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    Frei Otto Tensed structures for the Munich 72 Olympic Games. Olympic Stadium and park. Munich Germany | Photo: Jorge Royan (CC BY-SA 3.0)

    The Architect Frei Otto Is Dead

    The tent-like roof structure of the Olympic Stadium in Munich made Frei Otto a star in the world of architecture.More ...

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    Just Add German

    Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.

    iBook - Strong Bonds: Germany, the EU and the U.S.   deutschenglish

    This book was created for teachers and students of high schools in the US. Teachers of economics, social studies, history and foreign language will find background information about important social, political and economic developments in Germany and Europe.

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