In 1919, the Staatliche Bauhaus was founded in Weimar, Germany, by architect Walter Gropius (picture).
Linked closely in time and in spirit to the Weimar Republic (1919-33), the revolutionary Bauhaus design philosophy sought to express a wholly new era in German society through designs that were to be at once socially conscious and free of roots in [...]
Chef Walter Staib will be honored by the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® as the 2012 Distinguished German-American of the Year™. The Awards and Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday evening, December 15, 2012 at the German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Each year since 1987, the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® has presented [...]
At the Goethe-Institut, Annette Rupp was succeeded in March by Mr. Fareed Majari as new director at the Goethe-Institut L.A.
Then in May the program department also experienced a change in personnel. Margit Kleinman, who has worked here as the program coordinator since 1987, accepted a new professional challenge to become the new director of the [...]
German actress Nina Franoszek is starring opposite Ray Wise as Gala, a modern Good Witch of the North in the third season of Easy to Assemble -Finding North.
Easy to Assemble is an award winning web series created by and starring Emmy-Award-Winner Illeana Douglas. A Hollywood actress trying to quit acting and working for IKEA. The [...]
Austrian singer Ludwig Hirsch, (February 28th 1946 – November 24th 2011) famed for his morose, laconic, critical, macabre, reflective songs has taken his own life at age 65. He was reportedly being treated for lung cancer and jumped from the hospital window of Vienna’s “Wilheminen Spittal”.
The beloved singer appeared to sold-out audiences of over 200,000 [...]
German speaking composers have a long tradition in Hollywood with Max Steiner, Erick Korngold and Hans Zimmer to name just a few. Now add multifaceted Swiss born composer Kurt Oldman to that list. Kurt has already received critical acclaim for a number of his film scores. He recently signed on to score the upcoming [...]
In the US every TV Station has one or maybe even two genius entertainers, in Germany that kind of talent and space for the talent to develop is harder to come by. But we have one, the one and only Stefan Raab from his TV-Show TVTotal. Honing his craft since hosting his first show Vivasion [...]
Hedy Lamarr is one of the most fascinating movie stars in film history. Born November 9th 1914 in Vienna, she was the first naked woman on film, played for MGM alongside Clark Gable and also invented a guidance system for torpedoes to support American troups during World War II.
Read the article in the Austrian magazine: [...]
Born on August 18th 1830 in Schönbrunn Palace, Emperor Franz Joseph would have been 180 years today. He reigned during difficult times and his passionate marriage to Empress Elisabeth filled countless books and inspired movies.
Lesser known facts: His brother Archduke Maximilian was Maximilian I of Mexico and Austria turned into a empire in which the [...]
Josef Frank is an Austrian-Swedish architect and designer, who was known for his innovative designs and distinct patterns. Born July 15th 1885 in Baden bei Wien he helped found the Vienna School of Architecture.
July 15th Google Doodle is an artistic tribute to Josef Frank’s 125th birthday. To celebrate one of Frank’s patterns, The Vegetable Tree, [...]