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Share Your Story #2: Mark Smith

April 29, 2019

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In celebration of German-American friendship, we’re featuring stories from people like you!

Do you have a story to share with us about your German-American experience? Whether you are of German heritage or are someone who loves all things German, we want to hear from you! Send us a brief example of a time you enjoyed engaging with Germany in some way and we’ll publish the best contributions on our blog during the campaign!

What does “Wunderbar Together” mean to you? Stories can be anything from funny to heartwarming and highlight intercultural experiences studying, living, and working in the United States or Germany. Be creative!

Visit our homepage to submit your story!

This week’s story was written by Mark Smith, who shared his story about a memorable experience in Dortmund, Germany.

I am a student of a Master’s Degree in German Studies at the University of New Mexico. I am a big fan of Borussia Dortmund. I have met MANY very good friends since 2009 on Facebook who live in Dortmund and in the Ruhr area. My late deceased father was stationed as a US soldier in Ulm in the 1950s. My daughter and I traveled to Germany for the first time in 2015. We were looking forward to meeting our friends in Dortmund and the NRW personally. That was an experience we will never forget. Our friends are the most hospitable people we have ever met. They welcomed us at the central station Dortmund when we arrived. Over a period of five days, they showed us everywhere in Dortmund. Their pride in the city and the whole Ruhr area was very noticeable, and made a deep impression on us. Because of this unforgettable experience, the city of Dortmund, the Ruhr area and Germany lie deep in our hearts, and they will always stay that way.

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