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German History in German and English

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Germanic History and Culture

Austria Today - Österreich heute
Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary Austria, its geography, and its recent history. With map. Also see: Austria's 9 Provinces (with quiz).

Germany Today - Deutschland heute
Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary Germany, its geography, and its recent history. With map. Also see: Germany's 16 Federal States (with quiz).

Trabi photo
Die East Side Gallery an
der Mauer in Berlin.

Foto © Hyde Flippo
 

The Berlin Wall

The Last Days of the Berlin Wall - Die Maueröffnung
This historical review and timeline looks at the history leading up to the opening of the Wall and the collapse of the German Democratic Republic in 1989. You can also read the original German statement (with an English translation) that led to the end of the Wall and the GDR.

Eine Chronik der Mauer und der Wende
"A Berlin Timeline, The Wall and Its Fall" is the subtitle of this historical summary of the events surrounding: the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, die Wende and German reunification. In German with supplemental English vocabulary and information.


Historical Place Names Gazetteer
Find the current name of cities, regions, and other places that have had names changes over the course of history. You can also find the former German name of cities or places that are no longer in German-speaking countries. Example: Today's Russian Kaliningrad was once known as Königsberg.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
A bio, information, and links for the Austrian actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger Not the First
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the first Austrian to be elected governor of California, but he's not the state's first foreign-born governor. Do you know who was? (Hint: A California city is named for him.) Other U.S. states have had governors born in German-speaking countries.

Barbara: The Name and Legend
Both the name and the German pre-Christmas custom of Barbarazweig go back to die heilige Barbara. But did she even exist?

The Bauhaus
This influential school of architecture and industrial design was founded in Weimar in 1919.

The Bible in German
From Ulfilas to Luther - die Bibel auf Deutsch. With resources, links.

Chronik der Geschichte
A German-English timeline of German and world history. With links to more detailed articles and information.

Deutsche im Weltall
Gerhard Thiele, aboard the Endeavour in February 2000, was the 10th German in space. Who were the other nine? With an Aerospace Glossary.

From Hamburg to Amerika
Many German immigrants came to the US and Canada from Hamburg. The Hamburg State Archive is putting passenger lists online.

German Misnomers, Myths, and Mistakes
Did Hitler create the Autobahn? Is German chocolate cake really German? Why do horses whinny at the mention of Frau Blucher's name in "Young Frankenstein"? Are the Pennsylvania Dutch really Dutch? The truth about German historical myths.

Germanic Traditions: Oktober-November
Halloween in Germany? A look at this and other traditions, including Allerheiligen, Martinstag and Erntedankfest.

The Last Eclipse of the Century
Germany, Austria and die letzte Sonnenfinsternis des Jahrhunderts. With glossary.

Erntedankfest: Thanksgiving in Germany
The history of Thanksgiving (Erntedankfest) from a different perspective. With English-German vocabulary and exercises.

Wer bin ich?
A biographical guessing game in German.

Geschichte/History Links
A collection of online history links in German and English.


Timelines and Important Dates

Almanac
An annotated German-English facts almanac -- with the tallest mountains, the longest rivers, the most-used German verbs, etc.

Chronik der Geschichte
Part One of a German-English timeline of German and world history. With links to more detailed articles and information.

Eine Chronik der Mauer und der Wende
"A Berlin Timeline, The Wall and Its Fall" is the subtitle of this historical summary of the events surrounding: the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, die Wende and German reunification. In German with supplemental English vocabulary and information.

The Last Days of the Berlin Wall - Die Maueröffnung
This historical review and timeline looks at the history leading up to the opening of the Wall and the collapse of the German Democratic Republic in 1989. You can also read the original German statement (with an English translation) that led to the end of the Wall and the GDR.

Feiertag-Kalender
This holiday calendar lists important celebrations, national holidays and other events in German Europe.

Geschichte/History Links
A collection of online history links in German and English.


Exercises and Quizzes

German History Quizzes
This page also lists all of the German exercises and quizzes we offer.

Thanksgiving Vocabulary Quiz
A self-scoring English-German vocabulary quiz related to Erntedankfest.

Thanksgiving Word Search
A printable word search with Erntedankfest vocabulary.

Wer bin ich?
A biographical guessing game in German.

Geschichte/History Links
A collection of online history links in German and English. From your Guide.


Related Topics

Germanic Genealogy
Trace your family history, find tips, names and genealogy resources. Includes several genealogy glossaries helpful for German research.

German First Names - Vornamenlexikon
An A-Z lexicon of German first names, their origin and meaning.

Germanic Genealogy Glossary
A helpful overview of general vocabulary you might encounter in a Germanic family history search.

German Names Summary
An overview of first and last names, their origin and meaning.

Geschichte/History Links
A collection of online history links in German and English. From your Guide.


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