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Wim Wenders: “Portraits Along the Road” at the MFAH

Our friends at the Museum of Fine Arts would like to invite you to the screening of Wim Wenders’ “road trilogy,” or more formally, “Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road.” This international celebration of German filmmaker Wim Wenders, features new digital restorations. First earning an international reputation as a cofounder […]

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Karneval, Fasching, Fastnacht – Whatever you Call it, it’s Party Time in Germany

It is time to celebrate in Germany – again! Karneval or Fasching– also referred to as the “Fifth Season” is about to start, leading to its high points during carnival weekend, on Rosenmontag (the Monday before Ash Wednesday), and Faschingsdienstag (Fat Tuesday) until midnight, when Lent begins with Aschermittwoch (Ash […]

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2016 Reading Discovery Program Highlights Power of Technology to Enhance the Reading Experience

COLLEGE STATION, Jan, 22, 2015 — On Thursday, January 28 at 10 a.m., the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, are partnering for the second year in a row to present a unique distance learning opportunity for students […]

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Houston-Leipzig Presents: Prof. Hans Boas on “Culture in Language: The Texas German Dialect Project”

Imagine yourself as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and German at the University of Texas about fifteen years ago, eating lunch in a diner deep in Central Texas. You have dedicated your life to the German language and the people who speak it, and all of sudden a couple of […]

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Frohes Neues Jahr! – How we Celebrate, Indulge our Superstitions, and Hope for Good Luck

The end of the year in Germany is marked by great parties, outrageous fireworks in private and large municipal displays, and a series of traditions, depending on age and location, and, last but definitely not least,  by the Neujahrsansprache (New Year´s Address) by the German Chancellor on the first day […]

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Who Brings Gifts to Your Children: Christkindl, Weihnachtsmann, Väterchen Frost, or Santa Claus?

Advent or die Vorweihnachtszeit, the time leading up to Christmas Eve, is a very special time for children of all ages. On December 1 children open the first window of their Adventskalender – often filled with chocolate – to shorten and sweeten the waiting period until the Christkind brings presents […]

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