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  • The Bastei: a German rock formation worth visiting

    If you’re looking for a travel destination with jaw-dropping views, add The Bastei to your bucket list. This rock formation stands 636 feet above the Elbe River in the Elbe…

  • Green bridges help animals safely cross the German Autobahn

    To protect the country’s native wildlife, Germany has built more than 80 “green bridges” since 2005, helping hundreds of thousands of native animals cross roads safely, including elk, deer, wild…

  • Eggs and bunnies symbolize renewal and joy

    Something odd happens throughout Germany on Easter Sunday. Whether in apartments, houses or gardens, excited children run around, pushing the furniture aside, lifting the cushions and looking under trees and…

  • 10 German baked goods you have to try

    Diplomats spend much of their year away from Germany. Away from family, away from outstanding public transport, and most dramatically—away from German baked goods. If you have not yet visited…

  • 11 German libraries that book lovers will adore

    Bookworms, delight! These 11 libraries are enough reason alone to visit Germany someday. 1. Marienburg Castle Queen’s Library, Hanover The library in Marienburg Castle, along with the castle itself, was…

  • Marian Anderson inspired Germans | #BlackHistoryMonth

    Marian Anderson (1897-1993) was a world famous African American singer who made history on both sides of the Atlantic with her opera and spirituals. From the steps of the Lincoln…

  • 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…

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired Germans | #BlackHistoryMonth

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who touched the lives of billions of people around the globe. Someone that every child learns about in school. As a leader…

  • 9 Germans of African descent who changed the world

    In honor of Black History Month, we’re highlighting 9 influential Germans of African descent who impacted the world or are making a difference in their communities. Who would you add…

  • John Lewis Inspired Germans | #BlackHistoryMonth

    John Lewis inspired Germans, and he inspired our team at the German Embassy. Here’s how. During the civil rights movement John Lewis stood for human dignity and rights, even at…