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German Culture

Pretzel Love in Germany

Rick Steves | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Even after decades of travel, it's so fun to still be learning fun little factoids about the cultures we visit. It never ends! In Dresden, my German friend explained that the dough woven into a pattern in a pretzel represents the way our thumbs cross when we fold our hands in prayer.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

The (Tortured) Soul of Wit

Sarah Archer | Posted 08.16.2014 | Arts
Sarah Archer

I like to imagine that the collected works of @NeinQuarterly will make their way into a dissertation one day, perhaps written by an earnest graduate student interested in U.S.-German cultural relations as mediated by the internet in the 2010s.

Mozart Rediscovered at Moritzburg Music Festival's Night in Dresden

Laurence Vittes | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Throwing caution to the wind on a moonlit, windswept Friday night, Moritzburg Festival Director Jan Vogler served up a menu of music and musical tastes that went from one delicious, confounding experience to another.

The Remarkable Life of Valeska Gert

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thomas Gladysz

Is Valeska Gert (1892 -1978) the great missing link in 20th century culture?