It is estimated that 30,000 Hessian soldiers fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Where did they come from and what happened to the survivors after losing to the US Army? For The Big Pond, Rob Sachs visits the Hessian Barracks in Frederick, Maryland to find out more.
With its diversity of more than 3,000 varieties the Germans are world champions of bread. Since 2014, German bread culture is even an immaterial world cultural heritage, recognized by UNESCO. But the traditional baker's craft is threatened because there is a lack of new blood and competition from large-scale bakeries and cheap prebake stations.
Ghosts have moved into Ludlow 38, the experimental exhibition space of the Goethe-Institut New York. In an interview, the new curator Franziska Sophie Wildförster explains what the haunting is about, what she plans for her one-year residency and reports on the first exhibition, which opened on February 22.
The German Digital Kinderuniversity is coming to the USA! We want to know which questions matter to the researchers of tomorrow. Send us a short video asking your most burning question, win wonderful prizes, and explore what the Kinderuni can offer as you discover the world of science. All students in the USA can participate in the Curiosity contest until April 20, 2019.
Oktoberfest in your own neighborhood! Three mobile beer gardens are touring the States celebrating Bavarian beer and friendship. Our Wiesn website provides the tour’s map, music, and the most important Bavarian vocabulary.