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German Folk Festival Breaks Record for Dirndl and Lederhosen

German town makes it into the Guinness book of records. The Bavarian town of Beilngries has broken the record for the number of people appearing dressed in traditional costume, with 3,414 people turning up in dirndl and lederhosen for the Trachtenweltrekord attempt at the town’s recent folk festival. The previous record …

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Bees United – German Soccer Club In The Honey

A game of two hives. German soccer club St Pauli have come up with a novel way to raise awareness of the world’s dwindling bee population. German second tier side St Pauli are hoping to generate a buzz in the bid to help the planet’s declining bee population by selling honey produced …

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An Advertising Column for Düsseldorf’s Newest Sculpture

What is the story behind those realistic sculptures on Düsseldorf’s advertising columns? Christoph Pöggeler, the artist behind the”Säulenheiligen” or sculptures of everyday people living and working in the city, recently introduced his tenth statue onto the Düsseldorf skyline. Advertising pillars form the base for these special sculptures that Pöggeler has now …

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Vintage German Travel Posters – A Golden Age

Vintage German travel posters are part of the “Plakatstil” movement, an early style of poster art that originated in Germany in the early twentieth century. The common characteristics of this style were bold eye-catching lettering with flat colors. Before this time, persuasive simplicity was a rare thing in most advertising: posters, especially, …

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German Americans – History & Heritage

More Americans trace their family roots to Germany than to any other country. German Amercians and people of German descent constitute one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. Germans began emigrating to America in the seventeenth century. More people came to the United States from Germany in …

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Catering to Canines and Cats – Berlin’s Pets Deli

Pets Deli, in Berlin’s upmarket Gruenewald district, is a new restaurant offering gourmet meals designed specifically for cats and dogs. The deli for pets, aptly called Pets Deli, boasts a classic deli counter and a chalkboard menu. Just like the regular deli designed for us humans, dogs themselves now have …

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