This year, as a part of Wunderbar Together, a group of 14 junior firefighters and 3 supervisors from the Jugendfeuerwehr Haverlah in Lower Saxony, Germany joined their American counterparts for Camp Fahrenheit 516 in Nassau County, New York.
Oktoberfest may not be kicking off in Munich until next month, but here in the US, Wiesn in a Box has been bringing the spirit of the famous Bavarian festival to the American heartland all year! As a part of Wunderbar Together, the Pop-Up Biergarten will be traveling to dozens of cities and towns from coast to coast to serve up traditional hot pretzels and ice-cold Hofbräu beer on tap!
Every German living in the US has a unique story to tell. Why did they choose to move across the Atlantic? What difficulties did they face? What opportunities did they find? For more than 18,000 German-Americans, another question is: why New York City? German in New York – a bilingual podcast – explores the experiences of German immigrants and their relationship with New York City.
As a proud participant of the Year of German-American Friendship, the German National Tourist Office has created a comprehensive campaign encouraging the more than 44 million Americans that claim German ancestry to discover their roots in Germany.
Detroit-based artist Bree Gant brought her installation, “Otherlogue” to the Skillman Public Library in Detroit, Michigan as a part of the project “Show me Your Shelves!” (on view until August 18th). Gant is one of the four artists behind “Show Me Your Shelves!” an art project conceived by Contemporary And (C&) art magazine in partnership with Wunderbar Together.