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German and world history in German and English.

Tourist Attractions In German
Can you name Germany's and Austria's Tourist Attractions in German?

Die Maueröffnung - The Last Days of the Berlin Wall
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 that led to the end of the Wall and the GDR.

The Cologne Cathedral
The Cologne Cathedral.

History Contents: Deutsche Geschichte
German and world history in German and English. Our history contents page with articles, reference pages, timelines, and links for Germanic and world history.

Almanac: German Geography & History
German Europe and the world — highest mountains, longest rivers, key historical events, and more!

Austria Today - Österreich heute
Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary Austria, its geography, and its recent history. Also see: Bundesländer, Austria's nine federal provinces - with map.

Berlin Wall Timeline
A chronology of the Berlin Wall — in German with English glosses.

Chronik der Geschichte: English-German History Timelines
Historical timelines in German and English. Learn German and history at the same time. World, European, and German history by time periods.

Famous Germans, Austrians, German-Swiss
An alphabetical list of famous and less-famous people, living and dead, who were born in German Europe. Helpful for biographical projects or just general inspiration. Click on the name of some of the people listed for more information.

German Cardinal Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI
On April 19, 2005 the College of Cardinals selected the 78-year-old German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to succeed John Paul II as head of the Catholic Church.

Germany Today - Deutschland heute
Everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary Germany, its geography, and its recent history. Also see: Bundesländer der BRD, Germany's 16 federal states - with quiz.

Historic Place Names in German
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.

Ronald Reagan and Germany
Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan, Germany, and the Germans have more ties than you may think. With Reagan quotes in German and English.

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.

Wer bin ich? Ein Ratespiel
Jedes Spiel ist ein biographisches Ratespiel, wo man raten muss, wer die berühmte (oder nicht so brühmte) Persönlichkeit ist. From your Guide.

Preußen - Chronik eines deutschen Staates
An excellent historical site from the German broadcaster ORB (now RBB). Offers pictorial, audio and text information about German history. A must-see for any history buff!

DHM - LEMO - deutsche Geschichte
A good German history resource with bios, audio/video clips, documents, and other historical resources. From the DHM.

Aufstand - 17. Juni 1953
Der Aufstand vom 17. Juni jährt sich 2003 zum fünfzigsten Mal. Eine Projektseite der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.

Archaeologie-Online
Archaeology (and history) auf Deutsch.

Aufsatz zur 150-Jahr-Feier der Schweizerischen Eidgen.
"Hauptthese des Aufsatzes/Buches ist die Behauptung, dass germanische Elemente die Schweizer Geschichte bis zur Gegenwart stärker prägen, als die herrschende Meinung annimmt." Von Ulrich Seiler.

Berlin Wall - Zeugen des Jahrhunderts
Die ersten Teile der Berliner Mauer, die in der Nacht vom 11. auf den 12. November 1989 am Potsdamer Platz von den Grenztruppen der DDR herausgebrochen wurden, sind erhalten geblieben. (Also in English)

DDR-Alltagskultur
A site devoted to everyday life in East Germany. In German.

Deutsche Geschichte im Überblick
Ein Überblick von Heinrich Pleticha. Von Deutsche-Staedte.de.

Deutsche politische Historie
From STERN magazine. In German.

Fragen an die deutsche Geschichte
Eine historische Ausstellung: "Fragen an die deutsche Geschichte - Wege zur parlamentarischen Demokratie". From the German Bundestag site.

Geschichte - 2000 Jahre
2000 years of world history - in German.

Geschichte Berlins
Die deutsche Hauptstadt hat eine lange und interessante Geschichte.

Geschichte der DDR
East Germany lives on the Web! Diese Seite ist nach Jahren unterteilt. Aufgrund des starken Interesses vor allem an der jüngsten DDR-Geschichte wird der Inhalt chronologisch abwärts verlaufen.

Geschichte des Restaurants
Who knew that restaurants had a history? This version is in German. "Im 16. Jahrhundert begannen englische Inns und Tavernen zu festgelegten Zeiten und zu einem Einheitspreis ein Tagesgerich anzubieten..."

Glasnost Berlin - Zeittafel
Zeittafel: Deutsche Geschichte 1800-1900. Von Glasnost Berlin. A German timeline from 1800 to 1900.

Historical Atlas of the 20th Century
Historical maps arranged by geographic location and events. Some maps are interactive, all are labeled in English.

Historicum.net
Geschichtswissenschaftliche Informationsangebote im Internet.

Leben um 1800
Wie war das Leben um 1800? What was life like around 1800? This German school-project site (in German) will tell you.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Geschichte
This site about the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is in German and English.

Die Örtlichkeit der Varusschlacht - Teutoburger Wald
Die Geschichte der Varusschlacht im Teutoburger Wald, im Jahre 9 n.Chr. Von der Uni Osnabrück. The Germanic tribes defeated the Romans in this historic battle.

Philosophen und Wegbereiter der Deutschen Revolution 1848
Philosophy and history related to the German Revolution of 1848.

Questia - German History
Research German history. Questia claims to be the world's largest online library, with over 45,000 books and 360,000 journal, magazine and newspaper articles. You can try the demo first.

Die Römer / Ancient Romans
A vast collection links related to Latin and ancient Rome, from Architektur to Pax Romana. In German or English.

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