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  • The Leo House: a refuge for German immigrants

    When German immigrants came to the United States in the late 19th century, many of them entered through New York, seeking a new life in a world that promised endless…

  • How German settlers created the traditions behind Groundhog Day

    This weekend we find out if we’ll have six more weeks of winter or if spring is around the corner! When the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, wakes up…

  • Germany ranked fourth in annual “Best Countries” report

    It’s that time of year again: the time that we discover Germany’s place in various world ranking studies. This week marked the release of the 2019 US News & World…

  • 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…

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen: The Aspen of Germany

    Aspen, Colorado and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany have many traits in common: both are picturesque towns built against the backdrop of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains, attracting hikers, explorers, and…

  • Winter Sports in Germany

    Skiing and Snowboarding For those who enjoy skiing and snowboarding, Germany has a number of renowed resorts, many of which lie in the mountainous state of Bavaria. While the neighboring…

  • A night on the Zugspitze: travelers camp out in an igloo village

    As a thick blanket of snow covers the icy mountains of Bavaria, some adventurous travelers choose to spend a night on Germany’s tallest mountain – the Zugspitze. But rather than…

  • The history of German Christmas markets

    If you’ve ever been to Germany in December, you are likely familiar with the Christmas markets that decorate almost every city. Christmas markets can be found in many countries today,…

  • The Legend of Saint Nicholas

    “Ho, ho, ho, have you all been good?” The old man with a long white beard, a bishop’s miter, and a thick red cape stands with his finger raised before …

  • Marking the Advent season

    Celebrating Advent is an important part of Christmas in Germany. For Christians of both Protestant and Roman Catholic, it is a time of quiet contemplation that begins four Sundays before…