On the traces of Germany in Newfoundland
Did you know...
...that a German couple in Witless Bay has called to life an initiative to save puffins?
In the town of Makkovik, missionaries of the “Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde” founded the first mission house at the end of the 18th century.
Bell Island, near St. John's is the only place in North America that was directly attacked by German marines during World War II because of its mineral resources. Today, shipwrecks can be explored off the coast by divers from around the world. Another German trace from wartime is the periscope of a German submarine in St. John’s. It protrudes from the museum that is housed by the "Crow's Nest" Officers Club near the harbour.