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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
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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
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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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Google Street View Returns To Germany

Explore mountains, towns, markets, airports and motorways in Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland model village with Google Street View. Miniatur Wunderland has to be one of the top attractions when visiting Hamburg. It is one of largest model railway exhibits in the world with over 15,000 metres of track, and includes a complete …

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German pop music in the 1980s
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Cold War Yes, But 80s German Music Was Cool

Deustchland 83 was an engrossing and compelling drama with a cool 80’s soundtrack, but 1983 was not the only time the world listened to German pop music. German music has been very influential since the 1970s, probably more so than any other European country other than the UK. A high profile …

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