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What better way to put a smile on our deployed servicemembers' faces than by writing them a letter? With our Pen Pal Program, your kiddos can do just that.
On Saturday, October 30, 2021, the Dead Man's Ridge Walk is organizing the 12th walk to honor the men of the 17th Airborne Division.
As I was researching Burg Frankenstein, I stumbled across a magnificent prank that played out one dark, foggy night in 1952.
For those in the know, the small German city of Idar-Oberstein is a world-famous center for the working and cutting of gemstones.
Even in Germany the spooky season is embraced, and some of its biggest fans are small ones.
Truffles, mmm mmm! Not those chocolatey ones you can buy in Belgium, but those fabulous funguses that add just the right umami notes to all kinds of savory dishes. And as autumn is the season in which they are harvested, it’s also the perfect time of year to get your hands on some.
You don’t really need an excuse to plan a visit to Rüdesheim am Rhein, one of the sweetest little wine villages you’re apt to encounter no matter how far you may roam. But we’ll give you one anyway.
Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, events regarding German Unity Day may be canceled this year.
Each year on Oct. 3, Germans celebrate Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or German Unity Day, that fateful day back in 1990 when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were unified into a single German state.
For some, coffee is just an easy means to jolt oneself awake; for others, it’s a way of life. Those who treasure a quality cup of java as if it’s liquid gold might wish to join baristas and bean roasters for a special event in Frankfurt am Main over the coming weekend.
Celebrate the return of spooky festivities at Germany’s biggest Halloween party: Burg Frankenstein. This year’s scary theme hits a little close to home, as a visit to the castle will envelop visitors in a severely plague-infected village circa the mid-1300s.
Should you happen to be out driving through the beautiful Rheingau wine-growing region this weekend, you stand a good chance of seeing more action than just the winemaker and his helpers busily harvesting the now-ripe grapes. 
When it comes to Volksfests this fall season, beer and wine have left us in the lurch. Where barley and grapes have failed us, apples are stepping in to save the day.
It’s been a topsy-turvy summer in Germany, with no shortage of rainy days and long stretches of cold gray weather. Days lolling by the side of a swimming pool this summer season were likely unsatisfyingly few.
After going virtual for the 2020 season, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is making a surprising debut for 2021, as they’re holding the show in the fall. For more than 100 years, the RHS has held this stunningly colorful event in mid-late May.
It’s old news by now: for the second year running, Munich’s Oktoberfest will not take place. Nor will the crowds flock to Stuttgart’s Cannstatter Wasen for the world’s second-largest beer bash. Ditto that for the Bad Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt, billed as the biggest wine fest on the planet.