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Heiko Mass Becomes New German Foreign Minister

March 17, 2018 0

On Wednesday, 14 March, Heiko Maas took over from his predecessor Sigmar Gabriel as Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs. Both Maas and Gabriel warned against the desire to seek isolation at a time of international […]


Merkel Re-Elected as Chancellor

March 16, 2018 0

The German Bundestag has re-elected Angela Merkel Chancellor. In the first round of voting, she won 364 of 692 votes cast. Angela Merkel accepted the result of the vote. This is the fourth time that […]




7 German Books Coming Out in 2018

March 6, 2018 0

By Alice Dundon with The Culture Trip Germany has an impressive literary repertoire, with world-class book fairs, prizes, some Nobel-prize winning literature and great novels coming from the nation. Each year a range of new […]

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Scholarships for Heidelberg University

March 6, 2018 0

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) is pleased to announce four scholarships for U.S. students to study at Heidelberg University. Heidelberg University Association is offering HAUS Scholarship to two qualified students from a United States university planning […]


Kaffeeklatsch at the DANK Haus

January 5, 2018 0

Join the DANK Haus of Chicago for their weekly Kaffeeklatsch (“coffee chat”) and practice your German conversational skills. All levels are welcome! Kaffeeklatsch will be every Wednesday in the fourth floor library from 5:45 p.m. […]




Flixbus Celebrates 5 Years of Booming Business

February 18, 2018 0

MUNICH (February 13, 2018) – Five years ago, inspired by the deregulation of the German bus market, the first FlixBus hit the road with a goal of providing green and smart mobility for everyone to […]


Glasshouse Attractions in Germany

January 30, 2018 0

How about escaping the cold by visiting one of Germany’s numerous tropical glasshouses? With their extraordinary glass edifices, plants and ecosystems, the glasshouses are treasure troves of green. Potsdam’s Biosphere, one of Germany’s largest glasshouses, […]



Classic Tafelspitz Recipe

January 19, 2018 0

By Jennifer McGavin from The Spruce “Tafelspitz,” known as the National Dish of Austria, is made by boiling tri-tip (beef) in water with root vegetables and spices until tender. It is a favorite dish of […]


Grünkohl mit Pinkel Recipe

January 4, 2018 0

By Jennifer McGavin Cooked kale and sausage (Grünkohl mit Pinkel) is a delicious winter comfort food. Germans celebrate winter with a “Gruenkohlfahrt,” which is a brisk hike accompanied by schnapps and a warm kale dinner […]

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