On the traces of Germany in New Brunswick

Did you know...

... that the name of the Province of New Brunswick has a German origin?

After the Seven Years’ War in America between Great-Britain and France, approximately 2000 Germans, among other nationalities, settled in New Brunswick. The flag of the province refers to the city of Braunschweig in Germany. There was another wave of German immigration to Canada during World War II. A German-Jewish architect named Rolf Duschenes conceptualized an imposing office building in Fredericton. At the famous Boyce Market several German marketers can be found selling handcraft goods and specialties that are typically from their homeland and region. For the food-lovers, a visit to Fredericton’s "Schnitzel Parlour" is worth the while. Apart from different types of Schnitzel, they also offer a magnitude of delicacies such as "Rouladen", "Gulash", "Spätzle", and more. 


Boyce Market © Goethe-Institut Montreal

German Traces in New Brunswick
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

Boyce Market in George Street is one of Canada’s best farmers markets, with its fresh fruit and vegetables, organic meats, sausages and cheese, as well as high-quality seasonal products and local crafts.

The flag of New Brunswick © Goethe-Institut Montreal

German Traces in New Brunswick
The flag of New Brunswick

In front of City Hall in Fredericton the yellow and red flag of the province can be found waving in the wind. Those who look closely will see a golden lion mid-stride above an ancient galley on a yellow background in the red upper third of the flag. What is the significance of these symbols, which can also be found on the provincial coat of arms?

German Traces in New Brunswick
The Winegarden Estate

At the easternmost point of New Brunswick lies the sprawling “Winegarden Estate”, hidden in the picturesque, hilly landscape near Sackville and covering 200 acres. Located around 2 hours from Fredericton, the wine-growing estate makes for an attractive day trip.

New Brunswick Headquarters (J Division) © Goethe-Institut Montreal

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The Architekt Rolf Duschenes

Located at 1445 Regent Street, this imposing office building next to a large shopping centre is the New Brunswick headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Opened in 1990 and covering 14,000 square metres, the building was designed by Rolf Duschenes, an architect of German-Jewish descent.

The Schnitzel Restaurant in Fredericton © Goethe-Institut Montreal

German Traces in New Brunswick
A Very Special Schnitzel Restaurant

Very close to the shore of the majestic Saint John River on the northside of Fredericton is Union Street, one of the two main streets of the northside. Along Union Street you can find the attractive “Schnitzel Parlour”, the only restaurant in Fredericton serving German Food.

The Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts Gallery © Goethe-Institut Montreal

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The Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts Gallery

In their red and white bungalow at the end of Lynhaven Street in one of Fredericton’s prettiest neighbourhoods, gallery owners Ingrid and Peter Mueller display their artwork collection from New Brunswick’s and the Atlantic provinces’ best artists.