German and Germany

General Information





  • Lebendiges virtuelles Museum Online (LeMO) – great source on German history since the Wilhelmian period by the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin
  • Preußen-Chronik – a history of Prussia from 1618 to 1947
  • dokumentArchiv – online versions of seminal documents in German history since the 19th century
  • Judaica-Sammlung der J.W. Goethe Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt/Main – allows you to search for scanned and downloadable versions of numerous texts related to Jewry in Germany

Study/Research/Intern in Germany and Funding Opportunities

Professional and Scholarly Organizations

  • AATG – American Association of Teachers of German
  • ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language
  • GSA – German Studes Association
  • MLA – Modern Language Association
  • SGAS – Society for German-American Studies

German Media in the Internet





General Information

(Annual) Events in Berlin

Newspapers and Magazines in Berlin

  • Der Tagesspiegel – paper founded in the western occupation zone in 1945
  • Berliner Zeitung – paper from the eastern side of the city
  • die tageszeitung (taz) – left-leaning daily
  • Zitty – bi-weekly publication with cultural tips from the publisher of Der Tagesspiegel
  • Tip – bi-weekly publication like Zitty but from the publisher of the Berliner Zeitung
  • Zweite Hand – classified ads for apartments all sorts of used goodies
  • Ex-Berliner – monthly English language publication for visitors and the ex-pat community

Sights in Berlin and Vicinity

Lodging in Berlin

Food and Drink in Berlin

There are places to enjoy food and drink on almost any corner of the city. Each Bezirk/Kiez has its own charm and ambiance. Some major areas are Simon-Dach-Str. in Friedrichshain, Akazienstr. in Schöneberg, Pariserstr. in Charlottenburg, Oranienburgerstr. in Mitte, Kastanienalle in Prenzlauer Berg, and Bergmannstr. in Kreuzberg.
  • Berliner Speisekarte – a guide from BerlinOnline and tip for restaurants, bars, clubs, cafés und bistros
  • Best of Berlin (in German) – lists compiled by the Berliner Morgenpost, among them the best Biergärten
  • Robben Gatter – my favorite bar/restaurant in the city near our apartment in Schöneberg
  • Ständige Vertretung – nice Rhenish atmosphere and food (Flammenkuchen) near the Berliner Ensemble
  • Die dicke Wirtin – well known, although not neccessarily popular, old Kneipe near Savigny Platz
  • Schleusenkrug – nice biergarten located at locks on the Landwehrkanal behind the Zoo.
  • Loretta am Wannsee – great Biergarten across the street from the lake and only about 500 meters from the site where Heinrich von Kleist committed suicide with Henriette Vogel in 1811
  • Café Bilderbuch – nice place to read a book in Schöneberg
  • Tomasa – great tapas and breakfast platters
  • Cafe Hardenberg – across from the TU Mensa
  • Best of the Wurst – documentary about Currywurst
  • Currywurst Country – site with information on Currywurst and Imbisse

Shopping in Berlin

Berlin Radio Stations in the Internet

  • StadtRadio 88,8 MHz (RBB) – webpage
  • infoRADIO Berlin-Brandenburg 93,1 MHz (RBB) – webpage
  • Fritz 102,6 MHz (RBB) – webpage
  • Energy 103,4 MHz – webpage
  • RTL 104,6 MHz – webpage
  • SpreeRadio 105,5 MHz – webpage

Wisconsin German-(American) Highlights

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