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German Culture

German cultural matters related to our ancestors' times and today.

  • Ein Buch von Guter Spise. "The Book of Good Food." It is the earliest known German language cookbook.  It is dated from between 1345 to 1354. An Overview of "Das Buch von Guter Spise."

  • "The Cow and the Ox: Financial Security for the German Farmer." Der Blumenbaum, 24, 3 (January, February, March 2007) 123-125.
  • Deutsche Welle - The German radio and television broadcasting network.
  • FAQs from soc.culture.german

  • Flippo, Hyde. When in Germany: Do as the Germans Do: The Clued in Guide to German Life, Language, and Culture. McGraw-Hill, 2002. Crash course in German customs and heritage.
  • Folksongs Around the World / Volkslieder aus aller Welt. Frank Peterson, Canada. Old German folksongs.
  • German Corner - German-American Internet Magazine.
  • German Culture - Links to genealogy sites plus articles on history, recipes, German holidays and more.
  • German Information Center - German embassy.
  • German Life - Magazine in English.
  • German Music
  • German National Tourist Board
  • German News
  • German Times - Current news in English.
  • German Way and More
  • German-American History & Heritage

  • Die Geschichtstheatergesellschaft. Die Webseite der Geschichtstheatergesellschaft ist Ausgangspunkt für Informationen über die Gruppen und Einzelpersonen, die uns angeschlossen bzw. assoziiert sind, über unsere bisherige Arbeit, und für kulturtheoretische Beschäftigung mit dem Thema Geschichtstheater. Unsere Links führen darüber hinaus zu Orten und Gruppen, die wir interessant finden und/oder mit denen wir schon zusammengearbeitet haben.  The website of the Theater Historical Society is the starting point for information on groups and individuals who are connected or associated with us, about our past work, and cultural-historical study of the subject theatrical. Our links will take you beyond to places and groups that we find interesting and / or with whom we have worked with.

  • Guten Appetit : Kochen und Kultur (cooking and culture) traditional German recipes. Milwaukee, Wis. : German Fest Milwaukee, Inc., [2003]

  • Hagen, William W. Ordinary Prussians: Brandenburg Junkers and Villagers, 1500-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. This book is about ordinary villagers and landlords (Junkers) in the Prussian-German countryside, from the late middle ages to the nineteenth century. It is distinguished by its concentration on first-person testimony, and focus on the lives and fortunes of ordinary people during the era of the rise of capitalism and the modern state. The book is a major contribution to fundamental debates in German history on the origins of modern political authoritarianism.
  • Kinderlieder mit Texte, Melodien und Noten.  German children's songs with texts, melodies and notes.
  •  Life in Germany. Selected portions of "The Rural and Domestic Life of Germany" 1842;
    "German Experiences: Addressed to the English; both Stayers at Home, and Goers Abroad" 1844;
    "German Life in Town and Country" 1901. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins. Reprint. 49 pages. - Extractions were selected for the information they give on what life was like in Germany in the 19th century. Includes articles on German everyday life in the village and countryside, holiday customs, meals, wandering craftsmen, dress, homes, etc. all written in the mid to late 19th century.

  • Maycock, Kendall. Culture Smart: Switzerland: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Kuperard, 2006.
  • Old German Professions, Occupations and Illnesses. Courtesy of Oliver Weiss. Translated from German into English.
  • Old German Professions, Occupations and Illnesses.  Courtesy of Oliver Weiss. Translated from German into English.
  • 10,000 Volkslieder. German folk songs with phonetic pronunciation of the German and English translations.

  • Tomalin, Barry. Culture Smart: Germany, or a Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Kuperard, 2003. Brief guide to German culture for the traveler.

  • Zug, John and Karin Gottier. German-American life : recipes and traditions. Iowa City, Iowa : Penfield Press, ©1991.