German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier recently made an official visit to Boston, his second visit to the United States since becoming president. During his time in Massachusetts, he attended several events promoting German-American friendship, included the grand re-opening of the new location of Goethe-Institut Boston.
On October 31, the final day of German American Heritage Month, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended a historic joint concert featuring Leipzig’s renowned Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind featuring two world-class orchestras on a single stage. The event marked the official end of the Year of German-American friendship with a night filled with music by Heiden, Strauss, and Schönberg.
Pennsylvania Representative Glenn Thompson spoke to the House of Representatives in Washington, DC about recognizing October as German-American Heritage Month.
Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the German Bundestag, made a visit to Washington, DC to meet with members of US Congress and promote German-American friendship.
Wunderbar Together sat down with GMF’s President, Karen Donfried, to talk about the importance of transatlantic relations in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.