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“Unity in Diversity” has been the motto of the European Union since 2000. Europe and the European project stand for freedom, peace and solidarity among nations – and for a community based on tolerance and interest in one another on the part of many different cultures, traditions and languages, whose preservation is the responsibility of all.

Mein Ort in Deutschland – eine interaktive Deutschlandkarte für Deutschlernende weltweit Goethe-Institut / rubinmedia 2016

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Mein Ort in Deutschland

We invite everyone to introduce their special place in Germany.

Dietz’s Rathskeller, 511 7th Street NW, n.d. (likely between 1913 and 1918) 'Fine Day, Sir' reads the caption overhead. Doubtless the beer was good and the smoke heavy. Wall decorations and traditional proverbs, common in German restaurants and saloons, adorn the walls. Image from the Collections of the Historical Society of Washington, DC


German Roots

Washington's German-speaking community had an enormous impact and presence on the city. German businesses and houses of worship, along with architects, artists, and inhabitants, left a lasting legacy. And they continue to influence the nation's capital today.