Though huge cities like New York and Washington DC may be known for their public transportation infrastructure, that is not the case in most major American cities. Still, German Journalist Michaela Pflug, who is currently in the US as a part of the Goethe CloseUp project, was determined to try navigating her new home of Kansas City, Missouri using public transport alone.
Anna Clauss, journalist for the German magazine Der Spiegel, is currently in Denver as a part of the Arthuer F. Burns Fellowship, which sends German and American journalists to each other’s countries on exchange. While in her new Colorado home, Clauss took the time to get a little slice of her native Bavaria at the Denver Oktoberfest.
This year, journalist Anne Marie was given the opportunity to take part in the “Goethe Close-Up” exchange program. Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut and Wunderbar Together, this program hopes to foster strong relations among German and American journalists while immersing them in the other culture. She was featured earlier this month in the Hessische Allgemeine Newspaper, and her second article was just published in the same newspaper in Kassel, Germany.
The Day of German Unity is one of the most important federal holidays in Germany. Held every year on October 3, it celebrates the reunification of East and West Germany in the 1990s. This year is even more special, as we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
In recent history, many Germans have used media and the arts as a vehicle of expressing the impact the Berlin Wall and its ultimate collapse had on German culture. One prime example of this is Andreas Dresen’s 2018 award winning film, GUNDERMANN.