Category Archives: Germany

What Monk Knew How To Use Words And Images To Sell His Brand?

For months, I’ve been anticipating the arrival of two tantalizing exhibitions at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. Word and Image: Martin Luther’s Reformation was one of them. My travels through Germany have taken me on a … Continue reading

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In Grandview Steht Ein Hofbräuhaus

“Guten Tag, Elizabeth!,” the subject line of an e-mail read. “Vielen Dank!,” I said to myself as I immediately accepted an invitation to attend AAA’s “Bavaria Night with Viking Cruises,” a festive affair at the Hofbräuhaus Columbus that featured a … Continue reading

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With A “Grüß Gott” From Bishop Campbell And A Schultüte, First Graders At St. Mary School Are Off To A Great Start

My first day of first grade in September 1975 was a special occasion, but it paled in comparison to what first graders at St. Mary School in German Village experienced on their first day of school. Students, teachers, parents, school and … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Industrial Design Is At Home In Dessau

When I thought “Bauhaus,” industrial furniture and geometric forms in primary colors came to mind. Now, when I think “Bauhaus,” I recall a red chicken coop that doubles as a bench. All are products of a school of design that … Continue reading

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Bach, Mendelssohn and the Gewandhaus Make Eastern Germany a Classical Destination

Johann Sebastian Bach may have brought me to eastern Germany, but after an afternoon at Felix Mendelssohn’s home and an evening of musical fireworks at the legendary Gewandhaus, I left realizing that the region is an incredible “Classical Destination.” In Bach’s … Continue reading

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Wörlitz Ist Jetzt Unendlich Schön

At Wörlitz, you’ll hear German being spoken, but you’ll swear that you’re in the midst of one of Capability Brown’s English landscapes, where undulating grass, serpentine lakes and ha-has frame a glorious country home. Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau, also … Continue reading

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In Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Weimar Home, You Can Find So Much That Is Good

As soon as 24-year-old Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774, it became an instant best-seller. The epistolary novel about a sensitive young man who takes his own life as a result of a love … Continue reading

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