passionate about skiing or snowboarding? Well, so are Germans! In fact, Germany has more skiers than any other country in Europe, with more than 14.6 million Germans partaking…

  • 10 magical places for winter sports in Germany

    Looking for a place to do some winter sports in Germany? We’ve got you covered! 1. Bobsled and Skeleton in Kleinstadt Okay, if this video doesn’t terrify you, I don’t…

  • 11 German avocado words and phrases you need to make guacamole

    Avocado consumption is on the rise worldwide! Though Germans aren’t known for their rabid avocado appetite, avocados can be found in supermarkets from Berlin to Bavaria. Germans consumed 57 million…

  • Germany: Home to more than 20,000 castles

    Many travelers who come to Germany choose to visit the country’s many majestic castles and palaces. But even those who don’t go out of their way to visit one may…

  • A survival guide to recycling in Germany

    One of the most immediate culture shocks of traveling to Germany, especially if you grew up in the United States, is Germany’s seeming obsession with recycling. Whereas in the U.S.…

  • Celebrating Germany’s Fifth Season

    Germany is celebrating its so-called Fünfte Jahreszeit (“Fifth Season”), which is a reference to Carnival! The Fifth Season officially began on November 11 at 11:11 a.m., but in actuality, Carnival’s…

  • 10 great places for winter sports in Germany

    1. Bobsled and Skeleton in Kleinstadt Okay, if this video doesn’t terrify you, I don’t know what will. If you happen to be in NRW, you can visit the Winterberg…