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 […]
Judges Needed for Houstonfest 2016
Dear speakers and friends of the German language, I would like to invite you to help promote the study of the German language in the Houston area by serving as a “judge” at the Houstonfest German contest. Some of you have helped us before, and for others it would be […]
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 […]
Thank you to all our Friends!
Dear Friends, with all the excitement about the opening of the new German Institute for the Southwest, we want to make sure to thank all of you who helped make it happen so quickly. To the professionals who took care of the legalities and made sure we started on the […]
We’re Open for Business!
The German Institute for the Southwest (GIS) germansouthwest.org has opened its doors for business! GIS brings all things German to the Southwest of the United States. Our main mission is to promote and advance the German culture and language in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; our home is […]